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Best Children’s Shoe Brand: Bobux

Best Children’s Shoe Brand: Bobux


Best Children's Shoe Brand: Bobux

Built on a foundation of family values and a heritage of Kiwi innovation, Bobux truly believes the world would be a better place if kids’ shoes were both healthy and awesome looking – this is what truly sets Bobux apart.

From humble beginnings in a New Zealand shed back in 1991 to an established global brand, Bobux’s footprint in the UK continues to grow in their bid to make the best shoes in the world for growing feet. With Bobux it’s not about age but supporting kids throughout the many stages of development from pre-walkers to cruisers, from first walkers to confident walkers, through to miniature athletes.

Intense, playful colours is evident throughout the range. The use of unique materials, textures and finishes is more apparent than ever. As well as delivering on quality, Bobux wanted to create something special for the kids wearing its shoes in the colder months. So introduced the exciting Waterproof and Merino Collections: Functional design that lets kids be kids no matter the weather.

We have five feature collections for AW20, along with a number of other styles:

1. Waterproof Collection – Featuring the Paddington Boot and Waterproof Grass Court

We know how much kids love running through dewy grass and jumping in puddles, so we’ve designed a range of waterproof boots and sneakers to help them celebrate the wonders of water! Featuring an improved dome fastening system and stellar colour ways to brighten rainy days. Flexible, durable, and breathable, these styles help to keep kid’s feet completely dry around water for up to four hours! With styles to suit every child from first walkers to big kids, in metallics and gumboot-esque finished leather, the retro-styled Waterproof Collection was made for puddles!

2. Trainer Edit Preppy – Featuring the Ryder, Marvel

It seems from the moment they can talk, kids begin to build their own sense of style. Through the clothes that they wear and the shoes on their feet, our tiny little wonders express their individuality through their own unique aesthetic. Our Preppy Collection introduces a range of trainers for snappy little dressers. Vintage styling reminiscent of warm autumn days, picnic lunches under falling leaves and long afternoons of exploration and adventure. Premium buttery leather and strap fastenings provide the perfect mix of practicality and style.

3. Leather Lined Boots – Featuring Belle, Timber, Jodhpur, Desert

Luxurious leather, adjustable fastenings and timeless styles make the perfect range of boots for cooler climates. The stylishly considered leather lined collection from Bobux features classic silhouettes, lovingly enhanced and embellished for day-to-day and special occasions alike. Made from natural leathers with breathable, smooth leather linings to keep kids’ feet comfortable all year round.

4. Heritage Winter Collection – Featuring Jodhpur, Delight, Louise, Port

Timeless style never goes out of fashion. The Heritage collection is a celebration of our favourite Bobux styles. Our most popular styles, carefully curated and lovingly enhanced for this season. The Heritage Collection features understated designs and classic styles to fit any outfit.

5. School by Bobux – Featuring Piper, Scout, Louise, Delight, Desert and Jodhpur

Meet our uniform-friendly collection. All the things you know and love about Bobux in classic black, perfect for school wear! Premium leather shoes with classic designs that are soft, lightweight and flexible to meet the needs of our little learners’ growing feet. With a protective coating for extra durability, adjustable straps for fit and comfort, and a reinforced toe cap, these styles will take little ones from their pens and paper, to the playground. And they’re podiatrist approved of course! The new Piper style was even awarded the coveted Independents ‘Best Buy’ in their recent school shoes round-up.

Other Bobux style and ranges:


The Bobux Xplorer is a revolution in shoe design. It’s created a whole new category of shoes for that special stage between crawling and confident walking – the Cruiser. Babies’ feet are super delicate at this stage of development, so it’s not quite time to put them in rubber-soled shoes. The more our babies can feel, the better they understand their environment. Heavy, inflexible shoes hinder physical and sensory development. That’s why the Bobux Xplorer is the perfect shoe for babies getting on their feet. A range of expertly designed, super lightweight and flexible shoes that let growing feet move, develop, and learn to walk naturally. Made with a baby’s foot development in mind, using the latest technology to create the most innovative designs – it’s the only shoe that fully caters to the needs of a child who is ‘learning to walk’.

Soft Soles

Bobux is the originator of the Soft Sole shoe, established nearly 30 years ago. A shoe that actually meets the needs of pre-walkers. It goes on easily, it stays on, and it lets the foot move, bend, grip, strengthen and grow as nature intended. Wearing a Soft Sole provides the freedom required for a little foot to do all the things it should through this stage of development, while providing protection from the environment.
Bobux even teamed up with UK baby knitwear brand, The bonnie mob, to create a limited-edition collection of Soft Sole styles that capture the brands’ shared values of craftsmanship, quality and excellence. The fun-loving style of The bonnie mob aligns perfectly with the Bobux Soft Sole aesthetic and, like Bobux, a design ethos of letting kids be kids.

Fleece Lined Boots: Featuring Aspen Arctic, Desert Arctic, Whistler Arctic

Boots lined with warm, breathable merino wool lining which helps regulate temperature and wick moisture away. Made from premium leather and waterproof technology, they’ll keep kids’ feet warm on chilly wintery days.

+ Other styles: Featuring Boston, Boston Hi Tops, Dimension II, Grass Court
Flexible performance shoes with ultra-lightweight durable soles. Perfect for everyday wear and available in an array of fun, bright colours for a playful look and multi strap fastenings that are adjustable, easy to use and on-trend.