Hello Ladies, I’m Sharron Halstead, Founder of Petitepeds. It’s a pleasure to meet you.
If you are here it is because you have petite feet and are looking for a place to finally have a chance to wear “adult” shoes! Am I right?
Well that was me 5 years ago, so…
A LITTLE ABOUT MYSELF
I love dressing up, and partying, driving, and dancing and I do all this in sky high heels. The only problem is that those high heels have always been a tad too big! For years I strutted my stuff using cotton and multi layered insoles to stop my feet from falling out! Not ideal and definitely not too good for my back either! But this has been my predicament for 10 years since migrating to Australia.
I had looked high and low for small shoes for my petite feet to no avail! What I did find were petite shoes with pink hearts all over them, or with lovely little Hello Kitty pictures, or (God bless them) Mickey Mouse squeaky small shoes! To cut a long story short, I ended up having to pay top dollar to get “special shoes” shipped from the UK (like I am sure many of you do!)
10 years later, with a back that was sore from keeping this façade up, hamstrings that were all strung out, and a hard earned Business degree, it finally clicked…hey I can start a business supplying small shoes to women like myself, who want to have freedom of choice!
So there you have it, a short version of how PetitePeds came about… They say “Desperation drives Innovation ”
WHERE WE ARE HEADED...
Thanks to The Sydney Sunday Telegraph which featured me in an article, alongside Danni Minogue and her Petites for Target collection, we are a fast-growing company with the largest selection of petite shoes in Australia. We happily serve customers online from all over Australia, New Zealand and the US, operating from our premises in Melbourne, Australia. Even though we use the latest technology and resources of a large company, we still very much have the heart of a family business, so you get the individual customer service you deserve after being “invisible” to the large retailers for all these years.
HOW WE CHOOSE TO GIVE BACK
From a social responsibility standpoint, we are proud to team up with a couple of Australian charities to raise much needed funds to support their worth causes assisting our most disadvantaged in our society. A percentage of all our profits go towards these charities that have personally resonated with me. I’ve included a couple of photos from around the world that have also benefited in part from Petitepeds donations.