Ever since Little Red joined our family, making time for Big Red hasn’t exactly been easy. As we enter Autumn and Marni becomes more distracted by the world I find myself enjoying more special moments with Lena. I’m lucky that we live near to a fantastic selection of parks. Our local playground is where we spend most chilly mornings when Big Red isn’t at nursery. Or we stop in after nursery pick up for a park bench snack and a few giggles on the swing.
Lena loves nothing more than running around it, at high speed, like me in a handbag sale. She needs some comfy footwear, to help her on her excited way. We were lucky enough to be sent these gorgeous gold leather Lucky Lacey boots from the wonderful people at Bobux.
I am a massive fan of this brand. They’re based in New Zealand, with stockists in the UK, and are committed to letting little feet grow as they should. Their shoes allow them the freedom to develop and strengthen naturally rather than restricting and forcing them to conform to hard soled shoes.
Marni has a couple of pairs of their leather Soft Soles; as an aside they’re the only pairs that actually stay on! (featured in: The Baby Tutu) Based on the benefits of barefoot walking, they will be perfect for her when she starts cruising. They’ll allow her little feet to sense, wiggle and balance.
I was giddy to receive the boots for Lena. Her feet still have so much growing to do and the flexible sole will help them do this as naturally as possible.
Big Red is hugely picky when it comes to her footwear. Anyone who knows us will know the phrase “It’s wonky!” This generally means that shoe just isn’t sitting right. We struggle massively to get her pairs of shoes, boots and sandals that she’s happy with. It was an absolute relief to put these on her and hear the words “They’re perfect” straight away. For sure, it might have something to do with the stunning colour, scalloped trim and just how stylish they look.
Since wearing them, she hasn’t once complained about the fit. The sole is really very flexible and the leather is already wonderfully soft. Instead of worrying about her boots or randomly tripping (as she often does) she has been able to fully focus on the most important thing ever, playing.
The Lucky Lacey Boot is available from Bobux direct and retails at £45