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Meeting the needs of children learning to walk, cruising, and new to unassisted walking, Step Ups will suit children from as young as 9 months to 2 years and beyond - depending on their developmental progress.
Built on unique custom lasts and making use of Bobux’ industry leading expertise, Step Ups are designed to support healthy foot development through this crucial stage and styled to be objects of desire for parents with discerning taste.
- Smart casual styling
- Adjustable double strap fastening
- Hardwearing sole provides durability + flex
- Padded collar
- Suitable for first-walkers
Little feet start life so incredibly soft and pliable. They need absolute flexibility to develop as Mother Nature intended. Bobux believes tight fitting socks, rigid soles and materials that don't move with wriggles and stretches, can hamper healthy development. The range of Bobux shoes available at The Sleep Store can be broken down in to five styles, Soft Sole, Xplorer, Step Up, i-Walk and Kid+. Bobux has created each of these ranges to offer a different level of support and structure suited to the different stages of development a child's feet go through. Here's a breakdown...
Soft Soles - ideal for babies that have started to crawl around and explore. They give their feet freedom to move and grow. They provide them with protection and comfort whilst ensuring secure grip.
Xplorer - ideal for babies just taking their first steps; shuffling, propping themselves up on furniture and still crawling sometimes.
Step Up - ideal for infants that have taken first steps in the last few weeks. First time walkers have a unique foot shape, which is reflected in the Step Up range. They are as flexible as a shoe can get for enabling unrestricted development.
i-Walk - ideal for confident walkers that love running, jumping and going on adventures. A confident walker has a more developed, but still unique foot shape. The i-walk range accommodates this, providing the best possible flexibility whilst adding grip for kids on the go.
Kid+ - for bigger kids who are not just running and jumping but climbing, skipping, kicking and using their bodies in higher impact activities. Their feet are much more dexterous and their arch is becoming more defined. Their feet are strong and lean, but it’s as important now as ever to make sure their development is being nurtured in a pair of healthy shoes.
Sole - Gum Step Up TPR Sole.
Lining - Pig Skin Lining
Leather composition – See colour description
Materials and Care
Leather - Full Grain | Quick-dry | Premium | Shimmer
Polish every two weeks to keep the shoes in top condition. Light scuffs can be reduced by rubbing a matching coloured shoe polish over affected area. Avoid fully immersing leather in water. Dry naturally, away from direct sunlight. Do not bleach, soak or tumble dry.
Suede | Nubuck
Use a natural water repellent suede/nubuck/canvas spray before wearing and every four weeks for protection. Avoid fully immersing leather in water. Dry naturally, away from direct sunlight. Do not bleach, soak or tumble dry.
Polish every two weeks with a natural polish such as beeswax or a leather revitaliser cream to keep leather soft and protected. This will also provide an element of protection from water. Light scuffs can be reduced by rubbing beeswax or cream over the affected area. Avoid fully immersing leather in water.
Matte Action Leather | Gloss Action Leather
Wipe with damp cloth. Avoid fully immersing leather in water. Dry naturally, away from direct sunlight. Do not bleach, soak or tumble dry.
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We offer fast, economical shipping across New Zealand. All items on our website are in stock, ready to dispatch (excludes pre-order or custom size items). Most orders arrive within 1-3 business days. Auckland shipping is generally overnight or you can choose Click and Collect.
Shipping starts from $5 for small items. Just add your items to your cart and use the Shipping Estimator in the Mini Cart or Cart with your post code. Please double check your shipping in the checkout, particularly for large items which the estimator doesn’t accurately calculate.
We ship with Courier Post & Fastway. Packages are sent Non-Signature Required unless over $350 value or you request Signature Required for security concerns. If you are rural, we don’t charge extra but please do include a note on your order so we can ticket your package correctly. Please allow additional days for rural or you are ordering during holiday periods or major promotions.
Free Shipping for orders over $100* (excludes large items)
Free shipping is available when you spend over $100! Please note bulky or heavy items are excluded from this offer and you can confirm the correct shipping at the checkout. Unfortunately our Cart Shipping Estimator does not accurately exclude large items from free shipping calculations. We apologise for any inconvenience with technical limitation.Go to Shipping & Delivery Page
Hassle-free Returns for 365 Days!
We have expert staff available to help you choose the perfect item – how can we help before you purchase? However, when you do purchase something that doesn’t fit or isn’t quite right, we offer an excellent returns policy and the best possible customer service.
We also know life with babies and children is busy, so you have up to 365 days for your returns and exchanges to come back to us:
- Up to 90 days from purchase - You can return for an Exchange, Store Credit or Refund
- Up to 365 days from purchase – You can return for an Exchange or Store Credit
Returned items must be received back in perfect condition, unused and unwashed condition including the instructions and packaging. Please ensure you carefully package items so they are received back in perfect condition.
Our Returns and Exchanges page has full details, including product specific returns information and our Returns Form.Go to Returns Page