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'MY KID NEEDS ARCH SUPPORT’ "We say WE’RE NOT SO SURE…"23.05.2019

Orthotics or arch support are commonly prescribed to children – and we believe this is usually a bad idea, often leaving far too many kids with weak feet and arches. Most of the scientific research into the benefits of supportive ‘orthotic’ shoes and shoes with arch support is done for grown-ups who are ALREADY INJURED – not kids who are still growing. We were interested to read three studies into orthotics from different sports medicine journals recently which were...

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KIDS KNOW BETTER!02.05.2019

Over millennia evolution has built our kids to be as they are FOR A REASON – and most kids are lucky enough to be born perfectly primed to grow strong and healthy in body and mind. Kids instinctively know how...

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HERE COME THE WILD ONES21.02.2019

Us humans have been pretty terrible to the planet we live on. A major study involving 59 international scientists reported that human activity has destroyed 60% of all the world’s animals since 1970. Scientists estimate that 150-200 species of plant,...

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"Your shoes are expensive!"20.09.2018

We see this comment from time to time on social media and yes, we know our shoes are more expensive than a lot of kids’ shoes out there. This is always a difficult subject - but we’ll do our best...

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Stay barefoot, even when its time to go... back to school!29.08.2018

As the days inch slowly shorter and the weather gets cooler (finally, some will say) in the northern hemisphere this means…. it’s back to school!

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Less shoes result in better motor skills development and academic performance07.08.2018

Recently, a major study by the University of Bournemouth concluded keeping shoes off kids’ feet in the classroom helped them concentrate more, behave better and perform better academically.

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Barefoot is best for Kids' bodies and brains18.07.2018

Research shows that kids who go barefoot have better-developed moto skills and concentrate more in school. Simply put, going barefoot is better for growing bodies and brains!

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