The Best Earthing Shoes: What to Look for in Earthing Shoes
Earthing, also known as grounding, refers to connecting with the Earth electrically as humans have done for thousands of years—until recently, that is.
Our ancestors lived much more closely to the earth. Living in homes with dirt floors, working barefoot or with minimalist foot coverings made of natural materials. These days, we live and work in houses or tall buildings separate from the Earth. Our feet are covered by stiff shoes with insulated rubber soles. We have lost this ancient connection with the ground, and all of the health benefits associated with this vital connection.
When we are grounded, either by being outside barefoot or by wearing earthing shoes, we soak up the negative electrons from the earth which helps neutralize free radicals and balance our body. This leads to many health benefits, including: regulating circadian rhythm, reducing inflammation, pain management, better sleep, reduced stress, more energy, and blood pressure regulation. (*)
It’s not always practical to go barefoot, which is when we turn to earthing shoes. Get the most out of every step, even while wearing footwear!
What to Look for in Earthing Shoes
Adventure-Ready: The best place to ground is in nature, and your earthing shoes need to be adventure-ready for all of your nature exploration journeys! Look for earthing footwear that is comfortable, responsive, and secure.
Open Toe Box: Open-toed footwear enhances the body-earth connection. By unleashing your toes, they are able to more aptly sense and react to the environment. Toe freedom assists with proper distribution of body weight and optimal ankle and knee stability.
Minimalist Design: For optimal connection between the body and the earth, footwear that allows for both physical and electrical connection is best. Learn more about the benefits of wearing minimalist footwear here.
Mechanically-Sound: Choosing a well-designed, mechanically-sound pair of earthing shoes creates optimal connection between the body and the earth. This allows for maximum mobility and proprioception to help circulate and potentiate the energy from the earth and up through the body’s meridian channels.
Sufficiently Grounded: Ensure there is generous surface area connecting your foot and the grounded conductive element to allow for ample electron transfer.
The Best Earthing Shoes
The best earthing shoes incorporate all of the points discussed to present the user with adventure-ready earthing footwear that is capable of harvesting the Earth's chi out in the wild. Earth Runners sandals are flexible and light-weight for a barefoot feel, while still providing enough protection and security to get you wherever you want to go. The conductive grounding circuit starts with strategically placed copper rivet in the sole of the sandal—the entrance point for negative electrons—which flow upwards through the conductive laces. The conductive circuit harnesses the foot with an ergonomically routed lace to optimize your connection, comfort and freedom.
Earth Runners Adventure Sandals Breakdown:
Adventure-Ready: Tried and true, the huarache style of these earthing sandals’ lacing system, and narrow anchor points, keep your feet in place to ensure adventure-ready foot security.
Open Toe Box: Earth Runners earthing sandals feature a single thong strap over the least dynamic portion of the forefoot with a wide, open toe box for full toe mobility.
Minimalist Design: From responsive and light-weight soles, to the minimal lacing system, these earthing sandals are minimal in every sense. True barefoot sandals, allowing barefoot biomechanics while soaking up the barefoot earthing benefits.
Mechanically-Sound: The ergonomically routed lacing system and zero drop Vibram soles optimize your biomechanics, comfort and freedom.
Sufficiently Grounded: The conductive circuit starts with the copper in the sole of these earthing sandals, and works its way up through the conductive stainless steels stitched laces. Anywhere the laces touch your feet is grounded to the Earth’s healing energy.
Earth Runners earthing sandals allow true barefoot freedom: run, walk, hike, play, and adventure while remaining connected to the Earth for the ultimate earthing experience.