Dakota Black Baby and Toddler First/Pre Walker Shoes
Hand-made from supple leather and featuring a hook and loop fastener closure, SKEANIE Dakota Pre-Walker Shoes in Black are ideal for all climates. Podiatric professionals recommend a flexible, soft and light-weight sole, ensuring little feet can develop naturally. An additional benefit is the removable insoles, which allow for proper cleaning and orthotics support.
EU18/Small: Maximum Foot Length of 110mm (approx. 3-9 mths). Leather upper, lining and suede sole.
EU20/Medium: Maximum Foot Length of 125mm (approx. 9-15 mths). Leather upper, lining and suede & rubber sole
EU22/Large: Maximum Foot Length of 140mm (approx. 12 mths plus). Leather upper, lining and suede & rubber sole
SKEANIE baby and 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 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 Baby and Toddler Shoes.
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!
We recommend that you spray your SKEANIE Baby and Toddler First/Pre Walker Shoes with a Water and Stain Repellent prior to wear. The best way to keep your SKEANIE Baby and Toddler First/Pre Walker 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 Baby and Toddler First/Pre Walker Shoes should never be placed in the washing machine or dryer.
Our Baby and Toddler First/Pre Walker Shoes have been awarded the Seal of Acceptance by The American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA). SKEANIE Baby and Toddler First/Pre Walker Shoes are designed in Australia and are Fair Trade Made. SKEANIE Shoes are Podiatry Designed and Approved. Colours may vary slightly. Baby and Toddler First/Pre Walker Shoes.
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- Ensure your child’s foot is relaxed before measuring.
- Measure towards the end of the day to ensure foot is at it’s largest.
- Place your child’s foot on a piece of paper
- Draw a line at the heel and at the big toe - measure the foot length in mm.
- DO NOT add to your child’s foot length as wriggle room has been factored in.
- Whilst we have tried our best to make our sizing guide as accurate as possible, the sizing of our shoes may vary slightly between designs.
- *Approx. Age - please note that this is an approximate only and we cannot guarantee that the size will fit the approximate age bracket. We recommend using the Maximum Foot Length measurement.
|SKEANIE Shoes Sizing Guide|
|EU21||123mm||4.5||5.5||12 mths plus|
|EU22/L||130mm||5||6||12 mths plus|
SKEANIE leather 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. As our shoes are made from soft leather, they should be worn for special occasions or dress shoes. Our shoes are made from soft leather, which will scuff when scrapped along a rough surface.
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.
We recommend that you spray your SKEANIE footwear with a Shucare Water and Stain Repellent prior to wear. The best way to keep your SKEANIE footwear 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 footwear should never be placed in the washing machine or dryer.
Metallic leathers are created using a hot press technique in which foil is bonded to the leather. Metallics are not as durable as regular leathers, and if the foil is scratched it will expose the leather underneath. There is no process we know of to re-foil shoes, so please tread with care!
Leather Shoe Care Products in Australia
Introducing your little one to the world is an amazing feeling. As a parent, you want to make sure they have the best of everything – including shoes. But with leather shoes, there’s a little bit of extra care that needs to be taken to make sure they stay looking their best.
Here at SKEANIE, we’ve been making high-quality, leather baby shoes for years. In that time, we’ve learned a thing or two about how to take care of leather shoes – and we’re here to share that knowledge with you. Check out our premium range of leather shoe care products today.
Gentle Stain Repellent for Shoes
When it comes to keeping our shoes looking their best, a little preventative care goes a long way. And one of the best ways to do that is by using a gentle stain repellent.
SKEANIE's gentle stain repellent is made specifically for leather baby shoes, and it's formulated to repel water, dirt, and stains. It's easy to use and will help keep footwear looking clean and new. Plus, it's safe for all types of shoes, including leather and suede. So no matter what type you have, you can protect them with this gentle repellent.
Shoe Polish Kits Keep Your Leather Shoes Looking New
First, it’s important to choose the right shoe care products. We recommend using a cleaner and conditioner like our Natural Leather Conditioner & Patent Cleaner. This product is specifically designed for baby shoes and is gentle enough for even the most delicate leather.
To use, simply apply a small amount of cleaner to a clean, dry cloth and rub it into the leather in a circular motion. Once the shoes are clean, apply a little conditioner to another clean, dry cloth and rub it into the leather. This will help to protect the leather and keep it looking its best.
Once you’ve applied the cleaner and conditioner, you can use a shoe brush to buff the shoes and give them a little extra shine.
Caring for Metallic Leathers
We love these Toddler & Children's Leather Mary-Jane Shoes in Metallic Gold, and we want you to love them for years to come, too!
Metallic leathers are created using a hot press technique in which foil is bonded to the leather. There is no process to re-foil shoes, so please tread with care! To clean, simply wipe with a damp cloth. To maintain, regularly buff with a soft, dry cloth. If needed, apply some Renovating Shoe Polish to a soft cloth and wipe evenly over the surface.