Shoespiracy, was made in collaboration with the some of the biggest brains connected to feet and barefoot science today, including professors, doctors, bio-mechanists, movement experts, opinion formers and cobblers.
Dr. Irene Davis, Director of the Spaulding National Running Center, Spaulding Hospital, Cambridge and visiting Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Harvard Medical School, USA
Dr. Davis has been studying the relationship between lower extremity structure, mechanics and injury in runners for the past 20 years. A renowned researcher and clinician, Dr. Davis is known in running communities as "The Barefoot Running Professor" for her advocacy and innovative work for barefoot and minimal footwear running.
Dr Davis published a study earlier this year that shows your feet get stronger if you walk in barefoot or minimal shoes. Read it here
Catherine Willems PhD, Director of Future Footwear Foundation at KASK, School of Arts, Ghent, Belgium
Future Footwear Foundation was developed by Catherine Willems as part of her doctoral research at the School of Arts (KASK) of University College Ghent, Belgium. Its aim is to promote understanding of human locomotion and sustainable footwear for body and environment by studying and working with indigenous cobblers.
See more about her work here
Mike Friton, Nike designer of the Presto and other famous Nike shoes
Mike Friton is a freelance shoemaker and innovator with over 30 years of experience at Nike. He left the shoe giant in 2011 to launch his own footwear prototype enterprise – Friton Design.
Read more about him here
Charlie Dark, Musician, Yoga Teacher & founder of Run Dem Crew
Charlie Dark is a self-professed man of many talents who lends his hand to everything from DJ-ing and producing, to teaching poetry, moonlighting as a Yoga teacher and of course, running. A pioneering figure in the world of alternative running groups, his London-based team Run Dem Crew has gathered hundreds of members since its beginnings in 2007.
Join his running movement