I recently received the most comfortable pair of sandals that I have ever worn in my entire life. They are seriously amazing. They are the Juil Bali Sandals. I initially ordered them because friends had told me how comfortable they were, plus I thought that they looked trendy. Before I share photos of the sandals, let me share some information about these sandals from the Juil literature and then tell you about my experience. They have a couple of quotes from medical professionals that love the Juil grounding technology, but let me highlight one that I really connected with:
How will connecting to the earth help me?
Over time, factors such as stress, man-made electromagnetic fields, toxins, infections and poor diets can contribute to chronic inflammation, which is known to contribute to many types of chronic disease. Inflammation and the free radicals it creates can be partially quenched by fruits, vegetables and other nutrients in a healthy diet. But what else can we do to help ourselves? Well, it turns out that our earth's surface carries a natural, bountiful source of electrons that our bodies also need. These electrons have a balancing effect on our nervous systems and quench free radicals as well. Essentially, when we connect directly with the earth's surface, electrons rising from its soil or sand will enter our bodies and turn the "negatives" we build up day-to-day into "positives."
-- Dr. Daniel Chong (Naturopathic Doctor)
How does Juil help me make this connection? While the easiest way to stay grounded is to walk barefoot, that's not always possible, fashionable, or appropriate. Most footwear insulates your body from maing a connection with the earth, but the copper "dots" in Juil earthing shoes act as a conduit and allow you to stay truly connected and balanced."I really connected with that quote, but then seeing the technology behind the scenes was interesting too. Check out the figure below:
Here is their summary of their unique technology:
Summary of Features & Benefits
- Energy Flow Technology™ uses the earth to restore the balance in our bodies
- Subtle arch support in step with the barefoot movement
- Exclusive design allows your feet to move naturally while maintaining a snug fit
- Ergonomically-designed footbed and uppers soften to fit the contours of your foot and allow for extended wear
- Style to compliment any attire – from formal to casual to everything in between
- Specifically designed cushioning for unmatched comfort and durability
- Wear-resistant, non-slip polyurethane and rubber outsoles
Juil's Sandal Arch – By allowing for a natural movement, Juil footwear strengthens your foot and allows it to adjust naturally.
Juil offers flats, based on our original model with an emphasis on a barefoot movement and being as close to the ground as possible. Juil also now offers clogs and sandals with a cork outsole, offering greater comfort and support for those that need it.
- Wearing Juils allows you to create your own, personal support level. We want your foot to get natural support from the shoe. Juil footwear forms to provide your longitudinal arch, metatarsal arch, natural heel cradle and toe bar just for your foot – not the shoe forcing the foot to match its manmade support and position.
While I was impressed with the technology behind these shoes that focuses on working to connect you to the earth, this is definitely a luxury brand too. My shoes arrived in a very nice shoebox that has a ribbon to help you slide the box open. Inside, they not only included shoes, but also a gorgeous bag for my yoga mat! I wasn't expecting the yoga mat bag, so that was an awesome surprise.
I tried the Bali sandals in the "Pewter" shade. I tend to always buy black sandals, but I wanted to liven up my wardrobe a little with this shiny color. The day that they arrived, I only wore them for a couple of hours to break them in. I instantly felt the comfort and I wanted to keep wearing them, but the instructions said to break them in for a couple of hours on the first day. I fought the urge to wear them longer that day! I am so happy that I am past the "breaking in day" because now I can wear them as much as I want - they are so comfortable and amazing. They are definitely the nicest sandals that I have ever come across. I just wish that I would have found them sooner because I am completely hooked!
Juil has a selection of sandals for both men and women. While the Bali sandals are my dream sandals, they also have many other styles. Check out the Juil website!
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