Free shipping on orders over $50

shopping bag

    Sales taxes:
    Genderqueer tax*:

    There are no items in your shopping bag.

    the johnny

    the johnny

    Don’t be fooled by the name.
    These shoes will fit any baby.

    The Christmas before I was born, my dad posed for a photo with a rye and Coke in one hand and a handwritten sign in the other. It said, “A toast to little Johnny.”

    My parents thought they were having a boy and planned to name me after my grandpa. Six months later, a doctor at St. Paul’s Hospital in Saskatoon looked at my tiny newborn body and declared I was a girl. Anxious about my dad’s reaction, my mom asked the nurse to break the news to him. He wasn’t disappointed, though. He ordered a dozen red roses to be delivered to the hospital with a card that read: “To my beautiful wife and our lovely daughter.”

    I wish I’d been my dad’s “little Johnny.”

    Instead I got a girl’s name. It never did fit or feel right.

    Gift message available

    Please select a size.

    Gender-neutral sizing works for baby shoes. Why not for adult shoes?


    Questions? Visit the About page.