Green’s Dictionary of Slang

children’s shoes n.

In phrases

make children’s shoes (v.) [Norfolk dial.]

to fool, to trifle with, to belittle.

[UK]J. Phillips Maronides (1678) V 69: As if I had nothing else to choose / But here stand making Childrens shoos.
[UK]Behn Round-heads IV iv: Who, pox shall we stand making Childrens Shoes all the year? No, No, let’s begin to settle the Nation, I say.
[UK]Hotten Sl. Dict.
[UK]Sl. Dict.
make feet for children’s shoes (v.)

see under foot n.