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Barefoot sandals - Aranya Mint Green 24-32 EU

Premium quality leather


Chrome Free lining


Vegetable tanned leather insole


Flexible 4mm Vibram sole


Extremely lightweight - about 150g.


Disclaimer: ARANYA sandals have a different size guide, you can check it here

€40.48

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Vegetable tanned insole
Wide toe box
Natural leather
Non-skid sole
Flexible sole

These are the lovely Aranya – our dear new barefoot sandals for kids. Inspired by nature, like everything here at Tikki Shoes, they renew and improve our line of children’s shoes. Sporting a brand new fun & functional design, the Aranya leather sandals feature an overall improved shape and plenty of awesome color choices.   

 

Healthy natural footwear characteristics that make Tikki Shoes desired worldwide are – and forever will be – main components of our intensive work. Quality fairtrade materials, barefoot principles and flexible nonrestrictive designs help the correct growth and development of feet. Children who are barefoot as much as possible and wear barefoot or barefoot friendly footwear have better posture, take excellent first steps, then continue walking skillfully and connected.

 

The kids’ sandals new and improved shape is very versatile and will fit both a low and a high instep, as well as a thin or a chubby ankle. Aranya’s vegetable tanned insole, along with the Tikki Shoes signature Chrome Free lining protect the skin from absorbing toxic substances usually found in mainstream footwear. Another novelty is the 4mm Vibram sole, more protective than the previous yet just as flexible.

 

Airy and very comfortable, the Aranya are great summer shoes developed exclusively through intensive research and testing. Easy to put on, even easier to forget that they’re on, these sandals were created to keep kids feet healthy and happy. As always, Tikki Shoes are handcrafted in our ethical workplace situated in Timișoara, Romania, within the European Union and in total compliance with EU standards. To these standards we add our vast experience in shoemaking and a sincere love for crafting.

 

Tikki Crafter’s insight: on the Aranya sandals, size is inscribed on the yellow tag found just below the easy adjustable Velcro strap (see photo). All the new Tikki Shoes models launched starting 2019 will have changed sizes (+1 from the standard) and can be differentiated either from the yellow tag below the strap, or by the value inscribed directly on the sole of the footwear.

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What does Barefoot actually mean?

Barefoot shoes are those that allow the feet to move naturally, as close as possible to walking barefoot. Barefoot shoes have the following characteristics:

1. ZERO-DROP - the sole is perfectly flat , with the heel at the same height as the ball of the foot. Raising the heel throws off the alignment of the spine, and forces an unnatural heel strike.

2. FLEXIBILITY -  they have a highly flexible sole, allowing the feet to move unrestricted, in order to become stronger. By comparison, in a stiff shoe, the soles hardly bend, and this eventually leads to muscle atrophy and pain.

3. THIN SOLE - the thinner the sole of the shoe, the more information our brain can receive through the neurotransmitters located in our feet. This is essential for optimal proprioception (our body's awareness of its own position and movement), perfect balance and finding the best posture depending on the type of surface you're stepping on.

4. WIDE TOE BOX - plenty of room for the toes. The more space the toes have to splay, the better the overall body weight distribution and posture. The role of the big toe is very important, as it supports the whole body. Try a simple exercise: do a few pushups supported by your hands, with your fingers closed in a tight fist - you'll notice that it takes a lot more effort and your body position will feel unnatural.

5. ZERO SUPPORT - no orthopedic support recommended. Barefoot shoes have no arch support, no shock-absorbent cushionings or other market innovations. If supported and unnable to move naturally, muscles gradually lose strength, and this leads to painful and weakened feet.

6. NO STIFFENERS - shoes made from a stiff material that doesn't mould to the feet, won't allow them to move freely. It is best for the shoe to mould to the shape of the foot and not the other way around. This is the reason why barefoot shoes are made from soft and flexible materials, without cardboard or plastic stiffeners to preserve their shape over time.

 

What is the difference between Barefoot and Minimalist?

Although our main focus is  Barefoot shoes, we also have Minimalist ranges. These shoes meet all the requirements above, except for the fact that they're not as flexible as the Barefoot shoes, and have minimal stiffeners for durability. They are especially designed for older children or adults, who need their shoes to be more hardwearing and able to cope with heavier use.

Tikki Shoes products are entirely manufactured from natural leather and so must be cared for in the manner usually applicable to leather footwear, with a few exceptions:
1. You must not wash the footwear in a washing machine! Due to rather long washing cycles, their duration usually exceeding an hour, the leather is submerged in water for too long which can result in its scaling and shrinking when drying. Additionally, the risk of colour transfer increases in contact with water. Tikki shoes should only be cleaned with a leather cleaning spray.
2. The velour leather sole of indoor footwear requires periodical cleaning when the surface becomes dirty or greasy, causing the fine velour leather hairs to stick together and no longer adhere to the ground. You must not clean them very frequently, only when you notice that the footwear starts slipping on floors.
In this case you must use a damp cloth or wet baby wipes and a hard-bristle brush (e.g. a nail brush, barbecue brush, etc.). You must clean the sole with the damp cloth or wet wipe (you must not rinse the soles with water because that would increase the risk of colour transfer), let it dry, and then rub the sole with the brush until you see the fine velour leather hairs stand up again.
3. The leather on the sides of baby shoes/outdoor footwear/sandals/boots must be cleaned only with a Nubuck or Velour leather cleaning spray.
4. The drying must occur slowly and exclusively at room temperature: avoid drying the footwear next to heat sources (radiator, stove, fan, fire, hair dryer or other heat sources, or by exposing the footwear to direct sunlight) which would harden the leather and cause scaling on its surface.
5. Do not use bleach, detergents or solvent-based solutions to clean the footwear.

Both Nappa and Velour Leather Footwear must be cleaned only with a Nubuck or Velour leather cleaning spray.

The outdoor footwear is not impermeable and so we recommend its use with dry weather. The sole and sides of the outdoor footwear must not come in contact with water, snow, sand, gravel, solvents, tar, soft bitumen or other corrosive materials. Avoid getting caught or stepping on sharp metal objects, stones, glass shards, oils, fuel, and thinners. The warranty does not cover damage resulting from poor roads, footpaths or pavements, or from using the footwear on other rough, abrasive or corrosive surfaces.

We are not liable for damages resulting from not following the above mentioned instructions, or for discomfort resulting from wearing the wrong size or model/fitting of shoes.

 

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