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Originating in 1968, Footmates was the creation of historic children’s shoe manufacturer, Badorf Shoe Company, Inc. Footmates has developed a vast following due to its commitment to creating the finest infant and toddler shoes for kids. Specializing in basic and classic patterns, Footmates uses the finest leathers and materials to provide the perfect look, feel and fit for your child. Whether for special occasions or for everyday wear, Footmates provides the style that parents want and the comfort that children need. Footmates’ specialized Custom Fit System (CFS) provides dual-insoles to allow customized fitting for those sometimes difficult toddler feet! Millions of customers have trusted their children’s feet to Footmates. See for yourself the “classic” difference.

Footmates Shoe Styles

Footmates Shoe Features

Firm Heel Counter
Our long firm heel counters cradle the heel and arch, locking your child's foot into the shoe and helping to reduce side-to-side motion and promote a natural forward stride.
Arch Support
Arch supports create a stable foundation for new and confident walkers alike, providing balance, support, and helping to improve posture.
Roomy Toe Box
Our roomy toe boxes allow tiny toes room to breathe and splay naturally during walking, enhancing balance and reducing rubbing, friction, and moisture.
Flexible Slip-Resistant Rubber Outsole
The foundation of any shoe, our soft rubber outsoles are constructed to provide maximum flexibility, shock absorption, stability, and slip-resistance so that every step your child takes can be comfortable and confident.
High Quality Materials and Construction
We strive to make every pair of shoes like we were making them for our own children. Our history and experience in shoe making translates into a superior product with unsurpassed quality and finesse.
Leather Linings
Breathable leather linings help to wick away moisture from the foot helping to keep them dry and reducing odor.
Where to Buy
Where to Buy