Soft bottom shoes have been growing in popularity for a long time now. We owe it to the recent advances in podiatric science that have created awareness about the benefits of choosing the right footwear for children. Soft bottom shoes are known to help children’s feet to develop healthily. They are really the only shoes you must be looking at for your baby.
While choosing shoes for your munchkin, you must consider their design, construction as well as the material used. It is vital that you look for shoes that are designed with the understanding that barefoot is best for children. This philosophy helps in the appropriate designing of baby shoes as it prioritizes comfort and development. Rigid shoe soles can be extremely uncomfortable for your little one and can also lead to serious damage to their little feet. A soft bottom shoe lets your kid’s little toes grow and develop as intended by nature.
In today’s times, there is a wide variety of shoe styles available for babies. These styles range from the basic booties to dressy shoes for little kids, but the choice must always depend on what is best for your baby's feet. Their shoes must always have thin soles with non-skid bottoms because the growth and development of a baby's foot require a proper footwear that has soft soles.
Benefits of Soft Bottom Shoes for your Little One
The soft bottom baby shoes are one of the best and most comfortable footwear options for babies as it is not hard or rigid for their little feet. In addition to having a soft sole, you must also look for shoes that are made from soft and flexible material as it makes the shoes wide and spacious in the toe area. Hard-soled shoes that have narrow designs and tight toe areas are a strict no for kids up to age 0-3 years. Soft-soled shoes allow your infant to stretch and move around with greater ease and comfort making him happier.
Walking bare feet is considered the best for children as it lets their feet grip the floor and helps them to balance. It is only because of the dangerous surfaces that the use of shoes is a must in order to protect your little one’s toes. The soft, thin soles of baby shoes protect their feet from rough or slippery surfaces, as well as the cold temperature. Doctors recommend a pair of shoes with non-skid and flexible soles when the baby starts walking outside to protect them from potential danger of sharp objects
Hard, restrictive shoes have adverse effects on the foot development of babies. Many parents believe that hard and supportive shoes increase a baby's ankle strength, but there isn’t any medical evidence that proves the same. However, at Itty Bitty Toes, we believe that all the wiggling, kicking and other movements of a baby’s feet help to develop the foot muscles that they need for walking. Therefore, tight, hard-soled shoes must be avoided as they limit the movement of your child's feet. A soft bottom shoe with plenty of space enables your munchkin to move his feet and avoid interruptions in its healthy development.
Traditional shoes with hard soles are heavy on the foot and make it uncomfortable for babies to lift and walk. Whereas, soft-soled baby shoes are lightweight and make it comparatively easier for babies to walk. The thin soles allow your little one’s toes to grip the floor making it easier for them to walk. Soft-bottom shoes help babies develop a sense of balance and coordination while taking their first steps.
As your little one’s feet grow, their bones undergo a lengthy process of hardening and fusing that ultimately define their final structure. Due to their adaptability, children’s feet are vulnerable to developing structural abnormalities which can create problems in their later life. If shaped for aesthetics without thinking about the child’s foot growth, shoes can be too constricting in the toe area which will then hamper the growth of the foot. At Itty Bitty Toes, our soft soled shoes have plenty of room for your munchkin’s tiny toes to spread out. Our shoes give them all the space they need to grow strong.
Shoes at Itty Bitty Toes are designed specifically for your new-born or pre-walker baby to allow their feet to move naturally. Our soft soled shoes are all about supporting healthy foot movement of flex, move, and grip amongst children of all ages.
Our dressy shoes for little boys and girls are made from soft, natural materials that keep their feet warm and protected. The baby shoes at Itty Bitty Toes do not constrict the growth of your munchkin’s feet. Our soft bottom shoes allow your baby’s feet to grip as they begin to walk and provide them sufficient room to grow.
Our favorite pick amongst the dressy shoes for little girls is the Gigi Silver Shoes of our Gjergjani Kids Collection. These are adorable shoes handmade with genuine leather and fabric lining that has a pearl embellished velcro strap with soft ostrich feathers attached to it. It is equipped with a soft insole that provides utmost comfort and support to your little angel. These are available in various sizes and many color options including ivory, gold, pink, and black.
Our bestsellers list also includes the G15- 02 Black by Gjergjani Kids, made from genuine leather and oxford soft sole. These adorable dressy shoes can be worn by both girls as well as boys. It is available in various sizes and colors including white, silver, and gold as well.
At Itty Bitty Toes, it’s our mission to promote healthy foot development for babies all around the world. We don’t just intend to sell safe and reliable shoes for little ones but also believe in empowering parents by giving them the knowledge they need to make informed choices for their little ones.
Itty Bitty Toes Team