Wait, what? Huh?
Yup. That’s what I was thinking too.
In the past couple of years, it seems that every shoe company – whether running shoes, cross trainers or even fashion shoes – are going barefoot. I was recently offered a chance to try Juil Shoes, which are flats and sandals that are designed to keep your soles closer to the earth you’re walking on.
What’s unique about these shoes is that they’re not just another minimalist shoe or thin strap around your foot posing as a shoe, they’re actually fairly sturdy. What helps your feet (or so they say) feel closer to the Earth is actually in the little copper magnets on the soles of their shoes. The copper magnets are said to help you release toxins and soak up all the goodness that lies on the very ground you’re walking on.
I was pretty skeptical when I was first offered the chance to try them out but keeping an open mind I went ahead and selected the Cap Toe Flats in snakeskin. When my new shoes arrived, I was pleasantly surprised by how well they were packaged and how cute they actually are on my feet
The first day I wore them, having copper magnets on my soles took some getting used to. When I was walking around on hardwood floors in my office, I sounded like a thoroughbred galloping over rocky terrain. And when I was in the changing room at the yoga studio on some kind of laminate floor, the shoes inspired me to bust out some tap dancing moves (they make some great noise!).
After trying them out for a few days (and getting used to the copper magnets on my feet), I have to admit that I really like them! I’ll be honest, I’m not sure if I’m anymore connected to the Earth or if they are affecting my health but they are super cute, comfortable and seem pretty sturdy.
So while I can’t tell whether I’m closer to the Earth, I can tell you that the shoes inspired a good twenty minutes of tap dancing and looked super cute with my post yoga outfit.
If you want to get some Juil Shoes for yourself, check them out online:
Disclaimer: I received a pair of Juil shoes to try and review. I was under no obligation to write a positive review or even to review them at all. I am not compensated in any way for writing this post nor do I receive any affiliate commission on sales of these shoes through the links above. All opinions expressed are my own.