LilAussieShoeCo

Handmade shoes for happy kids

Melbourne, Australia · 870 Sales

LilAussieShoeCo

Handmade shoes for happy kids

Melbourne, Australia 870 Sales On Etsy since 2011

4.5 out of 5 stars
(254)

Announcement   At Li'l Aussie Shoe Co. it is all about comfort, practicality and of course, the cute factor! All Li'l Aussie Shoe Co. shoes feature easy on/off closures, roomy toe boxes (no squashed toes here!), flexible soles, great ground feel, and no exposed seams to irritate little feet.
I love custom orders, and specialise in harder to fit feet. Just let me know if there is anything I can help you with!
With love
Sharryn
xx

Announcement
Last updated on Mar 22, 2016

At Li'l Aussie Shoe Co. it is all about comfort, practicality and of course, the cute factor! All Li'l Aussie Shoe Co. shoes feature easy on/off closures, roomy toe boxes (no squashed toes here!), flexible soles, great ground feel, and no exposed seams to irritate little feet.
I love custom orders, and specialise in harder to fit feet. Just let me know if there is anything I can help you with!
With love
Sharryn
xx

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Hand made leather childrens shoes
US$40.56
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Reviews

Average item review
4.5 out of 5 stars
(254)
Petra

Petra on Aug 4, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Such lovely handmade leather shoes! Highest quality and workmanship. Shipping was fast once order was completed and I am 100 percent satisfied! They fit wonderfully on our soon 5 yr old daughter. Husband and I thank you so much!

stephhaigh

stephhaigh on Aug 1, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Beautifully made... Sharryn is very easy to communicate with and was kind enough to do these in a custome colour. Thanks for the great service

stephhaigh

stephhaigh on Aug 1, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Beautifully made... Sharryn is very easy to communicate with. We will be back for more 😊

Julian Khoury

Julian Khoury on Jul 29, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Just beautiful. Thank you for being so accommodating. Arrived within a few days and have found a local brand we'll keep coming back for. Great quality!

Julian Khoury

Julian Khoury on Jul 29, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Just beautiful. Thank you for being so accommodating. Arrived within a few days and have found a local brand we'll keep coming back for.

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Brand new in store now :)

About

Fun, stylish and functional handmade leather footwear

It's true that when my boys were born in 2009, I could not sew. I mean I seriously could not sew - I had never even threaded a sewing machine. Any hemming, mending and alterations went straight to mum, who sews beautifully.

Fast forward 18 months and I was looking for shoes for my boys who were newly walking. I couldn't find anything I loved that wasn't stiff and inflexible, boring or covered in brand names. Often they were all three.

Eventually I did come across what I was looking for, but at a price, (and still a little on the boring side!). So right about then I decided I would make my own. I had a very clear picture in my mind of what they would be like -

With my boys being so young, they had to be soft soled so they still had a feel for the ground. They still needed to be soft under foot and offer some protection so they had to have lambswool lining. We had loads of tiles in our house, therefore slip resistance was a must, so they had to have suede soles. They had to be classic and beautiful, but not gimmicky, so they had to be made of leather. Hmmmmm.

Never mind that I had no idea where to buy leather, suede or lambswool, let alone how to sew it! Enter my amazing father-in-law, a retired upholsterer who just happened to have an old Brother industrial sewing machine, plenty of leather scraps and juuust enough patience to teach me the basics!

The first attempts were, well, amusing. But I practised, and practised, and practised. And I drafted pattern, after pattern, after pattern. And eventually I started getting requests from friends. I went to a few markets, and then I discovered Etsy.

As my boys have grown, so too has my business and the range and styles of shoes. There's still the original soft soled shoes we started with, but now there's also a range of cute and fun rubber soled play shoes as well. It's important to me that my boys' feet are free to grow and develop naturally, so all the rubber soled shoes still fit with those original goals in mind - flexible soles and roomy toe box - no squashed toes here!

Finally, the new direction for Li'l Aussie Shoe Co. is a foray into women's shoes.....stay tuned - they're coming soon:)

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  • Sharryn

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator

    I'm Sharryn. I'm a wife, a mum, and now, a shoemaker. When I'm not ferrying my boys to (insert appropriate activity here) I can be found in my spare room making cute and fun leather shoes on my trusty hand-me-down Brother sewing machine.

  • Alex

    Colour Consultant

    Alex is four, and according to him, the only good shoes are ones that are brown

  • John

    Fitting Consultant

    John is Alex's twin. If I am having trouble with a pattern, tracing around his foot can only help! (Can be bribed to try on girls prototypes with the promise of a matchbox car)

  • Les (with Alex and John)

    HR, PR, Resident Psychologist

    Les is the voice of reason. Offers an opinion when needed, keeps quiet when it's in his best interest! Encourages 100% of the time :)

Shop policies

Last updated on September 21, 2015
Welcome to Li'l Aussie Shoe Co. - handmade shoes for happy kids!

I love creating shoes for kids (and grown ups who want shoes that are a bit fun and different), and I hope the little ones in your life love wearing them.

Enjoy looking around!

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
  • Money Order
  • Other Method
Payment
Payment is required within 3 days of date of purchase. I accept Paypal and also direct deposit - if you would like to direct deposit into my bank account, please convo me and I will forward you the details. Please note that shoes will be sent only after cleared payment has been received. If payment has not been received within 3 days, the sale will be cancelled.
Shipping
All orders are handmade by me and made to order. For this reason, please allow at least three weeks making time plus 2-5 days postage time (within Australia, depending on your location) for the shoes to get to you. For overseas customers, please note that postage can take anywhere from 4 days to four weeks! Often it is much sooner though!

Please note that postage charges are for regular post. If you would like to use express or registered post, please convo me for a quote before you purchase.
Refunds and Exchanges
The greatest care is taken when creating your item, and I only use quality materials. However as each item is individually created, there will be slight variations. If for some reason you are unhappy with your shoes, please contact me so that I can arrange a refund or exchange. I aim to have 100% happy customers!

Exchanges are only valid within 14 days from the date of purchase, and the item must be returned in the same condition that it was sent, carefully packaged and unaltered. Please note that there is no refund on postage.
Additional policies and FAQs
I am happy to create a custom pair of shoes for you - please convo me if there is something specific you would like :)

Wholesale enquiries are most welcome.