Some folks prefer the minimalist, barefoot feel and a zero-drop sole. PLAE adult and kid shoes with a removable insole are zero-drop with the insert removed. Our shoes are completely lined on the inside and designed to be worn with or without the insole in place.
Kid shoes with the insole add a few mm lift to the heal (depending on size) to help create a natural and comfortable support. The heel lift of adult shoes is 5mm with the EVA foam cupsole, or up to 12mm with the SPACEFRAME™ or SPACEFOAM™ base depending on preference.