CORVALLIS, Ore., Aug. 18, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The maker masterminds at Soft Star Shoes have done it again! The company that reengineered adult workwear styles into your new favorite footwear has turned its sights on the mother of all classic children's shoes: the Mary Jane. While it's hard to deny the cuteness factor of a shoe that's been beloved since the 1900s, the original design left a lot to be desired in terms of functionality. Traditional Mary Janes are stiff and tight-toed, with slippery soles and unhealthy heels—in short, terrible for the health of children's developing feet and totally unsuited to active play.
Soft Star's version is a different matter entirely. Lead Designer Keita Beard and her team took on the challenge of reimagining this quintessential kids' shoe—this time, with actual kids in mind! After months of prototyping and extensive playground testing, the Child "Merry" Jane was born.
With natural (breathable!) leather uppers and flexible, high-traction Vibram soles, the Child Merry Jane transitions from formal photo ops to playgrounds and picnics without missing a step! The roomy toebox is set off by an adorable scalloped detail. A buckle strap conceals an elastic closure to let parents adjust the fit while still allowing kids to slip the shoes on and off with ease. Available in US child sizes 4 through 12 in multiple widths, these sweet shoes come in Flamingo Pink, Shiny Pewter, or your own custom-picked colors! Designed to please the eye and growing, active little feet, it seems only right to name these delightful shoes "merry."
The Child Merry Jane is available now at SoftStarShoes.com, just in time for back-to-school shopping!
Soft Star Shoes makes and sells soft, barefoot-inspired leather shoes to minimal footwear fans worldwide. The company is committed to using natural, eco-friendly materials and to developing direct relationships with its customers. Made in the USA, 100% of Soft Star's shoes are handcrafted by American leather artisans in their Oregon workshop.
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