Thursday, July 30, 2009

vegan footwear

Getting Your Vegan Fix With Earth Vegan Shoes
By Jamie Peterson

Are you a vegetarian? A true vegetarian is someone who wouldn't dream of harming animals in any way. They choose not to eat meat and not to use anything that is made out of animal body part. You can't get away with wearing fur these days. This will definitely raise numerous PETA eyebrows, so it is better to wear fake furs. The same goes with bags and footwear. Not surprisingly, you will find numerous vegan products in the market. In fact, you will even find Earth Vegan shoes in the market these days.

Vegan Footwear? Really?

Yes, they are! Basically, this comprises sandals, slippers, boots and others that were manufactured without harming animals or using animal parts. They are not made of leather. Usually, they are made out of combined polyurethane and nylon micro fibers that feel almost like real leather or suede - it's practically hard to see the difference.

When you look for sandals and boots, you should consider those that have been certified by the Vegan Society. These certified brands, like Earth Vegan shoes, have passed the strict standards set by the organization. Needless to say, there is no room for argument about whether or not these products are genuinely vegan.

Getting Your Own Pair Online

There are actually numerous online stores selling these kinds of shoes. You can browse through several sites and you would find the most beautiful collections for both men and women. You will find slippers, boots, sandals as well as casual, dress and sports footwear. You can definitely find a pair that you can wear to work. In fact, you will find a pair for all occasions. They come in various styles, colors, designs and sizes. Many of these selections are weather resistant, so they are perfect regardless of the weather and temperature. If you don't know which shoes to get, maybe you should check out Earth Vegan shoes, but regardless of what brand you choose, make sure that you get the best value for your money.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

earth clogs

How Are Clogs Supposed to Fit, Really?

By Cindy Sutherland

With the popularity of modern day clogs such as Dansko, Sanita, Keen, El Naturalista, Merrell, Earth, etc., clogs are much more sophisticated than their original wooden counterpart.

The revolutionary polyurethane rocker-bottom, in addition to the wooden version, is accepted by the American Podiatric Medical Association & has alleviated if not negated body pain & discomfort from it's loyal followers. Everyone from nurses & doctors to chefs & flight attendants are singing the praises of the polyurethane rocker bottom sole that propels the foot forward for an easy walking gait & reduces stress to the ball-of-foot.

After deciding to join in & find out what all the fuss is about, I learned a thing or two about the proper fit and feel of a clog. And, to my surprise, the clogs were more comfortable than my ever-present slippers and flip-flops. In fact, I've traded my fluffy pink slippers for a pair of Sanita professional closed back-clogs!

Here is a summary of what I learned after taking clog 101:

Open-Backed Clogs

Your heel should be at the very back of the clog (maybe even a slight bit over). In this way, you have the most secure fit and are best able to control your clog.

Closed-Back Clogs

These stylish clogs offer protection for the back of your foot and keep the clog from slipping off. However, these are clogs (not shoes!) and will come UP & DOWN on your foot. Accordingly, you need enough room behind your heel to move freely. (If you rub against the back, you will get blisters!)

Monday, July 20, 2009

black earth shoes

Shoes of the Future Available Now

By Sandy Cosser

Shoes are basic functional items. They protect and cushion your feet, serve as shock absorbers when running and leaping, and they are decorative. Despite this basic functionality, designers have focussed on innovative ways to make them more interesting, and with more practical applications than ever before. They have even turned to science fiction literature and films for inspiration.

In Back to the Future Part II, Marty McFly wore a pair of Nikes that laced themselves and had built-in lights. Since then, millions of fans have petitioned Nike to create a working model of what has been called, The McFly Shoe. Up until now limited technology made it impossible for Nike to respond to the demand. Current developments, however, have enabled them to create the first McFly prototypes. Nike is keeping silent on the matter, so the success of and possible release dates for the anticipated sneakers are still mere speculation.

Not to be left behind, Reebok have also come up with a novelty shoe that is guaranteed to appeal to the sensory sensitive among us. By teaming up with Kool-Aid, they have created sneakers that give off the fruity aromas of grape, cherry or strawberry. The colour of the shoes reflects the flavour, which means that you can step out in aromatic style in vivid purple, bright pink, or classic red.

For those who want the option of self-expression in their footwear, a transparent Bubble Shoe has just hit the market. The Bubble is made up of 2 layers of vapour, permeable but waterproof silicon plastic. The core feature of the shoes is that the wearer has complete style control by choosing the type of hosiery worn with them. These are not for those who like their socks plain and white, or business black. They are suited to people who like to express themselves in their manner of dress and who will take maximum advantage of the transparency by investing in unique, somewhat loud socks and stockings.

The health conscious have not been forgotten in the quest for creative footwear. In an attempt to combat increasing levels of childhood obesity and the growing coach potato culture, a shoe has been designed that records the activity of children. It then allocates a certain amount of TV time based on activity levels and switches the television off once that time has expired. The goal of 12,000 steps a day for girls and 15,000 for boys, may seem unreasonably high, but is in fact the minimum that's deemed necessary for an average active child. The concept is a godsend for all parents concerned about increasingly sedentary lifestyles.

Science fiction inspired designs, novelty flavoured shoes, and shoes designed for healthy lifestyles all contribute to footwear entering a new niche market: that of innovation merging with fashion. With new technological advancements being made virtually everyday, it must only be a matter of time before we see the gravity-defying boots from Star Trek V: The Search for the Final Frontier.

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Wednesday, July 15, 2009

earth mens shoes

fChoosing the Perfect Shoes - What to Look For
By Andy Deshong

Your shoes are important. Believe it or not, your shoes are often the first thing that someone notices about you. For men, shoes don't have the same mystique as they do for women. Not a lot of men say "Let's go shopping for shoes on our lunch break?" Why? There are many answers to that question, but one of them is that men don't know what to look for when purchasing new shoes. Shopping for shoes is not as complicated as many men fear. There are two basic rules you should follow. First, pick a shoe that matches or is darker than your pants. Second, if you are wearing a belt, try to match it to your shoes. Below we offer some advice on what to look for when purchasing shoes and what shoes styles to wear with specific clothes.

Before you buy your next pair of shoes, you should have your feet measured by a trained professional using a Brannock device. This measures the width, toe length, and the arch length you will need in order to get the proper fit and style. Many men are wearing the wrong shoe size because they have not had their feet measured since high school. This can cause shoes to wear out quicker and in some cases cause the wearer back pain. Some men with wide feet are not aware that they need a wider shoe. Your feet may have also changed over time. It's worth the few minutes it will take to be measured to ensure you are looking for the right size.

Once you begin looking for shoes, you will need to find shoes that can hold up to everyday activity. The average person takes over 4,000 steps a day, so it is important to look for shoes with a thick sole and a sturdy insole. You should also make sure the heels are the proper size so that the heels do not disrupt your natural gait. If the heels are oversized, your shoes will be uncomfortable.

With shoes, you generally get what you pay for. Inspect the quality of the leather to ensure the material is worthy of your money. Leather quality is graded on a scale from one to five, with one being the best quality leather. Most shoes do not have a leather grade and the salesperson will most likely not know. Quality leather will have a smooth, fine grain with very few blemishes. High quality leather will be higher in price, but it is well worth the investment.

Choosing the correct style for the situation is essential.

Men's Shoes for Jeans : Almost any color and style will work with jeans, but try to avoid shoes that are intended for dressier outfits. Boots, lug soles, sneakers, loafers and sandals all work great with jeans, so you should let the style of your shirt guide you. If you have a sporty polo shirt, wear a loafer; t-shirts go well with sneakers or retro-style shoes; long, button-downs work well with sandals or oxford styles.

Men's Shoes for Casual Pants : For chinos or khakis, there are a variety of loafers, oxford and other men's shoes that work well with casual pants. Let the style of the shoe guide you towards the look you're trying to achieve. For example, a tassel or a buckle is a little more on the dressy side, while a woven pattern or heavy stitching is a little more on the casual side.

Men's Shoes for Dress Pants : With dress pants, go with the same type of shoe that you might wear with a suit. Shinier materials usually indicate a dressier shoe, as do less bulky heels and soles. Choose a shoe that is the same color or darker than your pants, and if wearing a belt, match your shoes to it.

Color Matching for Men's Shoes

  • Black Shoes work well with navy, grey or black pants.
  • Brown Shoes are best suited to tan, brown, beige, greens, other darker earth tones. You can wear brown with the dark suit, but it is a rather fashion forward statement and please remember the brown belt.
  • Burgundy Shoes work well with khaki, lighter browns, blue and grey.
  • Tan Shoes look great with lighter earth tones, blue, beige, lighter tan or white.

Friday, July 10, 2009

earth shoes men

Enjoying Men's Earth Shoes and Their Benefits
By Peter I Smithson

If you are looking for comfortable, healthy and quality footwear, you should look no further than men's Earth shoes. Quality is a particular consideration for men. Comfort is also another consideration, but not often will you hear of men complaining about painful feet. If you are a man, you probably are contented with your own footwear as well. After all, men do not suffer high heels like women. Still, regardless of how satisfied you are with your footwear, you will still benefit from buying and using "healthy" shoes.

What Do They Offer?

If you are looking for sophisticated yet comfortable sandals, slippers or boots, there are great pairs that you will find from this brand. You will find various styles to compliment your lifestyle. In truth, you will find various kinds of men's Earth shoes. Their products are not limited to sandals or slippers. So, regardless of what you are looking for, you will find numerous choices. There are traditional designs and there are some surprising styles to choose from, so it won't be hard to look for a great pair that you can use for a night out in town and another pair to play soccer with.

All of these shoes are made out of quality materials. In fact, if you are not comfortable wearing leader or suede footwear, you can choose from among their Vegan collections. There are many Vegan selections and all of them are completely comfortable, they will wrap your feet in blissful comfort the whole day through.

Benefiting from Negative Heel Technology

Even if you do not wear elevated or high-heeled footwear, you can still benefit from using products from this brand. After all, you probably would like to burn calories and you would definitely burn calories by merely using or wearing these shoes!

All of them have 3.7 degrees inclined sole inserted into them. They also have great arch support to compliment the negative heels. The combination of these things allows you to walk on normally. Actually walking in men's Earth shoes is like walking up a hill or on a treadmill, so you tend to lose weight. Now, you don't have to be a woman to appreciate that. Men want to be trim, fit and healthy as well. The truth is that this benefit alone should suffice in order to encourage you to get your own pair

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

earth athletic shoes

Footwear, Fit, and Fashion - Finding Comfortable, Fashionable Shoes
By Carrie Eller

In a dream world, shoe shopping is nothing but fun: You browse, find a style you love, and it fits perfectly. In the real world, however, we meet stumbling blocks, and the search for a great shoe can be long and difficult. Finding a wide selection can be a problem. Shoes are often comfortable, but not stylish; or, stylish, but not comfortable.

Remember this: A shoe is only worth your financial investment when you love the way it looks and the way it feels. That's when a shoe is working for you.

When you know where to look and what to look for, you discover that shoes can be fun again. You don't have to sacrifice looks for fit. Comfort and style can come together, in one package. You have choices.
Trendy, properly fitting shoes made for all-day wear at work or on the town are available for both men and women, and even for kiddos. Casual and dressy styles abound, as do choices for wear in any season.

An excellent way to tackle the stumbling block of selection-rather than schlepping through store after store filled with limited choices-is to shop online. Sites such as offer hundreds of brands, with a range of sizes, including those for narrow and wide feet.

Look for brands that create footwear for comfort right out of the box. Breaking-in periods are a thing of the past.
Rieker Antistress focuses on stylish shoes that are light, flexible, shock absorbing, and roomy at the toe box. Rieker selections include supple leather women's sandals, boots, slip-ons, and mary janes with a distinctive artisan flair.

Aravon, a New Balance brand, provides an essential support system with a precise, natural fit and advanced cushioning. Aravon selections include ladies' sandals, boots, slip-ons, and mary janes that are office-ready and versatile enough to double as weekend wear.

The purchase of select Aravon styles is covered by Medicare; these shoes meet the criteria of The Diabetic Shoe Bill. Other brands who offer products in this category include Drew, Propet, and New Balance.

Earth shoes uses unique technology that aids in the natural walking motion for comfort, and an environmentally friendly, shock absorbing foam to cushion every step. Selections include men's and women's athletic shoes, boots, casual shoes, clogs, sandals, and vegan styles that range from laid-back gear and exercise finds to office-appropriate styles.

Keep your eye out for shoes with The American Podiatric Medical Association's (APMA) seal of approval. The APMA makes easy work of finding shoes for people with special comfort requirements. Their independent rating system certifies footwear to ensure you get a product that promotes good foot health.

Dansko is a leader in APMA-certified styles, with options for the whole family. Go for their iconic clog, or choose a newer style. Dansko shoes are so popular they even have a fan club - it's no surprise, with collections that range from dressed-up to weekend casual, and a special focus on styles to wear all day at work.

For athletic shoes with APMA approval, look to Asics, New Balance, and select styles from Saucony. Brands including Rockport, Sanita, Chaco, and a variety of Hush Puppies styles also meet APMA healthy wear standards. Check for brands that offer customizable features, so that you can adapt the level of cushioning to suit your foot.

Aetrex shoes use Mozaic" customization technology, which lets you pull of squares on the insole to better cushion the areas of your feet that experience the most pressure or discomfort. Aetrex selections include athletic, trail, and dress styles for men and women.

Look, too, for shoes that accommodate custom orthotics. These custom orthotic friendly shoes feature removable insoles that are made to be supportive, but can also be taken out to make way for your doctor-fitted insole.

  • Aetrex offers two padded, removable insoles for optimized customization.
  • Drew footwear provides an array of styles for men and women with added depth.
  • Propet specializes in wear-anywhere styles, many with Velcro® closures.
  • P.W. Minor shoes focus on walking shoes with extra depth.
  • Hush Puppies excels in trendy styles that meet your needs.
  • Aravon designs and produces many of its multi-occasion styles with removable insoles.
  • Klogs offers a range of open-back and closed-back clogs for men and women, with a removable insole that's made for comfort.
  • Apex shoe styles include many options with hidden depth.
  • Giesswein even offers slippers with removable insoles.

kalso earth shoes

Health Benefits of the Negative Heel Technology in Earth Shoes
By Jeremy Jon Foster

Earth Shoes is a shoe company that was started by the Kalso family in Minneapolis, Minnesota, back in the early seventies. Earth Shoes was established at a time when the company was designing and manufacturing for other well-known brands. After an absence of many years from the market it was recently re-launched and the famous "3.7 degrees" is back with a bang.

Since its return to the market, the company has expanded considerably, and these days you'll find Earth Shoes just about anywhere on the planet. The only thing different from the original "hippy-style" shoe is that a whole new range of footwear was designed and made available to suit changing times and trends.

To keep up with increasing demand, the owners employ many manufacturing companies to do the work. One of the main and most probably the largest factory outlets is in mainland China. Regular contact and communication with these companies ensures that the final product has the quality and style that Earth Shoes is renowned for.

What is "Negative Heel Technology" all about?
"Negative Heel Technology" is basically about the angle at which the front part of the foot is higher than that of the heels. To be precise, it is exactly 3.7 degrees higher. When the shoe was designed, Anne Kalso was not only focusing on comfort and style but on improving the posture as well while the shoe is worn. Bearing in mind that she was at the time also a Yoga instructor, it is not difficult to deduce where the idea came from! Holding the correct posture is of primary importance for the Yoga instructor. Once it is in place and is held there it is not long before an improved noticeable difference is detected in bodily functions. Her idea to incorporate a yoga position into a shoe design has certainly paid off. Well being, health and comfort for her fellow human beings are the primary concerns for this remarkable woman, and she has achieved her aims with great success.

The design of the Earth Shoe allows the heel to dig back while the front is lifted and relaxed. The toes are also comfortably spread. The spine automatically straightens and the stomach muscles pull tight; breathing improves as the head is held straight and the shoulders roll back. Headaches start to decrease and slouching also becomes a thing of the past. Thus it eliminates back pain or any prospects of it. Walking at that angle is similar to walking in thick sand. The calves and thighs get a gentle workout as well. This greatly improves the prospects of ending up with a shapely pair of legs. A better functioning body definitely has a positive effect on the mind as well.

For some people slipping into a pair of Earth shoes will pose no problem. However those that are accustomed to high heels might find it a bit difficult at first to get used to the feet being in the opposite angle. This however depends entirely upon the individual. Exercises usually do the trick otherwise professional medical advice is recommended for those with problem or deformed feet.

The designers of Earth Shoes make use of various professionals, including a podiatrist, chiropractor and biomechanics specialist, to create the ultimate shoe for comfort, health and style. The 3.7 degree negative heel technology is applied to every single pair of Earth Shoes made.

New technology has made some types of Earth Shoes even better, with a special type of gel, called Gelron 2000, placed in the entire foot bed of the shoe. To complement it all, the design also includes arch support in all the right places. This makes it the ideal shoe for pregnant women or anyone who is carrying some extra weight and would prefer a more supportive shoe.

The gel allows the foot to mold into a perfect fit and this lends added comfort. With the gel creating a gentle massage effect the result is that tired, aching feet become a thing of the past. Those who are constantly on their feet for long hours will find this an incredible blessing as the tiredness will be drastically reduced.

Where can you find them?
Earth Shoes has designed shoes that are appropriate for all types of physical activities and exercises. They are hardwearing and relatively cheaper than other similar designer claims. The range of styles also seems to be more diverse as well as very up to date and attractive.

There are many stores that stock Earth Shoes and are therefore quite easy to obtain in the United States. Because of its increasing popularity worldwide it has become available almost everywhere. If there are any difficulties found in obtaining a pair they can always be ordered online.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

earth shoes

Understanding the Many Benefits of Good Earth Shoes

By Peter I Smithson

If there is any brand of shoes that deserve to be called "healthy", these are good Earth shoes. Indeed, these shoes are great for your feet. In fact, they are great for your body and for your health because there are many benefits to using them.

What are Earth Shoes?
This is actually a shoe manufacturing company. They first introduced their negative heel shoes in the market back in the 1970's, but they eventually closed down their operations. After several years of absence, the company is back and is once again producing quality and healthy shoes for the public. Indeed, they have long been missed.

Since their return, they have re-introduced good Earth shoes, the footwear with 3.7 degrees inclined sole. They have also expanded considerably, so you can find their products practically anywhere especially with the introduction of online shopping. The company has introduced a whole range of shoes. They carry lines for both men and women. You can now find dress shoes, boots, sandals, slippers, casual shoes and sports shoes, so you can now find shoes that you can match with various outfits.

Good Earth Shoes and Their Negative Heel Technology

In case you're wondering what makes this brand of shoe good. The answer basically lies on their negative heel technology. Good Earth shoes are negative heel shoes. All of the shoes from this manufacturer have an inclined sole inserted into them to make sure that the toes will be placed slightly higher than the heels.

The focus of this design is not just on comfort. It is actually more geared towards ensuring proper body posture, so you would maintain correct body alignment while you wear good Earth shoes. It's actually an innovative concept which has been proven correct by many people. Many people who complain of back and leg pain have found relief from these shoes. Women have noticed more toned muscles and tighter legs. Actually, the negative heel technology also helps strengthens your leg muscles. You are practically exercising every time you walk or run with these shoes on. You also burn more calories. These are actually some of the reasons why many people love wearing these shoes. There are really many benefits to using these shoes, but you can really enjoy them if you get your own pair of good Earth shoes.