Australia's #1 Kids Shoe Brand

Barefoot Designed & Podiatry Approved Baby & Toddler Shoes

Born from a desire to bring flexible, soft leather shoes for little feet into the Aussie market, the team at SKEANIE believes that children’s shoes should be fun, flexible, lightweight, and above all, comfortable!

SKEANIE has footwear for little feet from newborn and beyond, ensuring that little feet get the best start in life. All of our designs are made from the highest quality, natural materials. Our leather is soft and flexible, allowing little feet to move and grow freely. We only use eco-friendly, water-based dyes and finishes, so our shoes are kind to both your child’s skin and the environment...

When it comes to your baby’s feet, only the best will do. That’s why our range is recommended by podiatrists. The saying goes ‘you’re only as good as your feet.’ It’s true! Your feet are the foundation of your body and they need to be well taken care of, especially when you’re young. Take a look through our range of designs today. 

Our Podiatrist-Recommended Baby Shoes

At SKEANIE, we understand that every child is unique. That’s why we offer a range of children’s Podiatry-designed  shoes in Australia to suit every personality. From funky and trendy sandals to classic and timeless Mary Janes, we’re sure you’ll find the perfect pair of shoes for your little one!

Babies are born with over 200 bones, which gradually fuse together as they grow. This process starts in the feet and continues until they’re about 18 years old. During this time, it’s important that your child’s feet are supported properly to ensure they develop correctly. This is why proper children’s soft, lightweight and flexible shoes are so important.

Unfortunately, many mass-produced baby shoes are made with cheap materials and poor construction. This can lead to problems like blisters, bunions, and hammertoes later in life. That’s why we only use the highest quality materials in our baby shoes and why our products are recommended by podiatrists.

Here’s why:

  • SKEANIE shoes have been awarded the Seal of Acceptance by The American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA)
  • Barefoot designed to mimic the foot
  • Our shoes support natural foot development
  • Made from flexible, soft and natural materials
  • Designed to allow children to move and grow naturally
  • Available in a range of sizes, designs and colours
  • Created with a wide toe to accommodate chubby little toes
  • Variety of fun and stylish designs, from gumboots to special occasion loafers

So if you’re looking for shoes that will support your little one’s healthy foot development, SKEANIE is the way to go.

SKEANIE Shoes for Kids | Australian Owned & Designed Baby & Toddler Shoes by Natasha Barber

I’m on a mission to help protect the growth of little feet all around the world.

After the birth of my first child 17 years ago, I went in search of high-quality, kids’ leather shoes and was shocked to find so little information and education on foot health and development. It sparked in me a need to do my own research. What began as an interest in podiatry, quickly turned into a passion for manufacturing children’s shoes that were good for the development of little feet. As a result, my company, SKEANIE Shoes for Kids, was born.

I’m proud to say I’ve created a company that not only produces a high-quality product, but is built on integrity and kindness – two values I hold in the highest regard. One of my favourite quotes is, ‘In a world where you can be anything, be kind.’ If I could add a little twist to that, I’d say, ‘In a world where you can be anything, be kind to your feet.’

We now sell in over 200 stores in Australia, New Zealand, the UK, Europe, USA, South Korea and Singapore. From humble beginnings, we’ve grown into an international enterprise.

Please don't hesitate to contact me if you have any questions – Natasha xo

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If you're having trouble finding the right pair for your baby or toddler, our friendly customer service team can assist you with everything from sizing queries to information on our Podiatry approved shoes. Simply contact us.

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