Borboleta was started in 2011 by British company Goodwear Shoes, which was established in 1937 as a family-owned shoe repairer/maker. The idea was to produce a top-quality baby shoe for the UK market. The concept was simple, utilise the best materials allied to an elegantly designed shoe. They were able to source a factory in Portugal to produce the high quality shoes that they had been looking for and then subsequently introduced their own brand to the market, Borboleta™ as well as acquiring the already well established brand Fofito™. Both these brands are now highly regarded within the children’s footwear industry. The production of the shoes was and still remains today predominantly handmade with highly skilled artisans working on each pair of shoe that is made.
The name Borboleta, translates to ‘butterfly’ in Portuguese. Butterflies are associated with different stages of the life cycle and was a perfect correlation with phases of a babies growth development and reaching the key walking milestone. Fitting - (G/H) for children with broader feet or a high instep.
Borboleta - Size Guide