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Felted wool shoes- Ziggy Unicorn 24-32EU

Warm felted wool (90% wool, 10% polyester)


Wear resistant and super flexible 1mm TPU rubber sole


Felted wool insole


Extremely lightweight, weighing only about  85g.


Disclaimer: The Ziggy's have a different size guide, you can check it here.  Being handcrafted, the sizes may vary with up to 2 mm

€23.00

€32.86

This product worth 97 loyalty points.

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Wide toe box
Non-skid sole
Flexible sole

Fantastic animals, packed with all the good thoughts of all the good kids in the world. Delicately they trot. Today is dance class, and they want to be in best shape. They spin round on the tippy-hooves and walk along the rhythm of the song hummed by the princess.

A wholesome friendship that benefits your most loved tiny feet? It’s already here: the all new felted wool Ziggy animal collection. Indoor wool barefoot shoes that keep those growing feet happy and warm, while allowing them to develop in the healthiest way.

Easy to put on and even easier to love, the Ziggy animal collection sports six different barefoot indoor shoes models, each cuter than the other. Make sure to check them all out before choosing your favorites. As always, Tikki Crafters have spent plenty of time and invested all the experience gathered over years to make sure these dearest shoes are also the healthiest footwear for correct natural feet development.

Resistant to tearing and smudging, anti-skid and made from warm snuggly wool, Ziggy have the amazing quality of becoming actual friends of your kids. Whether at home, kindergarten, dance class or the playground, Ziggy are super light, flexible and so easy to put on/take off due to their Velcro strap. Tikki Shoes will be your tiny one’s favorite shoes.

Tikki Crafter’s insight: Ziggy wool shoes are handmade. As such, there can be differences of up to 2mm from the size guide. When choosing your favorite Ziggy model, select a size at least 1 centimeter longer than the feet they are intended for.

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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 care product.
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 leather care product.
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 special leather care product.

The outdoor footwear is not waterproof 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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