Here at Dotty Fish we use soft, natural leather to carefully craft all our comfortable baby and toddler shoes. They are suitable for new born babies all the way up to children aged 4 years old. Our shoes have been designed in England and they are manufactured in carefully selected factories which we visit regularly. At Dotty Fish we have a range of colourful and fun shoes that are very comfortable. We ensure that they provide the best protection for developing feet.
A slip resistant suede sole means that our soft soled shoes allow little toes to grip on the floor. This action is so critical for developing balance as well as developing the muscles needed to walk. Having a shoe that is light and very flexible makes learning to walk that much easier. Shimmy Shoes, our next stage first walking shoes, are still very soft and flexible but have a slip resistant rubber sole. The more sturdy sole means they are perfect for toddlers exploring their world both indoors as well as outside. Shimmy Shoes have been designed in classic styles so they are perfect party shoes – ideal for all those special occasions as well as everyday use.
As the weather isn’t always predictable it’s important to have a shoe that can keep feet cool in summer and warm in winter. Our breathable baby safe leather is perfect for this. We have a wide range of styles and our sandals provide even more airflow to those tiny little feet. And for those really chilly days we have snug fleece lined suede slippers. These slippers are very warm and have a non-slip suede sole.
Safety is our number one concern here at Dotty Fish and all our shoes are designed with protecting little feet in mind. The leather we use is baby safe, chrome and chemical free. Great news for all those parents worried about what babies put in their mouths! We quality check all our shoes to ensure that the stitching doesn’t come loose.
Our soft soled leather shoes come delivered in a organza bag while the rubber soled Shimmy Shoes are sent out in a lovely little shoe box with a ribbon handle. Both make excellent gifts! We also have a range of coordinating bibs, leggings and socks. These can all be bought separately but can also be bought as part of a gift box and takes the guess work out of selecting a present.
Caring For Your Shoes
Cleaning our shoes doesn’t have to be a daunting task – it’s actually quite simple! Read below to find out the best way to clean our leather shoes, suede slippers and rubber soled Shimmy Shoes.
Dotty Fish Soft Soled Leather Shoes:
– It is best to spot clean the shoes with a damp sponge or a baby wipe.
– The suede soles can be brushed up with a suede brush.
– These shoes are made from baby safe leather and like all leather products shouldn’t be put in the washing machine.
– Avoid harsh chemicals as this will damage the leather.
– A suede brush can be used on the suede soles.
If they do get wet you can stuff them with tissue and allow them to dry away from direct sunlight to avoid sun fading.
Dotty Fish Suede Slippers:
– It is best to brush the suede slippers with a suede brush, this will loosen surface dirt and brush up the pile.
– The suede soles can also be brushed up with a suede brush.
– A damp sponge or baby wipe can be used for spot cleaning.
– Once again we don’t recommend putting these slippers into the washing machine – they are suede after all!
Shimmy Shoes are made from premium grade baby safe leather and like our other shoes shouldn’t be put in the washing machine. As with our other shoes and slippers they can be spot cleaned using a damp sponge or baby wipe. Avoid harsh chemicals and dry away from direct sunlight.
The rubber sole can be cleaned using a damp cloth.
Following these guidelines when caring for your shoes will ensure they last longer. It means the leather will stay as soft and flexible as they were designed to be.