'Uffies' came about over a cup of tea at my family kitchen table in Somerset, just after we had opened a 'new baby announcement' card. Being obsessed with shoes, it always seemed appropriate to give my friends' and family’s children their first pair of shoes, but like so many people, found the internet lacking in unique, personalised gift ideas.
As a graduate of Cordwainers (London School of Fashion) and with seven years experience designing footwear at both high end fashion houses and high street brands, I felt it was time to offer something new and distinct. Finally, after nearly two years of planning, designing, sourcing and hard work, I would like to present to you 'Uffies' personalised baby shoes. A perfect way to say 'Congratulations'.
They are made of super soft, high quality sheep leather, (meeting EU standards and baby safe), with a cotton lining that lets your baby's feet breathe, keeping them cool in the summer and warm in the winter. There is a suede sole for added grip; the inside sock has extra padding for protection as they are learning to stand and walk; the elastic around the ankle is covered, so it doesn’t dig into your baby's little legs and makes sure that the shoes stay on their feet.
Each shoe has a stitched “Uffies” label at the back. There is no left or right foot, so the letters are interchangeable.
I hope you enjoy the shoes as much as I did in bringing to life. If you have any questions, comments or feedback, don’t hesitate to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will to get back to you within 24 hours.