Back in October 2016 I was just another Irish Mother living in Sydney watching proudly as my son Bobby took his first steps. He was only ten months old and as excitement and pride gave way for panic about baby proofing another thought occurred to me . . . it was time to get him “proper shoes”. No sooner had I proudly shared the video with my family back home when my own Mother was on the phone to me confirming my latest parenting task.
“You’ll need to get him proper shoes now Melissa, it’s very important”.
Right, the quest was on and proving harder than I had anticipated. It seemed the cute shoes could only be likened to strapping bricks to his tiny feet, and the shoes that claimed to have the correct support were less stylish and priced at a point that would be difficult to maintain for rapidly growing feet. But then I was lucky enough to come across Attipas! They were affordable, light weight, flexible, easy to put on but trickier for him to pull off! I took peace of mind in the fact that they were rated highly not only by other parents in the playground but by podiatrists too! And the best part was relaxing while Bobby waddled about in the mud as toddlers are supposed to, knowing that I could just throw his shoes into the washing machine and they’d be clean again . . . for all of five minutes!
Six months later that we returned to live in Ireland and was once again I was inevitably faced with the challenge of shoe shopping as Bobby continued to grow but Attipas weren’t available here and as much as I searched, I felt that nothing quite matched up to their quality and value. And so I went about setting up Every Step Ltd, a company that is focused on bringing the best available parenting products to Ireland and what better way to start than introducing Attipas to the Irish market.
I truly hope that many precious little Irish feet enjoy running amuck in their Attipas while their parents can rest assured they’re getting the best support possible. Because let’s face it, as a parent there are many things to worry about pretty much all the time, and “proper shoes” no longer needs to be one.
Wishing you all lots of happy walking!