When I got asked to check out these boots from Earth Footwear, I didn't even make the connection.
When I was growing up, Earth Shoes were a symbol of "hippies", the funny looking (for the times) shoes that were higher in the front than in the back. They were supposed to be good for you, they "made your legs work" or something like that.
I had no idea this was the same company when I first heard of these boots, and all the other cute shoes, but it is, and they've been around for a long time.
Today, Earth Shoes have the same unique design, a 3.7 degree incline (the toes are higher than the heels) to realign your body and make walking more natural. The "anti-high heel", if you will.
The incline is said to help with toning your legs and the box even says, "Burn more calories with every step". I've not had mine long enough to study these benefits, but I figure it can't hurt anything, so why not? I felt a little tightness in my calves, but nothing uncomfortable or distracting.
Here's some more about Earth Footwear fitness benefits:
I received a pair of the Women's Acclaim Boots for review.
I am in love.
The Acclaim is a black, tall boot with adjustable buckles at the top, and the calf is even a little stretchy. It has the Earth Footwear 3.7 degree incline, but that part is on the inside, so the boot doesn't have an angled look to it on the outside. It has Earth's anatomic arch support, and BioFoam cushioning.
I have a lot of trouble with plantar fasciitis and with my knees, and so far, this boot has given great support, and I have been wearing them without any problems, and I've gotten lots of compliments on them, too!
These boots are true to size, but they may be wide-ish because I have wide feet, and there's plenty of width for me.
Aren't they great? Want to win some?
Prize: One (1) pair of Women's Earth Footwear Acclaim boots (value: $189)
1. (Required): Leave a comment here telling me what you'd wear your Acclaim boots with
2. For an extra entry, tweet about this contest (I'm @busymom), and be sure to leave a separate comment with a link to your tweet.
2. One (1) winner will be picked randomly via Random.org from the comments.
3. Contest is open to all U.S. residents 18 years or older
4. Winner(s) has 24 hours to get back to me, otherwise another winner will be drawn.
5. Hurry! Contest ends November, 22, 2010 at 10pm CST.
P.S. : I'm also giving away some Carmex Lotion, it works great, just like the lip balm.
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No payment or compensation other than the product sample as described above was received for this post.