Why are baby or toddler shoes with flexible soles better for my child?

Podiatrists agree that barefoot is best for proper foot and muscular development, but it is not always practical. Flexible, lightweight soles are recommended because they are protective for indoor and outdoor wear, yet not restrictive. Because smaller kids do not weigh very much, they require a very flexible, lightweight shoe. Our First Walker and Toddler shoes incorporate a very flexible, yet durable rubber. Both allow plenty of freedom for developing little feet.