Episode 18: Family Hiking with Shoe Expert Damien Tougas (aka “Toe Salad”)

Maybe you’ve wondered, “What’s the deal with those ‘five finger shoes’?” (And shouldn’t they be “five toe shoes”?) Or perhaps you’re curious about minimalist footwear. You’re in luck hikers! This week we have a trail runners expert on the line and we go in depth about shoe talk and so much more.

Damien Tougas (Trail name: Toe Salad) is a hiker, shoe blogger, entrepreneur, and most notably a Family Man. In 2014 he and the whole family hiked the entire Appalachian Trail, challenging enough for one person, a truly impressive feat for a family of five.

In this episode we get in-depth about minimalist footwear, learn the logistics of hiking while homeschooling, and reveal just how little Green Giant really knows about computers. Plus, find out whether Voldemort has a salmon in the oven.

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