Lapito is a footwear brand for dapper little feet.
We focus on comfort, style and detail in every handmade pair. Lapito is more than just a pair of adorable leather soft soles, we believe our little soles help your little souls explore the world on foot. We're there for every step of the way.
Designer and owner, Pia Nowland travelled the world to chase her dream in becoming a shoe designer. In 2011 she gave up her career as a Journalist and moved to Italy to complete a shoe design course in Florence. Eager to learn more, Pia then graduated in a custom made footwear course at Tafe SA in South Australia. After dedicating long hours into researching and prototyping, Pia noticed a gap in the market and developed the brand Lapito - a niche in trendy and comfortable footwear for toddlers and infants. Using the majority of her savings at the time, Pia invested in an industrial sewing machine and started making soft sole leather shoes as gifts for baby showers and weddings; something unique and handmade. The demand started to grow until she could no longer keep up with the orders. Today, each pair is carefully handcrafted in Vietnam ensuring the finest finishes and detail in every pair.
Where does Lapito come from you ask?
It's named after Pia and her two siblings. To Pia, Lapito focuses on family, first steps and childhood memories. Lara, Pia and Toby make up Lapito.
We hope you love them as much as we do. x