About us


We Are Ponpano 

PONPANO is a division of PAPAYA shoes.

PONPANO/PAPAYA has been designing, manufacturing and selling hundreds of fashionable lines of shoes for babies, toddlers and youth, for over 40 years

PAPAYA has manufacturing facilities in many strategic areas across the globe, such as Israel, Spain, Italy, China and Brazil, which enables the company to develop the best quality materials at the most affordable prices for the consumer.

The company employs a team of 4 high-end designers, all graduates of prestigious universities, as well as a team of quality control experts in each production facility, who oversee every aspect of production, to ensure that each pair of shoes stands up to the rigorous standards of quality, comfort and durability. PAPAYA also exports its shoes in countries around the world, including Australia, Belgium, the UK and the USA, and the demand for these products continues to soar.

Some of the other fine designer brands that the company is famous for, and which are available in our Boro Park store, include ERNESTO, RAVENNA and MOJO, PABLOSKY, the largest shoe brand in Spain and PAMPILI, the largest shoe brand in Brazil, as well as many other fine brands from around the world.

What’s So Special About Our Shoes?

Many hours of research and testing, using real children, with a precise method known as “fitting” – go into the design of each shoe to determine the perfect tenderness, firmness, flexibility and strength.

 “First Step” shoes ,for toddlers who are just starting to walk, need certain flexibility, while shoes for older children need specific durability. Each type of shoe is custom designed to be comfortable and resilient for the end-wearer it is intended for. 

Additionally, for the new walker line, special gel pads were developed by the PONPANO team of engineers to ensure perfect shock absorbing quality without compromising on support and comfort.

Each shoe model goes through a thorough testing process of bending, grinding, scratching by machines to test its endurance under different conditions without any compromises.

Which Material is used in our shoes?

We offer a full line of shoes made from special microfiber material, which is the strongest, most durable and highest quality possible for shoes, alongside traditional lines of fine leather shoes.

Microfiber is higher quality than leather in virtually every category – it lasts longer, it breathes better, it feels more comfortable and is more flexible –  and consumers across the world love it!

An additional benefit of microfiber material is that many of the models are  100% vegan, with no animal skins or byproducts used in their manufacturing process.

Please spend a few moments perusing our website, and get to know us, and our fine shoes, a little better! If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact our dedicated team!