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Elemental 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.

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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.

    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

    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 Elemental will keeping 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. 

    Handcrafted for foot freedom in our San Francisco Bay Area workshop.

    Weight: 5.5 oz (single sandal, men's size 9)

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

    Sole:  Vibram® Gumlite Outsole

    Footbed:  None

    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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    04/12/2019
    Breck B.
    United States

    Great Option for Outdoor Adventure

    After researching options for an ultra-light, minimalist sandal for casual wear and outdoor adventure - I decided to give Earth Runners a try. I am very pleased with the comfort of my Elemental Lifestyle Sandals and they have become my "go-to" footwear for both casual use and packing in my backpack when hitting the trail. Once adjusted, the sandals are very easy to put on and take off and they provide the protection and comfort I was looking for.

    TW
    04/09/2019
    Tyler W.
    United States

    I have big feet...

    ...and these still work! I normally wear 15 or 16 US sized men's shoes; at times a 14 will work but very rare. When looking online these were the ones I liked best yet the biggest they make are 13. Being open I figured they would work and I'm right! A half size or one full size bigger would have been appreciated but after a bit of wear (less than a week) these are now my daily footwear. Biggest issue that just took time to adjust too was pain between the two right-most toes on my left foot (my bigger of the two feet). After multiple adjustments and just getting use to it the pain has stopped! Love them and hope they last me a very long time.

    RC
    04/03/2019
    Rick C.
    United States

    Sandal Lover

    I have Luna’s, Zero’s and Unshoes thin soled sandals. Although my favorite sandals were Unshoes, the Vibram soles were a bit noisy and slippery on hard surfaces (concrete, hard floors, etc.) Zero’s were too heavy and bulky, Luna’s too bulky. None were earthing. Very happy with EarthRunner Elemental sandals. They check all the boxes for me; thin soles, light, comfortable, and they’re earthing! I plan to wear them out!

    Rick C. verified customer review of Elemental Lifestyle Sandals
    BC
    04/02/2019
    Brandon C.
    United States

    Be one with the ground.

    This is my second pair of earth runners, unfortunately my first pair were stollen while on a trip in Mexico. I love these sandals, once you get them adjusted just right they are super comfortable. I have hiked sections of the PCT, explored the beaches and oceans in Mexico and Hawaii, and regularly wear them to run in. They are not the most fashionable sandals (IMO) but they are a great for comfortably connecting with the earth.

    DB
    03/29/2019
    Douglas B.
    United States

    Freed Feet!

    I’ve been a barefoot enthusiast for about a decade, having purchased my first pair of FiveFingers in 2010 after reading “Born to Run”. I lost focus for a couple of years and recently rediscovered my love of running; I’ve been re-acclimating my feet to minimalist footwear and felt I was ready to take another step toward true barefoot running. After extensive research, I settled on a pair of Earth Runners and am so, so glad I did. A few of the highlights: -The flex of the sole is wonderful - full range of motion while still keeping my arches safe from feeling more than just the pressure of pointy objects I walk/run over. -Also regarding arches, it’s nice to not feel overly supported and to let my feet just do their thing. -I’ve received lots of compliments on the appearance in the short time I’ve had them, too - style points! lol -Customer service has been fantastic. Before purchasing, I called and emailed and received prompt, friendly, informative responses from Lauren - couldn’t have asked for a better experience in that regard. The only complaint is most likely user error/getting used to a new sensation: I’m still working out the perfect fit regarding the straps. My left foot feels pretty good, right foot has some soreness between my big and index toes. The longer I wear them, the closer I get to being 100% comfortable. After running in Vibrams for so long, I think it’ll just take some getting used to. Very pleased thus far and looking forward to continuing to enjoy my Earth Runners - thanks for the quality product!

    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 $5.75 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 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.

    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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