The story behind our soles

RAK Shoes was originally established in Europe in 1993 by Vojtech & Alexandra Racko. What started as nothing but a passion for their craft and one simple work bench has since become an icon of quality children’s footwear in Europe. Now the team at RAK Australia are thrilled to be able to bring RAK to kids’ feet all around Australia.

RAK’s mission has always been very simple. To provide kids with shoes that not only looked good and felt comfortable, but truly guaranteed safe support for their still developing feet — without an outrageous price tag. The shoes children wear in their first few years of walking (and running!) have the biggest impact on how their feet develop and RAK has dedicated the last 25 years to making sure they have the right shoes to do this safely.

Every RAK shoe design involves the perfect combination of function, fit, safety and style. Only the highest quality materials are used and they are all pulled together by a team of passionate and highly experienced shoemakers who take care of every little detail.

All RAK shoes hold product safety certificates and most have been assessed by the commission of orthopedists, pediatricians, shoe lasts specialists, and footwear design specialists. RAK has also been awarded the prestigious European “Giraffe License” confirming RAK shoes are the ultimate in high-quality, healthy footwear for first-walkers, toddlers and preschoolers. And yet no award will ever bring us as much joy as we feel seeing our shoes worn and loved by children all over the world.