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Shoe Question Jeeper 1 child; Orlando, Florida 2287 posts
1st Aug '13

DD is walking now and wanting to walk all the time even when we're out. When did you start teaching your LO to walk in shoes and what kind of shoes should I get her? She has a really wide foot so we are going to go to stride rite and get her a good pair that fits properly to learn how to walk in. Should we get a gift card to get another pair later or will cheap shoes work after she learns how to walk? Sorry so many questions I haven't really dealt with the shoe issue yet and her grandpa sent her $100 for her birthday so we are going to use that money to get it for her.

Mann Makin' Mama[BBM] 18 kids; Dalton, Georgia 11563 posts
1st Aug '13

I always got my boys high top shoes to support their ankles. They wear Jordan's or Nikes, flat bottoms (they have no arches) & high tops.

SherryandMatt Due February 15 (boy); 1 child; 6 angel babies; Arizona 4001 posts
1st Aug '13

I read that they are supposed to be in soft sole shoes at first. We had DD in leather sole shoes from Old Navy that she LOVED! And I believe the leather sole is going to have more give for a wider foot than a hard sole shoe. Just be cautious of where she is walking for dangers, glass, broken stuff ect:)

Jeeper 1 child; Orlando, Florida 2287 posts
1st Aug '13
Quoting SherryandMatt:" I read that they are supposed to be in soft sole shoes at first. We had DD in leather sole shoes from ... [snip!] ... give for a wider foot than a hard sole shoe. Just be cautious of where she is walking for dangers, glass, broken stuff ect:)"

I looked for soft soled shoes I couldn't find any in her size. Just hard soled shoes I figured that would be the easiest to get her used to wearing them and walking with something on her feet. Someone sent me a pair of ballet slippers but they're a size too big still.

Summerfrost 51 kids; Massachusetts 6830 posts
1st Aug '13

I always see conflicting info about this. One thing's for sure, the real expensive shoes that go for $40+ are not worth the money. There are 2 types of shoes I get my kids when they're early walkers... those leather booties and then real shoes. Sneakers .. sandals,etc. One thing I would watch for is how heavy they are. Sometimes they have very thick soles and end up being very heavy. I also wouldn't recommend anything that goes between her toes.



At my son's 18 month appointment, he had on the leather booties because I can never get him to keep his shoes on and the pedi said I shouldn't be using them anymore. I'm not sure at what point they become a bad idea though.

♥MomToSilas+1♥ Due December 9; 1 child; ., IL, United States 11483 posts
1st Aug '13

Right when he started learning to walk on his own is when I taught him to learn with shoes too. But he also wore them when crawling so he was used to the feel of them on his feet. It was very easy and he got it in a day. Honestly I didn't go all fancy. He got a pair of garanimals shoes from walmart. Hard sole. His pedi had no problem with them.

Jeeper 1 child; Orlando, Florida 2287 posts
1st Aug '13
Quoting ♥MamaToSilas♥:" Right when he started learning to walk on his own is when I taught him to learn with shoes too. But he ... [snip!] ... Honestly I didn't go all fancy. He got a pair of garanimals shoes from walmart. Hard sole. His pedi had no problem with them."

I was going to get those but DD has very wide wide feet and I can't get the shoes to go on her feet unless I go absolutely huge. My mom said she had the same problem with my older brother and she had to get the better shoes because nothing else fit him. She got her dad's stupidly wide feet the poor kid is going to have problems finding shoes for the rest of her life. Right now she has a pair of sandals I got for her at Sears that fit will but she takes them off and everyone says she needs a pair of sneakers. I guess I will shop around and see what I can find.

Nicole Mclovin 3 kids; Colorado 2784 posts
1st Aug '13

My son has the widest feet ever. We orders DC's from 6pm they are wide enough and come in soft sole untill like size 4. We also have to order his wide

Nicole Mclovin 3 kids; Colorado 2784 posts
1st Aug '13

http://www.6pm.com/dc-kids-girls-shoes/CK_XAVoC9QPAAQPiAgMYAQs.zso

Jeeper 1 child; Orlando, Florida 2287 posts
1st Aug '13
Quoting Nicole Mclovin:" My son has the widest feet ever. We orders DC's from 6pm they are wide enough and come in soft sole untill like size 4. We also have to order his wide"

She has her 1 year check up on 2 weeks I will ask what the doctor recommends then in the meantime I guess she can stick with her sandals they're hard sole but she actually walked in them today. She is sick right now anyway so we're not going out I just wanted some ideas because her dad will be over tonight and I wanted to discuss it with him seems it was his dad that sent the money for her so I think he should have a good say in how its allocated

Jeeper 1 child; Orlando, Florida 2287 posts
1st Aug '13
Quoting Nicole Mclovin:" http://www.6pm.com/dc-kids-girls-shoes/CK_XAVoC9QPAAQPiAgMYAQs.zso"

They start at a size 5 she is between a 3 and a 4 right now with 4s being bug but 3s being a little small

♥MomToSilas+1♥ Due December 9; 1 child; ., IL, United States 11483 posts
1st Aug '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Jeeper:</b>" I was going to get those but DD has very wide wide feet and I can't get the shoes to go on her feet unless ... [snip!] ... will but she takes them off and everyone says she needs a pair of sneakers. I guess I will shop around and see what I can find."</blockquote>




DS takes his sandals off all the time lol. Im getting ready to buy him a new pair. Hes in 5s now but his toes almost touch the end now. I would definitely look on the dc website or shoes like that. They have wider shoes. The "skate" type shoes always run wider even in adult sizes. The DC website has size 3s and 4s!

mom2andrew&carter 18 kids; Leesburg, Florida 2159 posts
1st Aug '13

i went to stride ride for my first son to get him his first pair of actual shoes when he started walking. they measured him completely wrong and the shoes didnt fit him right and he couldnt walk in them at all. honestly after that i gave up and just bought the garanimals shoes at walmart and thats all he had until he started getting into bigger sizes and hes 2 now and walkes perfectly fine. he never walked on his toes at all. i just got my lo his first pair of actual shoes the other day because hes walking everywhere now. i got the garanimals shoes but havent put them on him yet.

Jeeper 1 child; Orlando, Florida 2287 posts
1st Aug '13
Quoting ♥MamaToSilas♥:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Jeeper:</b>" I was going to get those but DD has very wide wide ... [snip!] ... that. They have wider shoes. The "skate" type shoes always run wider even in adult sizes. The DC website has size 3s and 4s!"

Yeah I know that is why her dad wears the DC shoes. That is the only brand of shoe that fits him well because his feet are so wide and our daughter got his feet. She got everything else from me but she got his feet.

Emma+Abby+Logan+Charlotte 4 kids; Oregon 3628 posts
2nd Aug '13

When all our kids have started to walk we would get them stride rites ( you can download and print out a sizer from the website) they have flexible soles which is what they need. They also wore Robezz which are leather soled . My second and third kids have wide feet and the cheaper shoes just don't fit them. Once they got bigger brands like vans and converse fit so we just pay attention to sales. Sometimes you can find stride rites at Ross !!