our technology
learn about what makes PLAE different from other kids shoes, and the science we use to create shoes specifically for growing feet.
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Custom Fit & Style
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Toe Guard
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Anatomical Form
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Passive Traction
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Mashine Washable
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Pull Tab
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Flexible Sole
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Eco Friendly
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Shock Absorption
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Custom Fit & Style

Interchangeable tabs come in S,M,L,XL sizes to accommodate instep widths and allow kids to mix-it-up and make it their own with different colour material and print options.

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Toe Guard

Protects both the foot and shoe from toe drag

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Anatomical Form

Specially engineered sole follows the natural contour of a child’s foot - which is mostly cartilage promoting the natural development of children’s feet.

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Passive Traction

Promotes natural movement by providing grip on loose earth without compromising contact on hard surfaces.

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Mashine Washable

Shoes are made using breathable and washable materials for when kids get dirty.

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Pull Tab

Makes it easy for little hands and fingers to get their shoes on.

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Flexible Sole

Promotes natural movement by allowing for a free range of motion.

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Eco Friendly

Made in a solar powered, fair labour factory using recycled milk jugs (PET), ISO certified leathers, and water-based glues as well as offering vegan colourways. All shoes and packaging utilise soy-based ink, and vegetable-based laminate as well as fsc-approved, 100% recycled paper.

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Shock Absorption

Removable eco-ortholite anti microbial, anti-bacterial insole, made from castor beans, provides superior protection.

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Science

Uses biometric science generally reserved for elite athletes in product design.

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Credentials

Founder Ryan Ringholz designed previously at Puma, Diesel and Ugg. Plae won the prestigious red dot award in 2014 for product design.

Active traction

feel the ground & get a grip on it

Flexible

adjusts for every kind of movement

Breathable

recycled air mesh upper materials

Eco-minded

responsible & recycled materials

Removable insoles

customise your fit preference

lightweight

no bulky soles here

Washable

dirty shoes? throw them in the wash on a cool setting for squeaky clean shoes

Waterproof & breathable

our water proof styles are made using eVent®membrane technology