I'm looking to buy a good pair of sandals for my 14 month old. (started walking about a month ago) I want something that won't rub his foot funny or won't be all floppy and cause him to trip.
Favorite sandals for new walkers?
Do you guys think that ones like these would bother the back their heel?
We bought See Kai Run sandals and they're great! We actually have two pairs (we bought them for $10 a piece at a consignment store sale, brand new in box!) and they're closed and very easy for my cruiser to walk in. Stride Rite has an "Early Walker" brand that is really nice, and we also like the Robeez MiniShoez because they have some friction on the bottom of the feet, as opposed to regular Robeez which are smooth leather.
I second Soft Star Shoes. They have an open toe, but it's smaller than most, and the soles are incredibly flexible, much more than See Kai Run which I also liked with the exception that they scuffed really easily. Our soft star shoes have never scuffed, they look really great even when my dd outgrows them.
Last summer DS wore pedipeds originals (he was 18 months in July). The lady at the shoe store gave me a really hard time about him being 'too old' for those shoes and he would wear right through them. I bought them anyway and they were fine. They barely even looked worn at the end of the summer.
I also really love this line by stride rite, but it only goes up to size 6