Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Juil Bali Style Shoes

In my November KlutchClub box I had received a coupon for $50 a purchase of Juil shoes. At first I wasn't going to use it because the shoes start at $125 and I had never heard of them before and knew nothing about them. I decided to do a little poking around to see what this show was all about.

This is the shoe box. It's a sturdy box with little cloth pulls to pull the inside box out. I like these type of shoe boxes as opposed to ones with lids. If you keep your shoes in the boxes and stack them you can just pull them out of the box rather than have to unstack everything to lift the lid off.  

When I opened the shoe box I saw this in it.  I realized it was a really pretty satin like yoga mat bag. I just happen to have two yoga mats and one of them did not have a bag. I don't know if they always include a gift or if this was because it was my first purchase. Either way I thought it was very nice and colorful!

This is the actual shoe. You can see the compound copper conductors on the toes and heel part of the shoe.

Compound Copper Conductors? Yep these are some high tech shoes.  Juil says we need to get connected to the earth and rid out bodies of free radicals and these shoes will help.  Here is the info from the website

Why do I need to get connected to the earth?

"Free radicals" occur in our bodies when we are exposed to toxins, pesticides, and generally anything that is toxic to our tissue (now-a-days, its more things than not). Over time, free radicals build up in our bodies. In order for them to become stable, the radicals must find an electron to "connect" themselves to. Where are these electrons then? Beyond the sources found in certain foods, vitamins, etc, we have an abundant source of electrons right beneath us in the earth. If we fail to connect ourselves with these sources, radicals attack our healthy tissue to rob the cells of their electrons. The result? A high potential for infection and inflammation, among other ailments.
· Dr. Carol Davis (Professor Emerita – University of Miami Miller School of Medicine)

How will connecting to the earth help me?

Over time, factors such as stress, man-made electromagnetic fields, toxins, infections and poor diets can contribute to chronic inflammation, which is known to contribute to many types of chronic disease. Inflammation and the free radicals it creates can be partially quenched by fruits, vegetables and other nutrients in a healthy diet. But what else can we do to help ourselves? Well, it turns out that our earth's surface carries a natural, bountiful source of electrons that our bodies also need. These electrons have a balancing effect on our nervous systems and quench free radicals as well. Essentially, when we connect directly with the earth's surface, electrons rising from its soil or sand will enter our bodies and turn the "negatives" we build up day-to-day into "positives."
· Dr. Daniel Chong (Naturopathic Doctor); Dr. Chong's Website

How does Juil help me make this connection?

Traditional footwear, made with rubber or plastic outsoles may serve a comfort need for us, but it certainly doesn't help us connect with the earth. On the contrary, it blocks the necessary flow of electrons into our body and prevents us from heeding the earth's natural resource. By placing Energy Flow Technology™ (compound copper conductors) directly through the footbed and outsole of the sandals, Juil offers a direct conduit between our bodies and the earth's surface. You are able to go about your day, in comfort, while heeding the earth's reviving electrons necessary to sustain healthy, stable lives.

I really loved the color of these shoes but I found them to be a but tight even though it said they were good for wider foot. I don't normally buy wide shoes because regular ones hit me just fine so I was surprised these were tight. I had wore them outside thinking new shoes are always tight but they were still a little uncomfortably. I wasn't able to return them since I wore them out so I bought a shoe stretcher and stretched them out a little bit. I still found them to be a little tight on the top so I'm still working on it.

Verdict: Cute shoes, I like the idea but I think if I get another pair I will size up.

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1 comment:

  1. What a unique shoe box i had ever see.I love the little cloth pulls to pull the inside box out what a great concept of using a cloth lid in it also love pretty satin like yoga mat bag in which shoes is put in bravo concept and well design box..I had also had this kind of shoes from Toms online coupon codes the shipping and quality of shoes was amazing.