THE BOBUX XPLORER: FIRST WALKING SHOES FOR BABIES AND TODDLERS
When your little ones first get on the move, it can be a daunting and exciting time. The time between their first roll to their first crawl will fly. But a child who explores the world on their hands and knees will want to be on their feet sooner rather than later.
All of a sudden, your little baby is a full blown mini human, who runs, jumps, falls, spins and skips! In this short but important period between crawling and walking, little feet are incredibly delicate, and undergoing an amazing amount of development. Muscles gain strength, bones grow and spread, toes learn to grip and feet change shape.
This development isn’t only physical in their bones and muscles, but mental, as babies use the soles of their feet to learn about the world around them and develop spatial awareness and reasoning. Their brains are absorbing so much information from the feel of their feet, with 70% of our own understanding of how to run, walk and jump coming from the messages the nerves on our feet send as babies. The more our babies can feel, the better they will understand their environment.
That’s why Bobux created the XPLORER, the perfect shoe for babies who are getting on their feet and starting to see and feel the world around them. The XPLORER is made with a baby’s foot development in mind, using the latest technology to create the most innovative designs.
SHOES STAY FIRMLY ON WITH AN ELASTIC + VELCRO CLOSURE
Even the youngest of babies can wriggle and squirm, and from only a few weeks old parents are struggling to get nappies, onesies, beanies and socks on their little ones. And once something’s on, sometimes it only takes the tiniest movement for it be right back off again. The Bobux XPLORER saves parents from this struggle, with a unique elastic and Velcro enclosure which makes the shoe a breeze to get onto kicking feet and wriggly toes. The elastic system helps parents stretch the shoe over the foot, which springs back to remain in place, with Velcro securing the shoe to the foot while maintaining flexibility.
PROTECT LITTLE TOES WITH THE FLEXIBLE TOE CAP
The XPLORER is basically the baby safe version of the steel capped boot, with all the protection and none of the rigidity.
The toe cap is super flexible, allowing those tiny toes to wriggle, grip and grow without restriction.
The reinforced, abrasion-proof fabric keeps feet protected, and ensures the quality of the shoe, with no holes, scratches or tears to be found on these toes (it also keeps the XPLORER looking brand new for longer, saying bye-bye to ratty hand-me-downs!).
KEEP FEET THE PERFECT TEMPERATURE WITH XPLORER FABRIC OPTIONS
The XPLORER comes with either a cotton canvas or leather upper, with both of the fabrics designed to be long-lasting and flexible.
The cotton canvas is perfect for the warmer months, as the fabric is breathable and light, while the leather upper protects feet from the
cold when the chill sets in. Both fabric types are incredibly flexible, moving freely with baby’s foot and ankle. You can pick up the shoe, pinching, squeezing and twisting with your hands with absolutely no resistance – your baby will feel the same ease when walking
and crawling in the XPLORER. The XPLORER is also extremely light, ranging from 30 to 36 grams per shoe, ensuring freedom of movement and taking away that feeling of dragging for baby when they take their first steps. Fear not scuff marks and rips! The fabric used to build the XPLORER is of the highest quality, so shoes will stay intact and look sharp, no matter what your kids put them through.
MAXIMUM FLEX WITH OUR LIGHTWEIGHT SOLE
The most innovative part of the Bobux XPLORER is the sole, using the specially developed Flyform™ EVA technology, which is both flexible and durable, and thin but protective. When choosing a baby’s shoe, you want to make sure you can twist the
sole all the way round, if not, it may be too restrictive and rigid for proper development. When it comes to the development of your
child’s foot, the sole of the shoe is by far the most important consideration. Remembering that barefoots is best, the sole of the shoe needs to essentially mimic the feeling of walking barefoot, just the way Mother Nature intended.
Bobux’s Flyform™ EVA sole achieves just this, with maximum flex allowing for better ground connection, and development of spatial
awareness and balance. Your kids will stand tall in the XPLORER, feeling the ground beneath them as they would barefoot, while you can remain confident they are protected and safe.
FEET STAY HEALTHY AND DRY WITH A BREATHABLE LINING
To keep your kids cool in the summer, snuggly warm in the winter and comfortable all year round as they take their first steps, the XPLORER comes with a choice of breathable and flexible linings.
The environment that your child's shoe creates for the foot is surprisingly important, with light and breathable linings preventing the growth of nasty bacteria, and keeping the delicate skin on your little one's foot clean and dry if they get a bit sweaty.
The Arctic XPLORER's Merino lining is perfect for winter, sitting softly on babies skin, remaining breathable, and ensuring no little toes get too chilly in cool conditions. The Merino lining combined with the 100% leather up means feet are warm, cosy and protected from the elements, while still maintaining the shoes flexibility.
The Origin and Freestyle XPLORERs are both made with Bobux's super comfy microfiber lining, perfect for the warmer months to keep bub's feet lovely and cool, while also working against smelly trotters!