BAREFOOT BENEFITS

June 01, 2022

BAREFOOT BENEFITS

In a world that continues to pull us further away from the natural, and more towards a ‘cushioned lifestyle’, PaperKrane is here to bring you and your feet closer to what nature intended….


Believe it or not, our feet are beautiful biomechanical works of art and the foundation of our connection to the world around us.  When you leave them be, they are capable of supporting you through the everyday functions of life just as evolution intended.  It’s when feet are crammed into modern shoes that are chunky, narrow, stiff and cushioned, that they start to malfunction, causing all sorts of other referred bodily pain that you wouldn’t even know can be attributed to your improper footwear. 

GOOD SHOE

PaperKrane shoes are flexible, zero drop (flat), feather light and foot-shaped - as close to barefoot as possible, allowing your feet to feel the ground beneath them, and to function optimally.  


Wearing barefoot shoes:
  1. Increases sensory information to the brain: PaperKrane shoes are thin and light and whilst protecting your feet from the elements, provide minimal interference with foot sensors that send ‘optimal movement information’ to the brain. 
  2. Improves stability: PaperKrane shoes are foot shaped and thus wider, particularly at the toe box.  This allows your feet to splay to their natural width, thus improving overall stability. 
  3. Improves foot strength: PaperKrane shoes are thin and flexible, allowing your feet to bend and flex as nature intended.  This helps to build foot strength which in turn leads to better balance and improvement in overall movement. 
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PK SIZING - FIND YOUR SIZE

FOR BEST RESULTS... 

Our size charts are specific to our shoes, and may differ from your usual footwear so we always recommend you measure before ordering.

If needing more detailed instructions on "How to Measure" please scroll down below the size charts.

 

PK BABY + TODDLER SIZE CHARTPK SIZE CHART - THE KIDS
PK SIZE CHART - BIG KIDS
PK SIZE CHART - GROWN UPS

 

HOW TO MEASURE

Stand with feet on a piece of paper, and mark where the end of the longest toe/s are, and middle point of the back of the heel. 

Use a ruler to measure between those two points. (Use your longest foot measurement - Look at the "BEST FIT" column to see where the foot fits best.

* If closer to the end of the "BEST FIT" measurements then the next size up will be a better choice.

For most comfortable fit, aim to have up to 7-12mm of extra space in the shoe.  

If socks will be worn in the shoes, pop on the socks and then measure in the same manner. 

We include a width measurement across the ball of the shoe, this is a measurement of the FLATTEST part of the sole, so there is always more available space than stated, as the sole curves out and up giving your feet more room to spread. 

We also have a natural rubber sole that is able to flex with a foot, which helps accomodate feet that have more width. 

While the available length measurements are the same across all styles, the upper construction affects the fit and feel of the shoe. 

See HERE for a more detailed "FIT and FEEL" description of each of our PaperKrane styles.