Best Children’s Footwear Collection | Junior Design Awards 2019

Ensure kids put their best and most stylish feet forward with these award winning shoes brands that get the Junior seal of approval

| Junior Design Awards 2019

Best Children's Footwear Collection | Junior Design Awards 2019

WHO: Papouelli Shoes


WHAT: Classic, elegant shoes with a contemporary twist for boys and girls ranging from pram shoes to prom shoes! Well, teen feet that is. Made from beautiful leather and suedes in muted tones with the occasional pop of colour or touch of leopard, these shoes are seriously photogenic. The brand has three stand alone shops in London as well as their online store and have a hugely popular, dedicated wedding collection to complement all occasionwear.

WHY: These shoes not only look stunning but are designed to fit little feet to perfection. With a huge selection of styles to choose from, ranging from trainers to Mary Janes, the designs all seem to complement each other in terms of their beautiful detailing, subtle colours and amazing quality. Our judges were in shoe heaven…

Love everything about this brand. Super cute. Great design and stylish.
Gayle Rinkoff, celebrity stylist and mother of three
Love this brand they mix comfort quality with fashion forward thinking.
Tracey Jacob, children’s fashion stylist
Stuff of little girls' dreams, amazing quality and attention to detail.
Yvadney Davis, children’s fashion stylist.


Best Children's Footwear Collection | Junior Design Awards 2019


WHO: Bobux

WHAT:  The kids’ footwear brand that runs from newborn to school age, with a strong commitment to healthy foot development, contemporary style and innovation. World-leading research with respected podiatrists and development driven lasts, ensures that fit, foot health, comfort and performance is paramount with all Bobux’s designs. These are shoes that both parents and active kids love.

WHY: There’s a reason this New Zealand brand that started in a shed back in 1991 is now an established global brand. Their shoes are fantastic! Bobux make robust footwear that provides comfort and style and stays in great shape way beyond its months of service. Our judges were particularly impressed with their unique and super cute Quickdry sandals which come in a range of vibrant colours.

Great design, price and quality.
Emma Paton, fashion blogger and founder of Finlay Fox
Very practical, sturdy, great colours.
Gayle Rinkoff, celebrity stylist
Really like the designs for older kids. They look cool and feel very light.
Portia Freeman, model, blogger and mother to two boys
Stylish and quality shoes for kids to play in, love the colours!!!
Yvadney Davis, children’s fashion stylist.


Best Children's Footwear Collection | Junior Design Awards 2019


WHO: Grass & Air

WHAT: The playful kid’s welly brand that hails from Manchester. After two years of business this brand is thriving with sell-out success in many of their designs. Their cute, colour-changing infant wellies make rainy days something to look forward to!

WHY: These boots are so much fun and the colour change technology really does set them apart. We love the range of bright and cheerful colourways and the cool pared back cloud motifs that change colour when it rains. We particularly liked the Worker Bee motif boots that Grass & Air created in collaboration with the University of Manchester with a charity donation given to the We Love Manchester Charity Fund for every pair sold. Our judges loved these puddle stompers and said…

Fab. Love the colours, love that wellies are fun.
Gail Rinkoff, Stylist on The Voice and The Voice: Kids
Love the designs!
Reena Simon, interiors blogger and founder of Hygge for Home
My son has a pair of these boots and he is so proud when the rain changes the colours. They make a rainy walk so much fun.
Ellie Crompton, Junior Contributing Editor

WHERE: Grass & Air

Best Children's Footwear Collection | Junior Design Awards 2019


WHO: Goose & Gander: Puddle Duck Wellington Boots

WHAT: Classic wellington boots for children aged one to five in a range of sweet colours from children’s footwear brand Goose & Gander. Function meets fashion with natural rubber, breathable linings, non-slip soles, and a super cute design.

WHY: Our judges were really excited about these classic vintage style boots that look so sweet with any rainy day outfit. The gorgeous retro styling of these boots stirred up childhood memories of muddy walks and stomping on the beach and our judges loved the white trim contrast of the neck and sole of the boots. The perfect fusion of fashion and function, these boots are also tough so will most likely be handed down to siblings once they’re grown out of. Our judges loved these little booties…

Makes living in a wet country bearable with such beautiful wellies for the kids.
Gayle Rinkoff, celebrity stylist
I love these boots. There’s something really nostalgic about the shape and colours and the little goose logo is super cute.
Bonita Turner, Junior Editor

WHERE: Goose & Gander