Barefoot Walking

Barefoot Walking promotes a healthy body development

Strengthens connective tissue, foot muscles, joints, tendons and ligaments

If the weather and the ground allow it, first walkers, but also older children and even adults, should walk barefoot as often as possible – otherwise leather socks are the best alternative as a “second skin”.

Firm shoes do not support learning to walk

Parents should be aware that sturdy shoes do not help children learn to walk – and if they do not fit properly, the poor fit can even hinder natural development.
The little feet, on the other hand, are trained by regular barefoot walking: In particular, the development of movement sequences and the sense of balance are promoted, and the connective tissue, foot muscles, joints, tendons and ligaments are strengthened.

Prevention of foot deformities and postural defects

Ligaments, tendons and muscles in rigid shoes are not stressed enough and may even regress or not develop naturally at all, medical experts warn. With the best of intentions, shoes with supposedly high-quality footbeds are often purchased for the little ones, but healthy feet do not need any support function at all – on the contrary!
Shoes that are too firm can even hinder healthy foot development. Walking barefoot helps to prevent posture problems caused by flat, splayed or fallen arches and to develop a healthy toe position.

Barefoot walking promotes healthy foot and body development

Tens of thousands of nerve pathways directly connected to the brain end in the soles of our feet: How we and our little ones handle our little feet therefore has an impact on the nervous system and even on the internal organs.
Walking barefoot therefore has a very important function for foot and body development. Whenever the weather and ground conditions allow, we should walk barefoot – as an alternative, leather socks, such as those from our POLOLO Barefoot collection, which nestle around the feet like a second skin, are suitable.

For a positive attitude towards your feet

Barefoot walking is said to have a positive effect on brain development because neuronal connections are formed through the stimulation of the soles of the feet – but it also strengthens blood circulation and the immune system. Walking barefoot on different types of ground (e.g. in a “Barefoot Park“) is a natural way of massaging the feet and toughens them up.
Even today, members of nature-loving peoples often walk barefoot – and are thus able to develop impressive endurance, toughness and speed, even over long distances: This realisation should make us all think and take a caring approach to our feet for granted – regular foot baths and massages, for example, are a good approach to gaining a positive attitude towards one’s own feet.