Monday, February 4, 2013

Bobux Infant Shoes- A review

     Have you heard of Bobux shoes? These stylish, quality, leather children's shoes were created by a set of parents in New Zealand in 1991. Chris and Colleen Bennett created these shoes out of necessity for their 9 month old daughter. Their goal was a pair of shoes that didn't need laces and would stay put on their daughter's feet. As a parent myself I totally relate to this. The more my child has the play with on the tops of his shoes the more likely that they are going to come off! I find this very frustrating after I have already struggled to get the shoes on in the first place! The original shoes that the Bennett's created were soft soled shoes (much like Robeez). Since the launch of their initial line they have created several other lines of baby shoes including the Step-ups, the I-Walks, and the soft soled toddler shoes. Bobux are now sold in  over 18 countries world-wide including most countries in Europe, as well as the USA, Canada, Japan, Australia and New Zealand.

   I received a pair of Bobux Up and Go shoes from the Step-up collection in the mail.  The first thing I noticed was how cute they are. These are totally little man shoes. I love the two tone brown leather and the double velcro straps allow for easy on and off. The leather is soft and supple. Due to the softness of the leather some scuffs can be anticipated. My little guy is still kind of in his "drunken sailor" walking days if you know what I mean. So he toddles, then falls or drives to the ground, and several scuffs hare visible after just a few wearings. In the two tone brown I think these scuffs kind of look cute and vintage-esque. If the scuffs aren't your style you the company has enclosed care instructions that state you can use like colored shoe polish to polish up your shoes. Honestly though I think once Weston is a better walker scuffs won't be such an issue. 

So You Might Be Interested In What Makes Bobux Shoes Special:

They are made from Eco-leather, a soft natural leather, tanned in an environmentally friendly method that is safe for your baby. 

As per the company Bobux are are "Recommended by Pediatricians as the perfect footwear for children under two."  

The soft leather upper and suede leather sole allow the feet to function properly and grow without restrictions.

None of the shoes in this line have laces or ties.

The Step Up's line is designed specifically for begining walkers.  These shoes all the natural full range of movement and thus unrestricted development

   It is also of note that the insole of the shoe has some orange print on it. After a long day at the Mardi Gras parades I realized that some of the orange ink had rubbed off onto the bottom of my boys white socks. To remedy this situation I added just a touch of baby powder to his shoes and shook it around. The powder helps to absorb any extra moisture. I guess my boy must have sweaty feet in this hot southern weather!

     In conclusion I love the look and feel of Bobux shoes. I think quality, soft, two tone leather shoes are a great addition to any toddlers wardrobe. If you would like to learn more about Bobux you can visit their website or connect with them on facebook. As a special to my readers you can receive 20% off any purchase from the website! Head on over there now and use the code AB2013. 

Disclosure: I received a complimentary product for review purposes. All opinions are 100% my own. I have no monetary gain if you use the discount code enclosed in this post. I am disclosing this in accordance to FTC regulations. 


  1. I recently lost one of my daughters shoe and she grew out of her other pairs. I am looking to get her a new pair. These look nice. Thanks for the review.

  2. These are adorable! i love the two-tone leather, definitely look like "big boy" shoes.

  3. Ughhhhh the dreaded one shoe loss. I hate that! Seems so wasteful doesn't it?! I honestly have at least 3 single shoes haha. Hope you enjoy whatever shoe you choose.

  4. Very cute shoes. Aw, I miss baby shoes. Now all my kids are in the big sizes. In fact my oldest is in size 9.5 women's shoes, holy cow! Thanks for the review! -- Laura @ Frugal Follies

  5. Those are really cute! My son's shoes never stay on :(

  6. Yep, we have one shoe that fits her LOL

  7. These look so cute! I can't wait for Haley to start wearing shoes!

  8. Great shoes! I have been looking for other soft shoes for my toddler.

  9. Super cute and nice that they are eco-friendly!

  10. Love this shoes! I love that they are soft and of quality , also easy and safe to put/wear for a little one :) Would love to try a pair on my boy!


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