Bopy, a story of heritage and passion

The story of the Bopy brand began more than 100 years ago, ignited by the passion of a man named Pierre Humeau. The young Pierre Humeau was only 12 years old when he discovered his love for manual labour and entrepreneurship. Shoemaking quickly became his favorite art, which Pierre practiced under the watchful eye of the village shoemaker.

He set up his first workshop in 1905, bringing together 20 artisans, all passionate about making quality shoes. Inspired by his childhood memories, Pierre Humeau focused his craft on kids shoes. From then on, Bopy became a regional reference for children which quickly spread to the whole of France.

Bopy’s passion today

What was at first the humble passion of a little boy has evolved into a real know-how and a guarantee of quality and prestige. Bopy is considered to be the French children's footwear expert.

The passion that drives Bopy artisans is embodied by the heritage of shoemaking’s manual art, and their concern for comfort. The Bopy family now has more than 250 employees whose involvement is passed down from generation to generation, who all enjoy seeing a smile on the faces of children and their parents.

For the sake of quality control, Bopy is part of Groupe HB (Humeau Beaupréau). Initiator of the INNOSHOE charter, Groupe HB is committed to establish standards of "rigour, reliability and quality" throughout the production cycle of its shoes.

Bopy products, a guarantee of quality

With more than a century of experience to show for, Bopy has established itself as an expert in the French market with a know-how that enables them to meet the tastes and expectations of parents.

From the study of trends to production, the greatest care is taken at each stage of the shoemaking process. The objective? Delight the small ones and reassure the parents.

From sizes 16 to 41, Bopy’s range is diverse and trendy, using high quality materials that allow girls and boys to safely take their first steps.

Releasing two collections every year, Bopy covers all seasons. The sandals, ballet flats, open-toe and low shoes come in a multitude of models and colours to enjoy in the summer. The autumn-winter collection offers a range of boots, ankle boots and fur-lined shoes to keep the little feet warm and cosy.

Care and comfort is Bopy’s priority

Bopy shoes have always accompanied children in their daily life. From their first steps, first adventures during recess, first nature expeditions and first walks with friends, Bopy shoes grow with children. Allowing toddlers to enjoy their childhood to the fullest and grow into young children remains Bopy’s sole concern.

Under the watchful eyes of parents - always.


We are proud to publish our professional equality index which reaches 93 out of 100, a stable result compared to last year. The HB Group remains committed to parity and the promotion of diversity.

This score is used based on several indicators, including the pay gap between women and men (score of 39/40), the gap in the rate of increase between women and men (score of 35/35) and the number of employees of the under-represented sex among the 10 highest paid (score of 5/10).