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Merrell Bare Steps | Brown Kids Boots

Merrell Bare Steps | Brown Kids Boots

Regular price $54.00
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This on-trend boot is made with environmentally friendly materials and features an alternative closure with fixed laces for an easy fit and a hiker-inspired look. Its wide toe box and rounded outsole follow the natural shape of a child’s foot to ensure healthy foot development and its light, flexible outsole makes it a durable walker.

• Environmentally friendly materials in linings and outsole
• Alternative closure with fixed laces for easy on/off and adjustability
• Extra-wide toe box and outsole with rounded edges allow for proper foot development
• Memory foam footbed for all-day comfort
• Lightweight, non-marking rubber outsole with flexiblegrip for superior traction
• Multi-directional flex grooves in outsole for maximum flexibility
• Anti-bacterial properties in lining helps prevent bacteria and control odor

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brands we loveWe hand-pick the brands we sell and many of them are the very same brands that we choose for our own kiddos. They come from far and wide; Japan, Italy, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, the UK as well as from the USA - truly international!

Wherever they're from, they all have unique qualities that make them special. We look for shoes that grow with your kids, are washable, waterproof, flexible and light, narrow, wide, allow for wriggle room and not to mention stylish, cool and fun.

Our clothing range brings initiative design, organic or sustainable technologies and materials for babies, toddlers and kids up for size 10.

Angel Dear designs unique modern clothing for newborns, accessories and more.

Billy Footwear creates shoes with zippers designed to be fashionable and functional, revolutionizing how shoes are put on and taken off. 

BirkenstockForm meets function. Comfortable, iconic design in a wide selection of colors, textures and patterns. Perfect for your little ones.

Bobux delivers a range of kids shoes showcasing superior durability while allowing your children’s feet to move naturally. From New Zealand this range of award winning footwear for babies, toddlers & preschoolers is podiatrist approved and not to mention beautifully designed and produced.

Bushel & Peck is a publisher dedicated to making beautiful, high-quality children's books available to kids everywhere regardless of income. 

Chronicle Books is an independent publisher offering bestselling books, children's books, stationery, and gifts.

Creamie is an international brand that designs fashion with an edge for girls. The creamie girl is sweet and tough. She is a Princess with an attitude.

EeBoo is a boutique, woman-owned toy manufacturer that specializes in useful, beautiful and well-made educational games and gifts.

Falcotto design soft and flexible shoes for your kiddos very first steps. With back support at the ankle and at the same time always in line with the latest fashion trends, they accompany children in their first adventures to discover the world.

Footmates specializes in traditional and classic patterns and offers products that define "Classic American" and uses the finest leathers and materials to provide not only the perfect look but the perfect fit and comfort for your child.

Fred's World is color and imagination combined with playground-friendly quality clothing that makes it easy for the child to disappear into a world of play and activity. All their products made of cotton and wool are GOTS certified. 

Inchworm Alley is a brand of digitally printed baby and kid's wear that are ethically produced and made using GOTS certified, ultra-soft 100% Organic Cotton and eco-friendly dyes

Jack Rabbit Creations creates classic wooden, tin, and plush toys for kids. Their toys are tested to the CPSC USA Toy Safety Standards and our paints are non-toxic.

JoJo Maman Bébé specializes in baby and children's clothing inspired by French nautical themes combined with quirky British design.

Kamik is a brand with history and proven quality. In existence now for 4 generations they are still looking for new, sustainable ways to improve - from our manufacturing process right down to the finished product. It’s a longstanding commitment to keeping feet warm, dry, comfortable and happy.

KEEN was founded on the principle that a sandal can protect your toes. Their creation was the Newport, a waterproof sandal with patented toe protection. The kids' colleciton was designed with outdoor play in mind. It provides the comfort and protection children's feet need for any summer activity on land or in the water.

Little Green Radicals is a UK born award winning organic baby, boys, girls, unisex, babygrows, bodies, joggers, t-shirts, dresses, pajamas, jackets and trousers - from newborn to eight.

Magnetic Me baby clothing is created with patented magnetic fasteners - the absolute easiest way to dress a baby.

Mayoral designs contemporary children's fashion, which follows the latest trends in the children's sector, along with unique designs. Always betting on the highest quality, the styles are made with the most exclusive fabrics for maximum comfort for babies and children.

Me & Henry is a boys clothing line catering for little chaps 0-10years. Inspired by a bygone era where people properly dressed for an occasion. Using amazing fabrics in quirky ways on classic styles, the entire line is created in London with a very European aesthetic.

Merrell has a mission to encourage parents and children to get out on the trails and have designed shoes and boots that can go straight from play to hike

Popclox (Modern Moose) designs adorable natural wood wall clocks and room decor. Lovingly designed and handcrafted in the USA. Perfect for bedroom, nursery or playroom.

Morado Designs is a Vermont-based baby boutique specializing in eco-friendly apparel and accessories. Made from super soft organic cotton, their pieces feature whimsical graphics printed with water-based inks.

Müsli by Green Cotton designs clothes for the dear little ones that is fashionable and durable. All their clothes are GOTS Organic certified.

My L'Amour create updated classic shoes for kids. Made with love for darling feet.

Naturino shoes are designed by experts. For more than forty years they have been working to develop safe and comfortable shoes to give your children only the best. But they do not only focus on the technical aspects – they also concentrate on the design, because they know that kids are fashion-conscious as well as very demanding on their shoes.

Old Soles is an Australian brand and take kids shoes a step up from the crowd. With a passion for fashion, the Old Soles range has been inspired by the latest runway designs, and attention to detail makes them perfect for playful feet. Handcrafted from butter soft leathers, Old Soles shoes deliver ultimate comfort, fit, and flexibility.

PediPed footwear offers a variety of stylish and comfortable shoes for children that promote healthy foot development.

Peter Pauper Press is a publisher of fine books, personal diaries, journals & stationery. They offer a wide array of specialty gifts, books, boxed stationery sets.

Posh Peanut: Posh Peanut is committed to providing fashion forward, excellent quality and adorable children’s clothing & accessories as well as serving our customers with above satisfactory customer service. Posh Peanut truly understands a mother’s love and we take all appropriate actions to measure up to that specific love. 

Primigi creates fine shoes to look at and to wear, built for the well-being of children, allowing them freedom to run and jump while protecting them and accompanying them on their extraordinary adventures.

Reef sandals create the very best shop surf-inspired kid's sandals.

Robeez footwear mimics bare feet by flexing and bending with every step. Supporting not constricting growing feet, they promote good balance and unrestricted growth, while protecting little feet from the world. They stay on too, with elasticized ankles to ensure a perfectly snug fit.

Rockahula is a boutique accessory brand for kids that is a little bit different – bright, beautiful, and appealing to both children and parents alike.

Rookie Human designs the most magic crib sheets. Every sheet is a backdrop to a delightful story, and every baby is the protagonist.

Saucony has been loyal to the sport of running, building goodness into every product and inviting millions around the world to run with them including kids. Their sneakers are bright, cool and fun.

See Kai Run use the science of proportional engineering to build footwear to support the stages of early childhood foot development and features shoes that are lightweight and ultra-flexible. The See Kai Run® team constantly studies kids’ feet and carefully considers every detail that goes into each shoe, to ensure all styles deliver the best in fit from the crib to eight years old. Their footwear meets the American Podiatric Medical Association's rigorous standards for foot health and functionality and has been awarded the APMA's prestigious Seal of Acceptance.

Stride Rite is an American brand that have been building shoes for kids since 1919. Their styles of kids’ shoes are created with their development in mind, providing extra cushioned comfort, protection, and stability for hours for playtime and years of growing. Find the best in kids’ shoes for every stage!

Tea Collection began with the dream to inspire global connection and curiosity for little
citizens of the world. Their designers travel the world bringing the beauty of different cultures and modern design to children's clothing and every season they  give back 10% of their profits to projects and organizations that create a better world for kids everywhere.

The Blueberry Hill hats, clothing and accessories are made from quality material and are intended to be passed down to smaller friends and siblings. Their products are timeless, effortless and fun. Whether it’s for dressing up, photo ops, everyday shenanigans, or cozy moments, they’ve combined high quality with modern flair to create the perfect pieces.

Three Hearts is a Houston based baby boutique that's full of handmade modern teethers, accessories, pacifier clips, bpa free silicone goods, and more.

Tsukihoshi, specialist kids brand from Japan designs shoes that allow toes to splay naturally mimic barefoot walking motion and enhanced grip and balance.

Vignette's inspiration has driven them to design clothes that make young girls feel inspired.

Zutano are best known for the award winning baby booties that are soft, comfy, and designed to stay on even the most wiggly little feet.

Yo Baby Clothing made in a facility that pays fair and meaningful wages, not the minimum wages that dominate the industry, with socially responsible values.

Some of our brands you'll find right here at this online store and other only in our physical stores in Oakland & Berkeley. Can't find what you're looking for online and not near the East Bay, CA, don't worry - get in touch and we'll be happy to help you over the phone or by email. 


Standard shipping (2-6 days) is $6.95

For orders over $100 standard shipping is free.

We only ship within the US. 


Local pick up can be selected at checkout. You will be notified via email once the order is ready to be picked up. 

Store Hours:

Oakland (Rockridge) 
Mon - Sun: 10.30am - 6.00pm


GoldenBug will accept your return or exchange of unworn, unwashed, or defective merchandise by mail or at our Oakland store.

**Please note that you are responsible for the expense of returning an order. 

All returned items must be in a sale-able condition with tags and in original packaging, and with your receipt.

Mailing Returns 

Your returns can be mailed to:

5520 College Avenue
Oakland, CA 94618

Returns of online orders: 

Full-priced items will be refunded if postmarked within 14 days of delivery; store credit will be issued if postmarked within 15-30 days of delivery. 

No returns after 30 day from delivery.

Sale items are FINAL SALE
Returns of in-store purchases:

Full-priced items will be refunded within 14 days of original purchase; store credit will be issued within 15-30 days of original purchase.

WINTER HOLIDAY RETURNS: Store Credit will be accepted through Jan 15 of the following year.

No returns after 30 days from original purchase.
Sale items are FINAL SALE