Many of you have probably seen Curtis sporting his Earthrunner sandals over the past few months. Earthrunners or "Earthing Shoes" are outdoor minimalist sandals offering us the ability to better connect with the outdoors.
What are Earthing Shoes?
Earthing is the primal experience of living grounded to the earth, similar to how all life has evolved here on earth throughout time. Modern insulated lifestyles interrupt our bodies ability to connect with earth and effectively tell time. If we consider the fundamental changes in our lifestyle over the past century, what seems to have been overlooked is our electrical connection to the Earth. All life has lived grounded electrically to the Earth at every point in life’s history, up until modern times.
Our feet have a much more complex neurology than most people think which allows us to sense a lot through them. This knowledge fuels the design of Earthrunners. By allowing people to remain grounded in nature they can increase their mental clarity and focus. Because earthing shoes have conductive parts and provide the sensation of being barefoot, wearing them while exercising outdoors can increase your cardiovascular capacity yielding greater endurance.