SKEANIE Mary Jane shoes in Patent Black are hand made from patent leather. These shoes feature luxurious leather uppers and lining, super light-weight flexible soles and FLEX-easeTM technology - elaticised ankle for added comfort and superior fit. Leather upper, leather lining with a flexible, light-weight rubber sole.
SKEANIE toddler shoes are podiatry-designed and approved in Australia and our Toddler and Pre-walker leather baby shoes have been awarded the Seal of Acceptance by the American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA). Podiatrists and paediatricians recommend light-weight, flexible-soled toddler shoes for your baby and toddler.
They say necessity is the mother of invention. And when new mother Natasha Barber had her first child in 2005 and couldn't find the right kind of soft, quality shoes for her precious baby's feet, she decided to do something about it - create her own. Her own company, that is. Natasha began to research tirelessly about foot health and development and was initially surprised to discover very little information or education available. It sparked in her the need to delve even deeper. What began as an interest in podiatry, turned into a passion for manufacturing shoes. It resulted in Natasha launching her own company, SKEANIE Shoes for Kids.
DID YOU KNOW?
A baby's foot contains more cartilage than bone. Although the structure of the foot develops fully by the first two years, the bones themselves do not fully develop and harden until around the age of 13. The greatest changes in the foot occur in the first three years. Children's feet endure three times more stress than the average adult foot. A child's foot sweats twice as much as an adult's foot!
SKEANIE leather toddler shoes and boots are made from soft, comfortable leather and feature thin, flexible rubber and/or suede soles as this is recommend for growing feet. Our shoes should be worn for 'special' occasions. They do enjoy walking, running and playing; however, they do not like getting wet, being used as brakes on your bike or scooter, kicking a footy, climbing trees or walking through mud and dirt. Modern patent leather is a smooth leather with a plastic coating. It's water resistant, but it can be prone to cracking if not cared for properly.
We recommend that you spray your SKEANIE toddler shoes with a Shucare Water and Stain Repellent prior to wear. The best way to keep your SKEANIE toddler shoes looking bright and new is to simply wipe over with a clean damp cloth or leather wipe. Applying Shucare Leather Conditioner and Renovating Polish will assist with maintaining their softness and colour. SKEANIE toddler shoes should never be placed in the washing machine or dryer.
Our toddler shoes have been awarded the Seal of Acceptance by The American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA). SKEANIE toddler shoes are designed in Australia and are Fair Trade Made. SKEANIE toddler shoes are Podiatry Designed and Approved. Colours may vary slightly.