I’m on a mission to help protect the growth of little feet in Australia.
After the birth of my first child 16 years ago, I went in search of high-quality, soft leather shoes and was shocked to find so little information and education on foot health and development. It sparked in me a need to do my own research. What began as an interest in podiatry, quickly turned into a passion for manufacturing shoes that were good for the development of little feet. As a result, my company, SKEANIE Shoes for Kids, was born.
With previous experience in running my own financial planning and mortgage broking business, as well as a background in IT project management, I set up an e-commerce website. Within 12 months I had my first trade show where I secured several retail outlets – we now sell in over 200 stores in Australia, New Zealand, the UK, Europe, USA, South Korea and Singapore. From humble beginnings, we’ve grown into an international enterprise.
Since launching, I’ve been working tirelessly to ensure the babies of Australia get the best start possible with the correct footwear. I believe shoes carry you through your formative years, so it’s imperative to get them right. After all, they say you’re not born with back problems, they’re created from ill-fitting shoes early on, so I’m on a mission to help prevent this.
SKEANIE Shoes for Kids are podiatry-designed and approved in Australia and our Toddler and Pre-walker leather baby shoes have been awarded the Seal of Acceptance by the American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA). Podiatrists and paediatricians recommend soft, flexible-soled shoes for your baby and toddler. SKEANIE has footwear for little feet from newborn to size 35, ensuring that little feet get the best start in life.
I’m proud to say I’ve created a company that not only produces a high-quality product but is built on integrity and kindness – two values I hold in the highest regard. One of my favourite quotes is, “In a world where you can be anything, be kind.” If I could add a little twist to that, I’d say, “In a world where you can be anything, be kind to your feet.”
Please don't hesitate to contact me if you have any questions, Natasha xo
SKEANIE Shoes for Kids designs classic leather baby shoes for little & growing feet. SKEANIE shoes allow the feet to develop without restriction . Baby's and 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 pre-walker baby shoes are handcrafted from soft, high quality genuine leather to allow baby feet to breathe and grow naturally. The elasticised collar keeps the shoes 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 walker range is the transition shoe for kids, which features genuine leather uppers, super lightweight flexible soles and ‘FLEX-easeTM’ technology. SKEANIE shoes are designed in Australia and Fair-Trade made. SKEANIE shoes have been recognised for contributing to the health of little feet and SKEANIE shoes are Podiatry Designed and Approved in Australia. SKEANIE leather toddler and pre-walker baby shoes have been awarded the Seal of Acceptance by the American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA).
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