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.
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:
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.