Now, I've got a 'thing' about feet.
That got your attention didn't it?! No I don't mean a Christian Grey kind of 'thing', more a instant gag reflex, can't bear to have someone else's feet touch me...kind of thing. Then along came Joshua, whose feet I can't get enough of! It's all very new to me-this whole, finding feet... absolutely lovely! His tiny, perfect toes and his lovely soft skin, well baby feet are simply wonderful aren't they?! I love to tickle his feet and watch him howl with laughter and at bath time we have a routine where after he's all dry I kiss the soles of his feet 'nan-nights', again he loves it and chuckles away!
So with how beautiful his feet are, and considering they are going to take my little prince where ever he wants to go in the world, I know how important it is to protect them and look after them. There is one major retailer on the high street who for years were seen as the only place to go for 'proper' shoes to help your little one walk. I was horrified when I looked in there as a heavily pregnant mound of baby bump (I was preparing early-good job as he walked at 10 months!). The shoes were so...well not my thing. No choice, no real difference in the shoes, they all looked a bit 'samey' to me. Luckily when I had Josh there were alternatives and lots of them, so we've never bought shoes from there!
He loves Converse and Vans but I wanted to make sure he had a 'proper' pair of shoes. I've often read about how trainers constantly for little feet are not good at supporting them so knew it was important to find shoes that a podiatrist would recommend. That's where Skeanies come in. The Australian born shoe brand, now launched here in Europe. Their shoes are approved by feet specialists and paediatricians alike so you know your little one's feet, are in good hands, oo-er!
Skeanies have an eco-friendly approach, they only use leather offcuts for their shoes so you know they are quality shoes and will allow for growing feet to move and breathe! We got these gorgeous 'Boat Shoes' in navy with a velcro style strap. They have a flexable rubber sole for grip and they are so comfy for Joshua, he loves to run round in them and as we have wooden floor throughout the downstairs of our home-I don't have to worry he will slip when he's in these!
As the website isn't British founded the sizes are European but they have a whole section on the website with details about the conversion to help you and details on how to measure your childs feet properly and accurately on your own. I found this really helpful as I didn't know how to do it properly before!
Skeanies are a firm favourite in our house now. Joshua is comfortable in them and I'm not worried about his feet while he wears them. Likewise I worry less when he's running around indoors in these and I'm happy that they are stylish enough to be sported by my little man! The prices are good too, our Boat shoes cost £34.99 and the ranges for the infants are less than these too-so it's also justifiable to invest in a pair.
They get five stars from me and Joshua and even Joshua's Dad who is VERY picky said he liked them when he took Joshua out wearing them. I can't wait to see more from Skeanies as their range develops and they release more styles-they are deffinately a huge brand to watch!
Please visit their website here: www.skeanies.co.uk
Love Chloe xx
**This is a sponsored post, we were sent a pair of Skeanies for the purpose of the review but all opinions and thoughts are my own**