Why Soft Soles are Better for Growing Feet

May '21 — 3 minute read

 

Why Soft Soles are Better for Growing Feet

Many Freshly Picked customers love our moccs for their quality, unique designs and ease of use, but not everyone knows about the advantages of their child wearing soft soles. Here's a quick list of some of the biggest benefits of soft soles for those learning how to take their first steps.

Three Benefits of Soft Sole Moccs
Easy to Walk

Hard soles 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 your child's 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 soles shoes can also help children improve their balance and coordination as they continue to grow. 

Safety & Protection

Babies' sensitive feet need protection from things like rough surfaces, cold temperatures, or objects lying on the floor. Even a thin soft sole can offer this important protection. This is especially important when your child is playing outside and on different surfaces. Finding a soft sole shoe with a good fit can also prevent injury as your wobbly toddler learns to walk. Things like sneakers and sandals can cause your little one to trip, so look for soft soles shoes that fit securely. This is why Freshly Picked soft soles moccs have an elastic insert around the top of the shoe to help stay secured on your child's foot. 

Room to Grow

Soft soles shoes are often roomier than hard sole ones and therefore allows your child's feet to grow unrestricted. Soft sole are also more comfortable for your child without depriving them of any sort of essential support. The American Association of Pediatrics (AAP), say 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.