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Win 1 of 3 $100 SKEANIE Vouchers

Win 1 of 3 $100 SKEANIE Vouchers

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How much fun is it shopping for shoes for little people? Admit it. You’ve picked up a miniature sized shoe in a shoe store and gushed “Oh my gosh! Just look at how little and cute this is!” haven’t you? There is just something that is ridiculously cute about a teeny tiny shoe that is hard to resist, isn’t there? But when shopping for footwear for babies and toddlers it is extremely important to note that not all teeny-weeny-cutesy shoes are made equal. In fact, it is believed that most foot problems and pains in adulthood stem from ill-fitting shoes or poor foot experiences during childhood.

When you consider the make-up of a child’s foot it is easy to see why they would be so prone to damage from abnormal pressure such as shoes which are too small, ill-fitting, over-supportive or unsupportive. At six months of age, a baby’s foot is still mostly cartilage meaning it is soft and floppy. Around the age of three the cartilage begins to harden and will eventually fuse and harden into adult bone by the age of 18. Considering that children’s high activity levels mean that their feet endure about three times more stress than the average adult foot, it is essential that they wear footwear that is going to promote natural development of the muscles, tendons and bones. Unfortunately, many children’s shoes available on the Australian market have been designed using bulky material, hard soles and no arch-support, which can lead to detrimental muscle and bone development.

So, how can parents be confident that the shoes that they are purchasing for their little ones are suitable?

SKEANIE is an Associate Partner of the Australian Podiatry Association (NSW & ACT), and designs shoes that allow the feet to develop without restriction.

SKEANIE pre-walker shoes are handcrafted from soft, high quality genuine leather to allow feet to breathe and grow naturally. The textured suede sole provides superior grip whilst crawling and walking. This soft sole allows the foot to grow normally and promotes the grasping action of the toes which is essential when learning to walk. In contrast heavy soled shoes act as a “sensory filter” meaning that children don’t learn how to place their feet with good control and good biomechanics.

The SKEANIE Junior range, suitable for children aged approximately 1-5 years, are what they like to call their ‘transition shoes.’ The super soft, light design means that they are soft enough to ensure natural movement of little feet without obstructing soft bone cartilage, tissue, muscles and nerves. In fact, SKEANIE’s Pre-walker shoes have been awarded the seal of acceptance by The American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA) for the promotion of healthy foot development.

So, if you are looking for a shoe that will protect the health of your little one’s feet as they grow and develop, that also tick all the boxes when it comes to style and the cute-factor, look no further than SKEANIE shoes.

Giveaway

Now we have the chance for you to try SKEANIE for your little ones! We have 3x $100 vouchers up for grabs where you can spend on whichever products you like. All you have to do is fill out the entry form below and comment what style is your favourite from SKEANIE.

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Jolene

Jolene

Jolene enjoys writing, sharing and connecting with other like-minded women online – it also gives her the perfect excuse to ignore Mount-Washmore until it threatens to bury her family in an avalanche of Skylander T-shirts and Frozen Pyjama pants. (No one ever knows where the matching top is!) Likes: Reading, cooking, sketching, dancing (preferably with a Sav Blanc in one hand), social media, and sitting down on a toilet seat that one of her children hasn’t dripped, splashed or sprayed on. Dislikes: Writing pretentious crap about herself in online bio’s and refereeing arguments amongst her offspring.

42 comments

  1. I love the Coast leather sandals in tan and rose gold! They would be perfect for my little girls next summer!

  2. The Cambridge Boots Red would be perfect for my daughter! Stylish and functional, especially during those cold winter months!

  3. The Junior Snugs in Pink because they look super comfy and it’s a medical fact you can’t be angry in the colour pinks presence! The heart muscles can’t race fast enough, it’s tranquilising and saps your energy. Well that’s what they say and what I’m hoping!!! lol

  4. The navy Sunday sandals prewalker would be perfect first shoes for my little baby boy. Soft soles are so important and these are perfect.

  5. If I was lucky enough to win, I’d choose the Coast Sandals in Rose Gold for my daughter. They’re gorgeous!

  6. The Children’s Loafers in Cream,
    Sure look like a dream,
    If my daughter saw these she would scream!
    ( With so much Happiness!!!! 😁)

  7. I love the Junior Range Riding Boots Chocolate – they are just so cute and will protect delicate little feet while out and about exploring the world

  8. Junior SNUG Boots Red are one of a kind; they will be treasured & always inspirationally remind us of beloved companionship deep at heart, beautifully entwined and intrinsically part. Thanks for a gorgeous giveaway, good luck to all!

  9. Living in the beautiful outback, KIDS GUMBOOTS IN RAINBOW STRIPE would be a well used and much loved pair of wellies so the little ones can enjoy the outdoors ALL YEAR around

  10. The All Terrain Sandals for my ‘cross country kid’,
    for a shoe that can keep up with her I’d eagerly bid,
    stylish, strong, durable, comfy, flexible, versatile,
    much harder for my little wrecking ball to defile!

  11. Some pre walkers for my 10mo who is almost walking would be perfect! I love the Snug boots for winters, and the T-Bars would be great with tights too.

  12. The riding boots in navy would be great for my little toddler! They would be his first shoes as he only learnt to walk last month (17months old now)

  13. I LOVE the RIDING BOOTS in NAVY, super adorable. Might have to get one in navy and one in chocolate for my twins! Now to teach them to ride…. #kidding

  14. My daughter would totally rock a pair of the navy Cambridge boots, they’d keep her feet toasty while we watch her older sisters play hockey this winter.

  15. I didn’t have to look too long, the All terrain blue sandals popped up and I loved them instantly! These are exactly what I have been looking for, for my little boy!

  16. I love the gold Mary Jane prewalkers, perfect for my little girl to start tip toeing and taking her first steps!

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