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Old 10-03-2012, 10:38 AM   #1
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sales on minimalist kids' shoes (Merrell Glove, Vivobarefoot, 5 Fingers, etc)

Anyone know of any good sales on minimalist kids' shoes? DD needs a pair (size 1 kids) and all three of mine need winter boots.

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Old 10-03-2012, 10:40 AM   #2
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Re: sales on minimalist kids' shoes (Merrell Glove, Vivobarefoot, 5 Fingers, etc)

what is "minimalist kids' shoes" and how do they differ from regular shoes?
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Re: sales on minimalist kids' shoes (Merrell Glove, Vivobarefoot, 5 Fingers, etc)

They're supposed to be close to barefoot in a nutshell. No or very very minimal heel, no interior padding (ie arch support), very flexible soles, ground feel (meaning if you step on a rock you'll be aware of it), and, hopefully, wide toeboxes so your toes can wiggle. Although I don't think Merrell's have very wide toe boxes. They're best for normal foot & gait development, and anything with a heel causes the pelvic to tip out of neutral and can lead to all sorts of back & neck problems down the road.
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Re: sales on minimalist kids' shoes (Merrell Glove, Vivobarefoot, 5 Fingers, etc)

hmm.. learn something new every day! I've never heard of them before. very interesting
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