I hate shoes. I am not a shoe wearer, I like my feet to be free; to feel the earth; to breathe. When Winter comes around, you can hear me complaining almost every day that my poor feet are being forced to be constrained in boots. But unfortunately the cold weather is more powerful than my opinion on shoe wearing.
Shoes for tiny feet however, that’s a different matter. I adore tiny shoes; miniature moccs, boots, flip flops – all of them. When I was younger, I played more with Barbie’s shoes than her clothes or accessories (which often frustrated me because the makers of Barbie never seemed to put much thought in her shoes!). When baby moccasins became the fad last year, I was obsessed. A pair were brought for our baby last year, and they proudly sat on her dresser as a decorative item. This year I have brought our new baby another pair, and no doubt as his or her feet grow every week, I will continue to buy more tiny shoes. He or she will probably be known as the shoe-baby, but that’s okay.
So when I saw the latest collection from Pretty Brave, a NZ designer, I quickly added them to my online stores bookmark! Their designs are more creative than the basic moccs we see pop up everywhere for the standard $29.95 price tag. The fabrics, hues and patterns set them apart from the basics, and you don’t have to pay a ridiculous excess for the creativity.