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Elemental Adventure 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!

    earth runners icon Lifestyle Laced Sandals Performance Laces Adventure Sandals


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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 keep 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. 

    The Performance Lace featured on the Elemental Adventure Sandals offer more security than the Lifestyle Laces featured on the Elemental Lifestyle Sandals, the trade off is slightly less comfort. 

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

    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 Performance Laces

    • 9/16” Wide
    • 1/2" Hydrophobic Polyester Webbing Core
    • 1" Mil-Spec Nylon Reinforcement (Wrapped)
    • Conductive Stainless Steel Thread
    • Copper Ground Plug

    Customer Reviews

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    JD
    11/26/2019
    jacobus d.
    United States United States

    Total freedom

    Love them. Buying another pair soon.

    FG
    11/13/2019
    Faith G.
    United States United States

    Four Months In

    So I have had a few different pairs of barefoot shoes, mostly sandals over a couple years. This includes most of the options from Xero shoes and some lesser know companies; I did create a review of this a while ago, but I'd like to do so again. I wear these shoes EVERYDAY. They're lightweight, thin and comfortable. I feel confident when running in them and hiking long distance. They do what a shoe is supposed to do. The packaging is super cute! It came with a free sticker and some instructions which was a definite plus in comparison to zero's packaging. It's obvious these are quality shoes and I don't doubt anyone would enjoy them, I also can tell a lot of work and thought has been put into the shoe. The only con I've really found is that the sole collects sweat from your foot because it's porous, which every shoe will do to some extent, but I've noticed my feet smell after wearing these shoes. So every once and a while I have to take a brush and some soap to them ( around once every two weeks.) which with my zeros and the other sandals I've owned I just wiped them down and the smell went away. I really wish there were a better solution to this- but on the days that I go fully barefoot there isn't a smell. I've tried sprays and even cream for smelly, but the best way is just to simply wash the feet as well as the sandal. However, this is the best shoe I have worn, I love the style, and the idea of grounding. It's both a street shoe and athletic wear, and I don't mind that it gets a little smelly now and then. I'm sure I'll find a better solution, or I'll purchase a different shoe from here. Thanks for the shoes!

    KM
    11/09/2019
    Kent M.
    New Zealand New Zealand

    Earth Runners in Middle Earth

    There aren't many Earth Runners in New Zealand (yet), but it'll catch on... I've been really impressed with my Elemental Adventure Sandals. They arrived just in time for the onset of our warmer months and I've worn them every day for about three weeks. My feet feel great and have some nice Earth Runner tan lines coming along. I've got pretty wide, nuggety, island-feet that have been forced to wear footwear due to cutltural/work influences. My Earth Runners fit right in at work, they just look like normal sandals, only just way more stylish, natural looking, and functional - I can run in them! Barefoot and minimalist footwear are the way forward for me. Thank you for creating such a perfect solution Earth Runners. Kent

    Kent Murray verified customer review of Elemental Adventure Sandals
    AC
    11/03/2019
    Allan C.
    United States United States

    Comfort

    As mentioned in other reviews the comfort between the toes takes getting use to. But if you older people remember when you started wearing Go aheads, Zorries, Thongs etc, it always took getting use to them.

    VS
    10/27/2019
    Vivian S.
    United States United States

    Where Have These Been All my Life?? I'll never wear any other shoe!

    I've been exclusively wearing Earth Runner sandals every day for several years--They are the only shoes I will ever wear on a daily basis for the rest of my life! They saved my feet.... Back story: Traditional running shoes gave me a bunion, wearing orthotics for a year and not taking one step barefoot completed the crippling of my feet. I couldn't even walk across the floor barefoot! So for a year, I strengthened my feet back to health by going barefoot, winter and summer. Of course, there are times when this is not practical, especially since we now live in the thorny-strewn desert of Arizona. Then I found Earth Runners! Where had they been all my life? I LOVE THESE SANDALS!! They saved my feet.... Now if I put shoes on at all, it's my Earth Runners! They are soooo comfortable and secure. I've hiked the rugged stream beds and boulders of Arizona mountains, as well as the thorny desert floor with the Elementals, Lifestyles, and Adventure sandals. Best. Shoes. Ever!

    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.

    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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