What with all my research into barefooting and minimal shoes, it’s bothered me that many of the shoes that Oscar wears are kind of clunky and inflexible, or have a heel.
We know about Soft Star Shoes in the US, but there isn’t anywhere in the UK that does anything like that for adults that I’m aware of. Terra Plana do some nice shoes, but are on the pricy side.
Recently Hannah found out about Daisy Roots, who make the sort of footwear you see on toddlers, but do it up to a size suitable for 3-4 year olds. We ordered a couple of pairs, and they arrived today.
I put a pair on Oscar when he got back and he immediately wanted to get out of the car and try them out. Here’s a video of him:
He literally just ran in circles, laughing and shouted “Daddy, I love this!”. They might be a bit big, as he’s scuffing a bit as he runs but the next size down seemed a little too small.
We got two pairs:
All in all, highly recommended if unfortunately limited in the long-term. The largest size will be fine for quite a while, giving us a chance to find an alternative longer term.