Kalso Earth Shoes Review and Giveaway

The tagline for this blog as always been "one mom's journey toward a healthier existence" and that's still the goal today. Every day, I am working to make every aspect of my life healthy.

So why not make my shoes healthier? That may sound crazy to you, but the shoes you wear (and how you treat your feet!) make a huge difference in your overall health.

Kalso Earth shoes are known as "wellness shoes" because they employ a negative heel to simulate the yoga "mountain pose" position, shifting the weight of your body over your frame.

This position improves your posture, reduces stress on your joints, and mimics walking barefoot in sand. Apparently, it also causes you to burn more calories while walking, but that shouldn't be your main concern.

Any good doctor will tell you that shoes need to fit your feet, have adequate support, and allow your muscles/joints to move naturally.

That's why you'll find me in running shoes or barefoot most of the time. But I am always on the hunt for what I call "running sandals."

I consider the Implicit Sandals to be running sandals. That means, sandals you can walk for a long distance in, hike through trails, or run if you absolutely had to. Not "running for exercise" but running because you're on a trail and  you see a bear.

Check out a shot of me in my Implicit Sandals:
What did I think of the Kalso Earth Sandals? They're pretty awesome. Number one, they are made of high quality materials. They are meant to last and be used. My sandals were made of leather and fit wonderfully.

They are made for an active lifestyle. You can definitely enjoy the sun in these sandals and walk for hours at the beach or at the county fair, or go for a bike ride or any other active event because they strap in two places and stay on!

I was surprised at first when I put them on. You can definitely sense the negative heel, and I could see how that might activate your hamstring muscles more than normal. But after I got used to the difference, it was really no big deal.

I really like these sandals, and I think you would too. Kalso Earth makes a variety of cute shoes - from athletic shoes, sandals, wedges, to boots!

And they are giving away a free pair to one Suburban Jungle reader! All you need to do is check out the collection and come back and leave a comment telling me your favorite style of Kalso Earth Shoes. Easy enough!

I will select a winner at random on July 25th, 2012 after 11:59pm EST. The winner will be contacted by email. All US residents 18 and older are eligible to enter. Kalso Earth will choose the style of shoes to giveaway and I will ask the winner for their size over email (no need to disclose your size in your comment.)

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*I received a complimentary pair of shoes for review purposes. No compensation was received and all opinions expressed are my own. The giveaway shoes will be provided by Kalso Earth.

140 comments:

eclairre said...

eclairre(at)ymail(dot)com

I love the The Ramble.

Anonymous said...

The Exquisite in Taupe.

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Anonymous said...

I love the enlightened!

Melody said...

There are several that I would love to have, but if I had to choose one, it would be the Ramble.

Anonymous said...

The Eminent in black
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Nicole said...

The Link too or the enchant

Rebecca said...

I keep going back to the The Implicit in almond.

Christine M Tubbytelly said...

Penchant in any color.

tubbytelly at gmail dot com

buzzd said...

I like the penchant

draculatramp said...

Love, Love, Love the Rhapsody!

ashley said...

The Exquisite
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Cherished Handmade Treasures said...

The Exquisite in Taupe. Found you on Blessed Beyond Words Hop. Hope you'll swing by my blog as well.

Sandy
Cherished Handmade Treasures

Kate said...

I bought The Solar not to long ago and love them ... I'm really digging The Penchant and hope to buy a pair of them next!

Amy, a mom trying to make cents of it all said...

I have been desiring a pair of Cherry Elite Too boots, and I really like The Solar, but the Enchant appeals to my girlie side. :) Thanks for the chance to win a pair.

artzamy23 at gmail dot com

Heather G said...

The Empire
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Anonymous said...

The Implicit is a nice looking sandal...auggysimon@yahoo.com

Barbara said...

What beautiful shoes. I like the Enrapture

Mary W said...

The Mahi look great to me!

Ashley said...

I like the Enchant.

hewella1 at gmail dot com

Nan Ayers said...

I like "the Mix." Many other of my Earth Shoes look like Earth shoes, and I don't mind educating people about them (I'm such a fan) but these look like shoes I had in my misspent youth and don't shout "I am Earth Shoes."

Jodi said...

I like The Enlighten in Sand best! Thanks so much for the chance to win this! I could really use a pair of cute sandals that are actually good for my feet! :)

dealia79(at)gmail(dot)com

Heather said...

I LOVE the Blaze in grey.

LibraryGirl62 said...

The Cabo San Lucas or the Rhyme :)

Anonymous said...

I have been eyeballing the Implicit for the last few weeks and hoping to be able to buy a pair soon. Winning a pair would be...fantastic. rlbb40@comcast.net

Anonymous said...

The rhapsody in black

Jonell said...

I like the Dally in Rosso

KristinShaye said...

I love the Mahi :)

Kathy said...

I've been wearing Earth Shoes since 1976. I used to wear white styles for work (nurse), now I'm retired and just wear them all the time. Right now my favorite is the Innovate Too. I have a pair in brown and love them. I'd love a pair in black!

Erin said...

Cabo San Lucas 2 is my favorite!

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luckyme said...

I really like the Rhapsody, multi color.

Anonymous said...

The Empire

gale
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Jennifer A. Hall said...

It's hard, I like the Enrapture and the Prosper.
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Christy Reed said...

I really like the Prance boots in Almond

SB said...

The Innovate Too.

Anonymous said...

I like the penchant in black
heatheranya at hotmail dot com

Amelia said...

For months, I've been dreaming of "The Eminent" in taupe.

Annette said...

So many great choices but I love the Exquisite in black best ... I think ...
annetteyen at aol dot com

Annie said...

It's such a tough cal,l but I think the Eminent in Taupe wins my vote.

April Crisafulli said...

I am in love with the Rebel boot and Exquisite sandal!

April C.
acrisafu@nycap.rr.com

Anonymous said...

holieruben@sbcglobal.net
THE ENCHANT by far my favorite!
Thank you Holie!

kamanjah said...

I like The Exquisite in taupe!

Donna said...

I like The Rhapsody in bat melody
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Amy Dalrymple said...

I love The Eminent.

amyldalrymple (at) gmail (dot) com

Stephanie Ann said...

I like a lot of their styles, but I think my favorite is The Prance in the Almond Leather - I like the faded color of the leather on the toe to the darker tone. They look really cool.

Stephanie Ann said...

I like a lot of their styles, but I think my favorite is The Prance in the Almond Leather - I like the faded color of the leather on the toe to the darker tone. They look really cool.

Forgot email...
st.seda at wingate dot edu

Almira said...

I love The Exquisite in taupe! I think it's so great that they made cute shoes that are also functional, I definitely am someone who needs a lot of cushioning especially when being on my feet all day. Flip flops are not an option!
almirawr@gmail.com

Allie said...

The Implicit in Almond

polzin.paz@gmail.com

Peace.

amy beth marantino said...

i like The Prosper, in black

Victoria said...

I need a new pair of Rally! I wore out my first pair, they are so comfortable!

BethElderton said...

I really like the The Rhyme in black. These look so comfortable.
bethelderton59 at gmail dot com

Madeline Brubaker said...

I adore the Eminent shoes!
madelinebrubaker {at} gmail (dot) com

debijackson said...

I like the enchant debbie jackson,
djackson1958 at hotmail dot com

Anonymous said...

I like the Implicit wesdelchic07 @ aol dot com

Maribel said...

I like the Enchant in white, but all of them look soo comfortable and pretty

Mary said...

I love The Fawn in Black
http://www.earthbrands.com/mmearth/Images/13991/13991_119_thumb.jpg
marika200@hotmail.com

Anonymous said...

The Enchant rkmarsh at aol dot com

chris z said...

my favorite is the pike
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Anonymous said...

The Ramble looks great. Would love to try them.
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jajils said...

I love the sandles

palaminodee said...

recovering from a broken ankle, could really use these shoes!

TURTLE said...

The Implicit :) Love Earth Shoes

Erin Buchanan said...

I LOOOVE The Solar. i really need a pair of professional but practical shoes for my internship this fall!

Holly Marie said...

I love these, its so hard to find comfy shoes that aren't frumpy!

http://www.earthbrands.com/item/kalso-earth-shoe-enlighten/16202/270

hollybeach at gmail dot com

JMyers666 said...
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JMyers666 said...

(I forgot my email address)

My favorite style is The Prosper (vegan!)

janel dot myers at yahoo dot com

Barb K. said...

I like the Dally In Rosso.
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night1836 said...

I think I would def. go with the Implicit in almond, too. It looks so comfortable and the color is gorgeous.

las_va@hotmail.com

JFrankic said...

The prosper is awesome!!

Orrin Hawkins said...

I ready dig the Prosper Too. However you donot carry a 14. Wow!

Helen Keeler said...

The Rhyme in white would be my favorite.
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danw78704 said...

twitted this, 11/7

stormvikki said...

I love both the black and almond "Enchant" stormvikki aol

You've Got Style© said...

Love The Endear shoe,


Shelley

ginette4 said...

I really like The Prosper shoe
anger_family @yahoo dot com

Anonymous said...

I like The Pike shoe in a size 11. Normally, I am a size 10.5, but that size isn't listed on there. Julie B. icedmorrison@aol.com

Angie said...

I like the black Intergrate Too.

krovsiactia at dunflimblag dot mailexpire dot com

Anonymous said...

I would like the Junction Too model.
pgorecki33@gmail.com

Declan Cash's Mom said...

I have too many sandals right now, so my favorite is a winter style... I love the Iridessa in Caribou Suede http://www.earthbrands.com/item/kalso-earth-shoe-iridessa/13995/169

Anonymous said...

i love the ramble

conanan2006@yahoo.com

kibbyster said...

The Cabo San Lucas 2
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LadyJuana said...

The Penchant in Black.

I'm in Canada, but I wanted to share anyway! :)

juanita dot j dot n at gmail dot com
(wishful thinking)

sara j said...

I liked " the fawn" but i could pick a pair for every season! Very stylish shoes

sara dot stewart at hotmail dot com

Jeanne Gallaher said...

I like the Fawn in Mahogany or the Penchant in Moss. I'd love to try these shoes!!

wyrd said...

love the look of these shoes. especialy the nexus those look realy comfortable to walk in

Tracey said...

I like the Iridessa in black suede.
traymona[at]aol.com

Jackie P said...

OH Kalso Earth Shoe company: I would buy ALL your shoes, many pairs of them, but sadly sadly, you refuse to make EE or WW sizes! Therefore, the ONLY one of your shoes I can buy is the Implicit sandal, and adjust the straps to barely hanging on over my toes, in order for me to fit into them! I REALLY like these shoes. If I win this, I would get a pair for the hubby, who has normal feet. I have to stick with the sandal!

Brittany Poole said...

The enrapture in black!

bldpoole @ gmail dot com

Lalycairn said...

THe penchant in red, because I can wear them to work! :)

Kathleen Noland said...

I like the Rally. Cute, cute.
kathleennoland at yahoo dot com

Mary Jackie said...

I like The Prosper in white!

maryjackie28@gmail.com

Thank you so very much for this chance-- these shoes look real comfortable.

Jessica-MomForHim said...

I don't mean to be a copycat, but I really do like the Implicit in almond!

Anonymous said...

The Ramble would be my favorite

aliciai29@comcast.net

Hearthkeeper In Christ said...

i love the implicit, these shoes are so cool!

sunnybrookdc1@yahoo.com

Erica said...

I love the Exquisite!!
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ms. taylor-stevens said...

I love Earth shoes and have worm them for years. I would go with The Innovate Too since closed toe is required for work ;-)

Robin Eldridge said...

The Rally (although I bought a pair yesterday online) and the Nexus! Excited to get my first pair since I was a teen in the 70's!

Anonymous said...

I would love the implicit sandals too. ranny
puzzleman15 @yahoo .com

Carolyn G said...

I love the Solar in black

Billie said...

I like a lot of the styles, especially The Endear. kekagel(at)yahoo.com

erin said...

Oh my gracious! I NEED to win. I love the Nexus in black, or a boot for winter. It's such a hard choice. I tried my mom's on once. LOVE. Negative. Heel! :)

jakiesmom said...

i like the exquisite in black
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KristinShaye said...

Love the Rebel!

wizardewu said...

I like the Intergrate Too in black.
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Kelley F said...

I like the Innovate Too and the Prosper.

Francofamily4@aol.com

Gina M (crave to save) said...

I really like this pair--http://www.earthbrands.com/item/kalso-earth-shoe-exquisite/16196/119

Thanks for the chance to win!
gina.m.maddox (AT) gmail (DOT) com

Tammy Hoffa said...

I like The Penchant
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Ki Ip said...

I love the prance!

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Tina Bob said...

I like the enlighten and the prosper

Melissa Shirley said...

I like the The Prosper in white
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trishden said...

Hello, not so easy, I like too many and I can't decide. I love the Rhapsody, the Enrapture, the Fawn, and the Rebel boot. I guess I would have to give it much more thought. Thanks for a great giveaway!

trishden948(at)yahoo(dot)com

Pamela Sloss said...

I love the Solar Too. They look really comfortable. I could use those for work.

Natalia said...

The Prosper and the solar.
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BeckyH said...

I like Penchant and Enlighten, both look stylish and comfortable.
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Brutus Duffy said...

Love the Prosper in black. Would wear them to work every day. thanks!fatmeatloaf1 at gmail dot com

Anonymous said...

Love the Ramble. Thanks for the chance to win!
Tracy@mcnair52@verizon.net

sarah buki said...

i love the cabo san lucas2. they have so many that i really like actually!
sabeckstrom at yahoo dot com

dario moniz said...

i like the dally collection

yanktheese@yahoo.com

allison said...

I am completely in love with the Rebel...this Fall those would be perfect!!

Cindy said...

I love The Mahi in Moss - great shoes!

JACLYN said...

The Solar Too in steel grey is my favorite!
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kelley roach said...

the enchant

Andrea johnston said...

I like The Blaze because of the way the sole is designed and because of the fringe. It is a moccasin. I am Native and I like to do native dances. True Moccasins can be hard on ones feet and legs after a while of dancing. These could fit the bill of having that not happen.

rageena vandelay said...

I like the Dally

Anonymous said...

I couldn't choose - I like either The Cabo San Lucas 2 or The Prosper!

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Anna Maloy said...

I love the Solar.

maloydeals at gmail dot com

savvygirl65 said...

I like the Prosper in White
Sherri J
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Peggy said...

I like the Implicit in Almond. Thanks for the chance.

micheal dale grim said...

they have some great shoes,i like the intergrate too in brown mens mdg891972@hotmail.com

Missy L said...

I like the Penchant ones in Moss color

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Katie Rose said...

The enchant in almond

Howell said...

I like the Classic Too.
hlee99 at gmail dot com

Amy D said...

I love the eminent in black.

amyldalrymple(at)gmail(dot)com

Anonymous said...

I like the Implicit sandals.

Jan
ladygeezer14 at yahoo dot com

Brigette Streeper said...

I love the Penchant in Light Khaki!
brigettestreeper(at)yahoo(dot)com

Joretta Foster said...

The Enchant

Anonymous said...

Tie between the Ramble and Rhapsody in brown. Thanks for the chance to win. Either pair would be great on my old tired feet.

mywildcrazylife said...

I like the Prosper in Pink
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ltlbitone said...

I like the The Rhapsody

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Anonymous said...

I like the Enchant and the Rhyme :0).
chrissy-1@juno.com

kaycstamper said...

My favorite (and I own 20 pairs of Kalso Earth Shoes) is the Halo. I bought them to wear for slippers, but I could just as easy go out and get wood in them or wear them to work. They support my feet great and are so incredibly comfortable I don't want to take them off! I bought a pair to stick away for when these wear out, which will be years from now, as they're really well made. LOVE LOVE LOVE them!

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