SoftSoleBabyShoes

Better than Barefoot®

Boca Raton, Florida | 632 Sales

SoftSoleBabyShoes

Better than Barefoot®

Boca Raton, Florida 632 Sales On Etsy since 2016

5 out of 5 stars (148)

Announcement   Thank you for visiting my shop. Should you have any questions please do not hesitate to send me a Convo.

♥ I gladly accommodate special sizes, even adults! ♥
♥ NO EXTRA CHARGE for CUSTOM size and WIDE WIDTH SHOE sizes ♥
♥ I DO REFUNS AND EXCHANGES growth spurt guarantee♥
See my shop policy for full details:
https://www.etsy.com/your/shops/SoftSoleBabyShoes/policies
♥Excellent customer service is my priority♥
♥ Follow♥ Instagram : @SoftBabyShoes
Facebook : facebook.com/SoftBabyShoes

♥PLEASE MEASURE BABY'S FEET FOR THE PERFECT FIT!♥

Announcement

Last updated on Dec 29, 2018

Thank you for visiting my shop. Should you have any questions please do not hesitate to send me a Convo.

♥ I gladly accommodate special sizes, even adults! ♥
♥ NO EXTRA CHARGE for CUSTOM size and WIDE WIDTH SHOE sizes ♥
♥ I DO REFUNS AND EXCHANGES growth spurt guarantee♥
See my shop policy for full details:
https://www.etsy.com/your/shops/SoftSoleBabyShoes/policies
♥Excellent customer service is my priority♥
♥ Follow♥ Instagram : @SoftBabyShoes
Facebook : facebook.com/SoftBabyShoes

♥PLEASE MEASURE BABY'S FEET FOR THE PERFECT FIT!♥

Zsofia Inhauzer

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Zsofia Inhauzer

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About

A Runner Mommy's Quest to the Best Baby Shoes for her Son's First Steps

The excitement and the joy you finally get to dress your newborn in all those super-cute clothes and shoes. My motivation for fabric and textiles began when my son started to walk at 9 months and I couldn’t find shoes for him I really liked (I didn't fancy hard sole, soft sole was either leather (I am vegetarian), slippery or just didn't fit right. Worse still, the patterns just didn’t cut it.
So I designed a pattern that had all the benefits I wanted in a baby shoe:non-slip sole, warm enough but breathable, adjustable ankle strap, easy to slip on and take off but not to loose them while baby-wearing my little one. As you can guess the first ones wern't even close as cute or beautiful as the ones I am making today. But I kept perfecting and every time I detected something I didn't like, I made adjustments on the pattern. When I realized it was hard to just slip the shoes on, I widened the toe box. I added wide and extra wide width, because many friends mom complained that it is hard to find wide shoes. I perfected the adjustable ankle strap system and kept upgrading better fabrics and materials. The shoes grew with my baby. When he outgrew the 6-12 size I added a 12-18 size and then a 18-24. I realized later that it was a fantastic way to size the shoes because they were based on real human baby foot size, so no mom ever have sizing issues. All this from my den, that turned a sewing studio soon. It has been a wonderful journey ever since.
Soft Sole Baby shoes dresses your little angel, one feet at a time. My goal is to provide thoughtful designs, quality materials that are also trendy and solid construction for your little one.
I am dedicated to deliver amazing products. To ensure quality control, I am involved in the sourcing, making, designing, branding of Soft Sole Baby Shoes’ products. I am the boss, the employee and everything in-between.

Please ask any questions you may have, and follow me on Instagram! Send pictures of your little one so we can feature them on our social media and win store credit!

Shop members

  • Zsofia Inhauzer

    Owner, Designer

Shop policies

Last updated on January 22, 2018
Made with love from Moms to Moms

As a long distance runner, I know how important shoes and healthy feet are! Especially when Baby is just starting out walking. As soon as your baby begins to stand, then walk, it can be hard to keep up. Now that your baby is mobile, you need to keep baby’s precious feet safe and warm. At this age it’s crucial they develop healthy feet that will benefit them in many years to come. It’s vital during these months to keep babies feet safe and give them the room they need to grow. The human foot is one of the most amazing parts of the body! It contains 26 bones, countless ligaments and several muscles. So what type of shoes do you put on your baby’s feet at this time? Soft-sole shoes!

Soft-sole shoes offer several benefits for your growing baby.

Pediatricians recommend children go barefoot as much as possible up to two years of age, but as beneficial as this may be, it isn’t always practical. Soft-sole baby shoes combine the best of both worlds. They protect feet from the cold and other elements without compromising natural barefoot flexibility.

Accepted payment methods

  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • American Express
  • Discover
  • Apple Pay
  • Klarna
  • Sofort
  • Ideal
  • Paypal
  • GiftcardAccepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept exchanges
Contact me within: 3 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 7 days of delivery
I don't accept returns or cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Items on sale
Returns and exchange details
I create high quality products. This is why I offer a 100% guarantee on any quality issues. I take criticism, customer service and quality control extremely seriously.
I truly dislike to make the same mistake twice. For this reason, when it comes to guarantee, items with issues need to be photographed and may need to ship back. This way I can inspect the problem and correct my mistakes. In the meantime you will receive an exact same pair of brand new soft baby shoes!

If you are not happy with your purchase and an item does not meet your expectations please contact me within 3 days upon receiving.

Please, NOTE!

You are responsible for all fees along with the return.
You can use any postal service or contact me to arrange You a pick up.

***Shipping cost IS NOT REFUNDABLE***

***RETURNS ARE NOT POSSIBLE FOR SALE, CUSTOMIZED, PERSONALIZED, WIDE AND EXTRA WIDE BABY SHOES OR FORCED RETURNS!!***
Payment
Payment must be received before your item(s) is shipped. I accept payment through Etsy via Paypal, credit card, or Etsy gift card. Cancellations after shipped item will no longer be accepted.
Shipping
It normally takes a week between ordering to your door. I try to ship them out within 48 hrs. I will let you know when the shoes are done and have been shipped out. I also send you tracking number.
I will notify you if turn time will take longer than expected. If you need an item by a specific date, please contact me before purchasing. I am always able to accommodate rush orders.

Once the post office accepted your package, I have no control over how long delivery takes. Packages shipped to US addresses are usually delivered within 2-4 business days of shipment, but sometimes packages can take longer. The post office does not consider a package lost until 3 weeks have passed from date of acceptance. If your tracking shows that it is stuck somewhere, and has not been delivered for over 3 weeks, please contact me and we can go from there.

Tracking is included with every purchase. If you claim that a package was not received, but the tracking number states it was delivered, I am not responsible for replacing the delivered item.
Additional policies and FAQs
Please keep in mind that every pair of Soft Sole Baby Shoes are handmade by me. Since they are handmade, one pair at a time, pattern placement may vary, but will always stay true to the design of the product shown in the photos.

More information

Last updated on Jan 22, 2018
Frequently asked questions
Sizing details

Sizing details:

Age in months Length in Inches Shoes Size
Newborn 3.5 inches 00-2
0-6 months 4 inches 0-3
6-12 months 4.5 inches 4
12-18 months 5 inches 5-6
18-24 months 5.5 inches 7-8

How do I measure my baby's foot?

Pre-walker: Take a piece of paper over a hard cover book. Press your baby's foot on the paper and mark the heel with a pen or a pencil. Make sure your baby's foot stays in the same place and toes are not bent. Mark the place where your baby's longest/biggest toe is. When done, measure between the two marks to get the size. Add 1/2 inch more for the correct size.
Walker: Stand your baby on a piece of paper, press his or her foot on the paper and mark the heel with a pen or a pencil. Make sure your baby's foot stays in the same place and the toes are not bent. Mark the place where the baby's longest/biggest toe is. When done, measure between the two marks to get the size. Add 1/2 inch more for correct size.

Sizing details

What width do they come in?
We have normal, wide and extra-wide width baby shoes available.

Age in month Normal Wide Extra Wide
Newborn 4 inches 4.5 inches 5 inches
0-6 months 4 inches 4.5 inches 5 inches
6-12 months 5 inches 5.5 inches 6 inches
12-18 months 5.5 inches 6 inches 6.5 inches
18-24 months 6 inches 6.5 inches 7 inches

How do I measure the width of my baby's foot?

Simply take a piece of string and wrap it under the instep and over the bridge of your baby's foot. Measure this string in inches to determine the width of your baby's foot.
The measurements are the maximum width.

What is the Stay-On, 360° Elastic System?

The shoes are equipped with the 360° Elastic System. This means that the elastic band in the shoe goes all the way around the ankle so there is no way the shoes slip off. To completely remove the shoes, the pinch and pull motor skill has to be applied simultaneously. In order for babies to remove the shoes, their motor skills have to be fully developed; at the same time, this fine motor skill doesn't develop until the age of 18-24 months. As the Adjustable Ankle Strap® is adjusted perfectly for your babies foot, it is near impossible for them to remove it.

What is the Adjustable Ankle Strap®?

The Adjustable Ankle Strap® is like a perfect hair tie; it doesn’t allow your baby's foot to slide out. The idea behind the ankle strap is for the shoe to grow with your baby. Adjustable Ankle Strap®. As your baby's foot grows, you can take the knot and re-tie it as many times as needed, adjusting perfectly to fit his or her foot. As long as they don't grow out of the length, SBWS will remain perfectly fit.

Once the knot is tied to the perfect position take the Adjustable Ankle Strap® and keep pulling it either to the left or right until the knot disappears into the housing.

Soft Baby Walking Shoes are currently the only baby shoes available with the Adjustable Ankle Strap® and the 360° Elastic System.

What soles do the Soft Baby Shoes have?

The shoes have the grippy, non-slip, non-skid soles.
Non-slip soles are considered any material that has some sort of texture added. Unfortunately most of the time, these fabrics (for example faux leather, suede) need plenty of pressure applied in order to create a non-slip effect. They will not grip to the floor and will allow babies to slip and fall, ultimately getting discouraged to take the next step.

Grippy sole, on the other hand, will stick to the floor without applying pressure and gives the confidence to your squish to take that first step. They are normally made with some sort of rubber material.