Grounding and Earthing Shoes
What is Grounding?
Since the publication of the book Earthing: The Most Important Health Discovery Ever, many customers have contacted us looking for shoes that allow conductivity with the Earth. The theory behind earthing, commonly known as grounding, is that energy from the Earth is a vital part of a healthy life. Separation from the earth through synthetic materials such as rubber or vinyl can lead to a multitude of health problems, including chronic pain, fatigue, and poor sleep. On the other hand, connecting with the Earth's energy may promote healing, injury prevention and mental health.
Are Softstars Grounding?
Since our products are made from natural materials, many people ask if we offer shoes that will provide the benefits of earthing. Softstar makes beautiful, all-leather shoes that will allow grounding after they have been worn enough to absorb moisture from the environment. We do not make shoes with copper grounding strips and are not experts in grounding, but many customers have been happy with our shoes for this purpose.
We have also had customers test our leather-soled shoes for conductivity and report that they did allow grounding—not as much as a bare foot or a copper-lugged shoe, but sufficient. The conductivity increased with wear, as the shoes absorbed more moisture over time. This applies to two kinds of soles we offer: the bullhide leather sole available as an option for our custom Dash RunAmocs and the soft suede sole that comes standard on our cozy Roo moccasins.
Shop for Grounding Shoes
The following Softstar shoes have leather soles that allow for grounding/earthing conductivity. Please note that because only our natural leather soles qualify, we do not offer options for vegan or rubber-soled grounding shoes at this time.
If you select a custom adult shoe with multiple soling options, be sure to select the Bullhide Leather Sole for grounding properties.