DS, 5, just moved into a size 1 shoe and it seems like he has now outgrown or will soon outgrown half the brands we've liked in the past or they are styled in a really agressive, "older kid" kind of way.. The alternatives I've seen all have very stiff soles. Brands we've liked in the past are Tsukihoshi (size range is bigger but IMHO ugly), Pediped, some Stride Rite styles, See Kai Run, etc.
Can anyone recommend specific brands that offer larger sizes? I want to be able to bend the shoe in half with one hand.