For infants, the primary reason for shoes is to keep little feet
warm; secondarily, we want them to look nice.
All of our infant models are soft-soled, and made of breathable
For more active youngsters, keeping soft-sole shoes on their feet
(whether in a stroller or crawling) may present a bit of a challenge.
Manufacturers whose shoes we sell offer unique elastic ankle systems
so shoes slide on easily and then stay on. However, they are not
too binding, as with some other brands which often leave painful
red marks and indentations on tender feet.
Before you know it, children progress from crawling to cruising
(the first steps while holding onto furniture, etc.) to their wobbly
As recommended by medical experts worldwide, soft-sole shoes are
essential for proper foot development and growth during this time
and onward. All of our slippers and shoes are soft-soled. You can
freely choose any design with the confidence of knowing that you
are choosing the absolute best type of shoe/slipper for your child.
For indoors, any of the above-mentioned brands would be great.
For outdoor wear, we recommend a slightly higher level of protection
than a suede sole. PediPed
offers dual thin, flexible leather soles; the Bical
Aqua Socks and our Squeaky
shoes feature flexible rubber soles.
All of the issues from the previous group also apply here. But for
maximum outdoor protection, some parent prefer a thicker rubber
sole once kids hit ages two or three. The DinoSoles
Kelly collection have been extremely popular. The Sundal
Slides are great for warm summer days.
For indoors, any of the Acorn
Slippers are a great choice.