I am thankful for Earth shoes! They are amazing. I wouldn’t have believed it if I didn’t try them on. I was planning to get a new pair of Birkenstocks with my Christmas gift card. The shoe store owner looked at the wear pattern on my old ones and suggested I try on a pair of the Earth brand, no pressure. He really knew a lot about shoes and arches and all the technical ways shoes impact the whole body. (It was too much information to absorb during what I thought would be a little ‘me’ time buying shoes!)
I slid them on. It took a minute to get over the odd feeling I was standing with my heels in a hole (that’s the “negative heel technology that shifts the weight back”) then I realized how amazing they are.
My whole body immediately aligned—my hips, lower back, shoulders. The pressure I in my lower back (that’s become the norm) was instantly relieved. My posture was straight and my breathing was deeper. He said the shoes relieve sciatic nerve pain, tone muscles from heel to thigh, burn more calories (like setting the treadmill to an incline), and allow more oxygen in each breath. Like I said, I wouldn’t have believed such claims if I didn’t have them on my feet. And the shoes were $40 less than the ones I was about to buy, so it wasn’t an upsell.
I felt so comfortable and balanced, not like when you try to stand up straight and after awhile it gets too tiring. I wore them home and my husband said, hmmm you seem taller. :)