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Old 05-08-2012, 09:01 PM   #5
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Re: How long to wear soft soled shoes?

Originally Posted by Janine View Post
I'm going to be the odd one out I'm sure, but I'm a big advocate for barefoot running, so I say keep kids in soft soled shoes forever. Kids have proper foot strike, and wearing hard-soled shoes changes that. I wear soft-soled shoes even as an adult and I'm slowly learning proper foot strike again. Studies show that people have fewer foot/ankle/leg injuries with soft-soled shoes.
ITA! My boys both wore soft soled shoes until they were 3 and it became very difficult to get them because moss feet went out of business. I'm thinking I may buy Soft Star for Tharen at least because his feet are so wide it is almost impossible to buy him other shoes.
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