SKEANIE shoes and boots are designed to nurture and protect little feet, hand-crafted from high quality eco-leather. At birth, feet are mostly cartilage and the last bone doesn’t form until the child is about 3 years old. Even throughout childhood, their feet are soft and pliable, making them prone to damage from abnormal pressure, such as ill-fitting shoes.
More than 80% of foot problems, bunions and injuries are a result of misshaped and inflexible shoes! Research shows that soles over 6mm thick prevent approx 80 percent of a child’s foot flexibility, hindering a normal step sequence.
As well as providing room for natural growth, SKEANIE’s soft soled shoes allow sensory feedback from the ground, which is especially important for little ones learning to walk and getting to know their surroundings. Research shows that young ones who wear flat, soft soled shoes have improved proprioception, balance and foot and ankle strength.