VIVOBAREFOOT – Shoes for Kids’ Developing Feet
By the time a child reaches 3 years old, the structure of his feet would have already been fully developed. However, the bones of feet will not fully develop and harden until he reaches the age of 18. This is why we parents must be circumspect in choosing shoes for our young children.
For my son Sean, we choose only shoes that offer flexibility and good support. They must also be breathable and durable enough to keep up with his relentless energy. We make sure that his shoes are just the right fit so as not to impede the development of his feet. Well, all these features we found in VIVOBAREFOOT Trail Freak.
The Trail Freak Kids is just perfect for my preschooler who loves to explore and go on exciting adventures in our farm and in places we travel to. The 3M Mesh Reflective Lightweight upper provides breathability and stitchless lateral support. The patented V-Kids 2 sole ensures that the feet’s nerve endings can sense surfaces as though one is really barefooted. Although thin, the sole is puncture-resistant and is able to protect the feet from elements on the ground. The shoe is constructed like a sock to ensure snug fit and is further kept secure with Velcro straps. Moreover, the Dri-Lex lining keeps moisture away from the feet.
We love that Trail Freak Shoes are lightweight, flexible, breathable, and durable. However, it’s a bit of a struggle to put on. The opening is a bit too small but once his feet are in, they are quite comfortable. Even with the initial struggle, there’s still ample room inside for him to wiggle his toes. Other than that short struggle putting it on, we do love the fact that my son can be his usual energetic self in his new VIVOBAREFOOT shoes.