Baby Shoes...A Closer Look

Baby Shoes...A Closer Look

Posted by See Kai Run on May 3rd 2016

Spring is in full bloom and the Summer is not far behind.  And for us at See Kai Run this baby season has us thinking of tiny feet and the perfect shoes for babies. 

To craft the perfect baby shoe we start by studying baby feet, health needs and activity. In the beginning babies are laying, sitting, rolling both ways, stretching and kicking from their backs. As they get older they begin to push themselves up to crawl and even pull themselves up to stand while holding on.

Babies this young have joints and toes that are very malleable, and bones are not yet fully-formed.  Children build strength over time, but as babies, they do not have enough strength to flex a lot of material. That’s why See Kai Run shoes are lightweight, flexible and have outsoles designed for different movements in in each growing stage.

See Kai Run Shoes are proportionally engineered for growing feet and are designed based on a child’s age and development stage. Our Smaller Crib shoes are built for the youngest among us and feature butter-soft leather and are lightweight and flexible so babies can flex toes and begin to develop foot strength. Outsoles consist of a soft suede sole with rubber pads. These shoes are built to be as close to a barefoot experience as possible in order to let the foot develop.

Our Smaller Steps shoes are still very soft, flexible and lightweight but they now feature a full rubber outsole to give babies traction and tread as they lean to stand and walk. 

Both Smaller Crib and Steps feature a roomy toe-box to give babies plenty of wiggle room to develop muscle and tendon strength.  They also feature wide opening closures that make it easy to slip the foot into the shoe without “cramming”.  Careful placement of the adjustable hook and loop closure keeps the foot in place and provides a secure fit. 

Let’s take a look at some of our baby shoes, beginning with Smaller Crib.

For babies 0 – 18 months

Loretta (comes in Mint)

Butter mint pastels sweeten this flower-trimmed Mary Jane crib shoe. The supple leather upper and hook-and-loop closure provide adjustable custom fit. The soft suede sole with non-slip rubber pads is intended for indoor crawling and exploring.

  • Generous toe box designed to promote healthy foot development
  • Padded collar for extra comfort
  • Adjustable hook-and-loop closure makes on/off effortless
  • Breathable leather insole and lining
  • Arrives in festive silver packaging for easy gift giving

Chuck (comes in Navy)

Boys Chuck

The modern shape of this blue suede crib shoe is defined by its new closure system that opens extra-wide for on/off comfort and ease. Bright blue and orange leather stripes add color, and the breathable all-leather lining will keep his feet happy.

  • Soft suede sole with rubber pads for traction
  • Padded collar for extra comfort
  • Generous toe box for wiggle room
  • Faux laces and adjustable hook-and-loop strap
  • Arrives in festive silver packaging for easy gift giving

And now let’s take a look at some of our Smaller Steps; which feature the same lightweight , flexible materials and roomy toe box, but have a rubber outsole to give stability and traction to those learning to stand and walk. 

Brook II (comes in Pink, White and Silver)

Dainty scallop trim and candy-colored leather make this the sweetest fisherman sandal ever. Full-length flexible rubber outsole provides traction for little girls practicing their first steps. Breathable leather lining will keep her feet fresh and comfy.

  • Comes in Pink, Silver, or White
  • Breathable leather lining keeps feet fresh and comfy
  • Rubber outsole for first walkers
  • Butter-soft Leather uppers
  • Wide opening and adjustable strap make on/off effortless

Scotti (comes in Blue and Red)

When the weather gets warm enough for him to start taking his first steps outdoors, he’ll be happy he has new trainers. Scotti comes with sporty accents and faux laces for a big-boy look.

  • Durable leather with anti-scuff toe
  • Full-length rubber sole provides balance and grip for first walkers
  • Adjustable hook-and-loop strap for secure fit
  • Padded collar and tongue add extra comfort

For a complete selection of Girls Crib click here

For a complete selection of Boys Crib click here

For a complete selection of Girls Steps click here

For a complete selection of Boys Steps click here