Footwear

Here at Purple Lane, we love practical footwear for little ones. There are two styles available – slippers and boots.

Prices say ‘from’ because the exact price will depend on the fabric used; the starting price is applicable to in-stock cotton fabrics.

The slippers have an elasticated ankle and are usually lined with velour, plush or fleece, making them soft and snuggly inside. I can also line them with cotton for warmer climates.

The boots are unique, made from a pattern developed from scratch at Purple Lane. These boots were designed to keep little feet warm in the sling. They have a piece of strong elastic hidden in the ankle, which means they stay on when kicked – feedback from many customers is that these are the only boots they can get to stay on their little one’s feet. The calf is adjustable to two widths, to fit slimmer and chubbier calves, or to fit a thicker piece of clothing tucked in to the boots. They are usually lined with polar fleece, making them warm and soft, but I can also line them with cotton for warmer climates.

For both slippers and boots, sizes 0-3m and 3-6m have a soft sole, and sizes 6-12m and beyond have a thick cotton canvas sole with little vinyl grippy feet – EXCEPT that boots made out of PUL (waterproof fabric) also have a PUL sole because a cotton gripper sole would negate their showerproof nature. I also offer optional leather toe caps for £1 extra and leather soles £2 extra – real leather makes them harder wearing, particularly useful for crawlers who scuff the toes.

As for sizing in the 0-12m range, these are age guides based on average sized babies. If you are unsure on which size to choose, I recommend at least 1cm on the end of the foot length for a good fit with room to grow. Measure with socks on, from the back of the heel to the end of the big toe along the sole of the foot. If you need any more advice on this, please get in touch.

Size 0-3 months – sole length 10cm
  • Slippers – plain cotton £6.50, patterned cotton from £7, wrap scrap from £7.50
  • Boots – plain cotton £13, patterned cotton from £14, laminate from £15, wrap scrap from £15

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Size 3-6 months – sole length 11cm
  • Slippers – plain cotton £6.50, patterned cotton from £7, wrap scrap from £7.50
  • Boots – plain cotton £13, patterned cotton from £14, laminate from £15, wrap scrap from £15
Size 6-12 months – sole length 12.5cm
  • Slippers – plain cotton £7.50, patterned cotton from £8, wrap scrap from £8.50
  • Boots – plain cotton £15, patterned cotton from £16, laminate from £17, wrap scrap from £17
Shoe sizes 4 (12-18m) & 5 (18-24m)
  • Slippers – plain cotton £8, patterned cotton from £8.50, wrap scrap from £9
  • Boots – plain cotton £16, patterned cotton from £17, laminate from £18, wrap scrap from £18
Shoe sizes 6 & 7
  • Slippers – plain cotton £8.50, patterned cotton from £9, wrap scrap from £9.50
  • Boots – plain cotton £17, patterned cotton from £18, laminate from £19, wrap scrap from £19

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Shoe sizes 8 & 9
  • Slippers – plain cotton £9, patterned cotton from £9.50, wrap scrap from £10
  • Boots – plain cotton £18, patterned cotton from £19, laminate from £20, wrap scrap from £20
Shoe sizes 10 & 11
  • Slippers – plain cotton £10, patterned cotton from £10.50, wrap scrap from £11
  • Boots – plain cotton £20, patterned cotton from £21, wrap scrap from £22
Shoe sizes 12 & 13
  • Slippers – plain cotton £11, patterned cotton from £11.50, wrap scrap from £12
  • Boots – plain cotton £22, patterned cotton from £23, wrap scrap from £24

And slippers and boots are available for adults too!

Since making soft shoes and boots for babies and toddlers, I’ve been asked to make them for mummies and daddies too. They are available to order in UK adult shoe sizes, and all have a gripper sole. Leather toe caps are also available for £2 extra per pair.

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Sizes 1-2
  • Slippers – from £17, or customer-sourced outer fabric from £14
  • Boots – from £30, or customer-sourced outer fabric from £23
Sizes 3-5
  • Slippers – from £18, or customer-sourced outer fabric from £15
  • Boots – from £31, or customer-sourced outer fabric from £24
Sizes 6-8
  • Slippers – from £19, or customer-sourced outer fabric from £16
  • Boots – from £32, or customer-sourced outer fabric from £25
Sizes 9-11 IMG_8469
  • Slippers – from £20, or customer-sourced outer fabric from £17
  • Boots – from £33, or customer-sourced outer fabric from £26

 

All prices do not include postage – please see postage charges