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Elemental Adventure Sandals - is currently on backorder. You may still purchase now though and we'll ship as soon as more become available.

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30 day money backIf you need to return your Earth Runners for exchange or refund, be sure you are returning clean, only-worn-indoors-for-testing, like-new sandals. At our discretion, if the sandals show signs of wear preventing us from re-selling as new, we may charge a 20% restocking fee. Heavily used sandals will not be accepted. Call or email us anytime for help determining fit or sizing issues, we want you to have the ultimate sandal experience . When you send your sandals back to us, be sure to include a note stating your name, order number, and reason for return and we'll take care of your refund.

Print & try on before ordering! 
minimalist outdoor sandals
    USA UK EUR SANDAL LENGTH PRINT
    4M 6W 3 36 23.4cm 9-3/16" Printer-icon
    4.5M 6.5W 3.5 36 23.8cm 9-3/8" Printer-icon
    5M 7W 4 37 24.2cm 9-9/16" Printer-icon
    5.5M 7.5W 4.5 37.5 24.5cm 9-11/16" Printer-icon
    6M 8W 5 38 24.9cm 9-13/16" Printer-icon
    6.5M 8.5W 5.5 39 25.4cm 10" Printer-icon
    7M 9W 6 39 25.7cm 10-1/8" Printer-icon
    7.5M 9.5W 6.5 40 26.1cm 10-1/4" Printer-icon
    8M 10W 7 41 26.5cm 10-7/16" Printer-icon
    8.5M 10.5W 7.5 41 26.9cm 10-9/16" Printer-icon
    9M 11W 8 42 27.3cm 10-11/16" Printer-icon
    9.5M 11.5W 8.5 43 27.8cm 10-7/8" Printer-icon
    10M 12W 9 43 28.2cm 11-1/16" Printer-icon
    10.5M 12.5W 9.5 44 28.5cm 11-3/16" Printer-icon
    11M 13W 10 44.5 28.9cm 11-3/8" Printer-icon
    11.5M 13.5W 10.5 45 29.4cm 11-9/16" Printer-icon
    12M 14W 11 46 29.8cm 11-3/4" Printer-icon
    12.5M 14.5W 11.5 46 30.1cm 11-7/8" Printer-icon
    13M 15W 12 47 30.4cm 12-1/16" Printer-icon

    Children's Sandals Size SANDAL LENGTH PRINT
    K12 19 cm 7-1/2 inch Printer-icon
    K13 19.8 cm 7-13/16 inch Printer-icon
    1 20.6 cm 8-1/8 inch Printer-icon
    2 21.5 cm 8-1/2 inch Printer-icon
    3 22.4 cm 8-13/16 inch Printer-icon

     

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    How to 'try on the sandals' prior to ordering

    Click the corresponding Printer Iconand printing out our size templates in actual size to compare with your foot and confirm your size.

        • When printing our PDF templates, make sure the "Scale" in the Print Window is set to 100% or the template won't be accurate.
          • If using the Chrome browser, make sure the"Fit to page" checkbox is UNCHECKED.
        • After you print out the template, also double check the scale by comparing a ruler to the ruler that prints on the template.
        • On a hard, flat surface, be sure to place the toe hole mark between your big and second toe.
        • Toes should be close to edge, but not hang over. Want our opinion? Send a photo of your foot on the template to hello@earthrunners.com
          The biggest issue people have is not having the template accurately printed, so be sure to double check!

          Doesn't Fit?

          If you're not satisfied with how your sandals fit, return them within 30 days, as long as they're unworn, unwashed and unaltered.

          See Return Policy

          Grounded Conductive Lace

          Our conductive laces™ feature two parallel stitches of conductive thread up the entire length and are secured to the bottom of the sandal with a copper plug to keep you grounded. Our laces are extremely adjustable allowing you to independently alter the thong, heel and ankle strap to accommodate your unique fit preferences. After your laces are properly adjusted, putting on your sandals is simple as slipping the heel strap on and off!

          earth runners icon Lifestyle Laced Sandals Performance Laces Adventure Sandals


          Security


          Comfort


          Longevity


          Conductivity

          Water
          Applications

           

          Grounded Conductive Lace

          Our conductive laces™ feature two parallel stitches of conductive thread up the entire length and are secured to the bottom of the sandal with a copper plug to keep you grounded. Our laces are extremely adjustable allowing you to independently alter the thong, heel and ankle strap to accommodate your unique fit preferences. After your laces are properly adjusted, putting on your sandals is simple as slipping the heel strap on and off!

          earth runners icon Lifestyle Laced Sandals Performance Laces Adventure Sandals


          Security


          Comfort


          Longevity


          Conductivity

          Water
          Applications

           

          Description
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          The Elemental will keep you light on your feet while remaining plugged into the natural world around you. The ultra comfortable lightweight aggressive sole will have you wondering if you remembered to put your shoes on or not. 

          The Performance laces featured on the Elemental Adventure sandals provide ultimate security and longevity on all of your adventures, while the thinner & more flexible Lifestyle laces on Elemental Lifestyle Sandals are ideal for maximum comfort in casual everyday life. *The only difference between Adventure and Lifestyle sandals are the laces.

          Weight: 5.5 oz  (single sandal, men's 9 / women's 11)

          Thickness: 6.5mm base + 1.5mm tread = 8mm

          Sole:  Vibram® Gumlite Outsole

          Footbed:  None

          Laces:  Grounded Conductive Performance Laces

          • 9/16” Wide
          • 1/2" Hydrophobic Polyester Webbing Core
          • 1" Mil-Spec Nylon Reinforcement (Wrapped)
          • Conductive Stainless Steel Thread
          • Copper Ground Plug
          Customer Reviews
          4.9 Based on 189 Reviews
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          JC
          06/11/2020
          Jessica C.
          United States United States
          Grounded with Mother Nature

          They are amazing everyday Sandals, my feet can breath and I’m grounding when I’m in nature and that is exactly what I was looking for. They don’t hurt my feet although it took a few days for my feet to adjust to them. I run, walk, hike and longboard with them. Also really like how minimalist they are. Highly recommend Earth Runners!

          J
          05/11/2020
          Jordan
          United States United States
          Tough sandals

          Earthrunners have been my absolute favorite for the few years that I have had them, as soon as the weather is nice I rarely wear anything else. Unfortunately, I’m rather rough on apparel, and although they are durable and lasting, after 2 summers and at the start of the third... my left sandal broke! (My heart did too), I somehow lost the copper stopper on the bottom and the strap popped out from between my toes. Bummer! Love the product and the company though, have turned so many onto earthrunners >3

          05/19/2020
          Earth Runners

          Hey Jordan! This is covered under warranty. Please send us a photo of your broken sandal to our customer service email (hello@earthrunners.com) and we can get ya fixed up.

          CR
          09/21/2020
          Camie R.
          United States United States
          Just what I was looking for!

          These are great, the sizing page is very helpful! Very light and flexible, but keeps feet protected!

          DG
          09/21/2020
          Debbie G.
          United States United States
          Love them!

          I bought 2 pairs, one for hiking and one for just walking around. I am in love with them! AND I am really happy there was a sizing chart because I had to order 1/2 size of from my usual according to the sizing chart and I'm glad I did. I have already put close to 100 miles on the hiking sandals and love them. The first 2 hikes I had to break them in, wasn't used to that strap between my big toes and second toe. But once my foot acclimated, they are just so much better, even than my vibrams. I only wish there was a way to keep my feet warm in the snow so I could use them in the winter!

          LC
          09/21/2020
          Lizzie C.
          Canada Canada
          Great shoes, take some getting used to.

          Earth Runners are exactly what they say they are! I do like them a lot, and I love the ease of them, and they work great for running. I find that having such a sturdy lace in-between your toes takes some getting used to. They give me blisters and make my feet ache. I think though, that will get better over time. I am hopeful about these shoes :)

          Your order will ship out via USPS within 5-10 business days of receiving it. All orders placed by Monday mid day (8:30AM PST) will be a part of that week's production run (Tuesday-Friday) and will ship on Saturday. All sandals are made to order in our Sonoma County workshop.

          Packages ship Saturday out of California -- you will receive a shipping confirmation email on Sunday with your tracking details.

          Domestic:

          • First Class Mail cost $3-5 and takes 3-5 days for delivery from ship date.
          • Priority Mail (flat rate) cost ~$7 and takes 2-3 days for delivery from ship date.
          • Priority Mail Express (flat rate) cost $22.38 and takes 1-2 days for delivery from ship date.

          International:

          • First Class International Mail cost $5-20 and takes 7-20 days for delivery from ship date. *No tracking available.
          • Priority Mail Express (flat rate) cost $60.94 and takes 3-5 days for delivery from ship date.

          International orders (orders outside the U.S.) may be subject to import fees, taxes, customs duties, advancement fee charged by the receiving country. We make sure that we give accurate information about the content of the package which usually helps customs to process the order in a quick and efficient way. As we have no control over customs charges and can't predict the amount charged or which countries will impose these fees, the recipient is responsible for all customs clearance requirements.

          What type of rubber is used on the Elemental? Is it natural?

          The sole is an 8mm Vibram® Gumlite Outsole which is an expanded rubber compound with a specific weight 40% less than solid rubbers. It is not made of 100% natural rubber but it is RoHS (Restriction of Hazardous Substances) compliant.

          How do I decide between the Elemental Lifestyle Sandals or Elemental Adventure Sandals?

          The only difference between these two Elemental models are the lace, with the performance laced (adventure) sandals costing $5 more than the lifestyle laced edition. The lifestyle laces offer slightly more comfort while the performance (adventure) lace is more burly & secure. They come in different color schemes which may be a deciding factor.

          What aspect of the Elemental distinguishes its performance from the other sandal models?

          The Elemental features no bedding allowing it to shed water and keep its lightweight properties in wet conditions.

          Who is the ideal candidate for a pair of Elementals?

          Somebody with strong feet who is looking for the minimal amount of protection. They are most likely a frequent barefooter and just looking for some something to expand their barefoot range.

          *This sole thickness reads 8mm but it feels more like 6mm due to its rather low density composition.

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