28-Jan-09 17:00
Hi Jim,
I saw a UPS truck driver entering my gate, I ask my girlfriend , did you buy anything ? She replied "no" . Then it occurred to me , wow, could it be my UGGs ? I recognized the box from my window. I already know the UPS driver (he is a friend). Hey Norm what do you have here ? I explained what service I had found RE-SOLING UGG BOOTS ! Once I got inside, the little kid came out in me . Yes, I ripped the box open (although careful). And WOW, A GRAND SLAM ! I'm a quality engineer for a living and appreciate CRAFTSMANSHIP. And that is you my friend. I'm wearing them now (duh) and its an approved model than before. Jim, I give you my two thumbs up. If I was consumer reports, your craftsmanship is second to none. As you know, word of mouth is a priceless form of communication. And I will be advertising the best and most appreciated words possible. A definite re-turn customer .

Thanks & PEACE
Norman L. Ross
Santa Cruz California :)
Dear Jim and Leanne and all at home base........

How do I love my new red single tabs?
Let me count the ways! I adore them because
They are:


Not to mention they know all my dance moves already -- Which is purely awesome, as the 7 reasons above mystify me enough as it is! In other words, THANKS SO MUCH and I can't believe my old red ones are still refusing to wear out!!!!!

Sorry not to have sent more orders over the Summer ...... Don't seem to be getting them at the rate that was consistent for so long. Hope your sales in general are good, however, and that mine will improve soon.
Thanks again, Laurie

Dancing at the Speed of Delight!
Dear Mesmera,
Thank you and we appreciate you so much.  After all the years together, It honors us for you to dance and live in our sandals, as many people do. We appreciate your alway positive energy which touches many and inspires excellence in your uniquely beautiful and artistic work. You are an inspiration! It doesn't matter where the orders are coming from in this economy, they are as a result of increased awareness-- true handmade in the USA means a lot to people when it is a product that works because of its design, quality and the integrity of the people who make it.  Like you, we're just doing something that we love.

Thanks for your support and love,
Jim & Lee Ann
Hi guys!
Just wanted to let you know how much I LOOOOOOOOVE my new pair of boots! Never did I think buying a pre-made pair would actually fit like they do! I was so very WRONG! Wore them the rest of the day Sunday (at TRF) AND wore them to work on Monday. My feet are almost never this comfortable at work. Love you guys very much! For your warmth AND your craft. You guys kick butt!
I hope you have a nice day!
Ann E Ellis
Office Assistant
Building Inspections
City of Grand Prairie

Thought you may like to see the new Tudor piece I made - the shoes were originally planned for this outfit. Thanks again - the shoes are great and very comfortable.
Jeff Rozwadowski

I got to wear the shoes to the Florida Renaissance Festival in Deerfield Beach, FL. They complemented my new garb (based on a portrait of Francis I of France) perfectly, fit well, and were very comfortable. I'm attaching a photo of me and a friend. (I made both outfits, btw.) Thanks again!
Jeff Rozwadowski
In my nearly 30 years of Chiropractic practice, I have always paid particular attention of the condition of my patients' feet. I was trained to recognize that the healthy function of the body begins with healthy feet. There are several common degenerative conditions of the feet that are becoming familiar buzz words in everyday conversations; foot disorders such as plantar fascitis, hammer toes, bunions, fallen arches.

What I have noticed in the last few years is signs of these conditions in much younger patients, many of whom most often wear shoes scientifically designed for maximum performance and extreme athletic activities. The technology of shoe design has led to the development of foot gear that literally over-protects the feet. The average individual is not often engaged in extreme athletic activities and in my opinion, this over-protection leads to a steady weakening of the muscles, ligaments and tendons of the feet. The shoes are doing the work and the feet atrophy.

I have had great success with those patients exhibiting early changes, before serious permanent changes occur, by training them in specific exercises and encouraging them to walk barefoot whenever possible. As there are hazards to going barefoot, I recommend wearing unstructured shoes which allow the feet to work for themselves.

Unstructured shoes are not easy to find; cheap flip-flops, and simple slippers, but for more practical and stylish needs, I am delighted with Nativearth. Shoes with intelligent design that respects the beauty, form and function of the human foot. Shoes that are hand crafted and made to last, easy to repair and resole, rather than be used and added to the trash over-running the planet.

Chris J. Hutcheson, D.C.
But there will be beautiful shoes!  You guys are amazing!  The shoes couldn't be any more perfect.  The color is beautiful, as is the entire shoe!  I love them.  They make me smile every time I see them.  I feel so blessed.  So many people ask me where they could have shoes like mine made. Mariposa!

Thank you!

Jim and Family,

Thank you very much for resizing my boots.  I had an opportunity to work the southern fair last weekend.  I briefly spoke with Rew, when I saw that Jim was busy with customers.

After the resizing, the boots are very comfortable.  I see your craft as "putting a great set of tires and rims on a car." Namely, having a great set of footware. They stand out in many ways and show how serious we are about doing our jobs, as well as make a quality statement to what we wear.

I really enjoy my boots and feel that my costume is complete when I wear them.

Thank you again for quickly making the changes to my boots. I really appreciate all of your hard work.

I hope to see you at Casa de Fruta when September hits.

Spencer Bailey
Schulps Pottery and Knives

Just wanted you folks to know I got my 2 button shoes today.  Thank you for everything you have done (mainly putting up with me =P).  This weekend when I get a camera I will take some pictures and send them to you.  The leather is so soft and the shoes are just beautiful.

Again Thank You
Alana Riches

Just wanted to let you know that my Jorvick boots arrived last Friday, and they were definitely worth the wait!  I love the color, and they are, as always, just incredibly comfortable and fit perfectly.  In fact, I'm wearing them today!  The down side of the whole thing, however, is that you've totally spoiled me; I don't want to wear "regular" shoes any more!!!  Of course, now that I have 4 pair of your shoes and boots, I really don't have to.  Anyhow, you came through again.

Big Mahalo, Jim.
Cheryl L. Ritchie

I just wanted to let you know that I received my shoes today.  I had left them with you at Tulare faire, on the 27th.

I have to be honest with you, I didn't recognize them at first.  I left you a pair of shoes that had seen a "lot" of wear in the four years that I'd had them.  The soles were shot through, and the sides and top part were just as worn.  In short, they were a mess.  What I got in return were a pair of shoes so strong, so sturdy, and so very, very comfortable.  These look like they will last me for years.  I'm also amazed how quickly you got them back to me.

I was already happy with your product, (and I've like the friendly people you've had helping in the booths) but these shoes are just so much more than I could have hoped for.  I can't wait to show them to my friends.

Thank you so much for the outstanding work, it is deeply appreciated.

Kerry Nicodemus
I just wanted to say thank you for the wonderful sandals you sold me at the Arizona Renaissance Festival last week!

These are the first shoes I've owned in my adult life that didn't give me blisters during the breaking-in process.  It feels so great to be able to feel the ground beneath my feet without getting weird looks for being barefoot!

You will definitely be receiving repeat business from me in the future.

Jodi M. del Pozo Attwood

I just want to thank everyone at the booth yesterday for being so helpful and so kind in dealing with my fitting problem.  Even though it eventually turned out to be a return, you all left me feeling that Native Earth is a great bunch of people as well as excellent craftsmen.  I'm confident that another time, when I have the time and funds for a custom job, I'll be back.

Thanks and good fairing,
Margaret Secara

Greetings, LeeAnn

Boots and shoes arrived Monday.  Great job!  It's so nice to have shoes that fit. Thanks for the pouch.

Dwell in Peace
Steve Smith

Wow, my boots are fantastic.  They fit perfect.  I love them.  As soon as I get a pic of them I will send them to you.  I cannot wait until people ask me about them.

Thanks to Jim and all the people who worked on my boots.  I LOVE them.


Hi... I just wanted to write you to tell you how much I love your shoes!  I bought my 2 button boot from you guys at the Poppy Festival in Lancaster a few weeks ago~ I got them yesterday~ and I LOVE THEM!  No "break in" period needed with these babies, they were comfortable right out of the box!  Thanks for making a great product!

Valerie Bartlett

Dear Native Earth,
The second pair of shoes you sent me fit perfectly!  When I can afford it, I will order another pair.

Actually, I have some green leather I would like the tops made out of.  When I get ready, can I send you this leather and have you make the shoes?  I was going to make them myself, but you did such a great job, why bother.

I have Raynaud's disease, arthritis in my feet, and I think your shoes are going to make a big difference in my life.  Thanks again for taking the time to remake the shoes.


Just wanted to fulfill my promise by dropping you a line to let you know that I received my custom-made faire boots ~~ and they are totally fabulous.  I have worn them several times already, and they are most comfortable.  I am extremely pleased with them and have been showing them off to all of my SCA comrades, as well as anyone else I can find!

I hope you are at Estrella next February ~~ my mom wants some custom-made low shoes, and I am hoping to find a pair of the low ones myself... maybe brown this time...

Thanks again ~~
Andrea Ritchie


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