Today Alana from Just Ray Baby is chatting with us about the importance of choosing the right shoes for your baby. After all, you only have one pair of feet to last you a lifetime!
Barefoot is best for learning to walk
Did you know that barefoot is the best option when learning to walk?
Experts recommend going barefoot as much as possible in the first years as it allows the foot to develop and grow naturally.
But barefoot isn’t always appropriate
However, It’s not always possible to go barefoot. Sometimes our little ones feet need protection from the elements and this is where soft sole shoes are perfect!
Soft sole shoes mimic barefoot
The idea of a soft sole shoe is to mimic the benefits of being barefoot. They are designed to allow the foot to move with minimal restriction and support healthy development.
Babies feet are naturally very soft, flexible and delicate – a shoe needs to be able to mimic these qualities whilst providing warmth and protection. Look for a soft bendy sole with plenty of wiggle and growing room around the toes.
Shoes become more important when your child starts to take their first steps and develop their walking skills. Again you want a flexible shoe that’s lightweight and has a non-slip sole to provide extra grip.
At Just Ray we like to use a suede leather in our smaller soft sole sizes for its non-slip properties. In our larger soft sole sizes we use a flexible rubber sole that gives extra grip and is more durable for outdoor wear.
Leather is always a go-to due to its softness and durability. It’s also easy to clean, is breathable and moulds to the shape of your child’s foot with wear.
To sum up, the key benefits of soft-soled shoes are; flexibility, protection and comfort. Here at Just Ray we focus on these key principles when designing our shoes so you can feel confident knowing that your child’s feet are going to be well looked after.
You can browse our baby soft sole collection to find the perfect pair for your little one.
Just Ray Baby is a footwear brand designed in Melbourne for babies, crawlers & toddlers.
Our designs are handmade from good quality leathers and our aim is to create super cute, comfortable and affordable shoes that won’t break the bank!
For everyday wear and adventures – we have your little one covered.
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