A water shoe is one that is designed to get wet during summer adventures. It is usually a sandal in design to allow for quick draining of water and rapid drying. It ensures that the shoe doesn't get heavy and absorb water following paddling and splashing about. It used to be a difficult challenge to source a hard wearing barefoot water shoe but fortunately we now have lots of options available to ensure lots of choice for all feet and summer activities. In this blog post we are delighted to share these with you.
There are lots of barefoot sandal options in the smaller sizes but once you get into the junior sizes it can be alot harder to find suitable styles. They still need to be barefoot and fun but also acceptable to the more discerning eyes of the older child whilst meeting the requirements for foot health and durability. Fortunately we have alot more options this year and in this blog post are delighted to share those with you.
This summer we have been unable to restock on our very popular kids Tikki Nido sandals and we know lots of customers are looking for alternatives. In this Blog post we look at the most barefoot sandal options we have as a option for those unable to find the Nido sandals in their size.
School shoe season is looming and we have some great new options to share with you for the new season. In this Blog post we look at what is new in the school shoe collection at Happy Little Soles and review all the options.
In this Blog post Bernie Landels, our guest blogger, looks at the concept of the foot as ‘an elastic device’ . Looking at how the muscles and soft tissues are as essential for their elastic qualities as their strength. It is this elastic quality that truly allows our feet to act as the 'springboard' to our everyday life and give us the lift that need as Spring arrives!
Barefoot Beginnings and Boots!
How often do you purchase a product, an item of clothing and think about where the idea or design came from? Who first thought about the concept? What drove them to create the end product?
Let’s give a shout out to those in the minimal shoe business! Why? Well many of them came from small beginnings with a desire to create something better - better for their children’s and your children’s feet.
In her latest Blog post, our guest blogger, Bernie Landels, looks at the origins of many of our favourite barefoot shoe brands.
The conflict between fashion and function in footwear is probably as old as the earliest shoes. In this this blog post Bernie Landels looks at how this manifests itself in the range of summer footwear on offer, aka sandals, flip-flops, slip-ons, slingbacks….
We are delighted to be working with Bernie Landels, an internationally-certified Infant Massage Instructor (IAIM) since 2002, and stocking her new Book, Finding Their Feet. Bernie has kindly agreed to write some guest blog posts for us as well, and her second contribution in the series is a Father's Day special!
We are delighted to be working with Bernie Landels, an internationally-certified Infant Massage Instructor (IAIM) since 2002, and stocking her new Book, Finding Their Feet. Bernie has kindly agreed to write some guest blog posts for us as well, starting with this fascinating insight into our feet and how you can help your children 'find their feet' this summer!
With September looming we are hoping to provide a comprehensive overview of all things school shoe related. A question we often get asked at HLS is what we recommend as a barefoot alternative to a Plimsoll for indoor and PE use. Read on for some of our top recommendations!