Positively impact your child's natural foot development.Barefoot is best but when shoes are required the closest alternative to walking barefoot are soft sole shoes.
Mimicking barefoot walking, they allow muscles and bones to develop uninhibited. Little Leather shoes allow the arches to strengthen and good whole body posture to develop. Wide toe space ensures plenty of space for wiggle room.
From the moment they take their first steps, soft sole baby shoes really are the best (I'd like to really say only) shoes for your baby’s feet.
The gold standard shoes for first walkersWe have all seen the adorable swagger of our toddling babies as they begin to learn to walk and the stumbles that terrific two makes as they pick up the pace. Then there are those epic “stackosauras’s” (that’s a tech term we like to use in our household) that a four year old can take over seemingly nothing.
While that is all happening, 200,000 nerve endings in the feet are sending info back to the brain that in turn tells the correct muscles to “fire” at the correct time.
Through the constant practicing of that neurological feedback and action resulting from it, our body learns what it needs to do to perform at its natural and efficient best. So we want to allow this process to happen as naturally and easily as we possibly can for them right?
Putting little ones feet in a hard sole essentially means their feet are “locked up” in an unnatural position. Hard soles also disrupt the neurological feedback process, forcing the foot to conform to a structured sole that more than likely is more relevant to the style of shoe that fashion and industry dictate, than the natural position and movement of the foot.
The results? The feet have the ability to effect the whole body - its strength, balance and flexibility. Though your little one most likely will not note any pain initially, as their bodies are still learning and will compensate for any reduced and unnatural movement, ultimately over time feet that aren't “right” will throw the body out of balance and cause aches and pain.
The alternative. Well medical professionals recommend walking in barefoot is best for growing feet and so do we. You can significantly and positively impact your child's natural foot development by allowing them to go bare foot wherever possible, adopting a bare foot policy at home.
You can give your little one the opportunity to walk on and experience various shaped and textured surfaces by letting them go barefoot wherever possible. Many playgrounds offer this opportunity.
However when they are out and about and shoes are required, the closest alternative to walking barefoot are soft sole shoes.
Very happy with product
Accurate sizing Arrived in a timely manner Excellent quality Love the metallic pink colour and material is lovely and soft My girls have kept the shoes on and they seem very comfortable in them Would highly recommend
Thank you so much for your lovely review! Keeping them on is half the battle won isn't it!! So glad you girls are getting on so well with them. Many thanks Vanessa ox
Totally In Love
Was looking for minimalistic shoes for my son (11mths) as he was starting to take his first steps. Was finding strange shoes and expensive options. Took ages to find realise all I need is leather sole shoes, then found you!!! Super happy and my little guy doesn't even realise he's got shoes on. There perfect thank you!
That is just the best to hear Mona. Thank you for your lovely review. So glad to hear your little guy is getting along so well with them. Many thanks Vanessa
Little jett blacks
Amazing finally found shoes to fit my let’s just say “Spirited” little boy early walking at 8 months I’ve found it very Hard to find shoes to fit his chunky foot , another mum told me about little Little leather and I was not disappointed Great quality, fast friendly service, and perfect for my little explorer.
These shoes are so incredibly soft and Little Leather's customer service and follow up is the best I've experienced yet!
Thanks Natalie, That's what we aim for! I'm so glad to hear you've enjoyed your experience. Many thanks Vanessa ox
These are quickly becoming a favourite pair of shoes in our house! I LOVE the colour and they suit every outfit!
Thanks so much Cheyanne! So glad to hear you are finding them so great. thank you for taking the time to write a review. Many thanks Vanessa