Foot Buddy

Founded by a Physical Therapist in the Bay Area, California.

The most crucial stage of a child's growth deserves the most comfortable footwear to match. That's why we started Foot Buddy, a brand that meets every active toddler's need- wide toe box that is shaped like a foot, breathability, flexibility, no artificial arch support, zero drop, comfortable and AFFORDABLE.

Yes, why make it expensive when your children grow out of them quickly anyway?

Also, we keep it simple by offering only two color options and designed our shoe like the shape of a child's foot and named our first product, BOLD.

Minimalist/Barefoot wide toe box shoes for toddlers age 3-5
Regular price $39.00

Only 9 items in stock!

Minimalist wide toe box shoes for kids/toddlers age 3-5. US size 8 to 12, available in pink and blue color. 100% cotton top material and recyclable tpr bottom. Flexible and flat sole with no heel and arch support to help preserve natural foot anatomy of your toddlers. Perfect for all season and daily use. 

Versatile design and shape that is 'ONE SHAPE FITS ALL' foot shapes including slope, mountain, plateau and square. 

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Based on 12 reviews
Katie Lee
“They feel good.”

My 4 year old says, “The shoes are great. The shoes are healthy. They’re so pretty. You can run with them - anything like that! They feel good.”
And she can put them on by herself quickly.

Dekyi Yangchen
Absolutely love them

My daughter has wide feet and it's a perfect fit for her . It's roomy and stylish .

Own a pair!

After trying many different barefoot shoes, I find Foot Buddy to be the right choice for my 5 year old son. He not only love the sky blue, he jumps freely and happily in parks and playgrounds with it. His feet has been more relaxed; truly healthy feet, happy kid! Loved it, a must buy.

Kendrick Williams
Must have kids shoes

I generally don’t leave reviews but this shoe deserves one. This is my second pair for my 3 year old daughter!!! Absolutely love the shoes, it’s easy to wear, comfortable, and most importantly breathable for my baby’s growing feet. We got both the colors “baby pink” and “Sky blue”. They are very easy to clean and the material is soft and gentle on the skin. I would absolutely recommend this shoe to any parents as they are designed to help your kids have a healthy feet.

P.S: The company also partners with Soles4Souls to help turn unwanted shoes and clothing into opportunity by keeping them from going to waste. This concept is what we need as it helps both the consumers and the environment. Shop small businesses!!!
Thank you “Thefootbuddy” !!!!

Sarah johnson
Best invention ever

My 5 year old nephew got these for his birthday loves his foot buddy. He’s able to run and play freely and his parents can wash and dry them quickly. My nephew is a bare foot kind of kid but he’ll wear these with no problem. I’m ordering more of these for my friends kids now :)

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a cute boy wearing a blue color minimalist shoe a cute boy wearing a blue color minimalist shoe

What are minimalist shoes?

What are Barefoot/ Minimalist shoes?

Anatomically Designed:
Barefoot design allows maximum comfort with minimum materials. The minimalist aesthetic features a wide-toe box, thin bottom sole with a high degree of flexibility, zero drop and lightweight. 

Wide toe box: allows your toddler's tiny little toes preserve their natural foot anatomy. 

Flexibility: Barefoot shoes are more flexible that can mimic the movement of the feet. The sole is generally thin that allows more flexibility. 

Zero drop: most shoes in the market have densely padded soles and raised heels. The cushioning often raises the heel above the toes altering the center of gravity. Barefoot shoes have flat sole and maintain natural center of gravity.

Lightweight: Barefoot shoes use less material overall making the shoe lighter than their regular counterparts. 

Foot Buddy’s collection has holistic features that adapt to the active lifestyle. They’ll enjoy more comfortable shoes that have substantial durability. Walk, run, climb, and play without compromising their little feet!

Look and Feel Great

Not only do Foot Buddy shoes feel good, but they also look fantastic. Stride around the home or outside with footwear that translates seamlessly to any occasion.

minimalist shoe flexible sole color blue for kid age 3-5