I have always been a believer of soft soled shoes. When Monkey was tiny it was all I would entertain, I am the same with Kipper. So when I was contacted by Bobux they felt like a good fit for us (sorry excuse the unintentional pun). You see the first shoes Bobux ever designed were soft soled shoes for the founders daughter. Now they are all about teaming healthy foot development with good design that us mums will love. They have a wide range of shoes from soft soled ones, to first walkers to trainers, sandals and shoes for Monkey’s age and beyond. They very kindly offered to send both boys a pair from their website.

For Kipper I chose some soft soled boys navy sandals. I fell in love with them the moment I saw them,  I much prefer traditional designs for the boys. I like that there was a huge choice to choose from many in neutral designs and colours. Although there were some adorable pink polka dot Mary Janes which I am sourly tempted by for a friend of mine who has just had a little girl.

Things I love:

  • The leather is so soft and because they have a velcro fastening so easy to put on. Even with Kippers big chunky feet.
  • To test them out we headed to the park, as its been so dry recently theres not loads of grass so I was expecting them to be put through their paces. I was surprised to find despite Kipper crawling around they were scuff free
  • I feel like I have got a quality product with straight stitching, beautifully dyed leather thats thin enough to be supple around baby’s feet but strong enough to withstand a work out.
  • Kipper is happy in them. For the first time in a long time he’s not tried to pull them off, even when sitting in hit buggy he was more than happy to keep them on.

For Monkey I wanted a shoe which would looks smart enough for outings but be cool enough for our holiday at the end of the month. So I opted for Chill Navy which is a canvas and leather mix. I like that it has a leather toe to try and protect the shoe from the battering a four year old puts their footwear through.

Monkey instantly liked them and was off and running happily around the park. The rubber sole is really lightweight and they look slightly wider around the toe area. I have wide flat feet which Monkey has inherited which means I can be confident that he’s comfortable. Monkey can not tie laces yet although we are trying to learn, so the fact these have a velcro fastening is also a big tick in my book. It also means he can adjust them to make sure they fit perfectly.

Things I love:

  • Monkey tore round the park, played in the sandpit, jumped in the mud and climbed over everything in sight. Yet they still looked as good a new (minus a little bit of mud of course).
  • I like the little details which make these shoes look different to those available on the high steet, such as the tan leather strap and embossed eyelets
  • The soles are so light weight you really need to try them to believe it

I would without doubt recommend Bobux shoes to friends and family. It will not be long until Kipper is walking so I already have my eye on a pair of first walkers. My only wish is that they develop a range of adult shoes so that I can benefit from the best foot health practice too. After all with all the high heels with work (and in my youth) I think my feet could do with some love.

If you would like to try out Bobux shoes yourself, they are offering one of readers the chance to choose a pair from their website. You can enter via the gleam application below, please note the T&Cs.

Bobux Kids Shoes

  • Competition is open to residents of UK aged 18 or over
  • There is no cash alternative offered
  • The winner will be drawn at random and will receive their choice of shoe from the Bobux website – subject to availability.
  • The competition will close on 15th June at 11.59pm, the winner will be notified through Twitter
  • The Winner will be asked to provide an email address and full postal address

I have some other giveaways running at the moment so please check them out in the Blog Giveaways Page above. Good Luck


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  1. Lara latchem Reply

    Just had a browse on there site. Such lovely looking shoe. sometimes its hard to find nice practicle boys shoes. These look great xx

  2. Those shoes look gorgeous. I love the cute blue sandals. Little Mister H has started crawling so I definitely need to get him some soft soled shoes and he will definitely be walking soon. Bobux are such a fabulous brand. I have bought a few pairs of their shoes (and the most divine red leather boots) for Little Miss H before and they are amazing! Brilliant quality and you know that they are fab for your little one’s feet. Perfect. Hugs Lucy xxxx

  3. Karen Barrett Reply

    I’ve always love these shoes, they remind me of “pram shoes” back in the day 🙂

  4. Helen Stratton Reply

    These shoes are fantastic for little ones. Great giveaway – thank you.

  5. Nicola cowdell-murray Reply


  6. Jo Carroll Reply

    I like the fact that they seem to have wider toes…plenty of room for little feet to wiggle in. x

  7. Jo Carroll Reply

    I like the fact that they seem to have wider toes…plenty of room for little feet to wiggle in. x

  8. Maria Hackett Reply

    I would love a pair of quality shoes for my toddler twins 🙂


    This is such a fantastic giveaway for a pair of beautiful shoes too

  10. I used to be a kids shoes fitter and I know how important it is to have good shoes for little feet. These look lovely. 🙂

  11. Emma Louise Elliott Reply

    I think the shoes look wonderful and very well made xxx

  12. Deborah Mackenzie Reply

    I love these shoes and would be great for my friends little girl

  13. I love the look of bobux shoes! They look very stylish and comfy too! I would love to get a pair for my little boy!

  14. Karen Early Reply

    Wow such lovely shoes. I have never heard of this brand before but some gorgeous boys shoes

  15. tracy sinclair Reply

    Some lovely shoes, I would choose a pair for my little Granddaughter, thankyou x

  16. Hazel Christopher Reply

    These look like lovely little shoes. Thank you for the lovely giveaway.

  17. Kerry Taylor Reply

    I’m always looking for a decent pair of shoes for little ones. Will give these a try!

  18. Anthea Holloway Reply

    What a lovely prize. Thank you for this super giveaway.

  19. there are so many adorable shoes it would be hard to choose a pair

  20. Carly Belsey Reply

    Ah I would love to win a pair of these lovely shoes for my daughter. Thanks for the chance

  21. They are just lush! I’d love to get a pair of sandals for my beautiful daughter.

  22. Kirsten Barthy Reply

    I have 2 little girls so it would be a difficult choice. But I think my little one, who just started walking, could do with some soft soled sandals

  23. karen hill Reply

    So much choice , i’d love some for my littleboy , thanks for the lovely giveaway x

  24. Lesley Bain Reply

    Great brand and incredibly cute shoes! Thanks for the giveaway 🙂 x

  25. Fiona Fuller Reply

    Not familiar with this brand, but their shoes look lovely! Perfect for my little one!

  26. Vicky Allum Reply

    The shoes look lovely, would like a pair of baby ones for my daughter Grace

  27. Dawn Samples Reply

    I’ve never heard of the brand before but they look like very good quality shoes and the little details will make them stand out x

  28. Louise King Reply

    Great review an very honest. Makes me want to buy an try these out. Well not me personally for my daughter haha

  29. Hayley Colburn Reply

    The baby shoes look perfect for new walkers, our little girl will be walking any day now, thanks for holding the giveaway

  30. Hayley Todd Reply

    I absolutely adore the Floral Trainers – they are so cute!

  31. Jess Berkeley Reply

    I’ve never heard of bobux shoes before. I’ve just been on their website and they have a fantastic range of shoes for both girls and boys! I absolutely love the tune sport, these would be perfect for my son to wear at nursery!!

  32. Hannah Scudder Reply

    Have had a pair of shoes from this brand before and they are great!

  33. Alison Macdonald Reply

    Love Bobux! My daughter (now 15) used to wear these shoes. Would love some for my new little niece, Jessica x

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