Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Earth Runners

Earth Runners Sandals
Earth Runners are the first ever conductive minimalist footwear inspired by the world renowned long distance runners, the Tarahumara Indians of Northwestern Mexico. The original conductive design allows you to absorb ever-present subtle electrical energies of the Earth. This provides an experience similar to that of going barefoot while still enjoying a measure of safety from varied terrains or street hazards. The soles of our feet are natural access points for life force energy from the planet. Typical footwear blocks these natural incoming flows of vital ground source energy, and thus impacts our health and how we move and live upon the earth.

The self-molding sandals give you that satisfying "ground feel", while offering both protection and comfort in an exceptionally functional sandal. Earth Runners come in two unique models - the Quantum and the Ultralight; both are designed to accommodate wearers comfortably in a wide range of urban and outdoor environments. They’ve tested the sandals across hundreds of miles of terrain over the past year and now are excited to share them with the world!

They’re passionate about promoting a more grounded way of living that’s available when we tap into and connect with the vast resource of abundant electrical energy of the Earth itself. They pledge that for every ten sandals sold, they will donate a pair to Seva Sandals  - an organization dedicated to providing sandals at no cost to children in India.
I’ve tried other running sandals, with mixed results. My primary concern has revolved around the lacing system, typically a woven lace similar to those used in sneakers. Earth Runners have definitely improved on this by using webbing, which means they are waterproof and won’t stretch, and the webbing lies flat on the feet, for more comfort. Friction buckles means they can be tightened as much as is desired.

Earth Runners Foot Scan

To get the sandals, one must trace and measure a foot and then email the results to the company—not difficult and it makes for a more custom fit.

The website is full of information, questions were quickly answered via email, and overall it was a good customer experience. If you’re in the market for running sandals, or are interested in what they’re all about, Earth Runners is a good place to start.

Please visit the Earth Runners website,  follow on Twitter,  subscribe to their Youtube channel groundedSymbiosis,  and “like” their Facebook page.

(Disclaimer: I was sent this product for free to review on my blog - courtesy of Earth Runners. I did not pay for the item, receive payment for this review, or agree to give it a positive review. Aside from information gleaned from the websites, the opinions are my own.)

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1 comment:

  1. I have yet to try running sandals. Those look pretty cool and easy. Let us know how running in them is!


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