About Us

Author: Natasha Barber  

Natasha Barber commenced her soft soled shoe research in 2005 shortly after her son, Hamish was born. Finding high quality soft leather shoes in Australia was a challenge. After 2 years of research and design and the birth of her Little Princess, Bella she launched SKEANIE Shoes 4 Kids.

SKEANIE Shoes for Kids have been recognised for contributing to the health of little feet and SKEANIE is an Associate Partner of The AUSTRALIAN PODIATRY ASSOCIATION (NSW & ACT). Our Pre-Walkers have been awarded The Seal of Acceptance by The American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA) 

The Infant Range Soft Soled Baby Shoes are made of a soft, high quality genuine leather upper to allow your baby's tiny feet to breathe and grow naturally. The suede sole will provide superior grip whilst crawling or walking.

The Junior Range Rubber Soled Shoes have been designed for walkers. The footwear in our Junior range feature our innovative flexible rubber sole.

We have introduced larger sizes to cater for our customers with growing feet and SKEANIE Wellington Boots for those who love to jump in puddles!

SKEANIE & uh-oh! - how the brands came together.

SKEANIE & uh-oh! have come together to bring you a fabulous range of baby, toddler and childrens shoes and baby sleeping bags.

SKEANIE shoes allow the feet to develop without restriction [1]. Children’s feet are soft and pliable making them prone to damage from abnormal pressure, such as shoes which are too small or ill-fitting.

SKEANIE infant shoes are handcrafted from soft, high quality genuine leather to allow feet to breathe and grow naturally. The elasticised collar keeps the shoe fitted snugly around the ankle and the textured suede sole provides superior grip whilst crawling and walking. Allowing babies to wear leather soft soled shoes helps the foot to grow normally and promotes the grasping action of the toes which is essential when learning to walk.

The SKEANIE Junior range is the transition shoe which features genuine leather uppers, super lightweight flexible soles and ‘FLEX-easeTM’ technology.

SKEANIE designs classic leather and canvas shoes and boots for children. SKEANIE shoes are designed in Australia and are Fair-Trade made.

uh-oh! has been designing & producing high-quality cotton baby sleeping bags since 1994. Late last year we joined forces with uh-oh! Sleepwear to bring you a beautiful range of baby sleeping bags, nighties and blankets - you can check them out in our uh-oh! Sleepwear section.

Please look at our page on Foot Health and SKEANIE Shoes FAQs

Happy Shopping
Natasha x

[1] as the last bone doesn’t begin to form until children are about 3 years old

SKEANIE, Skirtle and uh-oh! are registered trademarks of Hitch Enterprises Pty Ltd, ABN 52 089 025 481.

Pictured is Natasha with her husband, Hamilton and their 2 children, Hamish and Bella.