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Author: Natasha Barber   Date Posted: 17 April 2020  

Since starting SKEANIE Shoes for Kids nearly 15 years ago, the health of my customers and staff has always been my number one priority. Given the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, I wanted to provide a quick update on our coronavirus response and reassure you that we remain committed to your health and safety during these uncertain times.

Below, I've put together a list of frequently asked questions about our operations, packaging and handling at this time.

We are dedicated to providing our customers with fantastic products delivered directly to your door. Our number 1 priority is the health, wellbeing, and safety of our staff. Our office team are working from home and our wa...


Author: The Collective   Date Posted: 17 February 2020  

Can you run us through the current business stats?
SKEANIE’s footprints have definitely made an imprint in the marketplace, and now sells to over 200 stories in Australia and overseas, including France, Germany, Italy, Belgium, Singapore, New Zealand and the United States. The Classic Pre-walker collection has also been awarded The Seal of Acceptance by The American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA) for the promotion of healthy foot development. SKEANIE shoes are Podiatry Designed and Approved in Australia

What inspired you to start SKEANIE? Did you specifically set out to create a shoe with a foot health/podiatry slant to it?
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Date Posted: 10 January 2020  

Age of Your Child

The first factor to consider is the age of your child. Babies, for example, don't really need shoes until they start to walk. In fact, it makes it easier for your baby to learn to walk if he or she has bare feet. For babies, it is simply recommended that you just use socks to protect their little feet from the elements.
 
Once your baby becomes a toddler you will want to look for shoes that they can wear to protect their feet as they toddle about in the world. Their shoes will need to be breathable, with a firm yet flexible sole that will be easy for them to learn how to walk in.
 
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Date Posted: 3 January 2020  

How can baby shoes or toddler shoes affect the development of a toddler's feet?
Footwear can play a big part in affecting the development of a toddler's feet. When a baby is born, their feet are made up of mainly cartilage and fat. As they grow, the cartilage will start ossifying to become bones. Poor fit and shape of baby shoes can cause malalignment of joints, restrict normal growth of the feet, and limit natural movement of foot joints.

What features should you look for in toddler shoes?
Once your toddler starts walking, shoes are only required to protect their feet against sharp objects, dirt and slippery surfaces while outdoor...