STARTING THEM OFF ON THE RIGHT FOOT

"After reviewing hundreds of X-rays and evaluating existing children's footwear, it was clear no shoe was properly addressing the needs of a child's developing foot." – Dr. Jay LeBow, Co-founder

Reimagining children‘s footwear with their developing feet top-of-mind.

Historically, the footwear industry has been shrinking shoes designed for adult feet to fit kids’ feet, even though their feet are still developing. Infants don’t have arches nor the structural stabilization to bear weight and stand.

An adult shoe has a built-up arch and elevated heel. The current offerings are so generic that little ones and parents alike often don’t notice when a child is wearing the wrong shoe on the wrong foot. 

So why do we put kids’ feet in miniature versions of adult shoes?

INTRODUCING JBRDS ANATOMICALLY DESIGNED FOOTWEAR FOR CHILDREN

jbrds was co-founded by leading podiatrist and foot and ankle surgeon Dr. Jay LeBow, former sports industry veteran Mike Gugat, and top sporting goods merchant David Hirshfeld. We're re-imagining children’s footwear with their developing foot as our primary focus.

Anatomically Designed, And Cute!

Around the age of one, the baby develops a cuboid bone which serves as the fulcrum to the tendons that provides stability to stand, balance and walk.

Our patent pending design uniquely supports the lateral column and developing cuboid bone while stabilizing your child's heel. This combination of support and stability promotes the healthy development of your child's foot.

This one two punch of support and stability has never been offered until now.

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“As a young podiatrist building my practice in Baltimore, I missed this insight with my daughters. It wasn’t until I became a grandparent that I recognized the anatomical needs of a child’s developing foot. After reviewing hundreds of X-rays and evaluating existing children's footwear, it was clear no shoe was properly addressing the needs of a child's developing foot.”

– Dr. Jay LeBow, Co-founder and Chief Product Officer.

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“In the footwear industry, children’s shoes are often an afterthought. Our mission is to start kids off on the right foot. Our vision is to deliver the first active lifestyle brand that exclusively meets kids' needs from the cradle to eight years old. The most crucial period of growth for children’s feet and jbrds sets up kids to move into adolescence, young adulthood and eventually to adults helping to avoid possible problems later in life from wearing the wrong shoes as a child.”

Mike Gugat, Co-founder and CEO.

Mission

To start kids off on the right foot for a life filled with physical activity. We will ease parents' burden when deciding on what is best for their kid's feet.

Vision

To become the first active lifestyle brand from cradle to 8 (years old). Developing innovative footwear and apparel products while executing a connected digital strategy engaging families.

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