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8 Footwear Brands to Put A Spring in their Step

Summer’s looming, which means the perfect excuse for a wardrobe update! If your Hotdog could do with new shoes for their adventures, read on for 8 footwear brands you’ll both love:


Let’s start with a brand we’re always pinning on Pinterest! AKID was founded by Ashleigh Dempster and Mark George for kids with style. Their promise? To keep little customers looking ‘fresh!’ - and they definitely do! Look at these unisex Black Snakeskin Slip-On trainers or these Dazzling gold designs. All AKID’s designs have a focus on being super easy for kids to put on themselves too. Love!

AKID Tan corduroy ATTICUS boots as featured on Little Hotdog Watson's blog


There’s a good reason Startrite are renowned for kid’s shoes - classic designs, excellent fit and a quality finish every time. Probably best known as school shoe fitters, they’re worth a look for spring/summer additions for smaller feet too! Like these Flexy Soft Turin first walkers and amazing 

Startrite canvas shoes as featured on Little Hotdog Watson's blog

Mini Melissa
For kids’ footwear with bags of playful character, head over to Mini Melissa pronto! Their aim is to make plastic ‘fantastic’ and they definitely do that, with fun and sturdy shoes great for spring time adventure. We love their mix of plastic rain boots (great for spring showers and muddy explorations) and waterproof sandals, perfect for paddling!


 Mini Melissa Silver boots as featured on Little Hotdog Watson's blog


For summer subtly, Igor is a Spanish brand to have a look at. They design both women’s and kids shoes and have a lovely selection of beach sandals in vibrant shades. We also like the look of their laceless plimsolls, again available in a fab selection of bright colours!

Igor laceless plimsolls as featured on Little Hotdog Watson's blog


Bobux are a kids footwear brand with loads of charm, ideal if you like your kids wardrobe to have a mix of childlike simplicity and grown-up sophistication. Expect plenty of high-quality leather designs in muted colours that will suit boys and girls alike. And how incredible are these rainforest inspired I-Walk trainers?

Bobux rainforest trainers as featured on Little Hotdog Watson's blog

Salt Water Sandals

For iconic leather sandals that will last through the generations, Salt Water Sandals are the brand for you! Their classic buckle beach sandals come in a mix of cuts (from the Original Salt Water Sandal to their Surfer style) and a selection of colours. We love these patent yellow numbers. Great news is they do Adults sandals too - perfect for twinning!

Salt Water Sandals yellow patent shoe as featured on Little Hotdog Watson's blog


Another fab shoe brand to introduce yourself to: VEJA. They had a stand opposite us at Playtime Paris so we were able to get a close look at their latest collections! VEJA are best known for their practical and stylish sneakers with offbeat details. Look at these butterfly print beauties in collaboration with Deyrolle – available in adult sizes too!

Veja Butterfly Trainers as featured on Little Hotdog Watson's blog


For more summer fun then take a look at MAA Shoes where you’ll find playful prints and super comfy trainers for everyday fun. I love that they market many of their designs as unisex, meaning no little Hotdog will miss out on the chance to wear their colourful treats!

MAA high top sneakers as featured on Little Hotdog Watson's blog

Have we included your fave kids brand? If not, share who you admire in the comments! We’d love to find out.

 If you liked this blog post you may also like to read ‘10 Kids Brands To See You Through Spring’


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