Børn shoes are not waterproof. The hand-crafted techniques create small holes in the outsole of the shoe where the upper is stitched to the outsole. It is not suggested wearing Børn shoes in conditions where the shoe will be submerged in water.
Each pair is hand-crafted to create cushion and flexibility. In addition, the shoes are constructed with high quality outsoles, usually made of rubber or polyurethane. These materials are light-weight and have shock-absorbing properties. Lastly, each pair of Børn shoes has added layers of padding throughout the footbed and is constructed with high-quality sock linings that surround the foot in comfort.
Veg leather is tanned using tannin and other ingredients found in vegetable matter, such as tree bark prepared in bark mills and other similar sources. In some instances chemicals are used to modify the color of the leather.