Designed to Fit

Give your kids healthy, happy feet for a lifetime.

we've engineered PLAE shoes to follow the natural contour of a child's foot, leaving the cartilage and fledgling bone room to grow its own way. the interchangeable tabs adjust to accommodate thinner, wider or thicker feet.

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Designed to Move

Kids Put Their Shoes to the Test

PLAE is ready for them. With our dynamic traction, we make sure little feet can feel the ground beneath them and get a grip on it. The rest is designed to elite athlete standards: super shock absorption, durable toe guards, and wicking, washable anti-microbial inserts.

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Designed for Good

as parents, we believe kids everywhere should have healthy families, happy memories, and pristine playgrounds.

And we stand behind this belief with every shoe. we take every step to minimize our carbon footprint by sourcing responsible, recycled and non-toxic materials and operating in a solar-powered fair-labor factory that is architecturally designed to reduce energy consumption.

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Why Plae?

PLAE uses the biometric science generally reserved for elite athletes to craft a shoe that protects the natural development of children’s feet.


adjusts for every kind of movement

Active Traction

feel the ground & get a grip on it


recycled air mesh upper materials


dirty shoes? throw ’em in the wash!


responsible & recycled materials


no bulky soles here

Removable Insoles

customize your fit preference

What makes plae shoes good for kids’ feet?

Plae shoes are built with kids biomechanics in mind. They’re designed with rounded edges and flexible soles for smoother and more balanced movement. They have reflexive traction which grips on loose earth without compromising contact on hard surfaces. Our shoes are durable and comfortable while featuring removable contoured insoles as well as breathable and washable materials made especially for children.


Orthotics Support

most kids shoes are not made to accommodate AFOs (ankle foot orthotics). PLAE shoes are different, here’s why…

  • No other kids shoe has a removable tab feature. our tabs come in 4 lengths: use a shorter
    strap for a narrow foot, or a longer strap for a high instep, wide foot, or AFO.
  • Most non-AFO shoes don’t open up wide enough for orthotics. our tongue is designed to
    open up completely and our insoles are removable, making for easy entry in and out!
  • Most shoes made for AFOs aren’t, shall we say – easy on the eyes? let’s face it, every kid wants to be stylish and PLAE shoes let them do just that!

accommodate afo support
orthitic support
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Are plae shoes eco-minded?

In keeping with responsible practices and respect for our environment, we try to be as eco-minded as we can at PLAE. To help reduce our carbon footprint, we make every effort to source eco-centric components for our products and packaging.

our products:

  • have removable eco-ortholite® anti-bacterial, anti-microbial insoles
  • use recycled cork EVA-moulded heel cup for guided fit
  • include mesh lining for added comfort and breathability
  • use water-based glues and recycled pet upper materials
  • are produced in a solar-powered factory
  • our boxes and paper use 100% recyclable paper
  • employ soy-based ink
  • use vegetable and water-based laminate
  • have a glue-less, one-piece design for easy breakdown
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