They use only the best materials to make them. Footmates® comes in sizes for infants and young children, from Size 0 to youth Size 5 US. It also has a removable unique dual insole "Custom Fit System" (CFS) that lets you fit the shoes to your child's unique needs. Badorf Shoe has been making and selling the best shoes for kids for more than 90 years! When Badorf Shoe Company, Inc. launched the Footmates® brand in 1968, it was the first company-owned private brand. It specializes in leather high-quality infant and toddler shoes made of leather. Norman and Paul Badorf started Badorf Shoe Company, Inc. in Lititz, Pennsylvania, in 1928. For almost 40 years it was run and owned by the Badorf family. Ura and Gladys Gingerich bought the company and the old shoe factory on West Lincoln Avenue in 1967. They were Badorf family friends. It's been 50 years and three generations since Ura and Gladys Gingerich gave birth to Duane Gingerich, their son, and Duane's two sons, Justin and Brandon.
Custom Fit System – Removable,dualinsoles in Medium and Wide provided for customized fitting.
Roomy Toe Box – Allows tiny toes room to breathe and splay naturally during walking, enhancing balance and reducing rubbing, friction, and moisture.
Arch Support – Shoe last and insole designed to provide proper arch support for developing feet.
Firm Heel Counter – Provides stable lateral support for new and confident walkers alike, improving balance, support, and posture.
Padded collar for comfort.
Natural fiber/canvas textile upper.
Breathable textile lining and cushioned textile foot-bed for all-day comfort.
Traditional lace closure for secure fitting and easy on/off.
Flexible, Slip-Resistant Vulcanized Rubber Outsole – Provides maximum flexibility, shock absorption, stability and slip-resistance for safety and comfort.