HOW IT STARTED
Lisa T.D. Nguyen started the company after she became frustrated by the need to buy multiple shoes for her daughter to match with different outfits even though Kaia was going to grow out of them more quickly than she can wear them. The idea of creating a pair of shoes with interchangeable “baubles” to change the look of the shoe came like a lightbulb! What’s more, Lisa wanted to be able to reuse the same baubles for subsequent shoe sizes and styles. After all, “little soles change, but baubles are forever.” After exactly one year and one month of research, design, R&D, and many sleepless nights, Baubles + Soles was launched.
BARING OUR SOLE
We designed the shoes with our daughter in mind - so we knew we had to create the best possible pair.
Our shoes are made of a patented recyclable plastic blend called Microplast. Microplast is strong yet soft, lightweight and flexible - ideal for the growing feet. This material is far more superior than other plastics used in similar shoes and sandals. For these reasons, our shoes are machine washable and 100% dishwasher safe.
Finally, our shoes are also fully recyclable. If you return your well-loved and worn shoes to our factory, we will recycle them. Shoes that are free from contamination are recycled for use in new Baubles + Soles products. Shoes with contaminants are processed and recycled for use in non-apparel goods.
ABOUT OUR BAUBLES
We teamed up with a premier engineering firm in Canada, Voth Engineering, to design a twist lock that is secure, functional and easy to use. The baubles easily attach with an insert-and-twist mechanism and can withstand a 30 lbs. 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. We will launch with 17 fun and cute bauble designs, each retailing from $12.95. Some baubles are educational (baby's first animals), while others have a comedic slant (our personal favorites are the unicorn and rainbow baubles. According to urbandictionary.com, "it's all rainbows and unicorns" means "A sarcastic expression of wellbeing used when confronted by a shitstorm...of magnificent and awe inspiring proportions" (such a perfect illustration of certain moments of #momlife don't you think? :D).
So, buy a handful of baubles or collect them all.
Thank you for your support. It truly means the world to us.