We set out to create kids’ shoes that would mean one less thing to think about for busy devoted parents and would be beneficial for kids - shoes that do kids' feet a favour! As parents of two delightfully adventurous boys, we understand that kids hate it when movement and exploration are hindered.
We know the frustration that comes from trying to pull on shoes with elasticated ribbing onto little flat feet, loose flying shoe laces, hard soles that limit freedom of movement and stability!
We resolved to find a solution for this ongoing problem after trying a variety of shoes and researching the benefits of barefoot designed shoes, for both adults and kids alike.
Although going barefoot is just the best - there are times kids' feet need to be protected from the elements.
The material used is locally sourced quality leather. The sole is made from a flexible compound that ensures good grip but does not take away from the flexibility of the sole. The wide toe box ensures lots of space for moving toes and allows for more stability and improved balance. The single decorative press-stud with the velcro fastening results in quick and easy on and off!
We have partnered with artisans based in Cape Town who share our vision and who lovingly and skillfully craft each pair.
So we put one foot in front of the other – a dream 10 years in the making and have now produced our first range of kid’s shoes for Common Tread.
A shoe made with soul.
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