Walk a mile in my @KalsoEarthShoes

My Hubs gets a little irritated with the amount of shoes that I have.

What can I say? I love me some shoes. The kicker though is the majority of my shoes aren’t cute strappy heels or heels with a peek-a-boo toe. My shoes are mainly casual. Tennis shoes, slip ons, etc. For me it’s all about comfort and although I admit, there are some comfortable heels out there, they just don’t fit in to my lifestyle.

Let’s face it, I’m a mom and I work from home. Not a whole lot of need to don my heels and business suit. Then again, maybe I should try that sometime. 🙂

But seriously, most days you will find me wearing jeans, a t-shirt, and some comfy shoes.

kalso earth shoesWhen I was given the opportunity to try out some shoes from Kalso Earth Shoes I was ecstatic. All of their shoes fit completely into my lifestyle. And not only do they fit in my lifestyle, they are aesthetically pleasing to me which is just as important as comfort.

I chose the Glide 2 in Red to wear around.

glide 2 by kalso earth shoes

When I wore them for the first time it took me a while to get used to Kalso Earth Shoes “Negative Heel”. This, however, is what makes Kalso Earth Shoes so darn awesome. The negative heel actually promotes a better walking position which in turn improves your posture and joint stress. The position of the heel being below your toes mimics what it’s like when you walk in the sand barefoot.

I didn’t really think that much about it until I wore my Glides to the Oregon Zoo. Typically, I would wear my running shoes because they offer really good support. I would be lying if I said I wasn’t a little worried that I would end up with aching feet.

Thankfully, that didn’t happen. My Glides were so darn comfortable that when the day was over I realized that my back wasn’t aching, a normal side effect of lots of walking for me. That. Was. Awesome. If you get an achy back after walking or even running long distances you know what I mean. Now, I don’t think I would wear my Glides during a 5K, but I can totally see the benefits of having the same negative heel technology in my running shoes.

Now, I completely understand if you are looking at my Glides and thinking that perhaps those just aren’t your style. I can tell you that there are a TON of super cute shoes to choose from at Kalso Earth Shoes. As a matter of fact, I have my eyes on the Rally in black.

the rally kalso earth shoes

MSRP: $105.00

I’m sure most of you looked at the suggested retail price for the Rally and though “WHOA!” Yes, I agree that it is quite a bit more than even I would pay for shoes, but I truly believe in the fact that you have to pay for quality. That’s just what you will get with Kalso Earth Shoes.

Be sure to check out Kalso Earth Shoes on Facebook. They have some great promo’s and even great contests and giveaways.

Speaking of giveaway… 🙂

I get to give one lucky reader a pair of Kalso Earth Shoes! The style will depend on inventory but the approximate retail value will be $120!


Be sure to “Like” Mad Hatter Mom on Facebook and learn about giveaways first!

Disclosure: I received my pair of Glides for free in order to conduct this review. As always opinions are 100% my own. Special thanks to Kalso Earth Shoes and Leah from BookieBoo.com


  1. These look really cute (for ladies, that is) and sound REALLY comfy! $105 is not a lot of money for a good running shoe. I have spent more, though I do prefer to spend less! I can’t stand spending that much on dress shoes, but the last pair of $35 ones I bought I had to sink another $15 into when I had to have the sole re-glued because it was coming apart.

    Shoes is the one area I have told my wife we will NOT skimp on for our daughter. Good shoes make all the difference in a lot of systems in your body!
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  2. Oh, if there is a chance for a free pair and I have to enter my preference and size I’m an idiot for not having noticed that! I really like the Kinetic-K in charcoal. (That’s pretty much ideal for my whole damned wardrobe!) I’m a size 12. 🙂
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  3. I like the The Central Too because they look cozy, warm, comfortable and sturdy. Also I like The Glide 2 because Ithey are sporty, look comfortable and they come in navy color. My shoe size is 9 1/2 or 10 women size.

  4. love the Intone in ochre size 9
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  5. Rebecca Graham says:

    I like the Intone and I wear a size 9.

  6. I like the The Invoke size 8.

  7. Love, Love, Love me some shoes!!!!!!♥♥♥ The Pike in a 8 would be nice! 🙂
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  8. Estelle S says:

    I love their boots. A bit pricey, but still tempting. I like The Glide in size 9.

  9. Stephanie V. says:

    The Carling in black — size 9.5 (depending on how wide it is)

  10. I love The Renee in Mahogany, size 7

  11. I am a sucker for Earth shoes- truly I have worn them since the 70s and I do have an original pair by Kalso. Of their new collection, I would have to say I love their boots-both the Rebel and the Diablo in a 9.5 In the price range stated it would be the Glide2 in a navy also in a 9.5

  12. Cynthia C says:

    I like the Kinetic in white, size 8

  13. I like The Link Too in Almond and size 8 🙂
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  14. Kristen m says:

    I love The Pisces and wear a size 8. I have worn earth sandals the past couple of summers and they are a fantastic and really well made shoe!
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  15. Celeste Kautz says:

    I like the Nexus 8.5 in black.

  16. I like the Carling in size 7 women’s.

  17. Charlotte Winters says:

    I like the Dally shoe in almond size 10 please.

  18. Heather M says:

    Either the Halo or Pisces and I’m a size 8

  19. Christine Jensen says:

    I really like the Prance boot and I wear a size 11

  20. I like the Shannon in black, size 11

  21. Helen Keeler says:

    I’d love The Fawn in 7.5
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  22. Christine says:

    I love their Fawn and I wear a size 7.5 medium. Thank you so much!

  23. linda brooks says:

    The Halo’s in size 6 1/2 are paerfect.

  24. I want size 9 black rally

  25. Nicole West says:

    I like the Iridessa Boot. Size 8.5.

  26. I like the Pisces and the size would be 10 or ten or ten and a half (I wear 10 1/2 for running shoes).

  27. i love the shannon, 8 !

  28. Valerie Taylor Mabrey says:

    The Halo 7.5
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  29. I love The Dally in Almond, size 8
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  30. tracey byram says:

    I like the Halo in size 6.

  31. I like the The Rebel in 8.5.


  32. Nicole C. says:

    The Fawn in size 10

  33. paige chandler says:

    I like the Link Too in black size 8.5 wowowow

  34. Katherine Persons says:

    I Like Nexus Shoe

  35. I like the HALO in size 10

    Thank you for hosting this giveaway

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  36. I really like the The Elite Too in black b/c it’s vegan and a cute rain boot!
    and in size 9

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  37. Jessica Carnaggio says:

    I like the Carling. My shoe size is 7.

  38. I like the Rebel in size 8 1/2
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  39. Kristi C says:

    I like The Link Too in Almond size 11.

  40. nicole korson says:

    I’ll have to go Gliude size 9. What a cool line of shoes/boots!

  41. It’s finally getting colder, so I am anticipating boot season. Would love to have the Iridessa or Elite II boots in size 8! Or the Solar mary janes… too many choices!
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  42. I love the “Elite Too” boot in black. Size 8.5
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  43. Theresa Jenkins says:

    The Solar in Black Patent

  44. cathy miller / rewcath says:

    I like the Renee in Black nupa123atgmaildotcom

  45. Courtney S says:

    I love the Carling! in black because it looks super comfy! I wear a 5 1/2.

  46. Jennifer Paige says:

    I’m like you and the majority of my shoes are comfortable, kick off in a split second type shoe. With that in mind, I would go for the Glider 2 in size 9 🙂

  47. Kathleen Downes says:

    I like the Kinetic size 11 in sky blue.

  48. I would like the Rebel boots bests. Size 8.5 I think

  49. Susan Hartman says:

    Love the shoes. They all look comfortable. I like the Dally in Rosso. Size 91/2 please.

  50. Kristina Lindberg says:
  51. I really like Fawn and Solar too in 6.5 W(or if they’re naturally wide that’s fine)
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  52. Debbie C says:

    I would like to have a pair of The Fawn in merlot.


  53. Tracy Robertson says:

    I really like the The Kinetic athletic shoes in white. I wear a ladies 10. Thanks for the chance!

  54. Terry Anderson says:

    I like the Renee and wear a size 9.

  55. love the Elite boots in size 6 or 7

  56. I’m loving the Prance boot, in black, size 7.5!!!

  57. Jennifer Marie says:

    I like the Rally size 8.

  58. I like the Renee in black, size 6.

  59. I have been DYING to try some Earth Shoes! I bought a pair online ($110!!) and unfortunately they were just a hair too small, and I’m too lame to try to figure out how to return them — I’m not a total idiot, it really wasn’t very straightforward.
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    • And what I *meant* to include, is that I really love the PIKE in grey, but they’re considerably more expensive than the stated giveaway. Probably worth it, yo!
      But the Iridessa is also ADORABLE in grey, and I love them.
      I wear 9.5.
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  60. CarolynG says:

    I love the Pike boot and my size is 8.5

  61. I love The Fawn in Mahogany size 6

  62. My favorite is The Fawn in Merlot! Size7.5 Thanks!

  63. Christina says:

    I love The Nexus, size 8 please!

  64. I like the Carter Men’s shoe, size 9.5

  65. The Nexus in Oatmeal is my favorite in size 7 1/2. You must live near me. I’m right around the corner from the Oregon Zoo:)
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  66. People just rave about these shoes. I love those Elite Too boots! 6.5 either in Black or Plum. Hmm… which color to choose??
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  67. I like the Integrate Too, size 6.

  68. david basile says:

    The Renee

  69. The Kinetic white/sky blue

  70. Barbara Evans says:

    I like the white kinetic in size 8 1/2.

  71. Christine says:

    like the The Invoke size 8

  72. the kinetic size 9
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  73. Carolsue says:

    I would like to surprise my husband with the The Kinetic-K (Mens) (Navy) size 9
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  74. I like The Iridessa boots
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  75. Melissa Shirley says:

    The Kinetic shoes size 12

  76. I want a pair of Glides soo bad! Size 8.5 😀
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  77. I’d like the black Solar Too design in size 8. 🙂

  78. I really like the Diablo boot or the Shannon boot, size 8.

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  79. I love The Rebel! I am a size 8 and a half.

  80. I love the FAWN in brown, I am a size 10

  81. Desiree Dunbar says:

    I like the Dally shoes.

  82. I like the Carling in almond size 8.5

  83. I liked The Integrate Too-Black size 8.5
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  84. judith mendenhall says:

    oooh i totally love the Halo,size 8 please

  85. Jill Myrick says:

    I would like to have the Kinetic Shoes in Blue Size 8.


  86. I love the Prance boots in size 6.5.


  87. Hello, I love The Carling in bark, a 9.5 please. Thanks for a great giveaway!

  88. Maija McKeown says:

    I LOVE the Rally in Navy! Women’s size 10! Thanks for the chance!

  89. MELISSA DAVIS says:


  90. Terra Eash says:

    I would get the Solar in Black in women’s size 6.5
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  91. I like the solar in black womans 9

  92. shirley pebbles says:

    I like the renee and I am size 8 1/2

  93. Angela Cisco says:

    The Integrate Too in black. I wear between an 8 and 9, depending on the day.

  94. barbara r says:

    love these!

  95. Christina says:

    Ah- they have a Vegan collection: I’m in love! It’s raining, hailing and almost snowing here so I’d be wise to go with The Elite Too boot in Plum, US size 7.5 or 8. Thanks for hosting this awesome giveaway by the way 🙂

  96. daniel healey says:

    The INvoke looks pretty comfortable.

  97. Brittney House says:

    I love the prance boot in a size 9

  98. Karli Prime says:

    I like the fawn in a size 9.5

  99. The Daily size 9

  100. I like the Elite Too (I’m vegan) in size 9.

  101. Pauline M says:

    I would love the Halo in size 7

  102. Jennifer R says:

    I like the Fawn shoe in the merlot color size 6. reejen at comcast dot net

  103. Kim Smith says:

    I really like the The Pisces in a size 9.

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  104. I like The Glide in size 8

  105. I love the Kinetic in White Sky Blue. I wear a 9.5.

  106. jeannefairbanksconner says:

    The Kinetic in size 6… thanks for the giveaway

  107. I love the prance boots I am a size 7 1/2

  108. sandy j cullen says:

    i like the daily size 9

  109. tracey johnson says:

    the central too in a size 11

  110. The Solar in black patton leather. Size 9.5. thanks!

  111. i like the Invoke in black best size 9 :0)

  112. I’d love The Link Too shoes in almond in 9.5

  113. I *love* the Diablo boots! I usually wear around a 9, depending on who makes it. Why can’t they just standardize those things? 😉

  114. I like the halo in size 7 1/2

  115. Catherine L. Petersen Peters says:

    The intone in black size 9

  116. Morgan E. says:

    I love the Prance boots, brown, in size 5. So so so cute!

  117. Debra Hall says:

    i like The Blaze boot in black size 7 and a half

  118. Amy Carlson says:

    I like the Fawn in size 7.

  119. Shirley Hicks says:

    i like –The Link Too 10 1/2

  120. I like the Nexus in size 9. Thanks for the contest

  121. Katherine Fary says:

    I like the Fawn size 8

  122. I like the Halo.

  123. Shoe size is 6.5 and my favorite is The Carling boot, followed closely by The Invoke and The Pisces. These shoes look and sound great!

  124. Amy Kaufman says:

    The Elite Too in Black!! Size 9 8)))))

  125. carol white says:


  126. Amanda S. says:

    I like the Solar Too and I wear a size 9 1/2

  127. mary gardner says:

    i like The Renee and my size is women’s 8 1/2

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  128. kathy pease says:

    i love the The Intone in 9.5

  129. Lisa Garner says:

    I love the black The Iridessa boots in size 7.

  130. Shannon Herrington says:

    I’ve been eying these shoes for some time now! Would love a chance to win them. I like the Prance boots size 7. Thanks for the giveaway

  131. i LOVE the blaze boot in caribou in a size 8.

  132. Whitney Lindeman says:

    I LOVE the Shannon in mahogany. I wear size 8.5. Thanks for the giveaway!!!

  133. Barbara Hunt says:

    Thanks for the great contest!
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  134. Deborah Wallin says:

    I really like The Link Too
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  135. Deborah Wallin says:

    I need a size 8

  136. Rose Alexis says:

    I like the Halo shoes in size 10.

  137. I’m torn between the Daily and The Kinetic I wear a 7.5 or 8
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  138. heather c says:

    I’d love the Diablo boots in size 8.

  139. chris featherston says:

    I like them all! Kenitic size 8.5 please 🙂

  140. crystal l allen says:

    i love pisces in a 9.5 womens thanks clallen at ntin dot net

  141. The Rally in Navy size 11 are my favorites.

  142. Kerrie Mayans says:

    I like the fawn in merlot and I am a size 6.5

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  143. I like the Glide 2 in size 10
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  144. I like the Carling boot in Black size 9

  145. Since I’m vegetarian, I’d go with the Glide 2 in red (size 7.5). Thanks for the contest!

  146. tracey byram says:

    I like the women’s The Halo in size 6.

  147. Veronica Garrett says:

    I like The Shannon. My shoe size 81/2.

  148. I love The Link Too size 6!

  149. I really like the Kinetic, size 8.5 very sporty and cute!! They would feel better than boots when I do other things besides green farm work!! My first pair of tennis shoes in the closet as well, would be great!! (I ususally wear cowboy boots 🙂 )

  150. I like the Solar, size 10/11. Have to measure my feet again.

  151. I like the renee in black size 11

  152. I like The Link Too, size 9

  153. Robert Ranieri says:

    I love The Carter in black. My size is 8.5

  154. I like The Glide in navy. My shoe size is 6 (women’s).

  155. The Glide 2 in black in 7. 5 or the The Link Too in brown
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  156. I like the Iridessa-Caribou I’m an 8.5

  157. Charlene Kuser says:

    I would love the the Fawn in brown, My size is size 10

  158. April Grimm says:

    The Halo, size 11.

  159. I would like The Integrate Too in sandstone size 9.

  160. I’d love to try the vegan glide 2 in women’s 8/8.5 Thanks so much!

  161. The Diablo Boots are sweet! I also like The Glide 2. Size 7.5, please.
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  162. I love The Invoke, black size 9.5.

  163. Suzanne Denys says:

    I love The Iridessa in Iron Grey in a 9.5

  164. Amanda Adams says:

    tThe rally in black would suit me for work I need a good comfortable shoe for work I were size 8

  165. Selena West says:

    i LOVE the halo, size 7 1/2

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  166. Angela Cash says:

    My favorite shoes are the The Elite Too in Iron Gray.

  167. Angela Cash says:

    My favorite shoes are the The Elite Too in Iron Gray, size 8.5.

  168. halo size 7.5

  169. I like the Integrate Too in size 10. They look very comfortable.

  170. melissa williams says:

    I like the Central Too boots, they look extremely comfortable! Size 8 would be perfect.

  171. tina reynolds says:

    I would love to win the The Kinetic-K for my husband Chris he needs new shoes so bad thanks for the chance to win [email protected]

  172. Carolyn K. says:

    I really like the The Glide 2 in Navy blue, size 9.5

  173. i like the glide 2 in black or white. size 8.

  174. I love The Fawn in Mahogany and I wear a size 8 1/2. Thanks!
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  175. Kandi Smith says:

    Visited Kalso Earth Shoes. I like the Black Renee in size 6.5.

  176. Michelle Spayde says:

    I like the Halo, size 8

  177. Anyone tried wearing Earthies? It’s a fashion line of Earth, I believe. Tried on the Veria yesterday, and walked around the store for about 10 minutes, and FELT IT for an hour after I took them off! Someone somewhere commented in an online review that you should wear them only a few hours at a time at first. Anyone have comments on this topic? Thanks and happy New Year!

  178. Deanna says:

    Very jealous! I have been searching for these shoes in my size (same size). That’s how I came across your blog. I searched for size 9. It seems most websites only carry up to size 8. I am so disappointed.


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