Mel & Jeziel love experimenting with new challenges and the latest fads. This week they’ve taken up a barefoot challenge or as some people call it “grounding”.
The idea behind grounding is humans evolved in direct contact with the Earth’s subtle electric charge, but have lost that sustained connection thanks to inventions such as buildings, furniture and shoes with insulated synthetic soles.
Advocates of grounding say this disconnect might be contributing to the chronic diseases that are particularly prevalent in industrialized societies. There is actually some science behind this. Research has shown barefoot contact with the earth can produce nearly instant changes in a variety of physiological measures, helping improve sleep, reduce pain, decrease muscle tension and lower stress.
They’re two days into this challenge, and Jeziel has come up with something to help out his fellow bare foot lovers.
He calls it the ” Sole Free Sneaker”. If you want to be free of people judging your toes, giving you weird looks and potentially being kicked out of restaurants but still want to enjoy the feeling of feet to ground, these are for you! Jeziel thinks he can sell them….