The recent Elle magazine #MoreWomen campaign used Photoshop to erase men out of key parliamentary or political events.  It left a bleak image of small groups of women in large rooms or even, in some cases, a woman sitting on her own. 

Look at your own company or organization? What would your photo look like? The benefits of a diverse team are overwhelming - so take steps to improve your photo.

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Common Ground Step into the Empathy MuseumA great experiment on how to help people build empathy.  Roman Krznaric talks about the launch of the Empathy Museum.

As you look down at your Common Ground shoes, take a minute to put yourself in the other shoe in an attempt to appreciate another's viewpoint.

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Common Ground Gender Equality Bake Sale

Bringing awareness is a solid step on the journey of progress. Once started, the door starts to open to take steps that spark change.  The Jordan High School Young Democrats group took matters into their own hands, charging different prices based on gender  (courtesy  Huffington Post). 

Does your company offer equal pay for equal work?  If you hire, do you provide equal pay for equal work?  Everyone has a responsibility - male or female - to ensure wage equality.  If you were in the other shoe, wouldn't you want to be treated equally?  Think about what steps you take within your work environment to make a difference.

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We don't do it intentionally.  We mean no harm.  But how we say things matters.  In front of your classm your team, your family - how you talk about things sends a message.  In families, children have remarkable "little ears" that pick up on what and how you say things. Small changes today - can make a big difference in the future.


A website called  Covertheathlete.com  also has noticed and recently released a video that hilariously -- yet, perfectly -- shows what would happen if male athletes were asked the type of questions their female counterparts regularly get.  

Listen to yourself, and find a couple small steps that you can take to address issues of equality.

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Size Chart

Footwear Sizing Advice

For women, this model runs small.  Please order up 1/2 size from your regular size.

For men, this model runs true to size.  If you regularly fall between sizes (for example - sometimes a M-9, sometimes a M-9.5) we recommend you order the larger of the two sizes.

For men or women,

- WIDTH: Our shoes run narrow to average in terms of width.  If you typically search out and purchase footwear that has a WIDE fit, we're probably not the best shoe for you.

- ARCH SUPPORT:  If you seek our product with significant arch support or wish to use your own orthotic, we're not the right shoe for you.

Fitting is personal. That's why we offer free shipping and returns to make sure you get the size that works best for you.

Equal Opportunity - Yes.  Unisex Sizing - No.

Gender differences on important anatomical features do exist, so we do not offer unisex sizing. Our men's and women's shoes are built on unique forms to accommodate those differences.

For a given length or size, the women's shoes will fit slightly narrower and with a smaller instep height in comparison to men's.

For example:  A M-8 will be the same length as a W-9.5 (Men's Size + 1.5 = Women's Size), but the shoes will fit differently.  The W-9.5 will be slightly more narrow and have a slightly lower instep.



Size Conversions.

Common Ground Footwear Size Conversions
Common Ground Size Conversion Chart


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