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#Review: Bobux Shoes

Posted by SussexMummy | Posted in Fashion | Posted on 25-09-2015

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Little Dude is walking… mostly. Yes he still has that great drunk wobble to him, and if he wants to get anywhere quickly he’ll revert to the far speedier tactic of crawling, but he can walk and I’m it won’t be long till he’s running. And with walking, comes the inevitable need for shoes.

With Little Man we took him off to the high street and got his feet measured. He wore crawling shoes, cruising shoes and then walking shoes. It was hugely expensive and looking back, massively unnecessary. Being born in May meant that Little Dude hasn’t really needed shoes this summer and has been crawling and cruising in socks or more often than not bare feet. We did want to get him some shoes though, and I was keen to avoid the typically bulky shoes found on the high street.

I was really lucky to discover Bobux, a New Zealand based company who have a gorgeous range of footwear. We were even luckier to be sent a pair of Freestyle Xplorer shoes to review, and I couldn’t be happier.

Designed from the ground up to meet the needs of children learning to walk the Xplorer is a shoe like no other. A micro-armour toe cap provides incredible abrasion resistance and an elastic closure makes them easy to get on squirming feet. The innovative EVA sole is strong yet flexible enough to encourage healthy foot development. The Xplorer is a triumph of form and function.

The shoes are brilliant. They protect his tiny feet when he’s outside, and yet they aren’t bulky so they don’t slow him down when he’s crawling. They are super easy to open with a velcro strap and an elasticated opening, and they fit really well. They’ve been worn to wander around the house, stomp around the garden, and rampage through the sandpit at the local farm.

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Price wise they are cheaper than any first walker shoes I’ve spotted in our usual shoe shop, and I wouldn’t hesitate to buy more shoes from Bobux in future as his feet grow. Even Daddy is impressed, so they must be good!