Bring Balance to your Life
Stop taking your toes for granted !!
Designed by Dr. Gayle Trenberth, Yoga Sandals are unique, with four "toe separators" to space each toe from its neighbour. The resulting separation opens up the 26 bones in the feet and helps them become mobile, as they were meant to be..
The region between our toes is capillary rich and has tremendous significance for energy flow. In addition, the 26 bones of our feet are joined by the fascia, tendons and ligaments that need massage & toning for foot health. Disuse of these muscles can even lead to arthritis of the toes.
The significance of inter-toes massage can be gauged from the fact, that toe massage forms a very important component of Acupressure, even in relieving conditions such as Eye pressure etc.Toe massage results in highly improved circulatory health, bone health, and reduces fatigue by reducing constrictions in energy flow.
How do the "Yoga Inspired" sandals help?
These sandals are the next level in flip-flop design. The four thongs insure the sandal will not slide around on the foot or be accidentally kicked off with sudden movement, and the support of the heel protects your arch while the slope provides ambulatory stability. With each toe gently separated, there is a natural alignment of the foot bones and muscles, aiding posture and balance. In yoga training, there is an emphasis on separating the toes in the standing postures to improve the sense of grounding and balance, and these sandals re-train the toes to do just that, while exercising the foot muscles. Countless satisfied customers have told us about Yoga Sandals® Footwear providing relief from leg, hip and spinal discomfort, while having the ease of a sandal in and out of the house. See our on-line video for more details of how these sandals work, and read the wonderful article written by Prevention Magazine, July, 2007, re-printed on our site.
Most people adjust in a few minutes, while others who might need to retrain the muscles of the feet may take a few days. Read the following testimonial of a person who took a bit longer to adjust but felt the effort was well worth the time:
“I have worn regular flip flops for years and enjoyed them because of the ease of slipping in and out of them. However, I found them to be very tiring on my legs after awhile and I didn’t seem to walk normally with them. My toes seemed to grab onto the flip-flops so I wouldn’t lose it. I could never walk very far with them. I tried Yoga Sandals® Footwear and was very pleased with the result. It took some time---about 10 days or so to get to the point where I could wear them most of the day. I started by wearing them for 15 minutes for several days and increased to several hours a day at home. I had difficulty between my fourth and fifth toe. However, after awhile the fourth toe seemed to straighten itself out and I have now used them for two weeks and wear them all day if needed. I have even gone shopping and did not have any tiring from wearing them. I actually felt more energized by using them. I have found that my legs do not get tired when I wear them and they are more comfortable than traditional flip-flops.”-- Paula P.
In another e-mail to us, she states: “I was wearing my sandals to a party and a woman looked down and said, ‘Oh Yoga Sandals® Footwear! I love mine.’ So, of course, everyone around us had to hear about them. I am surprised that no one mentions that the sandals eliminate aching shin pain which you get after awhile walking in regular flip-flops.”
Now, most people do NOT need 10 days, only a few minutes. If you have foot disorders or your toes need retraining from years in narrow, closed shoes, you may need to adjust to the sensation by introducing your feet to them at a slower pace. For more detailed information, view our on-line video from an experienced Yoga Instructor who describes the action of the foot bones and muscles as you wear your Yoga Sandals® Footwear.
Yes, Definitely! In the Spring and Summer, the sandals gently spread your toes as you go about your errands in and out of the house. They provide a stable support for the foot unlike regular single thong flip-flops (just try to kick them off!), and give your toes much needed relief from close toed, often narrow shoes. Did we mention these sandals are great for a pedicure as well? Put them on, polish those nails, walk away! In the Fall and Winter, you can go from relaxing with a favorite book or program, meditating, working with your hands, while your sandals work on retraining those toes and providing relief from winter shoes. The added benefit is when you get up to move around the house, the gentle spreading action increases. You get the exercise and benefits of spreading those toes all year long.
They are made of eva, the same material as Birkenstock sandals. These sandals are vegan friendly, using no animal products or testing, yet the tops of many of the models looks and feels like leather. Our canvas-topped models (the striped blue and white, and red and white) are 50% eco-friendly. Check back with us, as we are continuing to improve our materials and construction for the health of the person and the planet!
Why not realize the benefit of these muscles upon our health… by using them!!