These fab handmade booties are so clever you’d have thought that they’d be around for years. In fact they have only just come on to the market (launched, August 2015). All ‘newkix’ have hand sewn innersoles so that there are no exposed seams. Elastic ankles means that the laces are completely aesthetic. All shoes are shaped for a perfect fit with no awkward puckering as so many little hand made booties seem to have. I love that there is also no left or right. As every parent knows, it’s hard enough to get shoes on a squirmy little one.
Founder Jasyln Wiles comments: “Originally I was making funky shoes just for my son as I couldn’t find what I wanted anywhere. Anything I did like I found hard to put on, or they never stayed on. So, I started to developed my pattern; each time my rather full on, destructive son was my test pilot. It wasn’t until I made a pair that stayed on for the full day without complaints, that I was happy. I had so much interest locally and requests from strangers in the street, that I thought, why not sell them. As I couldn’t return to my corporate job with a new baby, this was perfect for me. Plus I get to spend extra time with my little man and deck him out in the best shoes.”