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Barefoot Shoes

Barefoot shoes for kids are designed to mimic the sensation of walking barefoot while still providing protection for children's feet.

These shoes are designed to be lightweight, flexible and allow natural foot movement. 

Check out our sneakers and sandals and don't forget to grab a new pair of socks for your kid.


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Why choose Barefoot?

Room for toes | We’ve created our own last that we use in all our barefoot shoes. It's wide to let those little toes wiggle and move freely.

Flexible sole | Flexible outer sole helps kids to feel the ground they’re walking on. This supports their natural gait.

Zero heel | That means flat and level sole - just like going totally barefoot.

Light as air | The shoe feels light, so kids can play and move around comfortably.

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The Benefits of Barefoot Shoes for Kids

One of the main benefits of barefoot shoes is that they can help improve a child's balance and coordination. By allowing the foot to move naturally and engage with the ground, barefoot shoes can help develop the muscles and sensory receptors in the foot, which can enhance a child's overall motor skills.

How Barefoot Shoes Promote Natural Foot Development

Barefoot shoes can also help strengthen a child's feet and improve their posture. Traditional shoes with rigid soles can limit foot movement and weaken the muscles and ligaments in the foot, which can lead to poor posture and foot problems later in life. Barefoot shoes encourage natural foot movement, which can help prevent these issues.

Finding the Right Fit for Your Kids' Barefoot Shoes

Finding the right fit for barefoot shoes is crucial to ensure that children receive all these shoes' benefits. Here are some tips to help you find the right fit for your child's barefoot shoes:

  1. Measure the length and width of each foot and compare the measurements to the sizing chart.

  2. Barefoot shoes are designed to fit the foot's natural shape, so looking for shoes with a wide toe box and a flexible sole is important. Thankfully, all Reima barefoot shoes and sandals have a wide toe box and a flexible sole!

  3. Make sure that the shoes fit snugly but not too tight. Check that there is enough room for the toes to move freely and that the heel is not slipping out of the shoe.

  4. Children's feet grow quickly, so it's important to allow room for growth when selecting barefoot shoes. All Reima shoes come with extra room for growth!

What to Look for in Barefoot Shoes for Toddlers

Barefoot shoes can offer several benefits to toddlers, such as improving their balance and coordination, strengthening their feet and improving their posture. Here are some things to look for when selecting toddler barefoot shoes:

  1. Flexibility: Look for shoes that are flexible and allow natural foot movement. The sole should be thin and flexible to allow the child's foot to move and flex naturally.

  2. Wide toe box: Choose shoes with a wide toe box that allows the toes to splay out naturally. This helps to promote proper foot development and can prevent foot problems in the future.

  3. Breathability: Toddlers' feet can get sweaty, so look for shoes with good ventilation to keep their feet cool and dry.

  4. Easy to put on and take off: Choose shoes that are easy to put on and take off to give your toddlers the independence they desire.

  5. Durability: Toddlers can be rough on shoes, so look for shoes made from durable materials that can withstand active play.