Podiatrists and Orthopedic specialists have long known babies learn to walk best barefoot; growing scientific evidence shows that children’s shoes should be designed on this model.
Let your kids feet develop as nature intended.
A child’s foot is not a miniature version of an adult’s foot. In early development, a child’s foot is widest across the toes.
Most of a child’s developing foot is cartilage, which is gradually replaced by bone. If the cartilage is deformed by badly shaped or rigid shoes, the bone will take on the deformed shape.
More than 80% of foot problems, bunions and injuries are a result of misshaped and inflexible shoes. It’s vital that kids shoes allow enough room for natural growth, until foot bones mature. This doesn’t happen until age 18, 19 for girls and 20‚ 21 for boys. Simply put; inflexible, poorly shaped shoes are potentially harmful; restricting natural movement and development of the foot.
ProtectionThe VIVOBAREFOOT patented puncture resistant, ultra thin sole allows infinitely more sensory feedback than normal shoes, with the same protection.
70% of your brain’s information for movement comes from the nerves on the soles of your feet; the more you can feel the ground, the greater your body’s understanding of its surrounding environment and natural movement.