Seriously hip shoes for the hippest little hoofs


She can’t walk yet but my daughter already has a shoe fetish. She loves rummaging through her shoe basket to find a pair. Then she crawls around the house with a shoe in each hand, looking for someone to help put them on. She’s even been known to take a pair to bed with her.

Now, thanks to a tip from Babyology reader Juliet, my mini-Imelda’s shoe fetish is about to hit overdrive. Juliet’s told us about a great online shoe store, Hoof Shoes, which has the most adorable kids’ footwear we’ve seen in a while.

Take a look at the Emily. We totally love this shoe. Not for the foot-friendly leather or the kid-friendly Velcro strap, though these are very impressive. No. It’s just we can’t resist a pink shoe with red spots. And neither should you, especially when it’s only $NZ35.

I’m a bit of a stickler for leather shoes for my kids but mums who aren’t may like the Ruby, also $NZ35. With its red patent look and white spots, this is one seriously cute shoe. And then there’s the little ballet-style Milly in black leather for a ridiculous $NZ15. It’s all sorts of adorable.

Hoof Shoes also has plenty for boys, with an emphasis on casual shoes that resemble cool dad brands like Merrell and Vans. They start at only $NZ15.

Hoof Shoes is based in New Zealand and will happily ship to Australia. Just email them for a postage quote.


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