"It’s a one way race."
Hometown: Bridgewater, Nova Scotia Canada
Current town: Burlington Ontario
Main Activities : Restorative Exercise Specialist, Barefoot walking/hiking, paddle boarding, rock climbing, ice fishing, Yoga and ELDOA teacher, travel, scuba diving, golf, target shooting, surfing, amateur foraging
Loves: Learning new things
Spirit Animal: Fox
Relaxation: Salt water, the beach
Favorite Food: Watermelon
Favorite Place: Crescent Beach NS
Work: Former engineer, currently movement teacher and studying osteopathic manual therapy
Quirks: Cannot sing to save my life
Favorite book: Heart of Darkness, J. Conrad
Favorite Podcasts: Barefoot Podiatrist, The Foot Collective, Nutritious Movement, EatMoveLive52
Favorite quote: "It’s a one way race."
Inspired by: My mother and nature
% of waking life spent in Earth Runners: Mine are on unless I’m barefoot.
Advice for those new to minimalist footwear, wanting to try Earth Runners: Follow a transition plan if new to barefoot. Otherwise, make sure they fit just right - no need for any extra at the toe, and the straps will soften so they are not too small!
Favorite athletic accomplishment from last year: Healing a MCL partial tear in my left knee to return to indoor rock climbing and developing better balance on elevated obstacles.
Why Earth Runners? I have struggled through several brands of minimal sandals to find ones that fit every need. With a relatively slim foot that still needs a lot of splay opportunity, these have been amazing since the first moment I put them on. I believe in the company’s messaging and foundation (yeah restorative exercise), marketing, and I recommend them to everyone.
Active goals for this year: Complete MovNat Level 1 Certification and The Foot Collective Foot Nerd Program, surf for a week, walk more each week.
Parting words: I spent 15 years working as a materials engineer and I love the simplicity and effectiveness of your design.