According to Juil, studies have shown that grounding (as it is called) can help your body release toxins in the form of free radicals (Pollution! Sun! Stress!), giving you an extra spring in your step, so to speak.
If you're asking yourself who would come up with such a concept, the Juil team is made up of yogis, fitness enthusiasts, and of course, footwear gurus. And, despite being called an "awesome yoga accessory you've never heard of" in a recent article by the Huffington Post, there are also cute strappy sandals and ballet-type flats that are stylish solutions for gals on the go — or those in need of a break from those toe-pinching stems. Juil footwear ranges in price from $59 to $99 and can be found at numerous retailers including Nordstrom, Athleta, and the Juil website.