When to Start With Barefoot Shoes?

For the most natural development of the foot, it is advisable to buy barefoot shoes for children from their first steps to maintain their correct movement habits developed by barefoot walking. The barefoot phase should last as long as possible, and children should only wear their first shoes when the environment requires them or when they spend most of the day standing. Soft soles are a good compromise for the transition from socks to shoes.

Natural footwear, in the form of barefoot shoes, must be maintained, especially during the first six years of a child's life, before the bones ossify. Inappropriate footwear could permanently fix the musculoskeletal system in the wrong position, leading to the development of health problems throughout the body.

Barefoot shoes are also ideal for older children and adults of all ages to help prevent unhealthy habits. It's never too late to try barefoot shoes unless you have a medical history that would make them unsuitable. Conversely, just as the health of a smoker will benefit from quitting smoking as soon as possible, the aching feet of a person will benefit from switching to barefoot shoes. Barefoot shoes have a wide toe box, giving the toes plenty of room to actively engage as you walk, a flat sole that keeps the centre of gravity in the correct position, and overall shoe flexibility that allows the foot to respond better to uneven terrain.

Outdoor barefoot shoes

Why wear barefoot shoes?

Many people wonder why they should buy barefoot shoes when they can get cheaper and nicer shoes at any ordinary shoe store. Our response is to think in a long-term and comprehensive way. You may save money now and have nice shoes, but your deformed feet will not be so appealing. You will pay for the treatment of any health complications later on, not only in money but especially in pain and limited mobility.

We believe it is worth paying extra for healthy development, just as we pay extra for quality local food in the shop because we want the best for our bodies. At the same time, most barefoot shoes are made in Europe, so by buying them, we are supporting local craftsmanship and helping the environment.

So why not go barefoot? Of course, going barefoot at home, in the garden, at the beach and in many other friendly environments can only be good for us. On the other hand, walking barefoot through a dirty city, for example, is a risk of injury worth avoiding. Similarly, in society, barefoot visitors are usually not looked upon too leniently, but stylish barefoot shoes solve the dilemma of how to look stylish without interfering with natural movement.