BAREFOOT KIDS

June 01, 2022

BAREFOOT KIDS

You wouldn’t put your kids in a back brace to prevent future back problems would you?

So why would you put them in a ‘foot brace’ (aka ‘supportive shoes’)? 

 

NOPE!

When toddlers transition to early walkers, we as parents are encouraged to put them in light and flexible shoes and to keep them barefoot as often as possible.  If it’s agreed that this is the best way to aid in their development, why on earth does it then change as they become older?  Why aren’t we keeping our kids in barefoot shoes once they become established walkers? Modern shoes that are heavy, narrow and stiff quite literally deform developing little feet, so keeping kids in barefoot/minimal shoes simply makes sense!

BABY TO ADULT

 Kids’ feet are filled with hundreds of thousands of neurotransmitters, and the only job kids shoes should be performing, is protecting little feet from the elements - without interfering with their ability to feel the ground and the world around them.  The vast majority of children are born with healthy feet, so let’s keep it that way!


Everytime little feet ‘feel’ it feeds information to active little brains which in turn is responsible for impacting movement, coordination, posture and balance.  The more we dull foot sensors with ‘supportive’, chunky, narrow and heavy shoes, the less feedback their brains get from their feet and in turn the development of  strength, balance, coordination and stability are hindered. 

FOOT TO BRAIN CONNECTION


PaperKrane shoes are optimal for creating perfect FOOT FREEDOM because they’re FEATHERWEIGHT (light), FLAT (zero drop), FOOT-SHAPED (wider toe box) and FLEXIBLE.  But at the same time, they are FUN - allowing kids to feel the world around them without sacrificing their love of self expression and individuality! 

 

FREE TO RIDE AND CHASE
FREE TO EXPLORE AND DISCOVER
FREE TO DANCE AND CLIMB
FREE TO JUMP AND FEEL
FREE TO LEAP AND BE ME

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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.