Welcome, and thank you for visiting! I'm Emily. I started HARTS after my baby's socks kept falling off, and I couldn't find the right soft solution...somewhere between sock and shoe.
Socks slip off. Shoes hurt.
Socks slipped off, and no one likes to keep putting them back on. Shoes were cute. But leave red marks. And rigid shoes seem unnatural on a teeny foot that was still learning to walk. The booties out there area either frumpy and over complicated or leather and not adjustable and washable. Plus, babies don't need a basket of socks and a line of shoes along the wall.
First, I cut up a single pair of my son's socks and added snaps.
Four years later, I had tested magnetic closures, snaps, elastic, leather, silicone, pineapple and other vegan leather, cotton and much more. I measured babies feet and ankles every chance I got. I wanted modern style in a soft, washable shoe--sustainably made and practical for moms everywhere.
I'm so proud to share HARTS Bootees with you.
Today, you can find us in children's stores all over NY and the east coast. Two HARTS (Emily's maiden name) sisters have jumped on board too. Kate runs shipping and fulfillment out of Harrisburg, PA. Grace, in DC is managing sales and even my Dad, a retired salesman is selling in the southern states.
It's a Sock. It's a Shoe.
It's a sock. It's a shoe. They are 100% machine washable, cruelty-free, adjustable, slip-on, stay-on and made with love from Brooklyn.
I hope they will simplify your life. And give you less stress and more joy.