Designed by podiatrists, loved by kids.
That's our Modus operandi. Skobi was born out of our pure frustration with the limited offering of school shoes in the Australian Market.
As Podiatrists and parents, we were constantly on the search for school shoes that met our needs… and after a decade of fitting children’s shoes in our Paediatric Podiatry Clinic, we decided to take the challenge upon ourselves.
Research shows us that Aussie kids have a broader foot type. Many shoes in the australian market were designed elsewhere and imported with no thought whatsoever to the needs of the Australian market…or foot shape.
Not only do our diverse designs look great, but they feel great too. From the beginning stages of design, manufacture and production of our shoes, right through to months of wear, we are closely involved in every aspect of the process. We visit the factories, we roadtest in our clinic and we listen to our customers. Whether it's certified Vegan or durable textiles...or narrow fit or wide, we've got all your bases covered.
We know you're seeking the ever-elusive brown school shoe. We work with kids who can’t bare the thought of putting a shoe on their foot. We see plenty of 10 year olds whose fine motor skills prevent them from tying their shoe laces.
Because no two children, and no two feet are the same, we’ve combined our podiatric skillset with our parental understanding to design a range of kids school shoes specifically engineered to meet the needs of Aussie kids.
Every sole, textile and stitch position on your Skobi's has a purpose; and Jason is the reason why. A Podiatrist for 23 years and 11 of those treating kids across the globe, we estimate Jason has fitted over 110,000 pairs of shoes on his paediatric patients alone - and he'll remember them all too! With a style for everyone, Jason is the reason we're "designed by podiatrists, loved by kids".
The new kids on the block. Considered designs for every kid; from the rough & tumble to the sensitive souls. We've got everyone covered.
Designed by PodiatristsBy one of Australia's only Certified Paediatric Podiatrists. We consider every stitch and seam to ensure the ultimate in fit, form and function.
Loved by KidsOur shoes are shaped for an Aussie foot type. They're comfy from the get-go, because shoes that fit don't have a "break in" period.
Free Shipping + Easy returnsFor all footwear orders we'll throw in shipping Australia Wide.
Aussie OwnedWe're across everything at Skobi. We design, manufacture and distribute into stores and homes across Australia and New Zealand.
The Skobi Difference
At Skobi, we put children's needs at the forefront of all our designs. In fact, we offer Australia’s only range of children’s school shoes designed and founded by Paediatric Podiatrists. Each model of shoe within our ranges has been specifically engineered to include unique design elements that meet the rigorous requirements of the schoolyard, and the children who play in it.
Not only do our diverse designs look great, but they feel great too. From the beginning stages of design, manufacture and production of our shoes, right through to months of wear, we are closely involved in every aspect of the process.
Our shoes are locally designed by Paediatric Podiatrists in Brisbane, and made in Turkey and Portugal. We work closely with production teams to ensure the highest standards and working conditions are being met across the globe.
Our leathers are sourced locally in the countries of production, and each shoe is handcrafted by local shoemakers in factories that maintain positive working environments. Our objective is to ensure all styles provide the ultimate feel, form and function. In doing so, we can be confident that both children and parents will fall in love with the Skobi brand.