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When you choose a pair of Bimbles for your child, you can rest easy knowing that you really have ticked all the boxes. Bimble Shoes are:
Podiatrists tell us that soft shoes are ideal for small, growing feet making their first steps in the world.
For thousands of years baby humans have been running around barefoot, finding their balance and strength by staying in close contact with the ground beneath them. We are all about getting back to our roots. Little feet need space to move uninhibited and to feel the ground beneath them to develop strength and balance – the way nature intended!
Parents tell us that their children like them so much they don’t want to take them off at bed time!
The depth of the toe area of our shoes is really important. Little feet are chunkier than adults and we want those gorgeous chubby toes to have plenty of wiggle room! This also helps with balance as toddlers first start finding their feet, and ensures there is no restriction in their growth.
The great thing about soft leather is that it shapes itself to your child’s foot, and naturally toughens up in the areas (such as the sole) that get most wear and need the most protection.
Our shoes are made from just two pieces of leather, which means the soles are curved up to the side without any additional soling. We only use thick leathers, which ensure plenty of cushioning below the foot, and this leather moulds to the shape of the individual foot, toughening up with wear. Although they may resemble comfy slippers they are plenty strong and protective enough for little feet on the move.
Handmade in the UK
Bimbles are handmade with love in our small family workshop in England. Bimble’s founders, sisters Bethany and Osyth grew up with shoe-maker parents, who have been making bespoke leather shoes by hand in their small workshop in Somerset, England, for decades. When we became mothers ourselves we wanted to create a good quality shoe suitable for their babies’ first steps that wouldn’t restrict their movement or growth. Based on our parents’ design we made our own.
We use only the finest breathable natural leathers. All our shoes are made with cow hide, some full grain leather and some with the hair left on which gives some of our slippers their cosy furry appearance. No pink tigers or blue leopards were harmed to make our baby shoes!
All our leather has been tested and complies to EU chemical safety regulations.
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