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A zero drop and low weight for a natural stride

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KALENJI KIDS' ATHLETICS SHOES AT EASY - RED/GREY

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Our athlete-designers developed these shoes without laces for children starting athletics at school or in a club twice a week. In order to start running with a more natural feel, this lightweight shoe, which is easy to get on, is great for the first steps of your child on an athletics track
 
 
 

PRODUCT BENEFITS

Heel to toe drop Reduced impact when running: the zero drop boosts the natural stride.
Lightweight The shoes are lightweight to promote a more natural stride: 130 g in size 2½.
Easy dressing Your child is more independent thanks to the rip-tab that is easy to open/close.
Cushioning The EVA foam sole absorbs shocks when running.
Fit The shoe has better retention thanks to the inner strap.
Grip The front and back pads on the sole reduce the risk of slipping.
Non marking sole No more marks on gym floors thanks to the non-marking sole!

TECHNICAL INFORMATION

What is a zero drop?

The drop of a shoe is the difference in sole height between the forefoot and the heel. Scientific studies conducted by our research lab (the SportsLab) have shown that a zero drop allows for a more natural stride, similar to a barefoot running stride. This natural stride allows for better absorption of shock waves when running and strengthens your child's muscles and tendons in the long term.

What about the natural stride?

Athletics Easy is based on 3 criteria for a natural stride as similar as possible to barefoot running:
- Zero drop, so that the middle of the foot lands before the heel
- Lightweight for a more fluid stride
- Flexibility to facilitate the roll-through during the strike phase with the midfoot
Result: the energy from ground contact is transmitted to the back leg muscles, which absorb the vibrations better.

A design chosen for children... and based on parents' feedback.

For these shoes, our team focused on the needs of budding athletes and their parents' feedback:
- The rubber pads at the front and back of the sole increase its grip
- The rip-tab strap allows children to get their shoes on and off unaided
- The inner strap retains your child's foot effectively
- Reinforcements in the front, back and sides of the upper offer your child more support and protection

Our design team is proud to present...

... a beautiful, lightweight and affordable shoe.
Achieving this involved a team of 15 people, a lot of back-and-forth movement, consideration of your opinions, teamwork with SportsLab, lab tests followed by field tests and the desire to offer an affordable shoe adapted to the natural stride of children starting sports.
The result: "Great shoes designed with bucketfuls of common sense that are fully suited to athletics."

Carole, product manager, and Maxime, engineer at SportsLab, talk about Athletics Easy and the natural stride

"We based ourselves on the assumption that the body is naturally well-built and has everything it needs for running. The whole story of natural stride begins when your child takes up sport. That's the reason we came up with these shoes."
"The point is not to go against nature and learn how to run again: it's something that happens naturally. And when your kid takes up athletics, these shoes promote their natural movement and help them develop in the sport."

Did you know?
The fit of children's and adult shoes are not the same!

Junior athletics shoes are specifically designed for children's feet. A child's foot is proportionally slimmer and occupies less space in the shoe than an adult's. Give your young growing athlete space so they don't feel restricted when doing sport. If an adult chooses a shoe designed for children, their foot movements are restricted, which has a direct impact on the body!

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COMPOSITION / ADVICE

Composition
Upper of
30.00% Polyurethane (PU), 70.00% Polyester (PES)
Outer sole of
30.00% Rubber - Synthetic, 70.00% Ethylene Vinyl Acetate (EVA)
Lining and sock of
60.00% Polyester (PES), 40.00% Ethylene Vinyl Acetate (EVA)
Care instructions: Do not tumble dry.
Washing instructions
Machine wash - 30° max - permanent press
Machine wash - 30° max - permanent press
Do not tumble dry
Do not tumble dry
Do not dry-clean
Do not dry-clean
Stock advice For more durability, we recommend leaving the shoes to dry outdoors.

OUR COMMITMENTS

Test Product Driss, our test engineer, tested these shoes on a group of 7 children during a session in which they ran, threw and jumped for 2 hours on a range of surfaces including grass, tarmac and a gym floor. They particularly appreciated the comfort and rubber anti-slip pad, as well as the ease with which they could get the shoes on unaided and the low weight for faster running. This test complements the lab tests and allows us to validate our products.
Guarantee : 2 Years
 
 
 

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