I didn't put hard soled shoes on Kearnan until he was three and I will probably wait longer with Tharen. Kearnan is a tiny guy, but his feet are huge (he inherited my feet
) Tharen is totally opposite. He is a big chunk, but he has tiny feet. So most brands of soft soles will continue to fit him longer. I know that Soft Star shoes make all sizes, up through large adult sizes. They make moccasins that have soft leather soles, and then shoes with soft crepe soles, so a little more protection for an older child. Moss feet shoes go all the way up too. The problem is that they get rediculously expensive as they get bigger. I did buy Kearnan a pair of Moss Feet shoes with a Green Man embroidery for Christmas, but he won't wear them out of the house. He is so used to regular shoes that he thinks they are slippers. During the summer he wears sun strider rope sandals that are nice and soft, but during the winter he wants his Yu-gi-oh sneakers. Tharen has only ever worn wool booties or soft leather shoes, and now that it is summer he doesn't wear anything on his feet. I have some nice soft leather boots for him for this winter, and I will probably get him some soft star moccasins too.