EARTHWALKERS™ have the sleek stretch in fit of a moccasin and the wearable durability of a boot.
In addition to the wonderful Bull Hide leather that we use to make EARTHWALKERS™ we use a compound rubber sole piece. This sole provides great traction and well as lightweight comfort. The small heel gives extra cushion under the heel without taking away from that barefoot feeling that EARTHWALKERS™ gives you. We have added to the comfort of EARTHWALKERS™ by including a high cushion insole. This material provides additional cushion but with a Satin Finish for maximum comfort that allows the insole to breathe.
The unique lacing process of the upper part of the EARTHWALKERS™ allows for up to 3 inches of adjustment. This will allow the footwear to accommodate a wider range of calf sizes, as well as providing more choices in how a person can wear them.
EARTHWALKERS™ can be worn with pants in or pants over. They can be worn with heavy pants in cooler weather, lighter pants or shorts in warmer weather, and will always look great with skirts of any length!
The unique design of EARTHWALKERS™ will accommodate a larger range of leg sizes and shapes in the same foot size. This makes them much easier to buy.
SIZING, FIT LACING AND BREAK IN
Earthwalkers come in full sizes. Because they have a stretch in fit we have found that there is no need for half sizes.
If you normally wear a half size in your shoes ( example 7 1/2 ) you will want to go up to an 8.
Our men’s run a bit large so if you are normally a half size ( example 10 1/2 ) you will want to go with a 10.
Make sure that your foot and leg are on a 90-degree angle to each other and that your heel is all the way back in the boot. Then make sure the front of the boot is straight up the leg and overlaps the back part of the boot.
Then pull the lace tight from the back and loop it over the top of the concho and around, pull the lace up through the next lace slit and repeat with the next concho. Continue up the boot and tie at the top.
The stretch in process is simple but must be followed correctly or you will feel that your Earthwalkers do not fit properly when they really may be perfect.
YOU MUST WEAR THEM BAREFOOT FOR THE FIRST 4 TO 5 HOURS AROUND THE HOUSE!!
This is very comfortable to do, so no worries!
What you will feel is that they are tighter than you are used to with a new shoe. The break-in process will happen in three areas.
- The leather in front of the toes will open up to give you the right amount of room in the toe box.
- The leather over the top of the foot will stretch in to allow more room for the foot and the wearing of a sock.
- And finally, the heel cup will form around your heel so the slight slipping you feel in the beginning will stop.
Once you have worn them long enough to get a sock in them without the sock balling your toes up in the shoe, you will then have the glove-like fit that makes Earthwalkers so wonderful.