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Durianrider is an Ex shoe salesman

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Right from the outset I want to point out their I have a great deal of respect for Harley  or his alter ego Durianrider and do not deride anything he says or what he stands for. Just some of the things that he bangs on about in regards to the Barefoot Running issue that annoys me and I’ll just take the opportunity to say what I think is any good podcaster would.   Bare Foot running The more the darker side of what I continue to stress in regards to my advocacy of understanding minimalist or barefoot running is the whole industry behind manufacturing sports footwear. It is based on marketing lies and continues to take advantage of those less fortunate and vulnerable to corporate greed. It is not fair to just target one particular company but when ever overseas manufacturing is taken on board by corporations it generally means that the target is less manufacturing costs. Now this in any industry is quite acceptable profit, is the name of the game, but not at the expense of the workers involved. The continuing plight of underpaid and exploited workers in overseas factories for sports footwear and the like is unacceptable and I find totally deplorable. Even as a sustainable and conscientious decision for the health and betterment of the planet we do not need to fill up rubbish tips with unnecessary” worn-out sneakers” getting the most out of  a running shoe   As always I am more than interested in what you guys have to say about anything          so please leave a comment or put your name into the sign-up box to keep in contact. So have a great run, what ever your choice is sans shoes or sweatshop production your choice 🙂