E108 | Alex Kazarian Founder of Shoe Cue
On Episode 108 of the Doc and Jock Podcast we sit down to talk with Alex Kazarian the founder of Shoe Cue .
Alex hails from Boston Mass and is the original brains behind the Shoe Cue. Alex is a former 3-sport athlete in high school who went on to study bioengineering. Now an avid runner, spear-fisherman, and general fitness enthusiast, Kazarian used his unique athlete & engineering background to come up with the ultimate tool for athletic movement, The Shoe Cue.
If you have spent anytime listening to this Podcast you know that we (especially Doc Danny) spend a ton of time talking about running and making sure you running mechanics are dialed in, because failure to do so WILL lead down a road of injuries and this is why we think the Shoe Cue is so awesome and chose to sit down with Alex.
If you aren’t familiar with Shoe Cue it’s a shoe insole that utilizes a patent-pending, textured, thermoplastic heel-plate that reconnects your feet to the ground. With vibration and texture, it wakes up the soles of your feet and reconnects them to your brain. Closing this neural loop allows for enhanced control and understanding of how we are connected to the world. In real-time we improve self awareness and proprioception….a.k.a The Shoe Cue fixes lots of your shitty running habits without you having to work that hard.
Gang we hope you dig this episode. If you are interested in checking out a pair of Shoe Cues head over HERE and make sure you use the code JOCK10 when you check out to get 10% off.
Here are the “chapters” of Episode 108
The research behind the Shoe Cue and why your shoes are killing the nerves in your feet
The correlation between stride length and heel striking
Is the running mechanic different for a sprinter/distance runner and why do distance runners suffer so many more injuries than anyone else.
How to achieve a barefoot while wearing your own shoes
How Shoe Cue helps prevent your mechanics from breaking down when you are fatigued
How did Shoe Cue come to be?
What shoes’s are best for the Shoe Cue?
Where to find more information about Shoe Cue
Twitter & Instagram: @shoecue
don’t forget to use the discount code JOCK10 when you are buying your pair of Shoe Cues
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Our feet initiate and control almost every single movement we make. Despite this, we ignore their importance every time we put on shoes. The nerves in our feet require texture, vibration, or sheering force to register important sensory feedback. Any normal shoe or insole cuts off this connection by separating our feet from the earth. We don’t FEEL our connection to the ground any more.
Enter the ShoeCue. The Cue uses a patent-pending, textured, thermoplastic heel-plate that reconnects your feet to the ground. With vibration and texture, it wakes up the soles of your feet and reconnects them to your brain. Closing this neural loop allows for enhanced control and understanding of how we are connected to the world. In real-time we improve self awareness and proprioception.
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