Bundgaard has been designing shoes for active and curious children since 1904. Our shoes can be used all year round, and brave any type of weather.
In production, we honour traditional craftsmanship and use great quality materials to guarantee the highest comfort in our shoes.
Bundgaard was established in 1904 and is Scandinavia’s oldest children’s shoe manufacturer. The story begins in the city of Esbjerg in west Denmark, when Thorvald Emil Bundgaard acquired the shoe company.
Bundgaard once manufactured shoes for a range of purposes, shoes for gymnastics for instance. However things changed after the birth of Thorvald’s first grandchild, in the 1920’s. He decides to dedicate his production to children shoes, pioneering in the art of making quality and comfortable footwear for children.
Our mission is to encourage adventure and curiosity in children, through our designs focused on comfort and adaptability.
We aim to create shoes focused on children and their needs only.
Our vision is to see children in motion, cyclying, running, climbing and skipping around.
Children who laugh, cry and break boundaries become more familiar with their senses.
Our values are focused on children and their needs.
We value their curiosity and encourage them to be adventurous and playful in their everyday life.
Our main production takes place with carefully selected partners in Portugal. Some of our other styles, such as our signature rubber boots, are produced in East Asia.
In production, we honour traditional craftsmanship and use great quality materials to guarantee the highest comfort in our shoes. The factories producing our handmade collections also follow REACH standards. At Bundgaard we prioritize children and the world they grow up in. This is why we make mindful choices about our products and production:
We launch new collections twice a year, updated with new colors, seasonal trends and creative details, but the majority is carried over from season to season.
We do not over-produce by carefully tracking orders.
Vegetable tanned leather lining is a key component throughout our collection as it protects the little feet from contact with chrome and heavy materials.