Beautiful Young Soles

No, it’s not a typo. It’s a fabulous new British brand of footwear for children. And they are delicious.

I stumbled across Young Soles purely by accident. I love the work of photographer Flannery O’Kafka who was commissioned by Young Soles to bring to life their very first collection (A/W 2014). Whilst I’m currently itching to buy the boys their Saltwater sandals for summer, come the Autumn I’ll be after some of these absolute beauties. As I’ve said before, I’m a sucker for well made, traditional footwear. If they’re also unisex even better. Whilst Young Soles do have separate boys and girls collections, I think there’s scope to play around here as there’s not a hint of garish pink in sight. Boy2 wore classic T-bars last spring and summer and I’d have no hesitation in doing the same again.

Feast your eyes upon these…

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In their own words…

Blending retro-cool with classic British heritage styles, our shoes are designed in East London and made in Europe using the highest quality materials.

Acknowledging trends and giving them our own twist, we always ensure we stay true to our brand, whether its borrowing from childhood memories, music, or a style movement, there is always inspiration to be found.

Built to last with all the features parents should expect from a child’s shoe, our lasts follow the shape of the foot with a wide toe and narrow heel.

We love the smell of natural materials, we use soft and supple leather to make our uppers and linings, allowing the upper to mould to the contours of the foot. Our lightweight and flexible outsole mixes traditional detailing with contemporary materials, chosen for growing feet and first steps.

I, for one, cannot wait!

All images courtesy of Young Soles and Flannery O’Kafka, shot on location at Benjamin Barker’s Barber Shop in Dundee.

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