PLAYGROUND TO PARTY
A first-time mom came up with the idea for Baubles + Soles after she became frustrated by the need to buy multiple pairs of shoes for her daughter even though her daughter would outgrow them more quickly than she could wear them. The lightbulb moment came when she thought: "What if I could invent one shoe that could be worn from playground to party and styled with every single outfit in the wardrobe?"
Children’s feet grow so quickly that they often outgrow their shoes before they can wear them. The problem is further exasperbated when you have to buy multiple shoes to go with different outfits and occasions. When we had our first daughter, we became so frustrated by the problem that we had to find a solution. Together as a family, we spent nearly 2 years designing, engineering and testing a push-and-twist lock mechanism to enable us to do this. What’s more, the same lock is affixed to all of our shoes which means every bauble can be reused with successive shoe sizes and styles. Modern parenting is also made easier with quality handcrafted shoes that are made in America, machine washable, slip-resistant and fully recyclable.
BARING OUR SOLE
We designed the shoes with our daughter in mind - so we knew we had to create the best possible pair. Our proprietary bio-based material is 45% soy by weight and 100% vegan.
EARTH + ANIMAL FRIENDLY
The majority of shoes sold in America are not recyclable, and most that claim to be are really just shoe redistribution programs. At Baubles + Soles, we believe in closed-loop recycling to reduce the use of virgin material and to keep old shoes from becoming environmental waste.
100% vegan-friendly, our entire footwear line contains no animal skins or byproducts, and our shoes are not tested on animals. Most shoes that contain animal by-products. such as leather, are nearly impossible to recycle and end up polluting our landfills for hundreds of years.
ABOUT OUR BAUBLES
We teamed up with a premier Canadian firm, Voth Engineering, to design a push-and-twist lock that is secure, functional and easy to use. The baubles easily attach with an insert-push-and-twist mechanism and can withstand a 30lbs. pull-force.
A "bauble" means a trinket or treasure
By changing out our shoes with different baubles, you can change the entire look of the shoe and style with many different outfits. Some baubles are educational (baby's first animals), while others have a comedic slant. Buy a handful of baubles or collect them all!
Our founders have spent the last decade advocating to protect and educate street-working children and their families. We donate 20% of profits to support Senhoa Foundation in their efforts to protect those most at risk of exploitation.
our brand philosophy
EMPOWERING OUR CHILDREN WITH THE FREEDOM OF CHOICE
We are inspired by the philosophy of empowering children to make their own decisions. In our branding, you see Boo Boo and her balloons, which evoke the idea of allowing children to be whoever they want to be and travel to wherever they want to go. On the other end, the lighthouse is an enduring symbol of support and guidance - a beacon in the dark and a way to find home. This is symbolic of the parent/ child relationship. As they grow and travel to new and wondrous places, parents will always be there, supporting their children and providing guidance. This is true of life choices. And it is also true of which shoe bauble they want to wear that day. :)