Can you say LOVE! That is what I thought when I start to drool over the shoes on the Kalso Earth Shoes site! I am all about comfort with my shoes, even above looks! With Kalso Earth Shoes there is no need to compromise either! They are so my taste, earthy and beautiful, but yet designed so well that you may actually feel better as a result!
What? Yes, the shoes actually sport what is termed a “Negative Heel”. Let me explain. Have you ever walked barefoot in the sand? You know it feels amazing, right. It isn’t just because you are at the beach or that you are actually taken over by the enormous beauty of the vast ocean. Actually, because of the effects of your heel being slightly imbedded lower than your toes, you are naturally positioning your body over the frame to redistribute your body weight naturally, thus causing less pressure and joint stress. Who knew?
She was born in Denmark in 1905. Her life was defined by the fundamental belief that wellness principles could be wholly integrated as part of an everyday existence. As a Yoga instructor during her studies in Brazil, she observed the excellent posture of indigenous Brazilians, and the impressions left by their bare footprints as they walked through beach sand. She observed that the heel left a slightly deeper impression than the toe. It reminded her of a yoga pose she was quite familiar with, the ‘Mountain’ pose. Deciding she would follow in the footprints of the natives, she recognized that her own posture improved.
Once she returned home, it took over ten years with the assistance of a Portuguese shoemaker to actually design the original Kalso shoe. The first launch of the Kalso shoes was back on April 1st, 1970, the first official Earth Day celebration. The official Kalso shoe was relaunched with Earth, Inc. in 2001. Focusing on their sustainability, in 2004 Earth, Inc. was one of the first shoe companies to introduce water-based adhesives throughout 100% of its line.
The Original Wellness Shoe. Designed By Nature. Created By Kalsø.
I can attest to actually having improved posture and feeling less low back discomfort while wearing my Kalso Earth Shoes. I selected the Empire style to try out. Beautiful, I know! Each strap is adjustable for the perfect fit! I love the beautiful blends of earthy colors and the added detail designs. I can not in words truly convey the comfort. The first few minutes seemed a little odd. You notice a difference in just the first few steps you take, but the difference is for the better!
You have got to check out their fall line, and their boots are just gorgeous! The Empire sandals that I received retail at $149. As my blog title describes me well, I have never paid that amount for shoes. These are truly worth every penny! Now I just need to start saving for some winter boots! I love The Central Park and The Shannon styles!
Connect With Kalso Earth Shoes
Kalso Earth Shoes are now under the Earth, Inc. company that also is behind the Earth Footwear and Earthies footwear. Head over to their website and check out all the stylish shoes they have to offer! Make sure you come back and let me know which is your favorite. Also be sure to connect with Kalso Earth Shoes on Facebook and Twitter!
Which pair of Kalso Earth Shoes are your perfect fit?
I am so excited to tell you that Kalso Earth Shoes will be a sponsor in the upcoming Noise Girls “For the Family” event! You won’t want to miss all the amazing items that will be offered. Make sure you come back on September 1st to enter for your chance to win some fabulous prizes! Be sure to follow Kalso on Facebook and Twitter to get a head start on the giveaway entries.
Disclosure: I was provided with a pair of Kalso shoes to review. All opinions are 100% my own. If you give Kalso a try, you will be a fan also!