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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.

30 Days Money Back Guarantee

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.

Determine Your Size

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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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    Conductivity

    Water
    Applications

     

    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

     

    Description
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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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    NC
    08/15/2019
    Nash C.
    United States United States

    good product

    v relevant. I wear them daily

    UP
    08/12/2019
    Umakanth P.
    United States United States

    Simplistic Design

    The best part is the simplistic design and great comfort for trekking, did 3 hikes in Hawaii, slippery surfaces but didn't face an issue

    SC
    08/10/2019
    Steve C.
    United States United States

    Great runners but don't leave unattended

    These sandals are great. But I left them in the bathroom of a local park when I changed clothes. The next day when I went back, they were gone. The park ranger said a bum used the bathroom that morning. So even a bum knows quality when he sees it.

    A Earth Runners Customer
    MW
    08/10/2019
    Megan W.
    United States United States

    Better word than perfect?

    I hate any shoes that aren't bare feet, but I really like these. My boyfriend mocked me a bit for wanting them and was real cocky about his vibram 5-finger shoes. The first time he saw me walking on them he was amazed and said the limp, stiffness, and hunched over shuffle I'd developed due to months of serious illness and recovery had disappeared, as if the shoes instantly reminded my body how it was originally supposed to move. Now every single time he sees them by the door or sees me waking in them, he compulsively says "Damn, I need to buy some of those." For new buyers: the strap between my toes rubbed in a different spot than flip flops do and was very uncomfortable. At first I thought I just needed to let my feet adjust to it, but then I tried adjusting the straps to make that section of strap between my toes a little looser and they instantly became the most comfortable shoes ever, no uncomfortable adjustment period necessary, and I wish I would have done it sooner, so I'm passing that info on.

    NP
    08/09/2019
    Nick P.
    United Kingdom United Kingdom

    What I expected from the experts

    The sandals are what you would expect. Good quality great sole. I’ve never warn anything between my big toe and second toe before. This is taking some time to get used to but is starting to feel more comfortable. I’ve previously broken my toes and I don’t think that helps! I’ve run from work to the shops and that set of thing (around .5k) and they feel okay for that, I’ll try a bigger proper run in them soon. I’d also add that the customer service has been exceptional.

    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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