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BFM 41: Galahad Clark and Ben Le Vesconte

The Barefoot Movement Podcast

In this episode Paul, The Barefoot Podiatrist chats with Vivobarefoot CEO, Galahad Clark and Vivobarefoot educator Ben Le Vesconte. You will hear how Seventh generation cobbler from the Clark shoe family got involved with a barefoot shoe brand and how vivobarefoot and the early Clarks brand share many similarities. You will also hear about the direction of vivobarefoot footwear and education, as well as discussions about current  barefoot research  and the barefoot industry. For more information on Vivobarefoot shoes check out www.vivobarefoot.com For a consult with Paul be sure to book online at  www.thebarefootmovement.com.au The post BFM 41: Galahad Clark and Ben Le Vesconte appeared first on The Wellness Couch.


23 Mar 2021

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Tessy Antony de Nassau's Zoom O'Clock with Shoe Innovators and Foot Wear Industry Disrupters Galahad Clark and Dulma Clark

Tessy Antony De Nassau's Zoom O'Clock

OUR SEDENTARY AND CUSHIONED LIFESTYLES ARE MAKING US AND OUR PLANET SICKFounded in 2012 by two seventh-generation cobblers, Galahad and Asher Clark, Vivobarefoot is based on one simple insight - barefoot footwear is sustainable footwear. A Vivobarefoot product or experience is one that literally brings us closer to nature - regenerating our physical, social and spiritual health and the natural world.We believe:The closer people are to nature, the more they will protect it.The natural world is the only real model of sustainability.Barefoot shoes are the only shoes that are healthy for us and the planet.LIVEBAREFOOT FOUNDATIONMore than ever, the world needs transparent and accountable businesses with a social mission to benefit the world at their core.The Livebarefoot Foundation is our in-house incubation hub for social and environmental initiatives that pioneer regeneration solutions for environmental and social problems. Our long-term goal is to be the world's leading impact investment hub for regeneration. BAREFOOTThe human foot is a biomechanical masterpiece; when left to its own devices it can thrive doing everything from walking and running to jumping and dancing, but by cramming it in a modern shoe - cushioned, narrow and rigid - negates its natural strength and function. Our feet are our foundation connecting us to the earth, they should not be compromised.All Vivobarefoot footwear is designed to be Wide, Thin and Flexible: as close to barefoot as possible. They promote your foot's natural strength and movement. Allowing you to feel the ground beneath your feet.There is a powerful sensory connection between the feet and the brain and thus, our movement and place in the world. A Vivobarefoot shoe reconnects you to the world around you, literally bringing you closer to nature.https://www.vivobarefoot.com/uk/about-us-vivo


22 Mar 2021

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#10 Conversation about wellness with Galahad Clark of Vivobarefoot


Galahad Clark is the co-founder of  Vivobarefoot, a company who, put simply make foot-shaped shoes that encourage us to connect with the ground beneath our feet – to connect with our natural world. They're also a company striving to be a force for good and a brand endorsed by wellbeing ambassadors and influencers including Rich Roll (tune into his chat with Vivo ambassador Tony Riddle) in the US and number one European podcast host,  Dr Rangan Chatterjee.Galahad is the son of Lancelot Clark and part of the Clark shoes dynasty, a company with Quaker roots that started life in 1825. With Vivo's focus on purpose Galahad tells me, they are returning to the core Clark Quaker values, and the business ethos and first principles they started out with back in the early 19th Century.  Vivo are practising what they preach and are now a B-corp business (i.e a business that’s not driven solely by profits but with a vision grounded in moral and social good) but they have also successfully got through some difficult times since they launched and recently announced an increase in their profits by 30 per cent.  Vivo are trailblazers, they've kept wellbeing (from the wellbeing of our feet to the wellbeing of the world we walk on) at the core of their business from the off.  Like many forward-thinking, independent businesses they are growing with a mission and in doing so they are helping many of us wake up to the way we live, work and move in this space we occupy.  Try a pair of reconditioned Vivo shoes at https://www.revivo.com. Check out Prince Charles's Terra Carta, mentioned in the show.


8 Feb 2021

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A No Bull Podcast - #008 Reconnecting people and planet, an Interview with Galahad Clark, Vivobarefoot

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From the Wu-tang clan and Wu-shoes, near bankruptcy, bounties on business partners and creating a business that has a positive impact on society. Listen to Galahad and John Maffioli as they explore this amazing story of trying to create business success whilst remaining ethical and profitable.


31 Jan 2021

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47 | Creation of Barefoot Shoes, Vivobarefoot, by Co-founder Galahad Clark

The Optimal Body

Do you believe that you absolutely need that arch support in your shoes? Love that feeling when you come home and take your shoes off? Join Dr. Jen and Dr. Dom as they interview Galahad Clark – CEO and co-founder of Vivobarefoot Shoes – and uncover why barefoot shoes benefit everyone.  Galahad dives into the science behind barefoot shoes and how they have been shown to decrease pain throughout the body.  Not only are Vivobarefoot shoes beneficial to your health, but the environment as well.  Listen as Galahad reveals the sustainable mission he wishes to accomplish environmentally with Vivobarefoot shoes, as well as shoe production in general. FREE YOUR FEET and 15% OFF VivoBarefoot Shoes with code “TOB15” at checkout: https://bit.ly/3cDHcA What You Will Learn in This Interview with Galahad Clark: @vivobarefoot 01:42 – What Galahad’s mission is with Vivobarefoot shoes and his journey to that mission 05:21 – What brought Galahad’s friend to cut the sole off a shoe and put a tennis racket on it, instigating the idea of Vivobarefoot shoes 07:40 – Why Galahad created the specific shape of the Vivobarefoot shoes 10:10 – Galahad’s theory behind why shoes were created and marketed the way they are today 14:04 – Supporting facts to help ease your worries on transitioning to barefoot shoes 18:58 – How barefoot shoes addresses pain and why 20:47 – How Galahad implements sustainability and have a positive impact on the environment in producing Vivobarefoot shoes 25:14 – What a B Corp Certification is and why it's important to collaborate with other companies About Galahad Clark: Galahad is a 7th generation shoemaker. As a teenager, he spent summer holidays on various shoe production lines in Europe and Asia learning the family’s trade. After finishing school, he went to America on a Morehead scholarship to study Chinese and Anthropology. While there he founded Students 4 Students International an organisation created to help disadvantaged students in Africa go to the best secondary schools and onto university. In 2003, lured by the Wu Tang Clan wearing Wallabees, Galahad started his first shoe project: “Wu Shoes”. From there he went on to launch United Nude (high end architectural shoes), Worn Again (a closed loop green technology business) and Vivobarefoot (where he now focuses his energies) About VivoBarefoot Shoes: Vivobarefoot are the outsiders of the shoe industry. Rejecting this broken industry and fighting for a more natural future, by reconnecting people and planet. Sedentary & cushioned lifestyles are making people and planet sick. The short-term comfort of foam and air is having a long-term effect on our health – Vivobarefoot want to change this by making footwear that makes your feet stronger. Using wide, thin and flexible design principles that allow your feet to do their natural thing. They add less so you feel more. All Vivobarefoot footwear is produced using sustainably sourced natural, bio and recycled materials. With the aim to protect the planet so you can run wild on it, forever. Created by two cousins from a long line of cobblers, Galahad and Asher goal is to create alternative footwear for those who want to feel. To see this episode's full show notes and check out the rest of Doc Jen's website, click here: www.docjenfit.com/podcast/episode47--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/tobpodcast/message


4 Nov 2020

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#527 - Are Shoes Damaging our Feet with Galahad Clark

Ben Coomber Radio

We're born barefoot, then as we grow older we wear more and more types of shoes, a shoe for school, a shoe for sport, a shoe to go out, there is a shoe for everything. BUT, are all these shoes built to allow us to move naturally, do they look after our foot biomechanics, the part of our body that connects our movement with the ground? With many people with lower limb pain, and a culture of a shoe for every job, and fashion over function as most peoples primary concern for a shoe, I speak to Galahad Clark, the founder of VivoBarefoot about shoes, movement, evolution, pain, nature, foot science, cultural adoption of shoes in the west compared to the east, and much more. Check out VivoBarefoot at: https://www.vivobarefoot.com/uk


7 May 2020

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Introduction to Regeneration with Galahad Clark

Vivobarefoot SUSTAIN THIS? Podcast

Our guest today is Vivobarefoot Founder & CEO Galahad Clark.Vivobarefoot is in the process of applying to become a B Corp certified company and is fully integrating regenerative business practices that position the organisation as a social enterprise run business of the future.  In this episode we dive into the details of how regeneration can be embraced in business.  


21 Apr 2020

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#5 GALAHAD CLARK - Vivobarefoot Co-Founder & CEO, on happy feet, combining ancient wisdom with modern technology and belief in what you do.

Honestly Unbalanced

Galahad is a 7th generation shoemaker. As a teenager, he spent summer holidays on various shoe production lines in Europe and Asia learning the family’s trade. After finishing school, he went to America on a Morehead scholarship to study Chinese and Anthropology. While there he founded Students 4 Students International an organisation created to help disadvantaged students in Africa go to the best secondary schools and onto university. In 2003, lured by the Wu Tang Clan wearing Wallabees, Galahad started his first shoe project: “Wu Shoes”. From there he went on to launch United Nude (high end architectural shoes), Worn Again (a closed loop green technology business) and Vivobarefoot (@vivobarefoot), where he now focuses his energies.WE TALK ABOUTFinding inspiration through travel /// Combining ancient wisdom with modern technology /// being on the verge of bankruptcy /// The science of ‘barefoot’ /// The link between feet and brain vitality /// Remaining enthusiastic in the face of failure /// Our link to nature /// How wearing bad shoes can be paralleled to smoking cigarettes /// How belief can keep you goingSHOW NOTESQuotes and references can all be found at www.honestlyunbalanced.comCODE ADAMHUSLERVB GETS 10% OFF VIVOBAREFOOT WEBSITE(excluding sales and children’s shoes. Adam receives commission) THE HOSTS@adamhusler - Drawing from a variety of lives lived off the mat, Adam Husler brings a unique perspective to those who seek more from yoga than making pretty shapes. He offers creative, effective and clearly-sequenced teachings that focus on balancing flexibility and strength; physically and mentally. Educated by globally renown teachers, including Jason Crandell and Michael Stone, Adam specialises in a signature style of Alignment-Based Vinyasa— fuelled by a fascination with anatomy and a desire to ask ‘why?’. Based in London, Adam teaches a robust schedule in one of the worlds top yoga studios, Triyoga, and world leading gym, Equinox. On top of this, Adam leads workshops, trainings and teaches festivals continuously around the world, leaving him with thousands of teaching hours under his belt and plenty of appearances in national and international media.@iamhollyhusler - From belting out original pop tunes at the London O2 stage to 20,000 people, whilst supporting Westlife, to singing healing mantras and playing magical instruments, to seas of sleeping yogis, at events and studios across the globe; Holly’s journey has led to a deep desire to help people find conscious connection and their own inner peace.The Huslers have launched a new online platform for yoga classes, sound journeys, meditations and more. Explore at thehuslers.com


13 Apr 2020

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Episode 113 - Galahad Clark and Vivo Barefoot Shoes

Simply Walk The Talk

We're longtime fans of the barefoot running movement, so this week's guest is a dream speaker: Galahad Clark, Co-Founder and CEO of Vivo Barefoot Shoes. Creating shoes that follow the shape of the foot, Vivo allows you to move naturally and reclaim your feet. Tune in as Josh and Galahad discuss the barefoot revolution, the shoespiracy, and why your regular shoes are damaging your feet.A 7th generation shoemaker, Galahad learned the family trade as a teenager on various shoe production lines. Since then, he has founded Students 4 Students International, an organisation created to help educate disadvantaged students in Africa, and a number of businesses - including Vivobarefoot, where he now focuses his energies.Find out more at www.vivobarefoot.com/uk/shoespiracy

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4 Apr 2020

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Galahad Clark - Shoespiracy - Disruption of the traditional shoe industry

All About Fitness

The human body is like a cell phone; a phone is made up of hardware, specifically bits of plastic, metal and glass - what makes the phone function is the operating system. In the human body our muscles and skeletal structures are the hardware, our central nervous system (CNS) is akin to our operating system which allows us to function. The data received by the CNS is critical for helping you to move and perform your best.The shoes you wear can affect how your body receives data from the environment, specif Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


19 Jun 2019