When my beautiful little girl was born in 2002, she unfortunately was blessed with my feet. I was very frustrated with the lack of shoes available for wide, thick feet, until I discovered a shoe made in China called the Squeaky Shoe. I could not believe I had never seen this shoe before.
Finally I had one shoe that fit correctly and helped with her stability and balance. The shoe also encouraged her to walk with the help of a two-way squeaker in the heel that only squeaked when she walked heel to toe. I soon figured out that it was very important that children’s little feet have a soft, flexible shoe that will fit their feet without binding or rubbing against the skin.
In response to this need I created Mooshu Trainers in 2005. I wanted to design shoes that adhere to three core principles; width, thickness, and flexibility without compromising style. From Mary Janes, sandals, to tennis shoes there is a style that every child can enjoy for years to come.
I created the interchangeable bow shoe several years ago for a simple way to match outfits and shoes. My first bow shoe had two cuts in the leather with two straps to hide the cuts. The bow clip went under both of the straps and the cuts of the leather.
Now I have improved the bow shoe both in strength and looks. I added a small flower on top of the upper that you simply slide the clip through. For the days when you do not want to wear a bow you have a nice little flower to look at. The interchangeable bow shoe is fun and with the squeaker in the heal serves a purpose as well!
Debra J. Bishop