121 episodes

Welcome to the ‘Restore To Explore’ podcast, hosted by Nick, Jim, Mac and Ruth from The Foot Collective. We’re on a mission to empower humans to restore their natural health and function from the ground up so they can explore movement and life with freedom and confidence.
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Restore To Explore The Foot Collective

    • Health & Fitness
    • 5.0 • 4 Ratings

Welcome to the ‘Restore To Explore’ podcast, hosted by Nick, Jim, Mac and Ruth from The Foot Collective. We’re on a mission to empower humans to restore their natural health and function from the ground up so they can explore movement and life with freedom and confidence.
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    Natural Running & Mindful Movement w/ Andy Bryant & Dr. Ray McClanahan

    Natural Running & Mindful Movement w/ Andy Bryant & Dr. Ray McClanahan

    In this week's episode of the Restore To Explore Podcast, podiatrists Andy Bryant and Dr. Ray McClanahan dive deep into the topic of Natural Running & Mindful Movement. They draw from their own running experiences, sharing valuable lessons learned from injuries and the importance of setting realistic, achievable goals. One key takeaway emphasized by both Andy and Ray is the significance of transitioning slowly when changing footwear, as it can significantly impact running technique and desired outcomes. They stress that there is no singular "perfect" running technique, highlighting the essence of Natural Running as a personalized approach rather than a one-size-fits-all solution. Andy underscores the idea that providing the body with optimal conditions enables it to find its own effective running technique, while Ray reinforces the notion that there's no universal standard for Human Gait. Moreover, they discuss the critical impact of footwear on natural running gait, considering factors like heel elevation, cushioning, toe shape, and toe spring. Additionally, the conversation delves into the mindful aspect of running, particularly in minimal shoes or barefoot, where every step becomes a conscious experience, focusing on the present moment rather than performance metrics. Ultimately, they emphasize that the essence of running lies in individual goals and intentions, urging listeners to explore their unique journey in running for personal fulfillment and mindfulness.Follow Andy on Instagram here.Follow Ray's company Correct Toes on Instagram here.TFC Helpful Links:

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    Free Ebook (The Guide To Foot Freedom)

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    Music:Love Frequency - Roze SoundLost To The Siren - Makenna Susan

    • 40 min
    Ex-Nike Shoe Designer: The Battle Between Foot Health & Profits And The REAL Story Behind The World’s Best Selling Running Shoe w/ Aaron Cooper

    Ex-Nike Shoe Designer: The Battle Between Foot Health & Profits And The REAL Story Behind The World’s Best Selling Running Shoe w/ Aaron Cooper

    In this episode, Nick interviews Aaron Cooper, a veteran footwear designer at Nike. Aaron shares his journey into the shoe business and his work at Nike, including designing for Nike basketball and bringing on LeBron James. They discuss the evolution of Nike Free and the importance of foot performance. Aaron emphasizes the need for a better understanding of foot health and movement, as well as the challenges in designing footwear that respects the natural shape of the human foot. In this conversation, Aaron and Nick discuss the need for innovation in footwear design and the resistance to change in the industry. They highlight the importance of fit and feel in athletic footwear and the demand for natural footwear that enhances foot function. They also explore the business decision-making process behind footwear innovation and the role of education in shifting consumer demand. Aaron shares his projects in creating foot-centric products and the potential of insoles as a Trojan horse for raising awareness. They conclude with their excitement for the future of foot health and footwear.

    You can follow Aaron on instagram here

    TFC Helpful Links:

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    Explorer Membership

    Free Ebook (The Guide To Foot Freedom)

    Shop TFC tools and training (Use the code R2E10 to save 10%)

    Become A TFC Athlete

    TFC Pro Directory

    Natural Footwear Finder 

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    Music:Love Frequency - Roze SoundLost To The Siren - Makenna Susan

     

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Move and Feel Better: The Answers Right At Your Feet w/ Barefoot Ted from Born To Run

    Move and Feel Better: The Answers Right At Your Feet w/ Barefoot Ted from Born To Run

    In this conversation, Ruth chats with Ted McDonald AKA Barefoot Ted, the character from the best-selling book "Born to Run", a real life character, primal lifestyle pioneer and founder of LUNA Sandals. Ted shares his journey and insights into barefoot running and the importance of reconnecting with our feet. He discusses the influence of beach culture on his upbringing and the role of outdoor play in developing movement skills. Ted explains the difference between moving well and running well, and the challenges he faced with traditional running shoes. He emphasizes the importance of finding the ideal running form and creating an energetic wheel in running. Ted also addresses societal stigmas and cultural differences surrounding barefoot movement and highlights the need to find opportunities for barefoot time. In this conversation, Barefoot Ted discusses the concept of persistence hunting and the human ability to track and run down animals without the need for weapons. He emphasizes the importance of balance and being barefoot in achieving a state of dynamic balance flow. Ted also shares the story of Luna Sandals and how they were born out of his exploration of minimalist footwear. The conversation concludes with a discussion on the values of truth, fun, and community (TFC) in relation to well-being and happiness.

    TFC Helpful Links:

    Free Training

    Explorer Membership

    Free Ebook (The Guide To Foot Freedom)

    Shop TFC tools and training (Use the code R2E10 to save 10%)

    Become A TFC Athlete

    TFC Pro Directory

    Natural Footwear Finder 

    Fountain - Earn money while you listen to our podcast

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    Music:

    Dream Chaser - Lunareh

    Written By - Wiriyapa Chansuwong

    Performed & Produced By - Lunareh

    • 52 min
    Pro Basketball Player’s Secret Weapon To Rebuild Strong Ankles After Repeated Injuries w/ Maddie Garrick

    Pro Basketball Player’s Secret Weapon To Rebuild Strong Ankles After Repeated Injuries w/ Maddie Garrick

    In this week's episode, Maddie Garrick, a professional basketball player, shares her journey as a basketballer and the toll that injuries have taken on her body. She discusses the importance of foot health and how focusing on foot strength and mobility has improved her performance and reduced pain. Maddie also highlights the need to de-stigmatize foot health and make it a priority for athletes of all ages. She emphasizes the benefits of simple foot exercises and the impact they can have on overall performance and well-being. In this conversation, Maddie discusses the importance of incorporating unstructured play into her training routine. She explains how unstructured play helps her maintain a balanced approach to the game and reminds her that it doesn't always have to be serious. Maddie also highlights the benefits of finding a flow state during her training sessions, which allows her to focus and enter a meditative zone. She emphasizes the two-for-one benefit of enjoyable, unstructured play that not only brings joy but also primes her body for future sessions. Additionally, Maddie shares her experience playing for a team in Italy and her plans for the future.TFC Helpful Links:

    Vivobarefoot (FOR 10% OFF USE CODE: THEFOOTCOLLECTIVE)

    Become A TFC Athlete

    Free Training

    Explorer Membership

    Free Ebook (The Guide To Foot Freedom)

    Shop TFC tools and training (Use the code R2E10 to save 10%)

    TFC Pro Directory

    Natural Footwear Finder 

    Fountain - Earn money while you listen to our podcast

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    Music:

    Dream Chaser - Lunareh

    Written By - Wiriyapa Chansuwong

    Performed & Produced By - Lunareh

    • 51 min
    The Future Of Footwear w/ Vivobarefoot Co-Founder Asher Clark

    The Future Of Footwear w/ Vivobarefoot Co-Founder Asher Clark

    In this week's episode of the Restore To Explore podcast, Asher Clark, Design Director and Co-Founder of Vivobarefoot, delves into the pivotal shifts shaping the future of footwear. With a compelling vision, Clark discusses how Vivobarefoot is at the forefront of designing shoes that not only meet human's natural potential but also advocate for environmental sustainability. The conversation illuminates the concept of regenerative footwear, emphasizing designs that harmonize with human anatomy and promote a profound reconnection with the natural world. Clark outlines the innovative approach of creating footwear that supports health and the planet, addressing the pressing need for a radical overhaul in how shoes are manufactured. Highlighting the technological advancements in additive manufacturing, Clark envisions a future where shoes are customized to individual needs, produced on-demand, and contribute positively to environmental conservation. This episode marks a significant conversation on rethinking footwear design, prioritizing foot health, and embracing sustainability to protect our planet.

    TFC Helpful Links:

    Vivobarefoot (FOR 10% OFF USE CODE: THEFOOTCOLLECTIVE)

    Become A TFC Athlete

    Free Training

    Explorer Membership

    Free Ebook (The Guide To Foot Freedom)

    Shop TFC tools and training (Use the code R2E10 to save 10%)

    TFC Pro Directory

    Natural Footwear Finder 

    Fountain - Earn money while you listen to our podcast

    Follow us:


    Instagram
    TikTok
    YouTube
    Facebook

    Music:

    Dream Chaser - Lunareh

    Written By - Wiriyapa Chansuwong

    Performed & Produced By - Lunareh

    • 55 min
    World Record Barefoot Walk for Men's Mental Health w/ Anton Nootenboom (The Barefoot Dutchman)

    World Record Barefoot Walk for Men's Mental Health w/ Anton Nootenboom (The Barefoot Dutchman)

    Anton Nootenboom, also known as The Barefoot Dutchman, shares his remarkable journey of walking barefoot across continents to raise awareness for men's mental health. A 37-year-old Dutch army veteran with three missions to Afghanistan under his belt, Anton's story begins with his struggles in the military and his subsequent battle with depression and thoughts of suicide. After hitting rock bottom, he felt an undeniable calling to enact change and find balance in life. In 2019, he achieved an extraordinary feat by becoming the first person ever to walk barefoot to the base camp of Mount Everest. Anton passionately believes in the power of personal storytelling to create safe spaces for others, leading him to launch BraveMenTalk, a platform dedicated to reducing depression and suicide rates. His commitment to the cause was further solidified in 2021 when he broke the Guinness World Record by walking 3019 kilometers barefoot along Australia's East coast. Now, in February 2024, he's gearing up to break his own record by embarking on a barefoot journey across the United States, inviting others to join him in his mission to raise awareness and support for men's mental health.To donate to this incredible mission click here #bravementalkYou can follow Anton's journey on Instagram here TFC Helpful Links:

    Free Training

    Explorer Membership

    Free Ebook (The Guide To Foot Freedom)

    Shop TFC tools and training (Use the code R2E10 to save 10%)

    Become A TFC Athlete

    TFC Pro Directory

    Natural Footwear Finder 

    Fountain - Earn money while you listen to our podcast

    Follow us:


    Instagram
    TikTok
    YouTube
    Facebook

    Music:

    Dream Chaser - Lunareh

    Written By - Wiriyapa Chansuwong

    Performed & Produced By - Lunareh

    • 43 min

Customer Reviews

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Yonnie72B ,

Its not just about feet

This is an informative podcast if you are interested in researching all about common complaints of our feet. From someone who has been in orthotics for 36 years and still had pain - l started questioning . These amazing people are medically trained and give you the reasons why. Thrilled l stumbled across them in my journey. Thank you to all at TFC 🙏

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