It's cool to be kind

We are Bear & Mees. We believe it’s cool to be kind. Kind to human and nature.

Bear & Mees is a Dutch sustainable footwear-label, produced in Portugal and made for children in size range 23 – 33. We make animal friendly footwear made of vegan materials such as micro fiber, felt and other fair-trade materials.


At Bear & Mees we want to make an impact. We want to inspire children to explore the world around them and to learn from that. We don’t pretend to solve the effects that the textile industry has on our environment. We just dare them to be aware.

We are not tree-huggers, but we do like to hug animals. Animals play a big role in the lives of our kids. Animals intrigue them, they comfort them and they want to take care of them. Let’s keep it that way.

Gender Neutral

Inspire children

animal friendly


Kids will be kids and they have other priorities on their mind, such as playing! Therefore, shoes should be easy to put on. At Bear & Mees we prefer velcro over laces.


Slow fashion

At Bear & Mees we are in favour of “Slow Fashion”. Because we offer limited editions, we do not go on sale. During the season, we will supplement the collection with new color variations or models. In addition, we choose to use high-quality, sustainable materials instead of leather.

Fall / Winter 2019

The winter collection is based on the inspirational worlds of children. The appealing prints of reptiles are always intriguing, therefore we used high quality microfiber PU in making these shoes. In the collection of Bear & Mees we try to prove that leather is not essential for making shoes.

Discover our new reptile winter-collection.

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Organic cotton

Recycled PET-bottles

Sustainable footwear