A Decade of Children’s Shoes Made in the USA (our story)

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“That they might set their hope in God, and not forget the works of God, but keep his commandments…” Psalm 78:7

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A Quick Word from Grace:

As CEO at Gracious May, this 10 Anniversary of our Made in USA Children’s Shoes is really an encouragement to me. Psalm 78 tells us to remember what the Lord has done, and tell others about it, so that we might set our hope in Him. I don’t want this walk down memory lane to be for Gracious May’s glory; I want it to be for God’s glory. As we celebrate 10 years of Gracious May Shoes I am grateful for the Lord’s mercy. I sometimes wish there was a rewind button on life. I’d be tempted to use it to go back and erase my trunk-load of bad decisions and wrong moves. But as I look through this 10 year summary, I see how year-after-year the Lord worked past my bad choices, and redeemed my wrong moves. When we are trusting in Jesus Christ for forgiveness and redemption we can boldly lay hold of Romans 8:28 which promises “all things work together for good to them that love God”.


Celebrating 10 years of Gracious May Shoes!

Gracious May 10th Anniversary of Footwear Line

June 2019 marks 10 YEARS of Gracious May as an officially registered Brand! Since 2009, GraciousMay.com has been providing the world with American Made Children’s Shoes and Boots! To commemorate Gracious May’s 10th Anniversary we’d like you to join us for a walk down Memory Lane! For those who are new here this will give you some history behind the footwear division of Gracious May!

2008: Gracious May’s First Pair!

Gracious May made in USA baby Shoes from 2008

Small beginnings: One of Gracious May’s first pair of Baby Booties from 2008!

In 2008 the very first Made in USA Gracious May Baby Bootie was stitched up by Grace in her basement. They were small and delicate, with felt for a sole! In 2008, Gracious May Shoes were only available in sizes newborn-9 months! To this day, Gracious May still offers our full line of American Made soft sole infant shoes! SHOP NOW!

2009: Gracious May®, the Official Brand!

2009: Demand for Gracious May’s Made in USA Children’s shoes was accelerating! It was time to establish Gracious May as an official brand. In the year 2009 Gracious May became an officially registered brand at the USPTO! In addition, we designed our first logo, launched Gracious May’s independent ecommerce site (graciousmay.com) and trademarked the slogan “Making Little Feet Sweet, One Bootie at a Time”. We still use this slogan in marketing our American Made Children’s Shoes today! SHOP NOW!

2010-2012: Gracious May Stays Stateside!

2010 was a decisive year for Gracious May. To meet growing demand, would we take production of our American Made Children’s Shoes overseas? After a lot of discussion, we decided that remaining MADE IN USA was our top priority as we grew. The LORD brought us some amazing ladies and gentlemen who came on board the Gracious May team with a serious passion for making children’s shoes! SHOP NOW!

2013-2014: Gracious May Shoes Go International!

In 2013 demand for Gracious May’s American Made Children’s Shoes began pouring in from other countries! We began shipping thousands of pairs of Gracious May Children’s Shoes to countries like Taiwan, Australia, Korea, and more! Countries outside of the USA were seeing value in Gracious May’s line of MADE IN USA Footwear!! To this day still ships our American Made children’s shoes world wide! SHOP NOW!

2015: Gracious May Moccasin Love!!

In 2015 the Gracious May American made Chestnut Moccasins experienced a tremendous surge in popularity. These versatile Suede Boots with flexible soles became wardrobe staples for little girls and boys across the country! We soon built on the demand for our Made in USA Moccasin Boots by adding several color options to the lineup. These Suede Boots remain bestsellers at GraciousMay.com to this day! SHOP NOW!

2016: Gracious May Launches First Hard Sole Option!!

2016 was a landmark year for Gracious May with the Launch of our VERY FIRST Made in USA Hard Sole Shoes!! To this point, Gracious May Children’s Shoes were made with either cloth, suede, or faux leather soft soles. The Gracious May American Made Footwear Line now features rubber sole shoes for for sizes 5 (toddler) and up! The addition of a durable sole made way for our significantly expanded size range (up to youth size 2)! SHOP TODAY at GraciousMay.com!

2017: Gracious May Perfects USA Shoe Manufacturing Methods

American Made CHILDREN'S BOOTS and Shoes

2017 was a significant years for us here at Gracious May. Though we launched hard sole in 2016, 2017 was a year in which the team worked feverishly to perfect our American Manufacturing methods. The United States Manufacturing landscape has been pilfered by a love for cost-cutting overseas options. The team at Gracious May worked (and is still working) to build USA shoe-manufacturing methods and facilities from the ground up. We are so grateful for the tremendous progress the Lord has made way for. SHOP GRACIOUS MAY SHOES TODAY!

2018: Gracious May Launches Special Needs off-shoot, ShoesforAFOS.com

2018: In July of 2018, we launched shoesforAFOS.com, a Special needs offshoot of Gracious May that makes custom shoes and Boots that fit over children and ladies orthotics! READ MORE about Gracious May Shoes for AFO’S HERE! As with all of our footwear, this line of boots and shoes for AFO braces are Made in USA!

2019: Gracious May Launches Ladies Footwear


In March 2019, the Gracious May American Made Mama Jane™ launched in 3 colors! This Gracious May Ladies Mary Jane is already receiving some of the best feedback of any product we’ve released!! SHOP NOW!

Gracious May’s desire is to be the first name in MADE IN USA Footwear! With 10 years behind us, we are continuing the work to improve our collection of Made in USA Footwear. SHOP TODAY at GraciousMay.com!

2020: Artisanal Collection

Artisan Leather Flats for Regular and Wide Feet

In 2020, our emphasis is on expanding our Made in the USA Ladies shoe line. Not only this, but investing heavily in artisanal quality; not only in the construction but in the very materials we use to assemble our shoes (read more here). We are so excited to continue to serve you with our Made in the USA shoes!

Our First Goal:

The Bible says: “what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul?” (Mark 8:36). At Gracious May it’s our foremost goal to turn our audience to the Lord. We want to point you to Jesus Christ who came to earth to seek and save that which was lost (Luke 19:10). The eternal souls of men are in danger of Hell apart from salvation through Jesus Christ. We want to urge you to open and read the Bible. The Lord says in Jeremiah 29:13 “Ye shall seek me, and find me, when ye shall search for me with all your heart.”

Read the Bible

“To the only wise God our Saviour, be glory and majesty, dominion and power, both now and ever. Amen.” Jude 1:25

About GraciousMay

Founder of the Gracious May Marketplace. Seeking to glorify Christ, and serious about reviving US Manufacturing. Colossians 3:17 | Follow on Instagram via @gracious_may

10 thoughts on “A Decade of Children’s Shoes Made in the USA (our story)

  1. I enjoyed seeing your first pair and how far Gracious May has come! Congrats! May God continue to bless your company as you bless us with cute, ethically made shoes!

  2. Amen! Praise the Lord who gives grace for every step of the way!

    “Blessed be the Lord my strength which teacheth my hands to war, and my fingers to fight:
    My goodness, and my fortress; my high tower, and my deliverer; my shield, and he in whom I trust; who subdueth my people under me.” Psalm 144:1-2

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