Have you heard of “earthing” or “grounding”? It is the belief that body-to-earth contact is beneficial to our health. Electrons from the Earth have an antioxidant effect that can protect your body from inflammation. Is this true? I personally love the feel of the warm ground, sand, or yoga mat under my feet. If I am not barefoot you will find me in flip flops, but those are made of rubber and rubber blocks any electric current. But, walking around barefoot everywhere is not realistic.
I received a pair of “earthing” sandals from Juil to experience how their shoes can make me more balanced and grounded. Each pair of Juil sandals or shoes have copper “dots” under each toe and the heel that touches to the earth. Copper is a good conductor of electricity because it has the ability to conduct the electron current or flow of electrons fairly easily.
Juil footwear cleanses your body of free radicals, based on a concept known as earthing or grounding. Whereas most footwear insulates your body from making a connection with the earth, the copper “dots” in Juil earthing shoes act as a conduit between your body and the Earth, allowing you to stay truly connected and balanced.
Juil sandals are made with natural leather*. It took a couple of weeks for me to break in the Hera flip-flop style straps, but once broken in they fit my feet perfectly. The Hera sandal is available in 9 different colors. I chose pewter and so happy I did! They look great with my casual jeggings and a tank top, slightly dressed up with my black wrap dress, and paired with my daily yoga clothes.
My feet aren’t flat, but after years of walking in rubber flip flops my arch needs some extra support. The structure of the Juil sandal provides a longitudinal arch and metatarsal arch. The sole is not stiff or slippery so that you get the closest experience of walking barefoot. I have to admit … these sandals so really comfortable!
So, the big question is does the copper work? Typically my feet ache in the morning, but lately they haven’t been. The most significant thing I noticed happened one day when I was driving. The pads of my toes felt warm and I couldn’t figure out what was causing it. Then I realized that it must be the copper “dots” doing their thing!
I love these sandals and have been wearing them everywhere every day! If you practice yoga you will be excited to find that every pair of Juil shoes comes with a very cute yoga mat bag. Right now you can get the same sandals I have for only $69 (original price $125), but you can win a pair of Juil sandals of your choice! Click here to enter the giveaway.**
DISCLOSURE: Juil provided me with a pair of sandals. I did not receive any other form of compensation. All statements are my opinion and my opinion only.
*The vegan Gaia flip-flops are made with satin and grass.
**Giveaway ends on Monday, October 21 at 11:59pm.