I remember discovering the world of soft-soled shoes for babies in the spring of 2006. I don’t know how long they were around before I discovered them, I just knew that all the hip babies had them. I wanted my baby to have them. Then I found out that “the” leather slip ons for babies cost as much as I usually spend on shoes for myself. So I picked up a pair of store-brand knock offs and left it at that.
A few weeks ago, I discovered Bugaloo Kids and I am thrilled to tell every one of you all about them. Bugaloo Kids sells adorable, sturdy soft soled shoes that will knock your socks off (pun intended). Bugaloo is run by Heidi Wells, a designer with fashion and common sense. You have to love a company that states, “Quality baby shoes should cost under $20.”
The sheer number of soft and supple choices are rather overwhelming, even for the baby boys in your life. Lions, pirates, sneakers….so many choices, such little feet.
Heidi sent me a pair of the froggy shoes for Junior to try out and they are fabulous in oh-so-many-ways. Junior rocks the footless sleeper, due to his the length of his legs and his feet, so he will be wearing these shoes all winter long. They fit his very long foot, and try as he might, he’s yet to kick them off.
As if bringing affordable, adorable baby shoes wasn’t enough of a noble mission, 5% of every sale goes to International Justice Mission, an organization that fights human trafficking (for really startling statistics and what you can do to help, check out IJM’s homepage).
Go check out all of the styles at Bugaloo–a baby in your life will thank you. Don’t you think that Junior’s big smile says, “thank you, Mom!” ? I do! (and could shopping for a baby’s first Christmas be made any easier? I mean, really….)