Footwear Good Enough for Royalty

Boumy Leather Shoes and Booties

boumy leather shoes!

Finding booties that stay on your little prince’s feet while giving him enough support to transition from crawler to waddler is a supreme pain in the ass.

So we figure any shoe that’s good enough for Holland’s royal family is good enough for us. (Yes, we are easily impressed by titles.)

Born in the Netherlands, Boumy is the latest baby shoe to make its stateside debut. The all-leather slippers are handcrafted with an elastic ankle band so they can be easily pulled on and off (by you, not them). Slightly textured bottoms also allow tiny toes to develop a natural gripping technique and ensure that your tot doesn’t go slip-sliding around.

After testing them on our own mini sovereigns, we deemed the booties (love the moccasins for fall) equally useful as slippers for the newly bipedal and house shoes for the more experienced toddler.

Crown not included.

Available online at boumy.com, $32.

this week in philadelphia!

The Pinch & Penny Show
What: In the new puppet performance, a little girl ponders how to spend her tooth fairy money.
Why: It’s never too early to teach them the importance of a piggy bank.
When: Thru Sept. 18.
Where: Please Touch Museum, Memorial Hall, Fairmount Park, 4231 Ave. of the Republic (215-581-3181). Adults and children, $15; babies, free.

Stroller Tour

What: Go on a guided exploration of the galleries with your tot in tow (infant-1 yr.).
Why: You’re dying for some adult interaction.
When: Wed., 11 a.m.
Where: Philadelphia Museum of Art, 2600 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy. (215-763-8100). Adults, $16; teens, $12; children, free.

Philadelphia Folk Festival
What: End your summer on a melodic note with concerts by Arlo Guthrie, Hoots & Hellmouth, and more.
Why: Storytelling and crafts just for your flower child.
When: Fri. & Sat., 11 a.m.-midnight; Sun., 11 a.m.-9:30 p.m.
Where: Old Pool Farm, 1323 Salford Station Rd., Schwenksville. Info at 800-556-3655. Tickets online at pfs.org. Adults, $38 and up; children, $28.50 and up.

Photo: Courtesy of Boumy

Old Pool Farm
1323 Salford Station Rd
Schwenksville, PA 19473
2600 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy
Philadelphia, PA 19130
4231 Ave of the Republic
@ Fairmount Park
Philadelphia, PA 19131