LittlePitterpat

Little Pitterpat -- Handmade Vegan Soft Sole Baby Shoes

5010 Sales

LittlePitterpat

Little Pitterpat -- Handmade Vegan Soft Sole Baby Shoes

5010 Sales On Etsy since 2009

5 out of 5 stars
(1284)
Shop owner

Sharie

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Announcement   Welcome to Little Pitterpat Handmade Soft Soles Shoes
PLEASE MEASURE YOUR LITTLE ONE'S FEET BEFORE ORDERING!
Complete Measuring Instructions can be found in the Item Details of each listing.

Little Pitterpat offers handmade non-slip and all fabric soft shoes for infants and toddlers. These little shoes are created by hand, socially responsible, vegan, and available in a wide variety of prints that suit everyone's taste and budget.

All of our footwear meets or exceeds U.S. CPSIA compliance requirements.

Due to the custom handmade nature of our items we cannot accept returns or exchanges unless there is an error on our part or a problem with the quality or construction of your item.

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Like to Shop Local? You can find Little Pitterpat at the following retail locations

Natural Baby Company
1203 N. Rouse, Ste 3E
Bozeman, Montana 59718
http://www.thenaturalbabyco.com

Frayed Sew
38 S. Last Chance Gulch Suite 102,
Helena, Montana 59601
frayedsewboutique [!at] gmail.com
Website http://frayedsewonline.com

Spa Moab
79 N Main St
Moab, UT 84532
http://spamoab.com/

Art Star Philly
623 N 2nd Street
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19123
Phone (215) 238-1557
http://www.artstarphilly.com/shop/category/babykids/

Announcement
Last updated on Mar 2, 2016

Welcome to Little Pitterpat Handmade Soft Soles Shoes
PLEASE MEASURE YOUR LITTLE ONE'S FEET BEFORE ORDERING!
Complete Measuring Instructions can be found in the Item Details of each listing.

Little Pitterpat offers handmade non-slip and all fabric soft shoes for infants and toddlers. These little shoes are created by hand, socially responsible, vegan, and available in a wide variety of prints that suit everyone's taste and budget.

All of our footwear meets or exceeds U.S. CPSIA compliance requirements.

Due to the custom handmade nature of our items we cannot accept returns or exchanges unless there is an error on our part or a problem with the quality or construction of your item.

**********************************************************
For the inside scoop, discounts and free giveaways:

[follow on Instagram] @littlepitterpat

[join our Mailing List] http://eepurl.com/y5uCX

[like us on FB] http://www.facebook.com/LittlePitterpat
**********************************************************

Like to Shop Local? You can find Little Pitterpat at the following retail locations

Natural Baby Company
1203 N. Rouse, Ste 3E
Bozeman, Montana 59718
http://www.thenaturalbabyco.com

Frayed Sew
38 S. Last Chance Gulch Suite 102,
Helena, Montana 59601
frayedsewboutique [!at] gmail.com
Website http://frayedsewonline.com

Spa Moab
79 N Main St
Moab, UT 84532
http://spamoab.com/

Art Star Philly
623 N 2nd Street
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19123
Phone (215) 238-1557
http://www.artstarphilly.com/shop/category/babykids/

Sharie

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5 out of 5 stars
(1284)
Samantha Caspe

Samantha Caspe on Aug 27, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Love them! Can't wait to give the girly pairs to the expecting mama! Already got a compliment on his ant shoes from a gentleman, his first time wearing them! He looked up the shop on the spot. ;)

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About

How Little Pittperpat shoes came to be...

"Barefoot is best" was a piece of advice given to me when I was expecting my first child. I thought this was fantastic! I would not have to buy a single pair of shoes for at least one year. A few more drops in the bucket for that college fund, right?

WRONG!

A couple months later I was pulled aside at my daughter's daycare and was informed that she could not attend daycare without shoes. I thought this was a little odd. I asked what a 10 week old infant needed shoes for. All they could tell me was, "It's policy."

I frantically zoomed around town looking for some soft-soled shoes. After stopping at 6, yes SIX, stores I found a pair of soft-soled shoes at a trendy little boutique with a VERY steep price tag . Sucked in a deep breath and forked over the lump of cash. It was reassuring to know that this particular brand of shoes uses materials that are rigorously tested for substances that are harmful to human health, and are socially responsible (sweatshop-free). I liked them so well I bought a second and then a third pair.

I thought these shoes were pretty slick. That was until the day my daughter decided to actually use them for something more than a fashion accessory. She had decided it was time to crawl. I was excited about the new milestone achieved. Photos and movies were taken, emails were sent, I was the typical elated mother to a newly mobile child. Then it happened, while happily playing on the rough patio in her brand new fancy shoes, she crawled. I was afraid of her poor little knees getting scraped up on the rough stones. Her knees were fine, her shoes were not. They were ruined. The paint was scraped and flaking. The embroidered design gouged. Within a few days her little toes were poking through the holes in the shoes.

I tried just about every soft-soled shoe on the market. Not one pair survived. I was stubborn, I would find the shoe that would stand the test of crawlers. I never did find those shoes. My daughter learned to walk and I thought my search was over. I could quit worrying about her shoes. I was wrong again. All that walking has polished the shoe bottoms right into a smooth, slick accident waiting to happen. The great non-slip shoes were like ice skates on our tile floor. Especially if a little water was laying around. After a few good falls, we decided it was time to move onto "real shoes."

I never did think of those shoes again until I was expecting another baby. While most moms are busy worrying about a smooth delivery, a healthy baby, and what color to paint the nursery. I was stuck thinking about shoes. Then I had an idea...

My very own trendy little canvas shoe was the inspiration for creating a soft-soled shoe with toes that would withstand the test of crawlers. It seemed quite obvious that some sort of "scuff guard" is necessary to extend the life of any shoe, especially that of a crawler!

So I began to research materials that would be soft and flexible, yet durable enough to withstand rough outdoor surfaces. I wasn't sure what I was looking for. I'd never actually made a soft-soled shoe before, but I was determined to find something that would work.

After dozen packages of sewing needles, 11 pattern revisions, and 40 pairs of shoes later. I knew I had found the solution. I had found the shoe I was looking for. Rowan, my daughter, was to be my very first product tester. At the tender age of six months she began wearing a single pair of shoes continuously. Regardless of the color or style of clothing, she wore the same pair of shoes for nearly six months. They made it! They survived 6 full months, 4 months of it were crawling, indoors and out. They did show some wear, but were definitely in good-enough-for-hand-me-down condition.

Machine washable, durable, and fashionable. Available in as many colors and prints as there are fabrics. You can find the shoe that is right for you!

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  • Sharie Williamson

    Owner

    I am the Seamstress /Cobbler behind Little Pitterpat. I live in Bozeman, Montana, with my fabulous husband and two adorable daughters. When I'm not sewing you will likely find me knitting compulsively enjoying the outdoors with my two girls.

  • Chelsea

    Textile Specialist

    Chelsea and her two beautiful daughters assist in fabric selection, design, hand-cutting and hand-sewing. Her daughters are also frequent shoe models for our Etys shop.

Shop policies

Last updated on March 2, 2016
Welcome to Pitterpat - lovingly handcrafted items for infants and children.

About my shoes:
I was frustrated with soft-soled shoes that could not hold up to the wear and tear of crawlers. Watching my daughters ruin adorable shoes gave the the inspiration to create a non-slip shoe with an indestructible toe. My shoes are soft, flexible, breathable, and stylish! All of our footwear is fully CPSIA/CPSC compliant.

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
Payment
PAYMENT METHODS
I accept all Paypal payment and most major Credit Cards as offered through Etsy's direct checkout.

E-CHECKS VIA PAYPAL
If paying by e-check via paypal this will delay your order up to 7 days. I cannot create custom orders until the e-check is clears via paypal. Thank you for your understanding
Shipping
US shipping: All items shipped in the US will include delivery confirmation. I ship First class mail up to 13oz and priority mail up to 4 pounds or if it fits in a Flat Rate box. Larger orders over 4 pounds will ship UPS ground. I ship domestic orders every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.

International shipping: All international items are shipped out every Wednesday. All items up to 4 lbs will be shipped USPS First Class International. Delivery confirmation is not available to all countries. All items over 4 lbs will be shipped Priority Mail. Priority mail services are available for an additional fee, at your request.
Refunds and Exchanges
We cannot accept returns for incorrect sizing ordered. Please understand that each item is made, one at a time, especially for you, at the time you place your order. Due to the custom nature of these items, we cannot accept returns because you chose not to measure your little ones footprint or clothing. If you have any questions about sizing, please ask. We are here to help.

Due to the custom handmade nature of our items we cannot accept returns or exchanges unless there is an error on our part or a problem with the quality or construction of your item.

Returns are accepted on any item that fails to perform due to an error in my workmanship or quality of supplies used for 30 days after purchase. Any problems that you have after 30 days, please convo us.