A PRETTY WILD COLLAB - PRETTY FOUNDATION

May 06, 2022

A PRETTY WILD COLLAB - PRETTY FOUNDATION

Pretty Foundation are our next collab partners, and we can't think of two better pairs of PKs for this cause, than our SAFARI boots, and mary jane ZEEBs.

PaperKrane Zebra flexi sole, with pretty wild, and Pretty Foundation logo

Why the name Pretty?

Pretty is often used in a superficial context with regards to female appearance. Pretty Foundation want to go beyond the superficial and reclaim the power of pretty by using it to describe the true value of women and girls.

She’s pretty inspirational. She’s pretty brave. She’s pretty talented.

With their unique black and white flexi soles, these PaperKrane soles are pretty wild! The one-of-a-kind nature of our soles really illustrate the idea that every zebra has unique stripes, or, that every child is unique, and we are all for helping our youngsters embrace the value to be found in their unique-ness. 

A side on image of the ZEEBs mary jane and the SAFARI chelsea boots, with their names above.

Pretty Foundation is all about building body confidence through storytelling. 

Did you know that body image issues can surface in children as young as 3?

In fact, Australian research shows that 38% of 4-year-old girls in Australia are dissatisfied with their bodies and 34% of 5 year old girls intend to diet. 

On a mission to change this, Pretty Foundation have developed Charlie’s Tales – a body confidence book series (suitable for all children under 7 – not just girls) containing positive body image messages.

Charlie's Tales books

Recognising that the foundations for positive body image are laid in early childhood, these books help children embrace what makes their body unique, value their character, skills and abilities and look after their bodies as they are vehicles for life, not ornaments to be stared at.

So far, almost 60% of parents have reported a positive body image impact on their child within just one month of reading the books to them!

We love that!

We think our shoes are great for encouraging kids to move and find joy in the things their bodies can do, feeling the environment around them can provide them with some added confidence while on their feet. 

5% of the sales of both of the SAFARI boots and ZEEBs will go to Pretty Foundation's charity.  

If you'd like to support Pretty Foundation, and you think your children could benefit from Charlie's Tales, you can find them HERE to purchase. 





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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.