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We Interview Damien Tougas, Blogger, Owner of ToeSalad, Barefoot Hiker – Listen Now!




Episode 37: We Interview Damien Tougas, Barefoot Advocate, Blogger, Founder of ToeSalad

Damien was our first guest on The Living Barefoot Show in 2009!  We welcome Damien back to see what he’s been up to – and he has been busy.  Damien has started a review site called ToeSalad.com and continues to share his experiences on his personal blog.  Damien loves the outdoors and joins us today to give us his perspective on proper barefoot technique while Hiking.

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One comment for “We Interview Damien Tougas, Blogger, Owner of ToeSalad, Barefoot Hiker – Listen Now!”

  1. I started to notice some spider veins and a bubble like varicose vein on the inside of my ankle and looked online as to what might be causing this besides just my age and read going barefoot more often might help. After a very short time mabey a week I didnt feel awkward going about my day/ around town barefoot. I was worried these spider/varicose vein things were going to get worse and was motivated. Two things happened I now hate wearing shoes at all ever. I wish I had taken before and after pictures of my ankles and feet so I could prove how quitting shoes almost completely cured those ugly veins. If anyone decides to try this barefoot vein remedy, take some before and after pictures of your feet for when people ask “where are your shoes” ?

    Posted by Chris | July 3, 2012, 03:59

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