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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.

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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 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.

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

    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‼️

    CA
    02/02/2020
    Carlos A.
    United States United States
    WOWWW! AMAAZING!!! I never want to wear anything else on my feet... Seriously!

    (Disclaimer: I usually don't rant and rave about things... I'm not that type... but these are just really that good/compelling!) Oh my goodness, this is the best footwear I have ever used in my life, ever (after 37 years of footwear btw lol)! Period. I'm never going back to anything else! You owe it to yourself to get a pair... your feet and body deserve it! Let me emphasize and clarify: these are not the best sandals I've ever worn... these are the best FOOTWEAR of any sort I've ever worn. So I ended up finding out about these guys on the hunt for some (electrically) "grounded" shoes and there's not a whole lot of options on the market for that. But upon stumbling into these EarthRunners I started to see they had clearly done something novel and right in the design department as well. So I took a leap of faith and got my first pair, and they stunned me. Truly. I got the Circadian Lifestyle and I'll never forget the first day I wore them! I went out doing errands and shopping and it was surreal because in the store I literally felt like I was barefoot. Like my brain was telling me "you're in a public place barefoot people should be looking at you strange and you should be embarrassed and might get kicked out" and it weirded me out when no one looked at me... and then I realized when I looked down "Oh, it doesn't LOOK like I'm barefoot to others, it just feels like I'm barefoot, so I look normal to others". What a strange experience. But that should tell you how FREE your feet feel in these sandals and the kind of liberty you'll feel while in them. It's literally the closest thing to being barefoot I've ever experienced outside of being barefoot (even more than Vibram's 5-finger shoes which I've worn the last 10 years+). I've been wearing them for about a year now, and I can honestly say I only love them even more now. I effectively can do most all low-level and middle-level intensity activities and exercises in these things. (Running/waking/jogging for sure but also lots of other movements as well, I've gone hiking on trails and on varied rocky/boulder surfaces in the wilderness for many miles and these do just fine!) It's really SHOCKING how secure and stable they are while feeling so minimally invasive. Truly, I still don't fully understand it but just know that I enjoy the benefit of this reality. The only exception I'd say if you are doing competitive sports that has lots of lateral movements then these sandals aren't going to be the best/ideal for that (i.e. football, basketball, racquet-sports), though they'll still work. But any other activity/exercise these things will do great! My backdrop/context is that I have done lots of sports throughout the years and I more recently have done partner-acrobatics last 5 years which is all barefoot, and also bodyweight calisthenics which can be barefoot. I also live in Central Texas, a pretty warm climate. So I'm able to be barefoot most of the time, for most of my activity, through most of the year. I'm comfortable being barefoot and it's certainly the healthiest way to be on various levels... so wearing these sandals is like the next best thing to being barefoot when I can't be barefoot in public settings or places I need to protect my feet etc. These things are truly minimal, and astoundingly secure for how minimal they are. I FRIKKING LOVE THESE THINGS. Anyways, these guys (EarthRunners) are doing this **** right. Bravo. Kudos. I salute you guys. Hats-Off. I hope more people discover your amazing product you have to offer for everyone's human health. Everyone should be wearing these things for their biomechanical health. If you are considering these sandals, don't, just BUY THEM! Seriously, do it. Best investment you'll have ever made for your health/feet. Not to mention you'll also have the benefit of being electrically grounded whenever you are on soil/earth/dirt/ground. NOTE: Important discovery I made having worn both the Circadian Lifestyle and the Alpha Adventure (The thinner sole and thinner lace as well as the thicker sole and thicker lace). I am usually wearing my sandals in urban environments (where it's not safe or appropriate to be barefoot), thusly usually on concrete/asphalt/pavement/hard-tiled floor and similar type very hard & dense surfaces etc. I found that the Circadian Lifestyles while giving me true foot freedom and ideal in many respects also made my joints take a lot of the impact-load of walking/running etc. However, when I got my Alpha Adventures, I found that the impact I was feeling on my joints entirely went away so they totally solved this problem! That to say, if you plan to wear your sandals in those kinds of environments or while moving around on those kinds of surfaces, I'd definitely suggest the thicker-soled sandals (the Alpha's). Cheers!

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    AC
    02/01/2020
    Annie C.
    United States United States
    Cute earthing sandals

    Just learned about earthing and I thought these sandals would help me spend more time grounded. These sandals took a few days to get adjusted and comfortable, but now they are fine and I have been enjoying wearing them. The foot bed fabric could look nicer/higher quality for the price but you don’t see it once they are on, so not a big deal. Style and function are great.

    BG
    02/01/2020
    Barbara G.
    Canada Canada
    sizing chart perfect!

    Love my new Earth Runners! Was nervous to buy online but sizing chart with print out was very helpful and they fit amazing!!

    LG
    01/28/2020
    Lisa G.
    United States United States
    Alpha sandals with green laces

    Excellent! My second pair of Alphas. Love 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 $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.

    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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