Jo received a sample of the product for review purposes. The opinions are her own, based on her personal experience with the product.
Juil footwear is not your typical shoe. The sandals and flats made by this company have special copper “dots” through the toes and the heels to help balance you and connect you to the earth. The technology involved in these shoes is definitely unique, and I was excited to give a pair a try ( you can read more about it here)!
Juil offers beautiful sandals and flats. I chose a pair of the Wing Tip flats because they seemed very versatile and beautiful.
I was initially very impressed with the quality of the shoes and the packaging. The shoes not only came in a very sturdy, pull out box, but also came with a dust bag for storage. The suede, leather, and copper “dots” all seem to be very high quality.
Because these shoes are made from nice leather and the scrunched shape of the shoe, they took a while to break in. For a couple days, I wore the flats around my dorm for only a couple hours at a time, as Juil suggests. I also wore them with thick socks a couple times to really help them stretch out and soften.
Once the flats were more comfortable to wear, I took them for a spin outside. The feeling of these shoes is definitely different. The copper “dots” on the toes are not as noticeable as the one on the heel. At first, I didn’t really like the feeling. I was very aware of the metal in the heel and just didn’t like the sensation. I wanted to give the shoes another shot though, so I wore them again the next day. They felt completely different and I am definitely getting used to them. They feel a lot more comfortable, and I do understand how they “connect you to the earth.” You are more aware of the type of surface you are walking on, and I even think I may be standing a little straighter wearing these shoes. The flats also hug your feet when you put them on and I really like that feeling.
Overall, I think these shoes are very unique. They are extremely nice quality and really beautiful. They do take some time to break in and get used to, but I am glad I took the time to do it.
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Jo is a university student. She is interested in fashion and makeup.
Disclosure: Imperfect Women was not financially compensated for this post. Jo received a sample of the product for review purposes from Juil. The opinions are her own, based on her personal experience with the product.