Barefoot Shoes

The purpose of children's barefoot shoes is to simulate the feeling of walking without shoes while offering essential foot protection.

Our kids' barefoot shoes are engineered to be lightweight and flexible while enabling natural foot movement. 

Check out our sneakers and sandals and don't forget to grab a new pair of socks for your child.

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Why choose Barefoot?

Room for toes | We’ve created our own last that we use in all our barefoot shoes. It's wide to let those little toes wiggle and move freely.

Flexible sole | Flexible outer sole helps kids to feel the ground they’re walking on. This supports their natural gait.

Zero heel | That means flat and level sole - just like going totally barefoot.

Light as air | The shoe feels light, so kids can play and move around comfortably.

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The benefits for kids wearing barefoot shoes and sandals

Wearing barefoot sandals and shoes can provide several benefits for kids, including:

  1. Improved balance and coordination: Barefoot shoes allow natural foot movement, which can help develop the muscles and sensory receptors in the foot, leading to improved balance and coordination.

  2. Stronger foot muscles: Traditional shoes with rigid soles can limit foot movement and weaken the muscles and ligaments in the foot. Barefoot shoes encourage natural foot movement, leading to stronger foot muscles and better posture.

  3. Sensory stimulation: The nerve endings in the feet are connected to the brain, and barefoot shoes can provide sensory input, helping to promote cognitive development.

  4. Enhanced foot and ankle mobility: Barefoot shoes can help develop foot and ankle mobility, leading to greater flexibility, range of motion, and better overall foot health.

  5. Reduced risk of foot problems: Traditional shoes can lead to problems such as flat feet or plantar fasciitis. Barefoot shoes can help prevent these problems by promoting natural foot movement and proper foot development.

The Science Behind Kids Barefoot Shoe Design

The design of barefoot shoes for kids is based on the science of natural foot development and movement. These shoes are created to mimic the experience of walking barefoot, while still offering protection and support.

Barefoot shoes recognize that the feet are naturally designed to support the body's weight and allow for mobility and stability. Traditional shoes with thick, rigid soles and narrow toe boxes can interfere with this natural foot function, leading to weakened foot muscles and a range of foot problems.

Barefoot shoes are designed with a thin, flexible sole that allows for natural foot movement, including the toes spreading out to maintain balance and stability. The shoes have a wider toe box, allowing the toes to splay out and grip the ground for better traction.

Research has shown that barefoot shoes can help to improve foot and ankle strength, balance, and mobility. They can also provide sensory feedback that can aid in cognitive development.

The design of barefoot shoes for kids takes into consideration the unique needs of growing feet. These shoes are lightweight and flexible, allowing for natural foot movement and promoting proper foot development. They also offer protection and support to help prevent injuries while still allowing the feet to move and function naturally.