Why Handmade is Better Than Factory Made
Have you ever put a pair of those tiny store-bought shoes on your baby, then watched as they struggled to lift their feet, and keep them flat on the floor? Then, as soon as you take those clunky shoes off, your little one takes off with no problems walking or running.
Learning to walk is hard enough for little ones, but factory-made shoes make it harder. I wanted something better for my children, that would help them instead of hinder. I decided to try something simpler, so I bought a pair of infant moccasins. When I put them on my child, I was amazed at how she was able to walk and toddle about without struggling.
First of all, factory-made shoes don’t fit properly, plus the thick rubber soles are a barrier between the baby’s feet and the floor. However, leather baby moccasins have thin soles that mold to the child’s feet, allowing the child to feel the floor. I found that handmade leather baby shoes are better for my baby’s feet and made learning to walk much easier.
When you buy a factory made baby shoe, you’re choosing to trust your child’s feet to a machine programmed to make shoes for the masses. This means, the shoes are not meant to fit your child’s feet, they are made to fit all children’s feet. Factories are intended to make things faster and cheaper, using synthetic materials that wear out quickly, in order to create customers that purchase more often.
On the other hand, artisan crafted toddler moccasins are made with genuine leather, inspected by the artisan to ensure each piece is high quality. An artisan making handmade leather baby shoes creates them in multiple stages. These stages allow time for the leather to rest and breathe, as well as ensuring every stitch is correctly placed. This time-honored process of making artisan crafted toddler moccasins results in a finer fit.
Today we know that factories damage our environment by over producing products and in the long-run wasting valuable resources. While factories, save money buying inferior synthetic material in mass, sacrificing quality to attain quantity cheaply. In order to make shoes faster, factories add stiffeners to the material, reducing the strength and longevity of the material.
In the end, leather baby moccasins are better for babies, keeping their feet, ankles, and legs healthier, along with making learning to walk easier. Buying toddler moccasins means you are putting premium quality shoes, made with loving care on your baby’s feet.
We also know that it is better for the environment, as well as the community when we buy artisan crafted toddler moccasins. Artisans, run small businesses that purchase local materials, which supports other small businesses in the local community. Finally, we know that hand crafting shoes are skills taught and learned from one generation to the next, making every shoe unique with years of dedication and love invested into your child’s comfort.