the early part of the 1970s. In an era when women?s shoes featured high heels asics gel lyte iii white womens , narrow toes and dangerously skinny arches, the odd looking shoes attracted the attention of the fashion world and the popular media. With their wide toe boxes,"negative" heels and rocker bottoms, they were often referred to as the ugliest shoes ever created.
Like most fads and trends, though, earth shoes had their supporters. Created by a family-owned company in Scandinavia, Earth shoes were seen as a healthy and body-friendly alternative to traditional 'fashion? footwear. The main feature of the Earth shoe is the 'negative heel?, created by a thick fore sole and thin heel. The bed of the shoe is designed to place the heel lower than the ball and toes of the foot, which, say Earth shoe enthusiasts asics gel lyte v red burgundy , encourages better posture and a more natural gait.
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Among the innovations that the original Earth shoes made popular are innovations that have been carried through into many other 'healthy? shoe lines, including many of today?s most popular shoes. Those innovations included: