Minnow Designs

“Eeep! Minnow Designs neoprene beach shoes. Perfect for little beach babes tootsies. They protect your babes feet against hot sand, pesky sharp shells and slippery rocks while they explore the sand and sea. Plus they are bright and on trend.”


The Story

Our mission at Minnow Designs is to ‘fill the gaps’ in a parents life. We dreamed up the unique design for these swim shoes when our firstborns started toddling through Australian seaside rock pools together. We were constantly on the lookout for sharp rocks, shells and slippery bits. We needed something comfortable and malleable that would protect their little feet. Socks, but stronger and quick drying.

Made using bright, on trend colors, these booties aren’t just cute, they are of the highest quality. Now sold in 150 boutiques, department stores and gift stores across the world we are so, so proud of the our products and we still do a daggy happy dance every time we make a sale.

At Minnow, we’re about small salty faces, sandy toddler bottoms, spontaneous fun, unhurried friendship, big belly laughs and rare moments of parental peace interrupted by frequent moments of breathless joy.

The Founders

Minnow Designs is the brainchild of two friends who have made it their mission to design beautiful, purposeful products that ‘fill the gaps’ in a parents life. Lorraine, a Fashion Designer and Stacey, a Marketing Consultant met when they were young and carefree, had babies at the same time and went into business shortly thereafter.

In the time since we launched Minnow in the Australian Summer of 15/16 we’ve drunk countless bottles of wine, refined our product to the point of real pride, learned more about small business and ourselves than we’re entirely comfortable with and created another set of small adorable toddler buddies. We’re chuffed to be on this journey and we’re so grateful you could join us.

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Lorraine Cherry-Nguyen

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Stacey Fisher

The Products

Protect your baby’s feet against hot sand, shells and rocks while they explore sand and sea. Soft, pliable neoprene acts like a sock so your baby’s foot can move freely. Beautifully boxed, these fun swim shoes are perfect as a practical, beautifully made gift for hip little explorers.


The Office

Head Office: 40-76 William St, Leichhardt NSW 2040, Australia

Phone (USA): +1 213 269 4899
Phone (AUS): +61 402 270 881
Email: [email protected]

Filling the gaps in a parent's life, one clever product at a time