KIDS AWARD SS24
Statement from the jury: Kids need to play as much outdoors as they can and just like adults, kids don’t like their feet to get wet. With the Tallustelu, the Finnish kids brand Reima made a sneaker that is waterproof, thanks to a waterproof and breathable polyurethane membrane. The footbed cover is made of recycled polyester and the shoe contains no fluorocarbons, including a PTFE-free membrane. The shoe has zero drop, a very flexible rubber outsole and the wide last make it is probably the first - for as far as the jury could check - waterproof barefoot shoe for kids. ‘Barefoot’ sauntering in the wet has no barriers anymore. And Tallustelu means ramble in Finnish.
Sneaker like barefoot shoe: 1) No heel drop, flexible thin sole- natural gait and posture, also activating the muscles of the foot 2) Straight, wide last- the kid´s toes can grow straight 3) Waterproof and breathable membrane inside.
PRIMARY INNOVATION FEATURES
First waterproof barefoot shoe for kids! (We have not found another on the market)
INTENDED SPECIFIC END USE
Barefoot shoes can be used anywhere and everywhere, but this specifically also in wet conditions. They are so light that they can also be used as inside shoes, for example in daycare or school.
Design: Satu-Maaria Forsström
Product material: The outsole is made of a rubber blend for maximum flexibility and a good grip. The waterproof, seam-sealed membrane in the lining is polyurethane - we have no fluorocarbons in our shoes whatsoever.
Product weight: -
Available in stores: Black in Europe autumn 2023, all colors globally March 2024
Recommended retail price: 79,95€