About Us


BigToes Australia is owned by a Gold Coast family who are passionate about children's health and development both physically and mentally. With a toddler who is forever on the move, we found our son struggled to walk comfortably in regular footwear and developed blisters and very smelly feet in footwear of a similar concept.

"The most comfortable shoes for babies and toddlers."

Our Chameleon BigToes shoes are a world first in baby and toddler shoes! Not only are all BigToes shoes scientifically developed to mimic barefoot walking, BigToes Chameleon are a patented design and are the first ever colour changing children's shoe which have been developed and proven to promote cognitive growth in inquisitive pre-walkers and toddlers.

As a business, we have a passion to provide children with the best footwear available to instil confidence as they learn to take their first steps and more. We strive to offer parents with an affordable and durable, non-toxic footwear option they can be sure their children will love (and not want to take off!). We know how hectic parenting life can be, so we want to ensure your BigToes experience, whether with us or one of our amazing small business stockists is a smooth buying process for you.

And finally, we will consistently work with our stockists to build trusting and long lasting relationships with Australian small businesses as we all share the same love, our children. Our children are our future, let's leave the right kind of footprints for them to walk in.

Similar to fingers on an adult hand, a babies’ toes are freely movable, an important and imperative characteristic that helps babies keep their balance while standing upright and learning how to walk. Most babies also have thick and flat fan-shaped feet, with a wide front and narrow heel. Babies use the entire soles of their feet to maintain their balance when standing, and then walking.

BigToes shoes consider the unique characteristics of babies’ feet and are the outcome of BigToes' efforts to develop customized shoes for babies and toddlers around the world, making BigToes the most suitable and enjoyable shoe for babies first steps and beyond. BigToes shoes are a glue-free shoe with the sole made of TPE (Thermoplastic Elastomer) which is harmless to humans. There is no toxic materials detected throughout any BigToes products, instilling confidence in parents that BigToes are the most suitable shoe for their pre-walker or toddler. 

  1. Non-Toxic Materials

    Great for wearers who have skin sensitivities or have an atopic disease. The glue-free outsole is made of TPE which is harmless to humans.

  2. Non-Slip Outsole

    With non-slip technology applied, the strong grip on the sole of the shoe ensures safety for the wearer when on wet or slippery surfaces. The grip is designed to not be a trip hazard when worn on coarse surfaces (such as concrete).

  3. Scientific Design

    Baby shoes that take a science-based approach to create a comfortable shoe which is designed to mimic barefoot walking. Scientifically designed to the fan-shape of a babies foot.

  4. Big Toe Box

    The Big Toe Box allows toes to move freely with no feeling of constriction. This enables babies and toddlers to comfortably spread their toes when learning to stand, balance and walk.>

    Free toe movement stimulates bone growth as well as assisting with cognitive development.

  5. Breathable Outsole

    As babies sweat 2.5 times more than adults, breathable footwear is imperative to their health and hygiene. BigToes shoes have breathable holes in the outsoles to allow sweat, moisture and water to escape the shoe, which also enables them to be slip resistant water shoes in summer.

    This breathability offered with BigToes Shoes also helps combat foot odour, with majority of wearers no longer developing or experiencing odour when worn on warmer days.

  6. Super Lightweight & Convenient

    As comfortable as barefoot, these ultra-lightweight shoes are made of soft TPE and cotton (40g), making them easy for parents to put on active little feet.

  7. Various Designs

    With over 50 styles and designs to choose from (including the new Chameleon and Flat Shoes styles), there is a BigToes shoe for every occasion!