Rileyroos was started by a husband and wife team from Maryland, USA who found themselves frustrated with the lack of stylish and developmentally friendly shoe choices shortly after their first child was born. They created Rileyroos with a focus on style, comfort and ease, important for little growing feet.
Rileyroos design inspiration comes from a combination of European fashion trends and American spirit and casualness. The design imitates barefoot walking to protect little feet. The sole of a Rileyroos shoe is flexible and its rubber-padded sole curls above the toes to provide leverage as a child begins crawling. Unlike many heavy or bulky first walking shoes, Rileyroos’ lightweight construction and protective bottoms support a child’s foot as he or she starts walking and provides traction to prevent falls on slippery surfaces.