Recently, Scott had a friend ask him in a text, "what kind of running shoes should I buy?" Wow! how do you answer that question with a short reply text? One of the subjects that can monopolize a LONG training run or a ultra race is about shoes. We all like to talk about them. We all have our opinions and preferences. And the stories.....we can recall races from years ago and vividly remember which shoe we ran in. Some of us die a little when a manufacture discontinues or modifies our favorite shoes. Who isn't guilty of going to the store and buying 5-6 pair of your favorites before they are gone? We get the unique opportunity to talk to Steven Shorter, a shoe designer for Altra Running. He talks to us about how he became a shoe designer, the process of developing a new shoe, why shoes are always changing, some trends in running footwear...opening the curtain and giving us a sneak peak to some of the new Altra models. Make sure you listen to this podcast on a tempo run, because you might find your HR elevate a little. Our Podcast with Golden Harper, Altra Running founder.