Splay Athletics is on a mission to revolutionize the footwear industry by making shoes that respect the natural shape and function of the foot---all at an affordable price.
3 Essential Features of Healthy Shoes
1. A Wide Anatomic Toe Box
Our shoes are shaped like feet. Shoes with narrow toe boxes can change the shape of the feet, affecting the arches, the knees, and the hips.
2. A Thin Flexible Sole
Our soles are thin so as to provide just a bit of protection. Hard, thick soles cutoff the sensory feedback that the brain craves from the 200,000 nerve endings on the bottom of each foot.
3. A Flat Zero-Drop Sole
Our soles are flat, with no rise in the heel. Raised heels force the body to constantly adjust to maintain balance and can allow the Achilles tendon to shorten.
Allow your child's feet to move, grow, and develop as nature intended. This minimalist/barefoot shoe was designed with your child's feet in mind:
- Wide anatomic toe box for proper toe splay
- Thin outsole becomes more flexible with wear
- Stack height (distance between foot and ground) is only 5.5mm
- Upper & liner are made from 100% cotton canvas
- Velcro straps & heel loop make for easy on/off
The design of the Splay Shoe is based on the Argentine alpargata, but features an anatomic toe box (i.e., it's shaped like a foot). Also, the velcro straps keep the shoe on tight during any activity.
**Please Note: Our shoes may not fit like other brands, so please be sure to download the sizing guide before ordering.
Straight From The Experts
Splay Athletics has designed a shoe for our children that will allow their feet to grow, and develop by providing a wide toe box, and a thin, flat sole. I have been searching for a shoe like this for our kids. I am thrilled to get a pair of these under my daughter's feet. Plus they're cute, and that counts too.
– Dr. Courtney Conley
You wouldn't put a cast on your kids hands while they are growing, why do it with their feet? Splay Athletics’ shoes are the solution to our modern day foot problems and one I will put my kid’s feet into.
– Dr. David Heitmann