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 Why Barefoot?

Why ‘barefoot walking’ and what does that mean?

Barefoot feeling is what you get from what you may have come across as "minimalist shoes". The idea behind these shoes is to get as close as possible to the barefoot walking feel, while still protecting the feet from the surrounding environment.

The barefoot shoe characteristics are: wide toe area, flat, thin and flexible sole, no heel support or elevation. No orthopedic insole. Essentially, these are shoes without supporting elements.

These shoes help both younger kids - from toddlers to teens - and adults. Foot pain is a modern disease; it appeared only recently with the invention of the concept of "traditional" shoes that are supposed to support the feet. Actually, such "traditional" shoes squeeze and limit the feet, causing all kinds of foot and spinal problems.

When it comes down to toddlers, it is recommended that they start walking barefoot or with a shoe with a soft or thin sole that is flat and flexible. This helps the feet develop naturally.

The foot of the baby consists of cartilage which in time transforms to bone. The moment the ankles and the feet are ready to take on the weight of the body, the toddler starts to walk. It is crucial for the proper development of the muscles and the tendons of the feet that all parts of the foot are involved in the process. In other words, they should not be restrained by isolating them with a hard sole, hard or strengthened heel or tight toe area. The shoes must be soft and flexible and thus they will not have any effect in deforming the soft cartilage of the foot.

Almost the same applies for adults as well. It is always better to have enough space for the feet to move freely, to sense the ground and to have an equal distribution of the body weight when you walk.

Do all Zeazoo shoes give a ‘barefoot feeling’?

Yes.

All our products - slippers, sandals, shoes and boots - are designed and made to be as close as possible to the barefoot walking feel. Our products lack hard and stiff elements; the sole (leather or rubber) is sufficiently thin, light and elastic. The overall design of our products is flexible and lightweight, so as to help the feet to feel the terrain and allow their free movement so that they would develop properly and fully in a natural way.

Will Zeazoo shoes help my child to learn to walk faster?

No.

It is not recommended to force a child to start walking. When physically and mentally ready, the child will walk on its own. Comparisons with other children are misleading, since the age for independent walking ranges from 10 to 18 months. Some children may take longer to start walking on their own.

Babies learn to walk by gripping the ground with their toes and using their heels for stability. This helps develop the muscles needed for walking and is easier to do without socks or shoes.