Kalso Earth Shoes Review and Giveaway

I think I’m missing the shoe gene. You know the one that most women have that make them love shoes.

I’ve always been more of the barefoot type. Flip flops if I need to have something on my feet.

But I recently had a chance to try some Kalso Earth Shoes with their “negative heel,” which mimics walking barefoot in sand by naturally positioning body over the frame. And maybe this is what I’ve been missing. Developed by a Danish yoga instructor, I could feel my posture improving when I wear these: my yoga instructor would be so proud!  You can read more about the negative heel and the history behind Kalso Earth Shoe.

You can find a variety of styles, like the Prosper if you are looking for sporty casual:

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Then there’s the Penchant which are the next pair of shoes that I want. Size 7.5, if you’re reading Hubs. Mother’s Day is right around the corner. *hint, hint*

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And then there’s also the pair that I reviewed- I know you are shocked that they are flip flops- but the Cabo San Lucas 2 is more comfortable than any pair of sandals I’ve ever owned, since it actually has a supportive footbed.

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They are so comfortable that I might actually become more of shoe person! Kalso Earth Shoe: the original wellness shoe. designed by nature, created by kalso.

 Giveaway: One of you will win a pair of Kalso Earth Shoes. Winner will be selected at end of giveaway, notified via email and have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be selected. US, 18+ only.


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I was sent a pair of shoes for review. All opinions and experiences are my own. 

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  1. I really love the Prosper style, they are adorable, although the Penchant are a close second!
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  2. I have so been in the market for shoes like this! I really like the pink ones!
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  3. I liked the flip flop style. A lot!

  4. I have horrible horrible feet, always in pain, no shoe fits right, so I’ve never been a shoe person.  These look actually wearable, unlike a lot of the earthy shoes you see in Foot Smart.  Yes, I have such horrible feet I get the Foot Smart catalogue.  FML

  5. I’m totally more of a flip-flop person too.  As long as they’re comfortable, I’m happy!
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  6. Elena Vo says:

    The Pristine caught my eye, they’re so low-key and comfortable-looking.

  7. I’m a flip flop girl and they are killing my feet. I just like letting my feet breath. I have wide feet too, so you’ll never see me in stilettos.
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  8. I LOVE Earth Shoes! I have a few pairs, and one of the Mary Jane style ones is my go-to shoe. I wear it almost every day. They are amazing.
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  9. NaDell says:

    My favorite kind of shoes are slip on tennis shoes, so I can change into my slippers as soon as I walk in the door, but can easily put my shoes back on when I need to run out the door again. I had some awesome ones a few years ago and they wore out and I couldn’t find new ones to replace them.

  10. Madeline says:

    I like mary jane shoes, or really any flats that are cute and feminine.

  11. I hate shoes, but I desperately need to go shopping for them!
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  12. barefoot is ultimately my favorite way to get around
    if I can’t go barefoot I wear a slide style sandal, oh the looks I get during the winter
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  13. Cool giveaway. I love comfy shoes!

  14. What interesting shoes! I really like the style of the Prosper.
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  15. I feel more comfy with flip flop. It makes my feet feel so great too.
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  16. Cool!  I like shoes, but my problem is that I will never let cuteness win over comfort, so my selection (and my inventory) is very limited.
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  17. Oops, forgot to say what kind of shoe is my favorite.  Honestly?  A good pair of tennis shoes are the most comfortable for me.
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  18. I love shoes!  I’m not sure I can pick my favorites, but my flip flops and black flats are pretty high on my list.
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  19. Mary Beth Elderton says:

    Ive been looking for something like the penchant shoes.

  20. Angela H says:

    Clogs are my all time favorite type of shoe.

  21. I am missing the shoe gene too, but those look lovely. I have developed plantar fascitis in my feet and I am on the hunt for a comfortable and supportive sandal. Great giveaway!
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  22. Cynedra says:

    I’m definitely missing the shoe gene as well. Barefoot is the way to go. Those sandals flip flops look cool though – that is for shoes.

  23. DAMIAN JARREAU says:

    My favorites are sandles

  24. I am a bad shoe person. I think I own 5 pair total. Two pair are running shoes and they would be my favorite. I actually have a pair of Earth shoes that I got last year and I do like them. The style is not something I would normally choose, but they are so comfortable.
    Most of the time I am barefoot. ronaleeduncan{at}aol{dot}com
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  25. I’m definitely a flip flop type of person…and like you, if I’m not wearing flip flops, I’m barefoot :)
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  26. Oh I love those!
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  27. On and everyday basis I love sandals as so easy to get on and off, but I do love a good wedge heel to make me taller since my husband is so tall
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  28. Mungee's Ma says:

    I’m not a shoe person at all. I buy a comfortable pair of shoes and wear that pair every day until it’s falling apart. I like slip on style shoes.

  29. I love all shoes! But when I have to run out real quick I like to grab my Crocs flip flops! They’re so comfortable!

  30. Kat Riley says:

    I am a diabetic so I need closed toe shoes. I really like the Renee shoes but I think the Diablo boots are hot!

  31. I love shoes. I’m not really into clothes, but I LOVE shoes. If I ever win the lottery I’ll have a closet full of them.
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  32. I love the Penchant shoe! It looks super comfy! I had foot surgery about 6 years ago, so my left foot is very particular about shoes. I usually wear flip-flops when it’s warm enough to, I wear furry boots in the winter. Tennis shoes are hard, because of my scars.
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  33. I like espadrelles.

  34. I like Kelso Earth shoes on FB

  35. I like the blog post.

  36. I’m always curious about trying brands of shoes.  These sound interesting =) Good luck everyone!
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  37. These shoes appear to be right up my alley…I can only wear comfy ones! I really like both the Prosper and the Penchant…PLUS I’m in the market for a good new pair of arch-support flip-flops, as one of my lovely felines recently urinated on my favorite old pair…

  38. Love the Prosper! Also, LOVE the fact that you totally gave me fodder for a blog post regarding my obsession with shoes! Thank you!

  39. Aubreylaine says:

    I love the Prance boots
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  40. Valerie Taylor Mabrey says:

    i like clogs
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  41. I am not a shoe person either. Somewhere our shoe-genes are kicking it together.

    In flip flops.

    p.s. Totally off-topic, but I saw your sweet boy over at Jessica’s today.
    His smile was simply spectacular. Oh my.
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  42. I really like shoes that are comfortable, and that I can wear and forget I have on shoes.  I like for them to look sylish, too.  These shoes are cute. 
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  43. alyce poalillo says:

    I like the Penchant, that is my style-casual, comfortable, go any where type

  44. Totally flip-flop-er.  But I LOVE those Penchant shoes.
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  45. Rachael Werth says:

    The prosper style or the flip-flops are my fav styles!

  46. In the summer: flip flops. In the winter, tennies. But alas, for work I have to “look nice”, so I’m usually in heels (year round) or boots (winter).
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  47. Flip flops for the win!
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  48. Lori B. says:

    I love flip flops too! I have to attribute that to being a California girl.

  49. Ooh-ooh, put me down for the flip-flops :)
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  50. I have and LOVE a pair of their boots. Digging the Penchant styel!
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  51. I really love the Kalso Iridessa Women’s Boot in Caribou Suede! It’s gorgeous and looks sooo comfy!

  52. kristen m says:

    My favorite shoes are actually a pair of Kalso earth sandals that I have been wearing to death the past two summers!

  53. Stefanie says:

    Love the Penchants-perfect for running to the park, errands, and chasing my toddler everywhere he goes!

  54. I have one pair of tennies that I wear daily. . .

    But I would prefer to walk around in flip-flops all day if I could.  ;)

  55. Oohh! I would love a pair of these shoes! They sound perfect for me!
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  56. I used to be all about the heels, the higher the better! Met my hubs at work and he said my nickname (the guys called me) was “business sexy” … little suits and high heels. But these days, no can do, flip flops are my go to shoe!

  57. i love the enchant shoe!!!!

  58. I think I’m a flip flop girl for sure. Super cute shoes! I’d never heard of them before. :-)
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  59. addrienne mertens says:

    love wedges! kalso is also nice!

  60. I like the penchant and the prosper as they look so comfortable and so me :-)
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  61. suburban prep says:

    I usually either like a sneaker like shoe like the PRosper or a shoe I can just slide my foot into.

  62. Starr Greenwell says:

    I LOVE the penchant! I love the earth shoes

  63. Starr Greenwell says:

    I LOVE the penchant! I love the

  64. I’ve actually been looking for some like the Prosper since Puma discontinued my style. I lived in those things. I need new ones!
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  65. Starr Greenwell says:

    I LOVE the penchant!

  66. I fell in love with the Dr. Scholl’s shoes that Famous Footwear handed out at Blissdom.  They are my go-to shoes right now.
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  67. suzi failing says:

    I love sandals

  68. LaTanya says:

    I love flats

  69. Cynthia C says:

    I like The Penchant.

  70. Suzanne Denys says:

    I love clogs!

  71. Monique Rizzo says:

    Im a croc girl.
    Thanks for the chance.

  72. I’m with you. I love the looks of heels, but I am all about comfort. I love thongs and sandals, but I love going barefoot.
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  73. Rebecca Graham says:

    I like sandals.

  74. These look comfy and stylish. I like that in a shoe. I’m mostly a flip-flop person, too. 
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  75. wendy r says:

    I love flip flops but I also love heels!

  76. Tari Lawson says:

    For comfort I love my New Balance sneakers but I love the look of a slingback.

  77. Jennifer M. says:

    My favorite shoes are sneakers.

  78. Laura Jacobson says:

    Oh I love the The Rhapsody!

  79. Kristi C says:

    My favorite type of shoes are clogs.

  80. Kristy thiel says:

    I love flats. Thanks for hosting!

  81. I’m a flats kind of girl, but I long to be a high-heeled kind! :)

  82. I love any shoes that slip on but have a back (no flip flops). 

  83. Pick me!
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  84. Crystal F says:

    I like to wear flip flops! thank you!

  85. Holly C. says:

    I love flip flops but I now need a shoe with an arch support so I have to be careful and buy a good shoe with support

  86. Sneakers.

  87. Michele L. says:

    I like the Fawn

  88. flip flops or sandals thanks

  89. I like sneakers or slip-on shoes that are comfortable.

  90. cathy miller says:

    Kalso Earth Kharma 2- Vegan these are the shoes i love, very comfortable nupa123atgmaildotcom

  91. Tina Renee Barker says:

    WOW! I love the Empire sandals!! Perfect and super comfy for most my summer outfits!

  92. Stephanie V. says:

    The Prosper in black

  93. I’m a flip flops/sandals gal too but I also love a good sneaker for working out.
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  94. Eugenie says:

    I like sneakers.

  95. Howell says:

    Tennis shoes

  96. Annette D says:

    My favorite is the The Penchant in Moss

  97. Penny Snyder says:

    Love my sneakers! grammypenny@frontier.com

  98. simone says:

    I love flip flops, but a nice pair of gladiators is always fitting as well! Thanks!

  99. Diane Baum says:

    I love tennis shoes for comfort

  100. robyn paris says:

    I like flip flops the most they are comfortable.

  101. Lori Morgan says:

    I love the penchant or Cabo San Lucas 2 Kalso Earth Shoes – they sound WONDERFUL!! :)

  102. ShellieAndBrutus says:

    Actually, i have  an old pair of Earth Kalso shoes that are falling apart because they are my favorite and I have had then for so long. I need a new pair. Thanks~

  103. Slip on sneakers

  104. Debbie C says:

    My favorite shoes are anything comfy but not looking like bedroom slippers. I like a pair of good leather boat shoes, well broken in for colder seasons and a sandal for summer that doesn’t slip around on my feet.


  105. I love flip flops, clogs, and anything that I can slip on easily

  106. erma H says:

    I love tennis shoes.

  107. Gaye M says:

    My Birkenstock sandals are my favorite – I wear them a LOT.

  108. deana c says:

    I love flip flops!

  109. I love cute flats – so comfy!

  110. Tiffany Hearn says:

    I like the Nexus and the Penchant. Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

  111. Anything I can just slip on.

  112. heatherzilla says:

    I like the The Solar Too.

  113. I love the prosper! 
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  114. Ooohhhh…I want some – I love that first pair!

  115. Nicole C. says:

    I love the Sanuk shoes.

  116. The Penchant looks perfect, thanks!

  117. Candice Hull says:

    I love the enchant shoes. I love a cute sandal that you can dress up or down.
    Thank you!

  118. dawn0124 says:

    The Prosper are my favorites

  119. Debra Ford says:

    I love Born sandals

  120. Anytime I can get away with it  I am all about the flip flops,
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  121. jennifer says:

    I liked the Fawn style of shoe.  

  122. Laurie Emerson says:

    I love sandals as they are so comfortable and can be worn just about anywhere.
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  123. tallcapp says:

    I adore ballet flats.

  124. Jessica says:

    Flip flops and sandals are my favorites.

  125. Michelle Tucker says:

    Usually clogs or shoes with open toes. I can’t handle binding on my feet.

  126. Miz Vickik says:

    The Penchants really do look comfortable. Thanks!

  127. jennifer says:

    I’m crazy and I like heels. From their site, my favorite is the Solar

  128. I like the Rally shoe.

  129. I like The Enlighten; I like my feet to be swathed in straps.

  130. Breanne says:

    I like flip flops

  131. Elizabeth Ruh says:

    I really wanted to enter this contest but had to get to a computer to do it.  I couldn’t use the widget thing on my Kindle or my phone!  Oh well.  I will have more time once my kids get older.  2 under 2 is pretty much pure chaos.

    • I know there are some problems with the widget if it’s used on anything other than a computer, but it’s really made managing giveaway entries so much easier. 

      My first two were just shy of 17 months apart, so I totally get that- it gets easier, I promise!