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Why Soft Soles are Better for Growing Feet


Many Freshly Picked customers love our moccasins for their quality, unique designs and ease of use, but not everyone knows about the advantages of their child wearing soft sole shoes. Here’s a quick list of some of the biggest benefits of soft soles for younger children. 


Hard sole shoes can actually make it more difficult for your child to learn to walk because of how heavy they are. Lightweight soft soles, however, are much less likely to inhibit their ability to walk. Soft soles are unique because they allow your child to extend their toes and grip the floor as if they were walking barefoot. Soft sole shoes can also help children improve their balance and coordination as they grow.


Babies’ sensitive feet need protection from things like rough surfaces, cold temperatures, or objects lying on the floor. Even a thin soft sole shoe can offer this important protection. This is especially important when your child is playing outside. Finding a soft sole shoe with a good fit can also prevent injury as your wobbly toddler learns to walk. Things like sneakers and flip flops can fall off or cause your child to trip, so look for soft sole shoes that fit securely. This is why Freshly Picked soft sole moccasins have an elastic insert around the top to keep the moccs secure no matter what.


Soft sole shoes are often roomier than hard sole ones and therefore allow your child’s feet to grow unrestricted. Soft sole shoes are also more comfortable for your child without depriving them of any sort of essential support. The American Association of Pediatrics (AAP), says that the average child doesn't need shoes with “wedges, inserts, high backs, reinforced heels, special arches, and other features designed to shape and support the feet.” So there's no need to sacrifice that important comfort for your little ones for something more structured. 

Freshly Picked is proud to offer an ever-growing and exciting array of soft sole shoes for every stage of your child's younger years. Shop our soft sole collection here.