Whenever I get a chance, I let Lil' G walk barefoot as much as possible and he loves it!
Walking barefoot as much as possible was one really helpful takeaway I got while I was reading a book about advice to new moms. Being barefoot, helps little ones with their cerebral development, strengthens their ligaments of the foot, develops the foot's arch and improves posture. Also when little ones are walking barefoot, they tend to keep their heads up because the feedback they get from the ground helps them with their balance, so they look down less which reduces falls.
When we are out of the city, he goes on clean sidewalks and the lawn. But in the city, it's tough to walk around barefoot due to all the dirt, grime and potential sharp objects laying about.
As Lil' G can't be walking barefoot all the time in the city, the next best thing for his feet when we're out and about are these wonderful shoes from Australian designer Vicki Lever, founder of Old Soles.
I soooo adore this line. The shoes aren't overly cutesy adorned with funny animals and cake toppings. They are stylish and just really cool. Here Lil' G is taking his new leather sandals for a test run. He loves them!
Vicki Lever launched her shoe business in 2008 when she felt there was a need for more sophisticated style of baby and toddler shoes but were also comfortable and supportive for early walkers. Old Soles are crafted from high quality soft leathers that are gentle for babies' skin. All shoes are lined, breathable and have a flexible rubber sole to allow maximum freedom of movement.
Uh, how cute are the green and gray sneakers? I love the back of the heel as it stretches to allow for easy fitting. The colors are neutral for boys or girls. I'm soooo getting Lil' G these!
Everybody needs a pair of gold shoes! For girls, these would be perfect for shorts, dresses and pants too. How cute are these?!
For healthy growing feet, Old Soles are really worth the investment. You can find them at Zappos, Saks, Amazon and Smoochie Baby. There are so many stylish choices for boys and girls to choose from - I'm getting excited for Fall shoes!