Children's footwear will either weaken or strengthen a child's impressionable and growing feet. We are excited to offer minimalist sandals for kids which promote healthy foot development and preserve inherent functions. Complete with conductive earthing laces, our children's sandals encourage nature connection and provide your little ones with the best of barefoot–both physically and electrically.
- Easy to slip on and off
- Flexible and zero drop
- 8mm Vibram® Outsole w/ Black Rubber Top
- 9mm Vibram® Outsole w/ Earth-Grip footbed (+$10)
- 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
*NOTE* The Grey laces are a thinner width (1/2") in comparison to the other lifestyle laces (5/8"). The 1/2" laces are best suited for smaller feet or people who are sensitive to a toe post between their first and second toe.
Weight: 3.5-3.9 oz (single sandal, Children's size 3)
We proudly donate 1% of all sales to True Messages, a non-profit focused on honoring the running heritage of the Tarahumara culture and supporting the youth of the community.
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.
- 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.
- 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.
*shipping costs are estimated based on the weight of 1-3 items
What type of rubber is used on the 8mm Vibram outsole? 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.
Is the Earth-Grip footbed on the 9mm Vibram outsole 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.
What aspect of the 8mm Vibram outsole distinguishes its performance from the the 9mm Vibram outsole with Earth-Grip footbed?
The Elemental features no bedding allowing it to shed water and keep its lightweight properties in wet conditions.
Can the 9mm Vibram outsole with Earth-Grip footbed be worn in water?
Yes, all of our sandals can be worn in water. The Earth-Grip footbed resembles the feel of a mild bare earth equivalent--with superior all weather traction. The 100% cotton footbed will hold some water weight until it has a chance to dry. In comparison, our 8mm Vibram outsole dries much quicker by featuring no Earth-Grip footbed but the trade-off is less effective grip/performance in water.
Why is the 9mm Vibram outsole with Earth-Grip footbed more popular?
The Earth-Grip footbed provides a comfortable secure experience along with ideal light weight, proprioceptive feel and aggressive traction. These factors work in concert to make the 9mm outsole at home in the backcountry or around town.
Earth Runners are inspired by ancient huarache running sandals. We are grateful to the Tarahumara for originating this design and feel fortunate to have the ability to give back and honor the creators of the huarache running sandal.
We donate 1% of all sales to True Messages, a non-profit focused on honoring the running heritage that remains so important to the Rarámuri culture. True Messages listens to the input of the local National community to determine where to allocate resources which includes sponsoring races, trail projects, and initiatives to support the youth of the community.
Thank you for helping us support the Tarahumara!