Now a year-plus into the COVID-19 pandemic, we’ve made comfort into the newest fashion statement. Most of us stayed close to home, working remotely and perhaps only getting out to stretch, walk, or exercise, so high fashion and style were no longer top wardrobe priorities.
This is changing as more people get vaccinated, and life returns to some semblance of normalcy. “Quarantine chic” served our style purposes well, and now it’s time to put the sweats and loungewear back in the drawer.
Ready to take a good, hard look at your wardrobe and see what needs an upgrade? You’ll be glad you did.
Let’s start at the bottom, with your shoes. For more than a year, slippers, flip flops, slides, and sneakers were the easiest go-to footwear styles for obvious reasons—because they’re comfortable and easy to put on.
Comfort is essential to any kind of footwear, especially if you wear them for hours at a time. Shoes made from stiff materials that rub and cause blisters, high heels, and uncomfortable shoes can make us miserable.
Functional shoes serve a purpose. However, many of these styles aren’t known for their high fashion sense, such as steel-toed work boots, thick rubber clogs favored by foodservice and health care professionals, and sturdy hiking boots. These shoes help you do a job and do it safely, so style is not the main priority.
What if you could find a shoe that makes you feel good from the ground up - inside and out? HARMONY783 grounding shoes are functional, biomechanically correct, and best of all, stylish!
What is grounding, and why do I need grounding shoes?
First, let’s talk about grounding—what it is and why it’s so amazing. In the simplest terms, grounding or earthing is the act of connecting with the earth’s energy through bodily contact.
Science has taken a greater interest in the link between nature and our health, and there is a significant body of evidence showing this connection. Research shows that grounding has been shown to help a range of medical conditions, including anxiety/depression, heart disease, and inflammation. It can also improve your sleep and give you an energy boost.
Our feet are incredibly conducive, so kicking off your shoes and wiggling your toes in dirt, grass, or sand is one of the easiest ways to reap the benefits of grounding. The next best thing to going barefoot is to wear grounding footwear.
Our grounding shoes are not only comfortable and stylish—they are biomechanically correct. Every style is engineered to keep you grounded while you’re outdoors. Until recently, we were willing to sacrifice style for ultimate comfort.
Now that more folks are getting vaccinated and things are opening up, people are starting to venture out. Our men’s and women’s styles offer the best of all worlds: they’re fashionable and functional for work, dressing up to go out or dressing down to relax at home, or outdoor activities.
What makes HARMONY783’s shoes so unique?
Technology sets HARMONY783’s product lines apart from all other footwear companies. Our grounding shoe lines feature fully conductive carbon and rubber outsoles that are bio-mechanically engineered for comfort and support.
Groundworks™, our patent-pending technology, features 99.99% pure silver through the midsoles with microfiber footbeds. This is featured in every shoe and stitched with pure silver thread, enabling the flow of natural energy up into one’s body.
Types of shoe styles
Let’s look at the different shoe styles.
- Loafers. A loafer is a basic slip-on shoe that does not have laces or other fastenings. Most are made from leather or suede and do not have heels.
- Sandals. A sandal is a shoe consisting of a sole secured to the foot by straps, usually over the instep, toes, and/or ankles. Sandals are one of the oldest known types of shoes, dating well back to the ancient Romans.
- Flip Flops. A flip flop is a style of shoe commonly recognized as a type of casual wear. Flip flops are characterized by a Y-shaped strap that extends over the toes and a rubber or cloth “thong” that sits between the first and second toes.
- Joggers/athletic shoes/sneakers. Joggers or sneakers are made for movement—particularly medium- to high-intensity activities. Joggers are typically made from materials that stretch and are characterized by cushioned midsoles and a durable heel. Joggers are all about support, support, support, so the wearer has the comfort and cushioning they need to engage in sports and various other physical activities.
What to look for in the right shoe.
Looking cute and being comfortable are non-negotiable when it comes to buying shoes. Although you look for different features depending on the kind of shoe you are buying, there are some shopping tips that work for any kind of footwear:
- Try on the shoes. Ordering online is extremely risky, especially if you have a narrow foot, a hard-to-find size, or are hard to fit. Go to a brick-and-mortar store if possible; if you order a pair online, make sure the site has a clear return policy.
- Make sure the shoes don’t pinch in the toes. According to this article from Harvard Medical School, the notion of “breaking in” a pair of shoes is a myth. Be sure they feel comfortable the moment you try them on.
- Check the shoes’ tread. Are the soles slippery or sturdy? Can you walk gracefully across a tiled floor, or will it be a recipe for disaster? Does the tread have the “grip” you need for hiking or extreme outdoor activities?
Our feet are the best way to channel the earth’s energy. Why not sport some fabulous footwear at the same time?