The company was founded in 1921 by Henri Noel as a craft enterprise in Brittany, France. Initially only leather clogs with wooden soles were produced. In 1928 Henri's brother, Edward, became a partner in the business. Noel Frères now specialises in children's and men's shoes. Edward's son, Xavier Noel, joined the company in 1955 and drove growth until in 1970 Noel ranked eighth among French shoe manufacturers.
Children are dynamic, and so are our shoes," states Noel. One of their specialties is the super-light yet extremely rugged Smartlite sole, which, according to company statements, allows the production of the "lightest shoes on the market". The innersoles are removable in most Noel styles. Noel haven't let practicality stop them from producing some of the most adoreable, yet durable children's shoes you could imagine. Beautifully soft interiors will keep your child wearing these shoes day after day. Noel, shoes for kids that are more than kids shoes!