Vivobarefoot shoes have ultra-thin, puncture resistant soles to let the 200,000+ neuro-transmitters in kids’ feet feel the ground, while keeping them protected. The more feet can feel, the more the foot-brain connection stays sparking and active.
Thick, cushioned and supportive shoes cut off this all-important feeling, dulling the sensory feedback our brains can get from our feet.
Vivobarefoot shoes are wide and unrestricting to let kids feet grow strong natural bones and tendons, especially the all-important Big Toe, crucial for balance and skillful movement. At least 90% of kids are born with perfect feet, let’s keep it that way.
Stiff, narrow shoes literally deform feet and toes as they grow: taking away their potential for strength, balance and coordination. Like wearing a teeny foot cast.
Vivobarefoot shoes are super flexible, allowing the tendons and muscles in kids feet to splay and recoil. This builds strength while sparking that vital foot-brain connection which makes for skillful, brainy feet that can move like Mowgli!
‘Normal’ shoes have thick, stiff soles which weaken kids’ feet and ankles as they grow, leading to clunky, ungainly movement.