THE GOLDEN TOE AWARDS

November 01, 2021

THE GOLDEN TOE AWARDS

What are the Golden toe Awards you say?

The Golden Toe Awards is a new, annual celebration of minimalist shoes, makers, and the barefoot community.

The Golden Toe Awards were started by Adam from Minimal-List

As Minimal-List states - The awards allow us to discover the best, most highly recommended minimalist shoes as voted for by the worldwide community, helping guide newcomers and giving great companies a chance to shine, no matter how big they (or their marketing budgets) are!

Barefoot shoe wearers around the globe filled in surveys and gave feedback and voted for their faves...

Low and behold... We took out first place in the kids category!

This is hugely exciting for us, having started off exclusively as a footwear brand for kids. And while we won FIRST PLACE in the kids category, it's awesome to see more grown ups getting into them, too! 

We're so glad that YOU, our customers and PK fam, thought highly enough of our shoes to submit your votes. We love that and will wear the FIRST PLACE badge with pride!

 

Golden Toe Awards Winners - First Place Kids

We earned ourselves an Overall Community Rating = 9.6/10

A small selection of What the community had to say...

"I love love love them, both for my kids and me."

"Love the look and they are so easy to slip on and off. There is a lot of volume in this shoe so would be good if they stocked or recommended an insert for a better fit. The sizes seem true to their charts, however run small for what would generally be considered x size."

"These PaperKrane boots are fabulous. So soft. Easy to get on and off."

There you have it!

Awards for the minimal footwear industry. (You can read about the other winners HERE)

We are excited to bring you so many new styles and designs, that we hope to submit to next year's Golden Toe Awards!






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PK SIZING - FIND YOUR SIZE

FOR BEST RESULTS... 

Our size charts are specific to our shoes, and may differ from your usual footwear so we always recommend you measure before ordering.

If needing more detailed instructions on "How to Measure" please scroll down below the size charts.

 

PK BABY + TODDLER SIZE CHARTPK SIZE CHART - THE KIDS
PK SIZE CHART - BIG KIDS
PK SIZE CHART - GROWN UPS

 

HOW TO MEASURE

Stand with feet on a piece of paper, and mark where the end of the longest toe/s are, and middle point of the back of the heel. 

Use a ruler to measure between those two points. (Use your longest foot measurement - Look at the "BEST FIT" column to see where the foot fits best.

* If closer to the end of the "BEST FIT" measurements then the next size up will be a better choice.

For most comfortable fit, aim to have up to 7-12mm of extra space in the shoe.  

If socks will be worn in the shoes, pop on the socks and then measure in the same manner. 

We include a width measurement across the ball of the shoe, this is a measurement of the FLATTEST part of the sole, so there is always more available space than stated, as the sole curves out and up giving your feet more room to spread. 

We also have a natural rubber sole that is able to flex with a foot, which helps accomodate feet that have more width. 

While the available length measurements are the same across all styles, the upper construction affects the fit and feel of the shoe. 

See HERE for a more detailed "FIT and FEEL" description of each of our PaperKrane styles.