Children's Minimalist Sandals
Children's footwear will either weaken or strengthen a child's impressionable and growing feet. We are excited to offer minimalist sandals for kids which promote healthy foot development and preserve inherent functions. Complete with conductive earthing laces, our children's sandals encourage nature connection and provide your little ones with the best of barefoot–both physically and electrically.
- Easy to slip on and off
- Flexible and zero drop
- ELEMENTAL: 8mm Vibram® Outsole w/ Black Rubber Top
- CIRCADIAN: 9mm Vibram® Outsole w/ Earth-Grip footbed (+$10)
- ALPHA: 12mm Vibram® Outsole w/ Earth-Grip footbed (+$15)
- Heavy Duty Cotton Canvas
- Small Batch, Low Impact Dye
- Los Angeles Dye House
- GOTS Certified Dye
Laces: Grounded Conductive Lifestyle Laces™
Two different lifestyle lace constructions available:
1. Ergonomic Lifestyle Laces
- 9/16” Double Tubular Webbing™
- Earthing Plug & single Conductive Stainless Steel (SS) Thread
- Colors: Cloud (Single SS), Canyon Clay (Double SS), Sunset (Single SS), Carbon (Single SS)
2. Classic Lifestyle Laces
5/8” Mil-Spec Reinforced Two-Ply Webbing - color: Charcoal
1/2" Mil-Spec Reinforced Two-Ply Webbing - color: Tribal
- Earthing Plug & Conductive Stainless Steel Thread
Buckles: Injection molded in Santa Cruz, California with 25% recycled plastic.
*NOTE* The Grey and Tribal laces are a thinner width (1/2") in comparison to the other lifestyle laces (5/8"). These laces are best suited for smaller feet or people who are sensitive to a toe post between their first and second toe.
*Thread color may vary between grey and beige due to supply chain availability.
Weight: 3.5-3.9 oz (single sandal, Children's size 3)
We proudly donate 1% of all sales to True Messages, a non-profit focused on honoring the running heritage of the Tarahumara culture and supporting the youth of the community.
Your order will ship out via USPS within 3-7 business days of receiving it. All orders placed by Monday 7am Pacific will be shipped Thursday. Orders placed by Thursday at 7am Pacific will ship Monday. Any changes to your order must be requested within 48 hours of placing your order.
All sandals are made to order in our Sonoma County workshop. *Please note we cannot guarantee changes made to your order 24 hours after it has been placed*
- 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.
We ship worldwide with Delivered Duty Paid (DDP) shipping options to help avoid unpredictable customs fees and shipping delays. Shipped via FedEx, DHL & postal mail, taxes & duties included. Learn more here.
- DDP Priority: average 9-14 day transit time.
- DDP Express: average 7-10 day transit time.
- DDP ePacket (Canada only): average 9-12 day transit time.
*shipping costs are estimated based on the weight of 1-3 items
What type of rubber is used on the 8mm Vibram outsole? Is it natural?
The sole is an 8mm Vibram Sport Utility Moreflex which is a proprietary blend of EVA and rubber material. It is not made of 100% natural rubber but it is RoHS (Restriction of Hazardous Substances) compliant.
Is the Earth-Grip footbed on the 9mm Vibram outsole organic?
The footbed is dyed in small batches using GOTS certified organic dye in Los Angeles California. The fabric itself is not certified organic. The farmers in India who grow our cotton use traditional practices that have been in place for over 100 years--before non-organic fertilizers were introduced.
We laminate the Earth-Grip footbed to the Vibram® outsole using solvent free thermal adhesive.
What aspect of the 8mm Vibram outsole distinguishes its performance from the the 9mm Vibram outsole with Earth-Grip footbed?
The Elemental features no bedding allowing it to shed water and keep its lightweight properties in wet conditions.
Can the 9mm Vibram outsole with Earth-Grip footbed be worn in water?
Yes, all of our sandals can be worn in water. The Earth-Grip footbed resembles the feel of a mild bare earth equivalent--with superior all weather traction. The 100% cotton footbed will hold some water weight until it has a chance to dry. In comparison, our 8mm Vibram outsole dries much quicker by featuring no Earth-Grip footbed but the trade-off is less effective grip/performance in water.
Why is the 9mm Vibram outsole with Earth-Grip footbed more popular?
The Earth-Grip footbed provides a comfortable secure experience along with ideal light weight, proprioceptive feel and aggressive traction. These factors work in concert to make the 9mm outsole at home in the backcountry or around town.
Earth Runners are inspired by ancient huarache running sandals. We are grateful to the Tarahumara for originating this design and feel fortunate to have the ability to give back and honor the creators of the huarache running sandal.
We donate 1% of all sales to True Messages, a non-profit focused on honoring the running heritage that remains so important to the Rarámuri culture. True Messages listens to the input of the local National community to determine where to allocate resources which includes sponsoring races, trail projects, and initiatives to support the youth of the community.
Thank you for helping us support the Tarahumara!