Kids starting prep require a supportive, but very flexible shoe with a soft, pliable upper for their developing feet, and that's exactly what the 'Prep' delivers.
'Sports Shoes in Disguise'
Australasian Podiatry Council (APodC) Endorsed
Benefit: Supports the ankle and holds the heel firmly in place, providing excellent stability when the foot first strikes the ground. A firm heel counter is essential for fundamental support and stability.
What is it: Rigid plastic material that is shaped to match the contours of your heel.
Where is it: Inside the upper part of the shoe, surrounding the back and sides of the heel.
Benefit: Supports the arch area of the foot, and prevents the shoe from bending in the wrong place (in the middle of the shoe). The shoe should naturally bend across the joints in the forefoot region.
What is it: A hardened nylon piece.
Where is it: Placed internally (in the sole) in the arch area of the shoe.
Benefit: Soft and pliable, becoming richer and deeper with wear, molding and adapting to your foot like no other material. Resistant to high temperatures, resistant to tearing, cracking, and peeling. It’s naturally insulating, but also breathable.
What is it: Natural full grain calf hide, tanned and dyed through with authentic techniques. This is the premium grade of leather.
Where is it: On the upper
Benefit: Provide a custom fit for the developing foot. A rubber lug included in junior cross trainers for extra durability.
What is it: Closure used on junior shoes for easy on and off. Used in combination with elastic laces on cross trainers
Where is it: On top of the upper in the place of a traditional lace.