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                   Zypper soft-soles represent our priority line footwear. This footwear is for babies learning to walk and for children age under 6. Children of this age spend most of their time wearing room footwear both at home and kindergarten. For first-walker babies these shoes are suitable both indoors and outdoors in dry weather, and for older children – as indoor footwear. Already long ago American paediatricians have established that footwear does not help a baby to learn how to walk and that it is best for babies to stay barefoot. Footwear is necessary only for protecting their small feet, rather than helping to learn to walk quicker. Very often babies wear hard-soled shoes with rather tight front part which binds their small feet preventing the toes and feet muscles from free movement and seriously precluding the development of the foot. Many such baby shoes instead of supporting the first steps actually make them difficult. Staying barefoot or wearing socks is the most beneficial for babies, but they often get dirty and not always protect from slipping.


The weight of Zypper leather soft-soles is almost like of usual socks, i.e. about 30-40 grams,


depending upon size, therefore the child’s food does not have to bear any additional weight.




  How long does the child wear the room footwear?


 Did you ever count the time spent by your child at home/in kindergarten wearing room shoes


        (often staying in entirely unsuitable shoes or sandals)? Let’s say, that your child gets up at 8 o’clock and goes to bed at 9.00 p.m. , sleeps 2 hours daytime and goes for a 2-hour walk outside, so we have 13 - 2 - 2 = 9 hours. Room footwear is necessary for 9 hours every day, 63 hours every month, 250 hours a year, excluding warm summer season we get ~2 500 hr.                                                                                                                                                                        (as many as 104 days !)

          And now let’s calculate how long such child wears the outdoor footwear – 2        hours       a day during winter season and 6 hours a day in summer, and we get the total of ~1 100 hours  which should be divided for minimum 3 different pairs of shoes (sandals, autumn/spring shoes and winter boots)

     Parents often pay great attention to the outdoor footwear of their children, completely forgetting about the room shoes. We would like to draw attention to the importance of room footwear, because good quality room shoes are the main factor guaranteeing correct development and growth of the foot.


Expert  opinion

                 According to medical findings walking barefoot has the effect of “feet massage”. This is beneficial for healthy foot, improves blood circulation, stimulates nervous system. Experts say that the longer the child is allowed to walk barefoot the healthier will be the child’s foot. It is important for parents to realise the main reason why young children need shoes. Shoes are necessary not for the shaping of the baby's foot, but as protection from slipping, dirt and cold. Shoes should support natural movement of the children’s foot bones, joints and ligaments, instead of blocking them.

Children love walking barefoot! What shoes are best suited for a baby? - None! Going barefoot is the best!The best solution – Zypper leather soft-soles


Specifics of the soft-soles

         There is no right and left with this footwear, both shoes are sewn alike. The shoes adapt themselves to the child’s feet, rather than vice versa.  As a “guide” for wearing the shoes have labels attached to them, but actually the child can wear them on either foot - just as he (she) likes. The new shoes look “shapeless“, but after half-day wearing it is clear which of the shoes is left and which is right.

Leather soft-soles are made of natural leather manufactured in Europe

Soft and elastic shoes – ankle strip is designed for easy putting on / taking off and at the same time is sufficiently strong to keep the shoe fixed to the foot. Suede soles provide bonding with floor, prevents from sliding and concurrently guarantees flexibility and free movement of fingers.

Soft-sole shoes should be cleaned with a damp cloth

 Soft-soles are recommended by the American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA).



Soles that often get wet or dirty might lose their original qualities. In such case their soles should be carefully cleaned with a damp brush and thoroughly dried before wearing.