Come check out thease fun, funky, and insanely comfortable shoes. Paez offers an alpargata style shoe that is 100% Argentine. The Alpargata is a canvas shoe that first appeared in Argentina around the 1830s among rural workers. The shoe’s popularity quickly spread thanks to the alpargata’s comfort, convenience, and versatility. The alpargata was traditionally made only in black and white, but now, thanks to Paez, they are the most comfortable and colorful fashion accessory available. At first, I thought these shoes looked kind of ridiculous, but I am a Paez convert! I ended up wearing thse shoes during a two-day travel nightmare and was glad I did. They are super comfortable for both walking and waiting and they added some funky flair to my travelers’ style. When Paez says that they are 100% Argentine, they mean it. Not only is this Fair Trade company based in Argentina, they also produce all their shoes there, and only use products Argentine products. A word to those looking to buy alpargatas: Be sure to select a shoe that fits snugly. Because they are canvas, the shoes will stretch and mold to fit your feet within 6-8 hours of wear. A loose shoe could lead to uncomfortable blisters. Paez are currently available at kidoshoe in sized 13 – 6Y. Baby Paez should be available in the U.S. soon. We’ll be sure to keep you posted!
New this week from Little Joules:
We found rain boots for big kids! The first shipment arrived today. "Wellies" is short for Wellington Boots, and a Wellibob is a short version of the same boot. Today’s arrivals include Wellies AND Wellibobs in a cute flowery pattern called "Splodgy." Sounds squishy and wonderful, no? US Sizes 8 to 4Y.
They also sent us Pavlova, a bold pink mouse of a shoe for girls. Adorable ears and whiskers accompany a practical ankle strap to keep the shoes from slipping off. US Sizes 8-4Y.
Brand new from BearFeet: all new styles and colors just in time for a fashionable fall. BearFeet’s all-natural shoes are great for boys and girls who like to look cute and stay comfortable. From Left to Right: The Lacey Jane is a great, simple style with a funky flair. Comes in hot pink and bronze. The T-strap’s optional and interchangeable snap-on flowers allow this shoe to be worn with any outfit. Perfect for a Jill-of-all trades. Comes in black or chestnut. The Tie Boot is fun for boys or girls. It has a nostalgic feel while offering the shape and fit that modern kids need. Comes in Red, Navy, and Chestnut. Great shoes for anyone looking for high quality products and locally owned feel.