Top Minimalist Running Shoes for Kids

While minimalist running is on the rise, many shoe manufacturers started incorporating barefoot-running theme to their designs. Some are even smarter to consider styles for kids  who are fond of running around barefoot.Here’s a review by a runner dad about the minimalist footwear his kids had tried.

I get a lot of questions about minimalist footwear options for kids, and it’s a topic that I’m very passionate about. I feel strongly that kids should be in shoes that respect natural foot shape and allow for normal function and development. With that in mind, I thought it might be worthwhile to write a post listing the shoes that I put on the feet of my own kids with a bit of commentary on each.

I have three children: a 2 year-old boy (that’s him in the photo above sporting his Merrell Flux Gloves), a 7 year-old girl, and an 8 year-old boy. Given a choice, they prefer to be barefoot most of the time, and this is a habit that I encourage. But, there are times when shoes are needed, so this list presents the shoes that they wear most often.

I’ll start with the shoe that all three of my kid’s absolutely love and that would be their preferred option 99% of the time if allowed to choose on their own:

 

Find out what he picks for his kids at Runblogger. 

 

 Photo copyright by Flickr  user zhurnaly. 

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