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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.

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

     

    minimalist outdoor sandals

    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 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. 


          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
          4.9 Based on 443 Reviews
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          EH
          01/09/2020
          Erika H.
          United Kingdom United Kingdom
          Amazing!

          I love my Earthrunners, I ordered the tribal lace, it looks really special. It makes me grounded, while Im outside and they are really comfortable aswell! Im thinking to order the socks too.

          A Earth Runners Customer
          FL
          03/14/2020
          Forrest L.
          United States United States
          Primary footwear

          The elementals are my primary footwear, because of the minimalism and grounding. I like my feet to breathe, and the minimalism actually more or less fixes my chronic knee dislocation, which is worsened by having anything raising my heels. The grounding is just a no brainer. This company is great. They stand by their product and offer free replacements if you have problems. I took a few months to adjust myself to minimalist footwear, about 5 years ago. The only other product apart from earth runners I'd recommend is the bellevile minimalist trainer if you need a work boot, and as a good way to transition into the earth runners. Otherwise I'm a barefoot hiker most days of the week, and the elementals are the closest you can get to that for when you cant go barefoot or working up to barefooting more often. Thanks again Earth Runners. PS I got a pair for my dad, the circadians (thicker), and I cant get him to wear the darn things. He keeps thinking they'll fall off his feet no matter how much we adjust them, but I keep trying. Plus he gets cold. I made him a pair of leather grounding boots which he does wear, so hopefully I'll get him into the sandals again when its warmer. That being said, Earth Runners are a product that are an incredible value for those who have the patience to figure them out and work into using them like I did. They can take some getting used to, but if you're someone like me who really needs them, theres just nothing else available short of making your own shoes, which I've also done and has worked okay, but sometimes they dont last as long. I tried numerous minimalist footwear options, at least 3 other brands that will go unnamed, and these are the best.

          RG
          02/19/2020
          Raz G.
          Israel Israel
          very good

          best sandals ever ! great idea ! healthy to our body and foot and electromagnetic field next time i will try to make with my hands my own sandals :) haha

          TN
          02/08/2020
          tim n.
          United States United States
          Fantastic 'earthing' sandals.

          Overall great sandals and more comfortable than I expected. Though as you might expect my feet are not centered all the time on the sandals. This is minor, but a bit of irritation for me.

          EK
          02/08/2020
          Ernie K.
          United States United States
          Pretty amazing product

          Ordered these as a gift for a very special friend and she loved them! I do as well and will be ordering a pair for myself. Just a great concept for anyone that enjoys being in touch and connecting with the earth. Great look and great style!

          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 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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