Barefoot shoes are very trendy for children's shoes: they have the reputation of bringing many advantages, especially in the growth phase, because they do not constrict the child's foot. However, many barefoot shoes are not suitable for bad weather. This is what inspired Reima to develop the Tallustelu.
The new Tallustelu shoe from Reima has a particularly flexible, thin and grippy rubber sole that is only four millimeters thick. The foot thus stands completely flat in the shoe, without the usual heel drop. In this way, a natural posture is made possible and the barefoot gait is imitated. This natural foot position protects the joints and spine and trains the foot muscles. In addition, the thin sole transfers the stimuli of the ground to the sole of the foot and thus enables a completely different walking sensation.
To avoid constricting the foot, Reima uses a straight, wide last that leaves enough room for the ball of the foot and the toes without looking like a classic health shoe. This allows the feet and toes to grow straight.
Reima wouldn't be an outdoor brand if it didn't include real outdoor features. So even rain and wet meadows don't bother the Tallustelu. A polyurethane membrane has been laminated between the upper and lining, making the shoe breathable and waterproof. The seams have been additionally sealed. In addition, the shoe is PFC-free and the insoles are coated with a fabric made from recycled polyester.
To ensure that children get along well with the shoe, Reima has put a lot of emphasis on ease of use. For example, the shoes have a wide opening for easy entry and removable insoles to better check the fit.
The shoe is available in sizes 28 to 40 in different color combinations. In fall 2023, the shoe will come out in black, and in the following spring 2024, pink and green will be added.
Enables natural gait and posture, activates foot muscles.
Straight, wide last - the toes can grow straight
Waterproof and breathable membrane inside