Our body draws energy from the earth. With every step we take, our feet extract the energy, and it is transmitted throughout our body. However, as most of the footwear we use are made with synthetic materials, we block the energy our body would normally get from the earth.
WHAT IS GROUNDING?
Also referred to as earthing, grounding is a theory that refers to the use of natural material for footwear which allows us to stay grounded. No, not in the sense that our heads get too big. In the sense that it allows the energy from the earth to flow in from our feet, without the material blocking transmission. It allows you to get energy from a natural source which can ultimately lead to a healthier life.
THE BENEFITS OF EARTHING
The concept of earthing and using earth's natural energy is becoming more and more popular as many companies have started to use more natural materials to make shoes, sandals, and other footwear.
Electrons from the earth can effectively neutralize positively charged free radicals that can cause us chronic inflammation. For this to be possible, the earthing shoes must be made from completely natural materials. This helps ensure that the electrons have a more direct path to our bodies. They are also very environmentally friendly because they do not contain any synthetic components.
One of the best ways to ground yourself is by walking barefoot. However, we can't always do that because we run the risk of hurting our feet. This footwear offers the protection we need while still allowing us to experience all the benefits of going barefoot.
Earthing can also lead to reduced blood viscosity, which further supports our cardiovascular health. You can also experience better sleep habits and reduced pain among a host of other health benefits.
Now that you are aware of some of the more significant benefits earthing has to offer you, read on. We bet the more conventional shoes you are currently wearing, don't offer you as much as earthing shoes can.
We have handpicked the top 5 grounding shoes or sandals for you to consider wearing for receiving vital energy from the earth.
Rating: 4.8 out of 5 Cost: $$$
- Comes with different color options
- Gives a barefoot feel
- Slightly expensive for a sandal
- Some reported that the sizing isn't true to other footwear
If you want a light sandal that also allows you to absorb energy from the earth with every step, then Earth Runners Circadian is a match made in heaven. The sandals have a 9mm Vibram sole that provides enough comfort and support for you to walk or even run with ease.
It also has exceptional traction, so you don't slip or fall. They are made from heavy-duty cotton canvas for improved durability and the laces are Grounded Conductive Lifestyle Laces.
The minimalist design of the sandal makes it quite appealing and light, giving you the barefoot feel. The sandals come in five different color options so you and provide a great earthing experience. We highly recommend the Circadian if you want the maximum earthing feel with comfort.
Rating: 4.6 out of 5 Cost: $$$
- Great quality of leather
- Durable shoes with great potential for earthing
- Breathable and comfortable to wear
- Leather can make your feet sweat
- Sizes may run larger than expected
If you want a fashionably in-style shoe for your outdoor activities or even normal everyday wear, then these Ballet Earthing Moccasins by Bastien Industries are great. Made with genuine Moose Hide Leather, these leather moccasins have a double leather soft sole, which allows your feet to really sink in.
The sole isn't too thick and allows you to absorb energy from the ground with every step you take. The only thing is these moccasins are, of course, not great for formal wear, just for your casual day out. But most grounding shoes are casual. They are intended for softer surfaces such as grass, dirt, and sand and may not hold up to rougher terrain like concrete.
Rating: 4.8 out of 5 Cost: $$$$$
- Great support for the whole feet
- Comfortable sole
- Lightweight, so you can run faster
- Comes in various colors
- Some reported that sizing could be difficult
If you are looking for grounding shoes that allow you to run with ease for a long period of time, then look no further than the Dash RunAmoc. These shoes provide support for your ankles and have a nice and comfortable sole, which allows you to run for hours. These are perfect for joggers and those that like outdoor activities like trekking and hiking.
They allow you to be one with the earth while also providing proper support for your feet and ankles, unlike the Earth Runners Circadian sandals. They are made with flexible and breathable materials and feature an innovative sole shape to provide a little extra room for your toes. There is also a toe cap that provides some extra durability.
Rating: 4.1 out of 5 Cost: $$
- No lining so there is no sweating
- Stylish and appropriate for everyday wear
- Conforms to the shape of your feet
- Need to be broken in
- May be too narrow for wider feet
If you are looking for minimalist shoes that offer real comfort with soft, genuine leather, while offering you that love and connection to the earth, then these moccasins are for you. With these shoes, you get both fashion and quality. The Classic Moc is made with soft suede leather, has rawhide laces, and a padded insole.
The flexible rubber insole is also lightweight and easier to walk in. These earthing shoes tend to run about a half size large, so keep this in mind when ordering your next pair.
Rating: 4.2 out of 5 Cost: $$$
- Extremely durable
- Incredibly comfortable
- Roomy toe box
- More expensive
- May not be true to size
For a comfortable and snug fit, Kalso Earth Harvest shoes are for you. They can help maintain good leg and foot muscles, and the negative heel provides much-needed comfort when walking and standing. These shoes are also convertible which means you can wear them as a slide, or a clog and they are easy to get on and off.
CHOOSING THE BEST GROUNDING SHOES
One of the biggest considerations to make when choosing your next pair of grounding shoes in 2020 is what you will be doing in them. Most of the listed varieties are good for everyday wear, but you will want to pay attention to the kind of terrain they are more appropriate for.
For example, if you plan on walking on concrete or hard terrain, then you will want to stay clear of the sandals designed for soft earth.
Finally, make sure it fits comfortably. You want a shoe that provides you with the link between your body and the earth while also finding a good balance to improve your health and performance while bringing you closer to nature.
TURN YOUR SHOES INTO GROUNDING SHOES
Did you know that with our Orgone Shoe Soles, you can greatly improve your own shoes? Help balance your energy, relieve stress and tension, and ground yourself with your existing shoes by turning them into earthing shoes instead.