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Earthing in rubber boots/ dealing with rubber boot probs

 
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Hey All,

I've got an emf earthing question/idea, plus boot troubleshooting.

I get a lot out of grounding for health-- I sleep on a grounding blanket from earthing dot com, wear earth runner sandals, go barefoot, and make/wear leather boots with grounding copper rivet on the sole.

Plus I need to wear zero drop minimalist soles cause it makes my knee issues basically go away.

Recently my leather boots got torn up on a new job landscaping full time, mostly weedeating on hills and pushing a honda mower fast, and I'm wearing my rubber boots starting tuesday.

I got 8-9 foot of zinc coated steel chain, made a loop midfoot and around my heel, the from the heel connected chain up the back to dangle against my calves.

Chain is used in electical industry to ground carts and components.

My goal is to achieve almost 24/7 grounding and to avoid the boot foot rot from sweat, which is up until this point why I almost never wear rubber boots.

I also just got a bunch of new xl wool socks that go up above the top of the boot, and plan on changing 2-3 times per day and see if it helps.

Some theorize sweat is attempt of body to find ground, though I imagine that rubber boot on a hot day doesnt help.

Anyway, there's my idea.

Please let me know if you've got any suggestions.

PS

I dont want to put a rivet through the sole cause they're nice waterproof boots.

Another option is screwing a plate to the sole and running a wire up the back and connecting to something that is more skin comfortable, but the chain seems like possibly a more elegant solution and actually isnt causing chafing issues dangling against my calves.

PPS

My real goal is to design new footwear that is basically a covered minimalist sandal that would count as closed toe for work insurance purposes.

I think about starting with an earth runner sandal base and possibly incorporating a foot wrap furoshiki vibram type foot cover, but for now I had the boots and the chain was inexpensive.

Anyway, cheers.

Forrest Little of Wet Spun Building dot wordpress dot com
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I don't know about grounding, but I wonder if those boots will last long enough for anything like that to matter. They're good for keeping  your feet dry-ish for a few hours now and then and not really designed for continuous rough duty.   Seems like if you tore  up leather boots in a normal day, the rubber ones will probably follow on to the recycle bin pretty quick. Not real nice to your feet, either - a day in those, you take them off around people and you might end up magically alone... Dogs could start sniffing around you, though. <g>


Cheers,
Rufus
 
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Rufus Laggren wrote:I don't know about grounding, but I wonder if those boots will last long enough for anything like that to matter. They're good for keeping  your feet dry-ish for a few hours now and then and not really designed for continuous rough duty.   Seems like if you tore  up leather boots in a normal day, the rubber ones will probably follow on to the recycle bin pretty quick. Not real nice to your feet, either - a day in those, you take them off around people and you might end up magically alone... Dogs could start sniffing around you, though. <g>


Cheers,
Rufus



Thanks for the feedback.

I'll try them this week and see how it goes.

There's always the frequent sock change option.

So many of the workers around here are in rubber boots all day. Perhaps they have the same issue.

The quest for the perfect footwear continues!
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