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Alpha Lifestyle 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! 
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    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!

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          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

           

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          The Alpha will keep you secure while leaving you free to flow through your environment effortlessly. Being our thickest sandal model, this a great option for those who are new to minimalist footwear or looking to go the extra mile.

          Weight: 5.2 oz (single sandal, men's size 9)

          Thickness: 12mm = 10mm base + 2mm tread

          Sole: Vibram® Morflex Outsole

          Footbed:  Earth Grip 

            • Heavy Duty Cotton Canvas
            • Small Batch, Low Impact Dye
            • Los Angeles Dye House
            • GOTS Certified Dye

          Laces:  Grounded Conductive Lifestyle Laces

            • 5/8” Nylon Webbing
            • 3/8" Mil-Spec Nylon Reinforcement (lined)
            • Conductive Stainless Steel Thread
            • Copper Ground Plug
          Customer Reviews
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          LH
          09/09/2017
          Linda H.
          United States
          Earth Runners

          Absolutely love them and would like another pair‼️

          BC
          03/20/2020
          Barry C.
          Canada Canada
          Amazing Sandals

          I found EarthRunners by accident. I have ordered minimalist sandals from 4 different brands in the past 6 months. EarthRunners are my favourite. Still snowy up here in Canada, but I have been wearing them around the house and yard and they feel excellent and the i figured out the lacing system in 5 minutes. I ordered the Alphas in both the performance and lifestyle laces, and they are both comfortable, I really don't notice a difference. These sandals are light, stylish, and packable for travel. I love walking and walked over 480 km (300 miles) when I spent 22 days in Oahu in February....I wish I had my EarthRunners on that trip, but next time I will. I also purchased 2 pairs of the Circadian sandals and those have not arrived yet. I am very tough on my shoes so I will be curious how long these last on me. I wear a size 13 in most shoes so I ordered the size 13, and they fit perfect. I am a customer for life.

          K
          03/16/2020
          Kaidan
          United States United States
          Wonderful Sandals

          Ordering from Earth Runners has been great. The instructions were clear as to how to find out your right size. Shipping was great; I received them earlier than expected. These sandals are the best that I have ever had. They are supportive, comfortable, visually appealing, and connect you more to the earth. I recommend everyone to try these sandals.

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          SB
          03/14/2020
          Scott B.
          United States United States
          I love these sandals

          I really love these sandals

          AC
          03/10/2020
          Ashleigh C.
          United States United States
          Love them!

          When I first got my sandals I thought they felt pretty stiff, but as I am breaking them in they are softening and feeling great! I love how free my feet feel when I am wearing them.

          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.

          Who is the ideal candidate for the Alpha Earth Runners?

          The thicker cushion sole of the Alpha is great for those new to minimal footwear or for those looking to rack up a lot of miles or carry a heavier load.

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

          The only difference between these two Alpha 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.

          Can these be used for trail running?

          Yes, the Alpha is great for most trails.

          Is the Hemp Earth-Grip footbed 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. 

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