Our Story


Hi, I am Tenzin, the founder of Foot Buddy. I live in the Bay- Area, California with my wife and a daughter. I started the company out of necessity for my 2-and-a-half-year-old daughter at the time.

The concept for Foot Buddy began in 2020, around my experience with my daughter. At 2-and-a-half years old, I clipped her toenails only to notice calluses and hammering on the toes. The shoes were undoubtedly the culprit. 
I began shopping around, and even I bought her shoes that were 1-2 size bigger only to find unsuitable footwear that were not designed around children's feet. I found some barefoot shoes but that were far too expensive. I knew that she would outgrow these shoes in just 2-3 months. 

Why make a significant investment when your children grow out of them quickly anyway? So, I decided to design her shoes with an approach more adapted to the needs of a toddler.

Thus, Foot Buddy's First Collection- BOLD was born - a shoe that is

-wide enough for her foot to preserve a natural shape.

-flexible enough to allow natural movement of the foot.

-breathable enough to circulate air in/out of the shoes by using Cotton.

-Sole is thin enough at 7mm to feel connected to the ground yet provide protection.

-most importantly affordable enough that it is accessible to every parent.

Give your kids the gift of breathable, comfortable footwear. Shop at Foot Buddy and discover a better pair of shoes for your special little ones to enjoy their active, curious lifestyles. 

Your child will thank you when they grow up, for making the right choice with their footwear. 


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