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Be Lenka Penguin Boots for Kids

These boots were a godsend. As I mentioned above, I can no longer get away with 'babyish' styles on Chloë. Its normal that kids want to look like other kids - we are a social animal. With these boots, theres no compromise on barefoot function OR style - Be Lenka has designed a boot that kids will want to wear, and that parents can feel good about. Chloë wears these with just about everything!

Patrol: The Winter-proof Vegan boot from Feelgrounds

My first impressions were that they looked like a chunky trendy mainstream winter boot - not unlike Timberlands in fact, except with a wide toe-box and perfectly flat! The uppers and sole seemed quite stiff so was curious if this would change after some wear.

Pretty Ballerina Flats from Ursanina

A very kind lady in Slovenia named Urša makes cozy slippers, pretty ballerina shoes, keyrings, coasters, handbags and mobile phone cases all from local wool felt. She has recently branched into the barefoot world by creating a super flat super flexible version of her popular ballerina style.

I’m giving away my shoes to you!!

I’m giving my shoes away to my followers !!!! The one thing I have more of than anything in my life (apart from love 💕) is BAREFOOT SHOES!!!I also know that for many people buying barefoot shoes is difficult because of the costs. With that in mind, I’d like to pass on 14 pairs of our family shoes that have been reviewed on my blog to those of you who would like them.

Elgon: A Rugged Outdoor Leather Shoe from Freet

These are a very pleasant shoe to wear in terms of comfort. The inner membrane is gently padded to offer some softness as well as around the upper heel. This ensures absolutely no breaking in ankle scuffs. Even without the gentle padding, there would be no issue here as the leather is ultra smooth and soft.

Kids Winter Boots from Beda Barefoot

Beda Barefoot is a 'produce on demand' shoe company from the Czech Republic. Once an order is placed, the shoes are placed in production with a manufacturing time of 5-10 days. I find this a really neat and sustainable idea, as I imagine brands must have stacks of unsold shoes in their warehouses. I was delighted when they offered me a pair of Daniel boots to review, however as always, the views expressed are my own.

Elegance and Style: Angles Unisex ‘Thales’ Ankle Boot

Underrated Czech brand Angles Fashion handmake shoes in their hometown of Zlín. They have an interesting brand story - in that they measured a total of 1,056 Czech feet from people at music festivals and public events in order to get a good indication of what real foot shape is. If that isn't dedication, I don't know what is!

Retro Style Sneakers from Magical Shoes

Polish brand Magical Shoes make their shoes locally using Polish materials. Born in 2015, Aldona Zawada decided to put a half century's worth of shoemaking experience to good use by creating a fresh barefoot brand. Their styles are very unique and offer running shoes, winter boot and sandals in adults and kids options. They also offer a few vegan styles.

Ahinsa Barefoot Brand Showcase

Ahinsa is a 100% vegan brand that I came across last year. Their shoes are ethically produced, have a very spacious toe box, with super flexible soles AND lightweight! Shoes are made by hand and there is a decent choice of styles.

Ahinsa Sundara Ankle Comfort Boots: A review

Award-winning and physiotherapist approved brand Ahinsa is the brainchild of Lukáš Klimpera, a Czech physiotherpaist. He noticed how after successful therapy, his patients often slipped into shoes that once again damaged their locomotor system. For his patients (and for himself, too), he began to search for shoes that would enable the natural function of their feet and body, and after a lot of research and hard work, Ahinsa was born.

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