ABOUT US

PAPERKRANE - BRINGING STREET TO BARE FEET

PaperKrane is an Australian footwear company run by two Melbourne based mums who have a passion for (shoe) fashion as well as foot health. 

PaperKrane is popular and fast growing worldwide, with stockists in Europe, the US, Canada, the UK, the United Arab Emirates, New Zealand and Australia, with a constant stream of new interest from near and far. 

Whilst we love spreading our wings and discovering new parts of the globe to have our shoes appear in, ultimately we are proud and passionate to be living here in Australia and representing OUR amazing part of the globe, working our way towards becoming an Australian household name!

 

AUSTRALIAN BAREFOOT SHOES

 

PaperKrane shoes are barefoot/minimal style, and contain our aptly named ‘Four F’s’ - meaning they are FLAT (ideal for improving overall function, posture and natural gait), FEATHER LIGHT (providing minimal interference with the foot’s natural movement), FOOT SHAPED (allows toes to splay and improves natural stability) and FLEXIBLE (improves mobility and strength). 

But best of all, PaperKrane shoes are fashionable and bring the FUN to FUNctional footwear! 

 

THE FOUR F'S

 

 You can find out more about the benefits of wearing barefoot shoes > HERE < 

 

Every pair of PaperKrane shoes is unique, quirky and fashion forward, but most importantly, PaperKrane shoes are optimal for foot health and development. 

Feet, especially growing and developing feet, function optimally when there is minimal restriction on natural gait and movement. 

This means that shoes should ultimately serve as protection from the elements, rather as a ‘supportive’ mechanism. 

You wouldn’t put your kids in a back brace to prevent future back problems would you?

So why would you put them in ‘supportive shoes’ to prevent future foot problems?

 

FLEXIBLE & FUN

You can find out more about the benefits of putting your kids in barefoot shoes > HERE <

 

But putting your kids in foot healthy shoes no longer means you have to sacrifice on style!

We are all about keeping our kicks KOOL!

From bright colours, to quirky prints and eye catching designs, you can be sure that your kids' feet will be decked out year round. 

That’s because here at PaperKrane, we’re all about BRINGING STREET TO BARE FEET! 

BAREFOOT KIDS

 

 

You can read more of our BEHIND THE BRAND PaperKrane story > HERE <

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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.