Forty years ago while walking barefoot
on the beach, Danish yoga master Anne Kalso discovered that
as her heel sank into the sand below her shoes, she achieved
a sensation similar to the Lotus yoga position. As she walked,
her breathing began flowing freely and her posture naturally
aligned. Passionate about the health benefits from walking
naturall, Anne Kalso took it upon herself to develop a natural
footwear design she called "Negative Heel Technology".
Her vision is the foundation for the design of all Earth Footwear.
heel vs. platform: both fall short of Negative Heel technology.
Earth Shoes is the pioneer company that introduced
the Negative Heel, taking flat, equal elevation sole comfort
one step further. For years, the shoe industry has produced
millions of shoes with raised heels, with apparently little
concern for the health considerations that accompany them.
A raised heel can cause back problems, as it throws your
weight forward, makes it more difficult to balance, and
places your spine out of alignment. With a negative heel,
your head is straight, shoulders roll back, breathing is
more efficient, and your spine and pelvis align.
While many shoe comapanies offer flat soled
shoes to correct certian posture problems, Earth is the
only company allowing you even great back support utilizing
the negative heel technology.
Kalso Negative Heel Technology provides a
healthy walking experience. Weight is evenly and naturally
distributed over your feet, while your body is naturally
aligned, creating a natural healthier stride. You may feel
like you are leaning back, and you may experience stiff
calves and/or thighs. This is normal. Moderate wear is advised
for the first week or so to allow muscles time to adjust
to this new way of natural walking.
The Proof is in the Performance.
Can a shoe actually improve your health and fitness?
Earth customers think so. In fact, one recently wrote
that wearing our shoes is "like walking on a treadmill
with a slight incline." Everyone from casual walkers
to serious athletes has discovered that Earth shoes deliver
real performance advantages over traditional athletic
Did you know?
Walking or joggin in Earth negative-heel shoes burns
more calories and amplifies the effects of exercise to
help you lose weight and reduce cellulite.
By correcting your posture, Earth shoes can bring immediate
relief from chronic back pain, muscular aches and join
The revolutionary footbed and ultra lightweight sole
position your foot correctly for optimum muscle function
to relieve nagging foot problems.
Earth footwear is certified and approved by The American
Podiatric Medical Association.
Earth Vegan styles contain no
animal products and feature high-quality breathable,
leather-like micro fiber uppers and linings. Certified
by the Vegan Society.
Improved posture with
Earth Comfort Features
Comfort Fit System
All Earth footwear styles include leather footbeds that
mold to the shape of your foot to customize comfort. Some
styles include interchangeable footbeds of different thicknesses.
This allows you to mix and match to determine which footbed
is right for you. Wear one, both, or none at all depending
on the width of your foot.
Earth footwears unique design allows your toes to
spread out freely into their natural position.
The natural latex rubber sole of all Earth footwear maximizes
comfort and durability.
Earth footwear is unique. The Earth experience is natural,
comfortable, stylish, and healthy. The Earth experience
is Total Body Comfort, invigorating for the mind, body,
and sole. Theres nothing like it.
The Essence of
You get more out of Earth footwear because Earth puts so
much in. Earth packs scores of technical innovations into
shoes that do as much for your image as they do for your
feet, back, spine, and joints. In fact, Earth shoes holds
a number of international patents - further proof that there's
only one Earth shoe.
Ergonomic Earth Soles
The hearth of any shoe is its sole. In the case of Earth,
it's the ergonomic outsole based on Kalso Negative Heel
technology. The Earth natural Latex rubber or Dura-Light
soles feature the exclusive rocker design to propel you
forward and promote the natural walking motion. Both lightweight
sole materials absorb shock, provide sure-footbed traction,
and stand the test of time.
The Earth Comfort Fit System
Every Earth shoe is fitted with Gelron 2000, a high-tech
EVA urethane compound that molds to the shape of your foot
for a true custom fit that lasts for years. Gelron 2000
softens shock and prevents impact from reaching your heel,
leg, or lower back. Adjustable straps, elastic gores, and
lacing system complement this cushioned interior and allow
you to fine-tune the fit.
If life's journey takes you across the country or the far
corners of the world, you'll soon discover Earth footwear
to be a favored traveling companion. More than 70% of Earth
shoes are airport friendly. Our shanks are made of recycled
fiber, so they provide flexibility and stability - without
alarming airport security. What's more, Earth shoes are
lightweight, pack easily, and cushion every step. So you'll
feel like you're walking on air, rather than merely flying
Vegan Society Certified
Thohse dedicated to a Vegan lifestyle will be pleased to
know that our Vegan collection of boots and shoes is fully
certified by the Vegan Society. Now there's no reason to
comprise your commitment to natural living in ordedr to
indulge your desire for stylish footwear. Enjoy unmatched
comfort and good health, along with complete peace of mind.
APMA Seal of Acceptance
The American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA) has awarded
its Seal of Acceptance to the entire collection of Earth
footwear, finding that "Earth a great shoe for support,
very stylish, comfortable and durable." This APMA Seal
confirms what Earth customers have been saying all along
- that wearing Earth is a safe, reliable way to promote
ASTM Slip Resistant Soles
Virtually all Earth shoes were found to exceed performance
parameters for slip resistance as measred by ASTM International
standards. Wear them with confidence.
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