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Chateau First Footsteps

Posted on May 17 2016

In November last year Chateau de sable were introduced to a lovely children’s handmade shoe company, The Little Shoes Company and their shoemaker, Nigel Bolton, based in Leicestershire. Hand cut designs and skillfully made, we knew that the range of Italian leather Ickle Pram Shoes would compliment our Chateau designs beautifully.

As the Chester Chateau team discussed styles and colourings of our pieces we unanimously selected our new pram shoes; three classic colours styled in three traditional designs. We introduced our styles in four sizes; 0M – 3M, 3M – 6M, 6M – 12M & 12M – 18M, and were delighted with the response from our customers!

With our pram shoes in high demand, we decided to reach out into hard soled first walking shoes. Same designs and of course the same shoemaker, we consulted with Nigel in regards to the best way to introduce this new collection to our Chateau collections and consulted his advice on these specialist pieces.

“The 1st walkers are made on a generous G width fitting last that has been developed specially for this age range. I designed the fit on the generous side because children’s feet at this stage of their development are quite plump and rounded and it is very important that footwear for this age group is not restrictive.”

In May 2016 we launched our Chateau shoe department in the Chester boutique. An area where our customers can bring their children ready to have their feet measured ready for their first pair of walking shoes. Offering 5 sizes from 12M – 3Y, we will advise you on the appropriate shoe size – you will even walk away with your very own Chateau shoe sticker!

We are thrilled with the response of both pram shoes and 1st walking shoes. Stay tuned for our next Chateau adventure.

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