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Do girls need girly shoes27.03.2020

BEING A GIRL is being redefined before our eyes. It’s one of the most exciting parts of parenting tomorrow’s women today. Well, we think so, anyway. The books are changing, the movies are changing, the toys are changing – even the clothes are (finally!) changing too. There is more of a choice of better role models (although look at the average teenagers’ Instagram feed and you might want to rage and/or cry!) but overall, we believe today’s young girls and...

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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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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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The Domesticated Human03.10.2019

- From the Latin domesticus meaning ‘belonging to the house’ In 1912 Ernest Thompson Seaton wrote “Half our diseases are in our minds and half in our houses” and that was over a century ago. Since then we have increasingly...

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7 Misconceptions of Parenting Today20.09.2019

What are those little comments and asides we just keep on repeating over and over to our kids that we really need to take a step back from? Many are things we heard ourselves as kids, many are the expectations...

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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...

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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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