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The Childhood Years > Flexible soled shoes for older kids
JudiAU's Avatar JudiAU 04:32 PM 10-29-2012

DS, 5, just moved into a size 1 shoe and it seems like he has now outgrown or will soon outgrown half the brands we've liked in the past or they are styled in a really agressive, "older kid" kind of way.. The alternatives I've seen all have very stiff soles. Brands we've liked in the past are Tsukihoshi (size range is bigger but IMHO ugly), Pediped, some Stride Rite styles, See Kai Run, etc.

 

Can anyone recommend specific brands that offer larger sizes? I want to be able to bend the shoe in half with one hand.



IdentityCrisisMama's Avatar IdentityCrisisMama 04:49 PM 10-29-2012

We liked flexi soles too and DC migrated into Adidas indoor soccer shoes when she got to be around 5. 


fruitfulmomma's Avatar fruitfulmomma 04:56 PM 10-29-2012

I've used these with my babies, but for an older child maybe only indoors... http://www.padraigcottage.com/

 

http://www.softstarshoes.com/  - haven't used but they go to adult


gorgorita's Avatar gorgorita 11:55 PM 10-29-2012
Livie and luca are cute and they go up to 4
http://www.livieandluca.com/sizechart.html
Mayfly's Avatar Mayfly 12:16 AM 10-30-2012
My DD wears the Merrell Barefoot Trail Glove and we love them. They are so light and flexible.

JudiAU's Avatar JudiAU 09:10 PM 10-30-2012
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Originally Posted by gorgorita View Post

Livie and luca are cute and they go up to 4
http://www.livieandluca.com/sizechart.html

 

Oh. Those might get me another two years. Thanks.

 

I'll also take a look at various "barefoot" models. DH has some new very flexible Nikes that he likes.


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