Just how big were Earth shoes in the 1970’s?
…the creation of a Danish yoga instructor and shoe designer named, Anna Kalso- well….Earth Shoes were BIG!
So why were Earth shoes so popular? This shoe, made the list of some of the most essential and popular shoes of the time. The fact that they were kind of hideous didn’t keep men and women from wanting a pair. Everyone simply had to have em..
It didn’t hurt that these shoes supposedly had health benefits
Featuring a sole that was thinner at the heel than at the front of the foot, branded, negative heel technology, The design actually simulated the act of walking in sand.
This natural body position resonated with Kalso. It echoed a formative yoga pose she knew well – Tadasana (AKA ‘Mountain’ pose).
The Earth Shoe became so popular, the company couldn’t keep up with demand and subsequently discontinued the shoe in the late 70’s.