I don’t know exactly what led up to my chronic foot pain, but I vividly remember sitting in the car with my mom two summers ago in throbbing, excruciating pain. I couldn’t believe that feet could cause so much whole-body pain.
Two summers before that day, I started having heel problems and discovered that plantar fasciitis was common in my family. A little while after I discovered my plantar fasciitis, I had pain in the joint of my big toe. Walking became less and less enjoyable for me.
I visited a podiatrist and was told that I should consider getting some fancy orthopedic shoes and wear them all the time. I had no interest in orthopedics, not only because of fashion but because I enjoy slip on shoes and sandals and hate being restricted.
It took me years to discover that there were shoe companies out there that made shoes that were comfortable and GOOD for my feet as well as fashionable.
After a lifetime of buying cheap shoes, I was finally convinced that a quality pair of comfortable shoes was worth any price.
This month, I was given a pair of Kalso Earth Shoes to test. I was intrigued by the description on the website:
It’s a story that goes back more than 40 years. Anne Kalso, a Danish yoga master, made the insightful observation that the daily raising of the toes relative to the heels could actually help people attain a physical feeling of wellness like that experienced in the yoga position – ‘Mountain’ pose. Inspired by the thought that wellness, in its most organic form, could be part of an everyday experience, she set out to develop the very first Kalso Earth® Shoe.
Although the Kalso “Negative Heel” design is different than the other wellness shoes I have been wearing for the last year and a half, I was pleasantly surprised at how comfortable my feet were in them. I wore them for a half day shopping trip (a good test!) and came home with no foot pain. I did, however, notice that I could feel my calf muscles working differently all day, which I took as a really good sign.
Enter to win a pair of Kalso Earth Shoes!
I am so excited to be giving away a pair of Kalso Earth shoes – The Fawn! You can win the Fawn shoes (retail price $130), just like the ones I got to test. They are available in three colors – mahogany, merlot, and black (I have mahogany) – and are a perfect shoe to wear in the Fall with your favorite pair of jeans.
(note- this is subject to availability. If the Fawn is not available in your size, then another shoe from the site will be substituted. There are so many amazing shoes to chose from!)
To enter: visit KalsoEarthShoes.com and tell me which style of shoes catches your eye.
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This giveaway will end on October 5 at midnight ET and a winner will be chosen at random and notified via email. Good luck!
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PS – just thought you might like to know that Kalso Earth Shoes is randomly awarding loyal fans who comment and post on their page a pair of shoes during the month of September.
Giveaway CLOSED: Winner is Joy (who, coincidentally was a neighbor of mine years ago before moving all over the world with her military husband. It was so cool to see her name come up!)
Disclosure: I was given a pair of Kalso Earth shoes to review. Opinions, as always, are 100% my own.
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