Friday, August 7, 2009

EARTH® FOOTWEAR & NEW OUTDOOR PERFORMANCE SANDALS DESIGNED BY MARTIN KEEN































OUTDOOR RETAILER, SLC- UTAH

Words, Images Judith Ecochard

We were intrigued- by an email we received from Earth footwear…a collection of casual, dressy and sporty--- sandals and shoes that can “BURN 4x MORE FAT than ordinary shoes.”

Hey, who wouldn’t have their interest peaked.























Specifically, the shoes are constructed using the KALSO® Negative Heel Technolgy® that creates a longer “hip to ankle lever.” So wearers move/work more (aerobics) and experience improved posture, blood circulation… and firmer calf and butt muscles.

We tried on a pair (CABO SAN LUCAS 2-$49) and IMMEDIATELY felt the difference in our carriage. We lengthened up an inch taller with a newly straightened out spine…and walked comfortably for hours... with our tendons lengthened 'naturally,' not tortured.














Fortunately, the Exer-Fit Collection of casual and dressier peds has a fashion edge…as in the cute medal medallion overlay embellishing the EXER-LUXE® leather sandal ($69).


































The big announcement at OR involved the new AQUATIX Water Performance Sandal designed by outdoor industry pioneer, Martin Keen. Incorporating the Laso® Negative Heel Technology®, the ultralightweight sandals are versatile Hybrids…













…with “ultra-lightweight, one-piece, dual durometer construction with two stay-put closures for maximum adjustability and fit, IMEVA upper for ultimate “big toe” protection”, and eco practices like the “injection-molded EVA construction that eliminates excessive scrap,” and a BioStep™ biodegradable outsole that accelerates decomposition “post life cycle.

We could see wearing these to the river as well as in it…and we liked the color options too. ($59). Ship Date: Feb. 2010

INFO: EARTH FOOTWEAR