Try Earthing Shoes to Maximize Earthing Benefits
Hello everyone, as many of you may know I’ve had a recent interest in the concept of earthing and thought I would do a fully dedicated post to earthing shoes.
I have already fully incorporated a universal earthing mat into my daily routine which I use for about 8 hours each day.
You see, I work at a desk all day and spend most of my time surrounded by electronics and computers, so this gives me a way to ground myself while being indoors and hopefully offsets some of the exposure that I may be getting from electromagnetic fields.
So far, I really like using the earthing mat. I use it by simply resting my feet on it throughout the day.
To further enhance my grounding experience and maximize earthing time, I’m wondering if utilizing other earthing products would provide greater benefit. One of the items that I am currently thinking about incorporating is earthing shoes.
With earthing shoes, one can take advantage of earthing more frequently and with less effort. For instance, one would not have to always remain stationary and tethered to a grounding pad that is connected to a wall outlet.
But before we dive into the shoes, let’s take another look at the benefits of earthing.
Earthing Shoes and Grounding Benefits
Here is a great little article that I ran across on NaturalNews.com that reiterates the importance of earthing and the potential benefits from a regular dose of Earth connectivity.
We all know how enjoyable it is to walk barefoot along a sandy beach or grassy patch. There is a reason for this delight — the foot contains an intricate (and sensitive) network of nerves and acupuncture points. Because of this, the feet are especially adept at picking up free electrons. Have a look at the perks of tossing those shoes and connecting with the earth:
– Sound sleep
– Heightened clarity
– A calm nervous system
– Accelerated healing from injuries
– Cardiovascular health
– Enhanced immune system
– Reduced PMS symptoms
– Increased energy
– Reduction in inflammation
– Elimination of jet lag
– Protection against electromagnetic fields (EMFs)
More at Beware: Shoes can be hazardous to your health
The list of benefits is long and provides compelling reasons to give regularly grounding a try.
So now that we’ve touched on the positives of earthing, let’s get on to the shoes.
David Wolfe’s Earthing Shoes Grounders
First up, are the very popular and affordable earthing shoes from David Wolfe, the raw food and natural health expert.
Here’s a photo of them right here to the left. If you have ever seen any conference footage of David Wolfe speaking, you will know that he can always be found wearing these shoes.
In fact, they are not shoes at all, they are sandals or flip flops. This is a big disadvantage for me and for many I would think. Unless you live in Hawaii or a similar climate where it is always warm or can always look super casual, these just won’t fit the bill.
Earthing shoes that would get maximum use by most people would require them to be able to be worn to work or to a nice restaurant. Not to mention that these wouldn’t work for joggers or runners.
Nevertheless, the Grounders earthing shoes are very affordable at only $19.97 at the Longevity Warehouse website, so having a pair of these on hand and in the rotation is a great idea.
Moreover, there is some special technology built into these simple grounding flip flops. These conductive earthing shoes have a conductive insert and incorporate a conductive rubber plug that contacts the ground and then to the wearer’s K1 acupressure point. Apparently this pressure point, while a little uncomfortable, is the most effective spot to ground the body.
Earthing Shoes by Juil
Another company that seems to be onboard with grounding is Juil. They providing conductive earthing shoes and seem to be dedicated to providing great products. They even have a dedicated page on their site to the importance of earthing that you can visit right here.
Most of the offerings from Juil are in the sandal or clog variety (not exactly the best earthing shoes for men) and unfortunately the company’s men’s shoe offering is quite limited.
If moccasins are your thing, there is a great company out of Maine called Wassookeag that makes earthing moccasins. Here’s a link to their site and a page on earthing footwear.
All handmade and providing the maximum benefit of earthing, their leather or hide sole moccasins are able to conduct the Earth’s energy unlike a plastic or rubber sole shoe. Wassookeag also prides themselves on quality construction and the use of natural hides and not synthetic materials.
Make Your Own Earthing Shoes
Heck, if you can’t find any grounding shoes that fit your needs, you can just make your own as some people have done.
Here’s an interesting video from a dedicated earther who after a lot of research and experimentation has decided to make his own conductive earthing shoes.
Best Shoes for Earthing
So now that we have seen what is out there in terms of earthing shoes, the question is, what are the best shoes for earthing?
Obviously, normal rubber and plastic sole shoes are out as they won’t allow energy to flow from the Earth to the wearer’s feet. The best earthing shoes seem to come in the form of leather or hide soles or contain special devices or inserts that promote the flow of energy.
Unfortunately, none of the earthing shoes that I have seen so far are suitable for running or jogging. However, if you are looking for some casual earthing shoes then you will find quite a few options on the market.
So there you have it. I’ve uncovered a few choices for grounding shoes that I think would be quite good for someone interested in improving his or her earthing experience.
Did I miss any popular earthing shoes or obvious alternatives? Please let me know by leaving a comment below.
Or just have an experience with earthing shoes to share? Let us know by leaving a comment!
Cool Moccasin Image by laurmizz via Flickr