There is a special little window of time when a baby is doing a bit of crawling, pulling up and taking some steps. It is the first time that shoes become an essential, especially when it comes to playing outside. New Walkers are on the move and, for the first time, their feet need to be protected. Baby’s feet at this age are often wide width with a high instep (the top part of the foot), otherwise known as adorable chubby baby feet. It is important that shoes are soft, flexible and that they fit properly. Also, it’s key that the shoes can slip on wiggly feet easily and even more important that they stay on! First walkers are a “rite of passage” purchase. The shoes you ultimately choose should not just be adorable but should also be high quality you feel good about buying. Side note regarding the New Walker stage: Little feet grow fast. This stage is going to fly by. My recommendation is to buy one pair and wear them everyday so it’s not too big of a bummer when you need to purchase the next pair of shoes in just a few months.
Artie Sneaker STRIDE RITE
The Artie Sneaker by STRIDE RITE is preppy “court shoe” look that is perfect for a new walker. Its is very flexible and comes in both medium and wide width to insure a perfect fit. Also opens up nice and wide to slip that wiggle worm foot inside. The Artie would be a great style for the park and outside play.
Soft Motion™ Kennedy Sneaker STRIDE RITE
The Kennedy Sneaker by STRIDE RITE has baby Golden Goose vibes for your new walker. The muted gold color is neutral with just the right amount of pink and sparkle. The Soft Motion line is very flexible and easy to open and offers medium and wide widths to insure a perfect fit.
See Kai Run Stevie II First Walker Sneakers
The Stevie by See Kai Run is the perfect everyday sneaker style first shoe. Lightweight, flexibleIe, soft, and comes in so many cute color combinations. Easy peasy.
Avery Genuine Shearling Bootie SEE KAI RUN
If your little love has started walking in the winter months the Avery Genuine Shearling Bootie by SEE KAI RUN is a great choice. The shearling fur lining is warm and cozy and See Kai Run shoes are so soft and flexible.
Kids’ Liam Crib Shoe ROBEEZ®
This loafer inspired crib shoe is perfect for a little man that is crawling and taking a few steps. Made with buttery soft leather, this shoe is perfect for those little feet trying to grip the floor and just learning to walk.
Originals™ ‘Naomi’ Mary Jane by PEDIPED
The Naomi Maryjane has been in the Pediped line for over a decade for a reason…every girl needs a classic black shoe. The originals line by Pediped is designed specifically for pre and new walkers. Lightweight and lined with the softest leather, they allow babies to crawl and take steps without having to think about their shoes.The black colored sole is brilliant for not showing dirt. Cute with anything from a party dress to leggings, classic and chic is always a good call.
Originals® Cliff Sneaker PEDIPED
The Originals® Cliff Sneaker by PEDIPED is retro and stylish, love the sky blue and black color combo. The PEDIPED originals line is a solid choice for a little guy just starting to walk, as they are so soft and lightweight. As always with the originals line, the black sole is so smart for not showing dirt. The Cliff sneaker opens nice and wide so you can slip that little foot in and he can be on the go!