GladSoles & Glasstic Water Bottle Giveaway

Enter to win a pair of GladSoles Barefoot Running Sandals and a Glasstic Water Bottle by using the widget below. Contest ends next Monday July 20th, 2015 at midnight.

*USA ONLY

Glasstic Water Bottle is the break-resistant and shatterproof glass water bottle offering the purity of glass with the portability of plastic. With all the BPA worries, Glasstic is your hydration solution.

Use coupon code ‘REV15OFF’ and get 15% off any bottle purchase (excluding already discounted mulit-packs) on the Glasstic Water Bottle site or Amazon thru Dec 31, 2015

GladSoles Eco, is THE WORLD’S FIRST Eco-Friendly, custom-made-to-size sandal on the market, because it’s made from 100% Upcycled Rubber Tires. It is approximately 5.5mm thin, has a non-slip nylon footbed, and is extremely flexible. Great for all of your on and off-road adventures. It has an aggressive tread that really grips the roads and trails equally well.

Custom Sizing:
Every pair of GladSoles is completely custom-made by hand, based on tracings of your feet. Take it slowly when you trace your feet, as an accurate tracing ensures a perfect fit.

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GladSoles Sponsors 2nd Annual Plank Challenge

The 2nd annual Plank Challenge is taking place at the Lululemon store on Bloomfield Avenue in Montlcair, NJ at 9am Sunday, November the 16th, with Jenn DeLuccia. Visit for a chance to win cool prizes including a pair of GladSoles Sandals. Following the challenge, there will be a yoga class with Paul Newell from Indigo yoga from 10-11am. All levels welcome for both events!

Feel free to tell us your goal here, and we will sign you up.

Come and join the Montclair community as we set intentions for peace. If you can hold plank for at least one minute, you are eligible to win a prize:-)

P–Peace being cultivated from the inside out
E–Exhale, no one ever said this would be easy
A–Alignment, allow your internal structure to stay strong, committed and aligned
C–Center yourself in stillness
E–Express gratitude

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Jennie Amias Runs for a Cause

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A mom and active runner, Jennie lives in New Jersey but hails from London, England. When she learned that a young woman in her congregation was affected by Niemann Pick Type C she wanted to know what she could do to help.

Jennie is running to raise awareness and dollars for research on May 18th, 2014. The 1/2 marathon she is running is in Morristown, NJ and is known as the Superhero Half Marathon. Her racing fees support Meals on Wheels but she is hoping to “RUN” a secondary campaign to support Nieman Pick Type C.

Show Jennie some love so she can help us Chase the Cure for NPC!
ALL DONATIONS ARE TAX DEDUCTIBLE AND MOST APPRECIATED

Donate here

GladSoles May Bundle Giveaway!

Enter to win any pair of GladSoles minimalist sandals, 500g of africrops! Moringa Oleifera powder and a VegRunChat headband by using the widget below. Contest ends next Sunday May 26th, 2014 at midnight.

*International participants must pay shipping cost if chosen as winner.

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Whether you’re hiking the trails or just going for a walk, GladSoles will get you where you need to go in style and comfort. GladSoles come in 4mm, 6mm, and 8mm Vibram® soles. The lace is recessed into the bottom of the sole, and very easy to swap out.

Sizing:
Every pair of GladSoles is completely custom-made by hand, based on tracings of your feet. Take it slowly when you trace your feet, as an accurate tracing ensures a perfect fit.

The GladSoles Trail Specs:
Weight: 3.2 oz (per sandal, laces included, size 9)
Thickness: 8 mm
Tread: aggressive tread – durable, oil resisting, non-slip
Ground Feel: very good – slightly muted feel compared to GladSoles Original
Does it float? yes
Other: Vibram Newflex 8mm is a rubber/foam composite blend with an advanced traction pattern on the out-sole. Lightweight and overall the most comfortable sole material we offer.

Comparing the different GladSoles models:

GladSoles Lite – As you can tell from the name, this is our lightest weight and thinnest (4mm) model. Great for the pool & beach. This model has less structure than the Original or the Trail. Best suited for those of you who really want to feel every little nook and cranny that you might encounter on and off-road. Kids really love this model.

GladSoles Original – This is where it all started. The GladSoles Original is our most versatile sandal. It’s 6mm thin, really light weight and works well on many surfaces. Recommended for all first time, barefoot sandal wearers! This sandal has some structure to it, and will mold to your feet after you wear them around for a few days. Perfect for running, walking, hiking, casual wear – it’s a great all-around sandal.

GladSoles Trail – This is our most secure and rugged sandal. It is 8mm thick, but will mold to your feet within a few days. Great for all of your off-road adventures. It has an aggressive tread that really grips the trails well, but will wear down a little quicker on asphalt and other man-made surfaces. The Trail model is made for all you trail runners out there, plus it’s an all-around, really comfortable everyday sandal.

Warranty:
It’s really simple. If you have an issue with your sandals, just let us know and we will fix it. We take great pride in our sandals and want to make sure that you love them as much as we do!

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Barefoot Benefits Explained by Integrative Wellness

Dr. Dr. Nicole Rivera D.C. & Dr. Nicholas Carruthers, D.C., explain the benefits of being barefoot with GladSoles.

Whether you’re hiking the trails or pounding the city pavements, GladSoles Trail will get you where you need to go in style and comfort. GladSoles Trail has a 8mm Vibram® sole with tread for extra traction. The lace is recessed into the bottom of the sole, and very easy to swap out.

Each pair comes with an eco-friendly and reusable natural fiber bags. Our bags are a green alternative to plastic, paper, cotton, and canvas bags. Our burlap bags are produced from sustainable resources offering a bag that minimizes the harmful impact of plastics on our beautiful planet.

• GladSoles Lite — As you can tell from the name, this is our lightest weight and thinnest (4mm) model. Great for the pool & beach. This model has less structure than the Original or the Trail. Best suited for those of you who really want to feel every little nook and cranny that you might encounter on and off-road. Kids really love this model.

• GladSoles Original — This is where it all started. The GladSoles Original is our most versatile sandal. It’s 6mm thin, really light weight and works well on many surfaces. Recommended for all first time, barefoot sandal wearers! This sandal has some structure to it, and will mold to your feet after you wear them around for a few days. Perfect for running, walking, hiking, casual wear — it’s a great all-around sandal.

• GladSoles Trail — This is our most secure and rugged sandal. It is 8mm thick, but will mold to your feet within a few days. Great for all of your off-road adventures. It has an aggressive tread that really grips the trails well, but will wear down a little quicker on asphalt and other man-made surfaces. The Trail model is made for all you trail runners out there, plus it’s an all-around, really comfortable everyday sandal.

Dr. Nicole Rivera D.C.
Doctor of Chiropractic, Nutritionist specializing in Chronic Illness, Wellness Coach

Dr. Rivera graduated cum laude from Life Chiropractic College West after completing an undergraduate degree from Widener University in Psychology Pre-Med. While attending Chiropractic College, Dr. Rivera developed her expertise in chiropractic neurology, sports chiropractic, pediatric care, and blood-hair based nutrition. Integrative Wellness Group’s state of the art technology and highly specific whole body technique provides the ultimate approach to getting people well. Dr. Rivera is committed to providing a solution to as many families as possible to get well and stay well.

Dr. Nicholas Carruthers, D.C.
Doctor of Chiropractic, Sports Nutritionist, Wellness Coach

Dr. Carruthers acquired his doctorate degree from Life Chiropractic College West, one of the leading chiropractic colleges in the country. Dr. Carruthers also obtained a Bachelors degree in Fitness Management from Wartburg College. Dr. Carruthers has extensive knowledge in sports rehab including kinesiotaping, neuromusclar re-education, and rehabilitative exercise. Dr. Carruthers treats every patient as an individual understanding that each person has different needs, which require a care plan specific to him or her. He promotes total wellness, including an emphasis on nutrition and the importance of exercising properly.

Win a Pair of GladSoles

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Enter to win any pair of GladSoles minimalist sandals by using the widget below. Contest ends next Monday March 31st, 2014 at midnight. The winner will receive one pair of GladSoles (any model: Lite, Original or Trail)
*International participants must pay shipping cost if chosen as winner.

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Whether you’re hiking the trails or just going for a walk, GladSoles will get you where you need to go in style and comfort. GladSoles come in 4mm, 6mm, and 8mm Vibram® soles. The lace is recessed into the bottom of the sole, and very easy to swap out.

Sizing:
Every pair of GladSoles is completely custom-made by hand, based on tracings of your feet. Take it slowly when you trace your feet, as an accurate tracing ensures a perfect fit.

The GladSoles Trail Specs:
Weight: 3.2 oz (per sandal, laces included, size 9)
Thickness: 8 mm
Tread: aggressive tread – durable, oil resisting, non-slip
Ground Feel: very good – slightly muted feel compared to GladSoles Original
Does it float? yes
Other: Vibram Newflex 8mm is a rubber/foam composite blend with an advanced traction pattern on the out-sole. Lightweight and overall the most comfortable sole material we offer.

Comparing the different GladSoles models:

GladSoles Lite – As you can tell from the name, this is our lightest weight and thinnest (4mm) model. Great for the pool & beach. This model has less structure than the Original or the Trail. Best suited for those of you who really want to feel every little nook and cranny that you might encounter on and off-road. Kids really love this model.

GladSoles Original – This is where it all started. The GladSoles Original is our most versatile sandal. It’s 6mm thin, really light weight and works well on many surfaces. Recommended for all first time, barefoot sandal wearers! This sandal has some structure to it, and will mold to your feet after you wear them around for a few days. Perfect for running, walking, hiking, casual wear – it’s a great all-around sandal.

GladSoles Trail – This is our most secure and rugged sandal. It is 8mm thick, but will mold to your feet within a few days. Great for all of your off-road adventures. It has an aggressive tread that really grips the trails well, but will wear down a little quicker on asphalt and other man-made surfaces. The Trail model is made for all you trail runners out there, plus it’s an all-around, really comfortable everyday sandal.

Warranty:
It’s really simple. If you have an issue with your sandals, just let us know and we will fix it. We take great pride in our sandals and want to make sure that you love them as much as we do!

Shipping to all countries

Win 2 Eco-Friendly GladSoles Shirts

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GladSoles is giving away a pair of their eco-friendly t-shirts. That means one for you and one for your friend. Or you could keep both for yourself. The contest starts on Wednesday February 19th, 2014 and ends on Thursday February 28th, 2014 at midnight. International entries must pay shipping fees if they win. There can only be one winner.

Use coupon code: ‘gobarefoot‘ to get 20% OFF our minimalist barefoot sandals until the contest ends.

Our t-shirts are soft, comfortable, stylish and eco-friendly. They’re made from 50% transitional organic cotton, and 50% post-consumer polyester. Each t-shirt uses three 20-ounce plastic bottles, to be exact. They come in 4 sizes, for both men and women cuts, so you’ll be sure to find the perfect fit.

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Barefoot Running Sandals Contest

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We are running another contest to giveaway a pair of our GladSoles barefoot running sandals. The winner of the contest can choose any pair of our sandals as a prize. The contest runs from today to Monday February 17th, 2014 @ midnight. We will announce the winner on Tuesday, February 18th, 2014. This contest is for U.S. residents only. Use the widget below to participate.

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GladSoles Barefoot Running Minimalist Sandals review
by ForkstoFeet.com

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When I first laced my sandals, I felt that they were somewhat loose; they were shifting a bit, and not staying pressed against my foot. After retying them, keeping my heel towards the back of the sandal, and pulling the laces tighter, I corrected the issue. They now stay snug against my foot, and I know that they won’t be going anywhere.

Take your time with the sandals when you first get them. Test out several tying methods, seeing which one works best for you. You may even want to do a few “test runs” before deciding which one you like best. The great thing about GladSoles is that you can always change it up later on.

The biggest concern that people have with sandals, is the ability to run in them (and rightfully so). I wasn’t sure if I would be able to maintain my pace and distance in them. But, after my first run (stats to the right), I knew that GladSoles could keep up with my demands (even during marathon training). Actually, I’ve run some pretty quick runs using my new GladSoles, and topped 13.5 mile distances. I’ve even considered using them in my upcoming marathon.

The best thing about running in barefoot sandals is that you get incredible feedback from the ground. With GladSoles, this feedback is even greater because the tread fits right up against the bottom of your feet. Unlike other sandals that I’ve tried, GladSoles are extremely flexible, allowing them to act as a second skin. So, instead of the tread smacking the pavement with every step, you hear almost nothing. You feel that you are truly barefoot. This is one of the biggest reasons why I’m loving these sandals.

Customer Service

Something we often overlook when picking a product is the quality of customer service that comes with it. I’ve been amazed at the level of engagement that I’ve received from Rich since ordering my sandals. He has been there to answer my questions, and help me through every step of the ordering process. He’s even checked in with me to see how I’m enjoying my new footwear.

I would also like to mention that the folks at GladSoles treat you like a person, not a customer. Speaking to Rich has been like talking to friend. He is very laid back and fun to talk to. Now, I understand that most of us aren’t looking to make friends when we’re ordering kicks, but it’s nice to feel like more than just “another order.”

Barefoot Running Sandals Giveaway

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Enter to win a pair of our ‘Original’ barefoot running sandals by using the widget below. Contest ends next Thursday January 16th, 2014 at midnight. This offer is for U.S. residents ONLY. Sorry international friends but we will run contests for you in the future.

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GladSoles Barefoot Running Sandals Review
by The Runninger

Earlier this year I discovered GladSoles Barefoot sandals on Twitter. I had been researching a few barefoot sandal brands and was instantly interested when I read more about GladSoles. The fact they are custom made was impressive , the fit could only be perfect if they are custom made.

A couple of weeks later I decided to order some, I decided on the Original instead of the Trail or Lite models. Although I run on some trails, a good percentage of my running is on road so I thought the Original was the best choice for me. I filled my cart online and found what I thought was a large issue. Shipping not available to Australia. This was a disappointment. I sent GladSoles a tweet asking if they would ship to Australia, within an hour I had a reply telling me to email and I would be able to order and shipping would be available. Awesome result, I emailed and was promptly emailed back. The same afternoon I did my tracing and emailed it through, my work was done, it was all up to the GladSoles team now. The same evening I got an email from GladSoles saying ” Your sandals have been made and posted this afternoon, and I’ve thrown in an extra set of laces for you.” Overall, fantastic service which is refreshing from an online purchase and something all online retailers should take note of.

Unfortunately two weeks had past before I ultimately received my sandals, it felt like two months because I was very excited to get these sandals and start running in them. It is a long way from the US to Australia so the postage time is the standard time, my impatience didn’t help.

Very keen to try, I quickly watched the you tube lacing video available and got them on my feet. My first run in the was a little 3km jog around the neighbourhood and instantly I liked what I felt. My first thought was that these gave incredible feel on the ground. 6mm of Vibram sole under your foot is not a lot, but it is enough to protect your feet and give a pure barefoot experience.

Since this first run I have given the GladSoles a solid test over many terrains and a variety of running paces. I have given them a test on road, both dirt and rocky trails, on the beach and in wet off road conditions. On all surfaces they have responded well. On road they give a Pure Zero Drop experience, amazingly low to the ground. I have run in other zero drop shoes but these are a different world away in terms of a low to the ground running experience. Plus my feet enjoyed being free. They are cooler and love the wind and elements against them.

Over trails I found the Original very good, on uneven terrain your feet will splay on landing allowing you to grip the terrain when needed. With only 6mm of Vibram between you and the trail you can feel everything you step on, giving you amazing feel on the ground and the confidence to raise your pace. I would love to compare the Trail models 8mm sole over the same type of terrain but I found the Original very good on these surfaces.

Overall the one thing that stands out after running in GladSoles is that I now look forward to every time I run in them. I have 3-4 other excellent pairs of minimal running shoes I can put on when I go for a run but more often than not I choose the GladSoles.

For those looking at a barefoot sandal I would highly recommend the GladSole Original. The fact they are custom made will ensure you have a perfect fit. I haven’t needed to tinker with the lacing design at all, they stay perfectly on my feet across all surfaces.