Ep 123: What Is The Right Way To Live, And Move With Ted McDonald, Founder of Luna Sandals
In this episode of Run with Fitpage, we have another great guest – Ted McDonald, or fondly known as “Barefoot Ted”. Ted talks about his running journey and gives us some great insights about life in general, and the right way to live and move with our host, Vikas Singh.
Ted is a well-known figure in the world of barefoot running and natural movement. Born and raised in Seattle, Washington, Ted embarked on a transformative journey that led him to become a prominent advocate for minimalist footwear and reconnect with our primal roots. After experiencing foot pain and various injuries while running in traditional shoes, Ted discovered the benefits of barefoot running and started exploring the concept of natural movement. Inspired by the Tarahumara Indians from the Copper Canyons of Mexico, he became an influential figure in the barefoot running movement.
Ted’s passion for barefoot running and minimalist footwear drove him to co-found the minimalist shoe company Luna Sandals. He played a pivotal role in popularizing huarache-style sandals that mimic the barefoot experience, providing comfort, flexibility, and a sense of connection to the ground. Beyond his contributions as an entrepreneur, Ted has been an engaging speaker, sharing his experiences and insights at various events and conferences worldwide. His energetic and charismatic personality, combined with his deep knowledge of natural movement, has made him a sought-after figure in the running and wellness community. Ted McDonald continues to inspire others to embrace the joy and freedom of running and moving naturally, encouraging individuals to explore their own potential for optimal health and vitality.
Know more about Ted at www.barefootted.com
About Vikas Singh:
Vikas Singh, an MBA from Chicago Booth, worked at Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, APGlobale, and Reliance before coming up with the idea of democratizing fitness knowledge and helping beginners get on a fitness journey. Vikas is an avid long-distance runner, building fitpage to help people learn, train, and move better.
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LinkedIn: Vikas Singh