Minimalist footwear has come full stride with more and more companies leaning towards more barefoot-style designed running shoes to fill the need for runners to come closer to nature. As the story goes, man was made to run barefoot. And any deviation from that age-old adage simply goes against nature. One such company that endeavors to create footwear that will bring us closer to nature is Earth Runners – original minimalist earthing footwear inspired by the world renowned long distance runners, the Tarahumara Indians of Northwestern Mexico, technology recreated as a one-of-a-kind primal experience of living grounded to the earth, similar to how all life has evolved here on earth throughout time. We feature a custom molded sole with zero drop from heal to toe, providing an experience similar to going barefoot while still enjoying a measure of safety from varied terrains or street hazards. The minimal design of our sandals help build the inherent foundational strength of the feet and establish a solid foundation. Currently, the Kickstarter campaign is in full swing and you can get in on all the action at getting a pair of your own ahead of everyone else by way of the links below.
Personally, I’ve delved into the world of barefoot running and I must say the experience you get is something else. You’ll feel muscles working out you never thought of, soreness in places you thought you’d never feel, and a running style you never thought possible. And you’ll LOVE IT!