The best earthing shoes offer the primal experience of living grounded to the earth, same as all life has evolved on this planet throughout time. Insulated modern rubber shoes interrupt our body's ability to connect with earth in the way our ancient ancestors lived. Primitive cultures live their lives in constant connection with earth by going barefoot or wearing leather soled shoes moccasins or minimalist sandals.
The complex neurology of our feet makes for a sensory base capable of more than most people would imagine. When considering the physiology of the human foot it is important to understand its capacity to interface as a link between our body and the Earth. In addition to the health benefits of earthing, feedback the foot receives from the ground contributes to proprioception: the sense of knowing where your body is in space, and reacting appropriately. While stiff soles muffle the environment underfoot, going barefoot or wearing minimalist sandals allows your feet to detect the world around you, enhancing proprioception.
Earthing Shoes for Optimized Cortisol Secretion and Recovery
A balanced fitness regime involves a strong recovery strategy. Studies have shown how exposing our body's biology to the schumann resonance via earthing helps to re-synchronizes cortisol hormone secretion more in alignment with the natural 24-hour circadian rhythm. Normalization of circadian cortisol profiles from prolonged earthing has also shown improved sleep and reduced pain and stress.
Earthing's Effect on Blood Viscosity
High intensity intervals are known for their big performance gains, try rewilding your workouts with earthing shoes or barefoot to see if you notice a difference in your cardio. Earthing has shown to increase the surface charge on red blood cells and thereby reduces blood viscosity and clumping. The red blood cells maintain separation from one another as a result of their surface charge, allowing for a more orderly single-file flow into the capillaries. Grounding appears to be one of the simplest and yet most profound interventions for helping reduce cardiovascular risk and cardiovascular events. Furthermore, remaining grounded during outdoor cardio exercise is believed to increases cardiovascular capacity yielding a greater endurance threshold.
Grounding during exercise has shown to reduce soreness after excise and speed up recovery. Earthing during exercise affects protein metabolism, resulting in a positive nitrogen balance. This means that the intake of nitrogen into the body is greater than the loss of nitrogen from the body, so there is an increase in the total body pool of protein. This phenomenon has fundamental importance in understanding human metabolic processes in athletes.
Earthing Shoes For Every Occasion
Earthing Shoes + Running Sandals
We offer a modern rendition of an ancient minimalist running sandal design made with Vibram® soles and our grounded conductive laces™ to offer the ultimate barefoot sandal experience.
|Description||Our thinnest and quickest drying sole which offers the most ground feel.||The ultimate barefoot water traction, wicking, cotton footbed for aggressive traction.||New to minimal footwear or looking to go the extra mile? Featuring our thickest sole & cotton footbed.|
|Sole Composition||8mm Vibram® Gumlite Outsole|| 1mm Earth-Grip footbed
8mm Vibram Outsole
| 1mm Earth-Grip footbed
11mm Vibram Outsole
|Lifestyle Sandals||Elemental Lifestyle||Circadian Lifestyle||Alpha Lifestyle|
|Adventure Sandals||Elemental Adventure||Circadian Adventure||Alpha Adventure|
Grounded Conductive Lacing System™
Our earthing sandals are designed to keep you grounded to bare Earth. Nature is the idea plac≈e for this, as natural surfaces connect you to the native circadian rhythm and Schumann Resonance of the Earth.
Earth Runners worn on bare Earth allow the copper lace plug featured on the outsole to make effective connection with the ground, facilitating electron transfer between your body and the Earth through the stainless steel lined lace circuit. This effectively grounds the body via intimate connection of lace and foot–similar to that of being barefoot.
Read more about the benefits of a grounded lifestyle on our earthing page.