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’)?
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!
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.
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!
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