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Charlie First Walker in Tan | Sizes 2-8

Regular price $65.00 USD
Regular price Sale price $65.00 USD
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Each pair of shoes is carefully crafted in our historic factory located in Central Pennsylvania.

The Tan Charlie First Walker has a tan sole and is made of tan leather and lined with breathable leather and cotton which work together to draw out any moisture. The structure of the shoe and the flexible sole provide stability without weight to support your child's early steps.

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Please note this is a custom made style, all shoes will ship within 14 business days. Please carefully check our size guide and measure your child's foot before you order.

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Size Guide

Did you know we have two ways to check your child’s shoe size! You could use our printable sizing chart or measure your child’s foot with these simple steps:

01. draw a straight line on a piece of paper and place your child's foot on the line

02. place a mark by their heel and where their biggest toe ends

03. measure the space in inches and use the conversion chart to get their size

Helpful tips:-pick the size of the larger foot-account for socks-size up for growing room

Let us know if you have any questions at all! You can find a printable version of these instructions here:

https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0014/6777/7136/files/Kepner_Scott_Sizing_Chart.docx?v=1583334384

Care information

Do Kepner Scott Shoes need any special care?

It depends!

Do you like the unique look only natural leather gets after each use or do you prefer the look of a more maintained shoe?

There’s no wrong answer! Many of our customers love the natural leather look more and more after use, but if you want to keep the leather protected for longer that’s great too!

We suggest using Chamberlain's Leather Milk to help protect your shoes! We do recommend testing on a discreet area to make sure it gives the look you’re going for.

Have any questions? Email customerservice@kepnerscott.com

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FAQs

What types of shoes does Kepner Scott manufacture?

Classic, all leather baby boots, boys and girls casual and dress shoes, as well as leather sandals and custom make up shoes.

What are Kepner Scott's trade names?

Our trade names are Amilio, Carpenter, Sandals by Carpenter, Shoe Zees, and Self Starters.

Do you only offer children's shoes?

Yes, we manufacture and stock children's shoes from infant's size 0 to child's size 3 in whole and half sizes as well as B to EEE widths.

Are all of your shoes made in the USA?

Yes, our all leather children's footwear is made in Orwigsburg, PA.

Do you offer wholesale?

Yes! Please contact customerservice@kepnerscott.com.

Do you ship internationally? 

Yes! International shipping rates start at $20.00. If you'd like a shipping upgrade that includes tracking, please email customerservice@kepnerscott.com.

Do you accept returns or exchanges?

All information on returns and exchanges can be found on our Policies page. Please read it carefully before ordering.

 

 

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About Us

In 1888, at the height of the Industrial Revolution, Orwigsburg, Pennsylvania (pop. 2,000) was beginning to emerge as a footwear manufacturing hub. That same year Kepner Scott Shoe Co. was founded from the former shoe firm of Haeseler, Kepner and Co. by Alexander Scott and W.C. Kepner. By 1913 Orwigsburg was home to eleven shoe manufacturers collectively producing over 1.4 million pairs of children’s shoes annually.
 
 
Following Mr. Kepner’s death in 1913, Miss Elsie Hartman was elected Secretary/Treasurer of Kepner Scott Shoe Co. Elsie eventually purchased Kepner Scott and led the company through two world wars and the Great Depression. In 1961 our Grandfather, Milo H. Zimmerman, sold his interest in A.N. Wolf and Highland Shoe companies in search of a new venture. Milo’s love of children and forty plus years of footwear manufacturing experience was all that was needed for him and three of his sons to purchase Kepner Scott Shoe Co.
 
 
In the 1960’s the children’s shoe market was dominated by stiff uncomfortable welted shoes. Comfort and flexibility were being sacrificed for durability. Milo believed children needed soft, flexible and comfortable shoes. Milo and his son Clair embarked on a mission to design and craft healthier children’s shoes.
 
 
Milo passed away at the age of 86 in 1982. His quest for healthier footwear eventually came to fruition and became our company’s mission. Milo’s son, Clair, assumed the leadership of Kepner Scott until his retirement in 2000. Since then Clair’s son and daughter, representing the 3rd generation of shoemakers, continue the tradition of manufacturing quality children’s shoes. 
 
 
Today, Milo's great granddaughter, Audrey Zimmerman, created her own line of children's footwear called Zimmerman Shoes. She's taken the same ideology behind his brand and created a classic look for modern kids.
    
 
For the past 134 years, more than 10 million pairs of Kepner Scott shoes have been worn by children throughout the world. We are proud to be part of the "Made in America" community, and to provide healthy shoes for children's feet.