Earth Brand announced plans to unveil a new line of men's and women's footwear at the World Shoe Association trade show in Las Vegas this February. The fall collection, offered in fashion right colours and progressive styling, includes oxfords, slip-ons, clogs and boots. All styles feature Earth brand's proprietary negative heel technology. Consumers first popularised Earth Brand 30 years ago.

"Consumers all over the country have contacted us requesting a reintroduction of the Earth product line," said Charlie Liberge, executive vice president for Earth Brand. "We attribute this to the negative heel technology - the wearer physically feels different with Earth Brand."

Earth Brand Footwear offers comfort and fit characteristics through negative heel technology, an innovative system of removable insoles, all-leather construction including the uppers and linings, and a durable, flexible outsole. Negative heel technology was developed and refined by Anne Kalso, a yoga instructor from Denmark. Kalso's design brings the foot as close to walking naturally barefoot as possible, first creating an interest in the 1970s.

After launching at the Las Vegas shoe show in February 2001, Earth Brand footwear will be available in better specialty and footwear stores throughout North America.