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Barefoot Really is Best.... Especially At School06.08.2020

_A7M5211_1 Kids learn best when they´re moving – and moving barefoot is even better for their growing feet, bodies and brains too. There is an ever-increasing body of scientific work to back this up: Kids who are regularly barefoot have better-developed motor skills than those who regularly wear shoes, according to a study [1] from German and South African universities. A study from the University of Bournemouth [1] also found that kids who took their shoes off in the classroom...

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The power of co-creation from the Cradle of Humanity: the Kara people, Belgian designers and barefoot shoemakers21.05.2020

VIVOBAREFOOT X Akaso come together as a unique co-creation team of the Kara people, Belgian designers and barefoot shoemakers with a limited-edition collection of Soul of Africa shoes fusing one of Africa’s oldest art forms with a contemporary spirit

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Ethiopia Skate: a journey of building a community, rejecting cushioned life15.05.2020

Meet and greet Ethiopia Skate, a grassroots community of skateboarders working to empower young people and promote access to skateboarding.

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Kids don’t need fashion and technology on their feet26.03.2020

IT´S TIME TO REMOVE THE PADDING The sneakers – or trainers – that countless kids around the world pull on every day aren´t good for their feet, bodies OR brains. This is what happens when sports meets fashion and...

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5 reasons you should try barefoot shoes for your kids26.03.2020

1. Feet are connected Our feet are packed with nerve endings that create a vital sensory feedback loop connecting brains to feet and the rest of the body. Keeping this system sparking and active forms the foundation for happy, healthy...

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BAREFOOT RESEARCH20.03.2020

Something doesn’t fit! It goes way back, to ancient Greek philosophers who were already describing how ill-fitting sandals caused diseases of the foot; Socrates himself was known to insist on walking barefoot. In the 1800s European doctors and scientists published...

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Does My Kid Need Arch Support18.03.2020

WHAT IS ARCH SUPPORT AND DOES MY KID NEED IT? Traditionally, ARCH SUPPORT was a key part of kids´ shoes. The old-fashioned idea was that a child´s foot needed help as it grew with a hard sole, support and cushioning...

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