There’s a sneakerhead born every minute — at least, that’s the idea behind Romeo Babe’s adorable line of baby booties.
The Seville, Spain-based brand creates teeny-tiny, hand-knit versions of some of the sneaker world’s most coveted styles, including the Yeezy Boost, Adidas NMD, Nike Air Force 1, Puma Clyde, Vans SK8-HI and Adidas Stan Smith. Launched in 2015, the business (formerly called Picasso Babe) is the brainchild of Andres, a first-time father and self-described sneakerhead who wanted to create something special for babies that would also appeal to other nostalgic, sneaker-obsessed parents.
“We are those Nineties sneakerheads who have become parents, who are living new adventures and walking new roads — the ones who want to spread the culture in which we’ve proudly grown up,” he said.
The buzzy brand did a collaboration with Highsnobiety last year, and it continues to add more iconic styles to its offering — most recently, Pharrell’s crazy-popular Human Race NMDs for Adidas. Celebrity fans include Swizz Beatz and Alicia Keys, who bought a pack of Romeo Babe’s styles following the birth of their second son, Genesis.
The brand’s full lineup is featured for sale on its website, Romeobabe.com. The knit kicks also are available at international retailers including Colette in Paris, Level Shoes in Dubai and WOAW in Hong Kong. Prices range from about $70 to $145.