The concept of earthing and grounding is age-old, but taking it and placing it in shoes is something much more contemporary. After reading countless studies on the benefits of grounding and its recognition by the medical community, we decided it made sense to place this wellness concept in an everyday item – your shoes.
For those of us that spend a good deal of time on our feet, you know all too well how much of a toll this can take on our bodies. It’s a strain on your feet, first and foremost, but this strain works its way up the body and causes aches and stress.
One of the main points of concern that Bill Meanwell, CPed mentioned in his foot health interview was that of ensuring a proper fitting and supportive shoe for a person to wear. Ensuring a proper fitting and comfortable pair of shoes will help alleviate many potential aches and pains that you may encounter throughout the day.
The concept of grounding and earthing, when coupled with a quality, supportive shoe, works wonders in alleviating the effects of worn out and aching feed. As many of you may already know, Juil created a unique earthing product by creating an avenue of conductivity between the earth’s surface and our bodies. We did this by placing copper connectors at points in our sandals that act as a conduit or connection that our bodies need to help stabilize our physiological frequencies.
People often as us, “Why did you guys use copper? Why not some other metal?” Well, the answer is twofold.
1) Conductivity – for any shoe to be considered an earthing shoe, it must be conductive. That is, it must allow for a direct connection between your body and the earth. This connection would allow electrons from the earth to make their way into our bodies. Since copper is a conductive metal, it fits the bill!
2) Malleable – well, if we want to place something in the construction of the shoe, it better fit! We don’t want to have a hard time placing something in the shoe if the metal’s too stiff. That’s where copper comes in. Being a very malleable metal, it is easily maneuvered and placed in the shoe without much difficulty.
What’s even more interesting – you only need a single point of contact between your feet and the earth’s surface to maintain an earthing connection. Frankly, we just placed them at the toes because we thought it looked nice.
Post by David Gelfand