February 25, 2008 (Los Angeles, CA)—Just in time for spring and summer playtime, Livie & Luca has upped the cute factor with their Spring/Summer ’08 collection—think crisp green apples, pink octopi, preppy tassels, and funky patchwork designs.  The brand new sandal designs keep little feet cool and feature no-fuss Velcro closures, as well as a special inward curve to prevent stubbed toes.  From first walkers to on-the-go pre-schoolers to their brand new big kids sizes, Livie & Luca’s shoes are a fashionable and practical choice, retailing for $37.50 for sizes 4-9 and $45.50 for big kids sizes 10-12 at www.livieandluca.com.

Livie & Luca’s creations incorporate brightly colored leathers, bold designs and whimsical modern touches that capture the playful essence of childhood.  Their comfortable construction allows beginning walkers, toddlers, and pre-schoolers to navigate playgrounds, city streets, and dirt pathways with style and ease. It’s no wonder Hollywood babies including Suri Cruise, Shiloh Jolie-Pitt, and Madonna’s son David are fans!
Other unique features of Livie & Luca shoes:

  • Individuality:  Every shoe is handmade so no two will be exactly alike, each shoemaker leaves their marking under the strap
  • Kid Comfort:  Made from the softest leather, Livie & Luca shoes are breathable and comfortable
  • Earth Friendly:  Livie & Luca takes steps to minimize their carbon footprint, using reusable cloth bags instead of shoe boxes, using recyclable leather (that would otherwise be discarded), and non-benzene glue—the safest and most environmentally friendly glue
  • Inspired by Daily Life:  Designs are inspired by children’s artwork, the designer’s day-to-day life with her children, and fresh, clean looks
  • Cutting Edge:  The soles of Livie & Luca shoes are mimicked after Astroturf, and the shoes are lightweight (less than 1/3 lb.) yet robust—and super flexible
  • Giving Back: Livie & Luca makes a practice of donating 10 percent of their proceeds to rotating charities


Visit www.livieandluca.com to view the complete Livie & Luca collection, including their classic seasonless styles. Additional information, images, and samples available by request.