Yes, all of our sandals can be worn in water. The Earth-Grip footbed resembles the feel of a mild bare earth equivalent--with superior all weather traction. The 100% cotton footbed will hold some water weight until it has a chance to dry. In comparison, our Elemental model dries much quicker by featuring no Earth-Grip footbed but the trade-off is less effective grip/performance in water.
How does the Circadian Adventure Vibram outsole compare to the Chronos Lifestyle Walkbase outsole?
The raw materials for these two outsoles are produced by different companies in different countries but the compound and tread pattern offer a very similar experience underfoot that is indistinguishable to most people.
The lifestyle laces offer slightly more comfort while the performance (adventure) lace is more burly & secure. They also come in different color schemes which may be a deciding factor.
Why are the Chronos Lifestyle and Circadian Adventure the most popular Earth Runners models?
The Earth-Grip footbed provides a comfortable secure experience along with ideal light weight, proprioceptive feel and aggressive traction. These factors work in concert to make the Circadian at home in the backcountry or around town.
Is the Earth-Grip footbed Organic?
The footbed is dyed in small batches using GOTS certified organic dye in Los Angeles California. The fabric itself is not certified organic. The farmers in India who grow our cotton use traditional practices that have been in place for over 100 years--before non-organic fertilizers were introduced.
We laminate the Earth-Grip footbed to the Vibram® outsole using solvent free thermal adhesive.