I'm a girl who loves fringe detail on bags and shoes, it just adds a little rock and roll or bohemian flare. Fringe isn't just for music festivals, it also looks so adorable on babies feet!
I came across Canadian company Minimoc and quickly became obsessed. These handmade leather mocs for babies and children are stylish, yet practical as they are easy to put on your little ones feet and will stay on those tiny toes!
They come in a variety of colours and sizes and can be found across North America. I chatted to owners and new parents Amanda and Jeff about these adorable shoes and what is to come!
What inspired you to start making your adorable mocs?
The inspiration behind Minimoc was the desire to gift something hand made to all of our friends that were having babies at the time. We had some spare leather at home from when Jeff made his groomsmen wallets for our wedding back in July 2012. I made a pair of moccasins out of the scraps in August 2013 and posted a photo of it to social media. Without the intention of selling them, we began to receive requests from people to make them available for purchase! Within a week, we created a pattern that we liked for the mocs and Jeff had a website up and running for the product. It has just kept growing since then.
I have always had trouble losing shoes with my babies, do they actually stay on babies feet?
They do! The elastic at the opening makes them easy to slip on and once they’re on, they stay on. We’ve experienced this first hand now that we have a 2 month old baby of our own and he likes to kick!
What sizes do they come in?
We make them in sizes 1-6 and will be releasing size 7-10 later this month.
I adore the new leopard print ones! Which are your best sellers?
Our Elk and Rhino mocs are most popular but it changes with the seasons. Right now, Narwhal and Blue Whale seem to be customer favourites.
Where can our readers purchase the product?
Your readers can find all of our products on our site - www.minimoc.ca. There is also a Stockists page on our site where readers can see the locations of the 40+ stores that carry our shoes.
What is to come for minimoc?
We are focusing on growing our company, we are entering more retail locations in North America each week. On top of that we have some really exciting new products in development.
Thanks so much! We look forward to seeing what's next for Minimoc!