It’s a truth in adult and kids’ fashion – sometimes an occasion comes around, or a mood strikes, and only an exquisitely crafted pair of shoes will do. At those moments, a pair of divine shoes by Sonatina is just the thing.
Made by hand in Italy by craftspeople who have been making shoes for generations, the beautiful shoes at Sonatina are just stunning. There are ballets ($130), brogues and ankle boots ($165) for babies and new walkers, each with design details that make the shoes really special.
Made from supple Napa leather or cosy felted wool, these baby shoes will last and last, as long as one doesn’t go rogue and get chucked from the pram. (Actually Sonatina has thought of that possibility, placing a handy diagonal strap on its ballet flats. But never underestimate a baby’s stealth when it comes to losing a shoe.)Shoes for older kids are cute, not to mention sturdy. Boots have solid Doc Marten style stitching and soles, and are made from teal or wolf grey suede. Many of the kids’ styles are big versions of the baby styles, so if you’re especially attached to a pair of lemon yellow leather brogues or patent red leather ballerinas, you can buy them in every size.
You can shop for all the Sonatina shoes your heart desires at Tassel Children’s Shoes. Shipping to Australia is $25.