SHOES THAT PROMOTE HEALTHY GROWTH
Choosing the best fitting shoes at the early stage of life is extremely important. Healthy feet promote the healthy growth of mind and body.
MIKI HOUSE has been dedicated to developing the most ideal shoes for young children for more than 40 years. Our shoes are designed with podiatrists, chiropodists and orthotics specialists, and are manufactured with the highest quality of craftsmanship.
FACTS ABOUT BABY'S FEET
Fact 1: Soft Bones
Majority of baby's feet are constructed with cartilage, or soft bones. They are easily deformed if incorrect size or inappropriately designed shoes are worn for long time.
Fact 2: Shuffling Walk
Adults walk with heel to toe motion, by landing their heels first then striking the ground with their toes. Babies walk differently. They walk with the entire feet dragging, or shuffling. So, babies tend to stumble easily.
Fact 3: Sweaty
Baby's feet have almost same quantity of sweat glands as adult's feet does while his feet are smaller. Therefore, baby's feet are sweatier and need more breathability in footwear.
5 KEY FUNCTIONS
1. Turned-up Toe
Tip of toe box is turned up at the appropriate angle to prevent stumbling.
2. Room to Grow
Toe box has enough room so the infant’s toes spread out as he walks.
3. Flexible Joint Design
Flexible Joint on outsole naturally bends at the right position as the infant walks. It helps natural walking and promotes the development of arch.
4. Hard Heel Counter
Large and hard heel counter holds infant's heel and ankle firmly. It promotes appropriate walking and prevents talipes valgus, or a deformity resulting in permanent eversion of the foot so that only the inner side of the sole rests on the ground.
5. Wide Opening Hook-and-Loop Strap
Wide hook-and-loop strap holds the foot firmly so the foot does not move inside the shoes. Its wide opening helps infants and parents with easy wearing.
DESIGN & MANUFACTURING
Soft and comfortable materials. Padded around the ankle.
Pile fabric for higher absorbency.
Rubber sponge for absorbing the landing impact.
A durable, non-slip rubber sole for safety.
Designs for Comfort
Ergonomic shape insole is used for comfort and healthy growth of feet. Extra stitching is added on the padded shoe cuff and heel joint for maximum comfort.
Handmade Process in Manufacturing
To glue the outsole and the upper together, we use vulcanization process by hand so we can deliver the best quality for the beginners of walking.
STEP UP SYSTEM
While all of MIKI HOUSE shoes shares the same concept, key functions, design and manufacturing process, some collections are specifically designed to target the best transition to the next milestone.
|FIRST SHOES||SECOND SHOES||MIZUNO COLLABORATION|
|Milestone||begins walking||begins running||begins athletic activities|
|US Size||4 - 7||7 - 9||6 - Y1|
|Metric Size||11cm - 13.5cm||13.5cm - 15cm||13cm - 20cm|