Originally Posted by sheilajolene
And how old is s/he? Ds is 12 months and has been walking like a pro for a while. It's cold and snowy, so he doesn't really get down to walk outside (really icy since he started walking). He wears Robeez inside and I think it's time for shoes. What size did you start with? How do I size him?
If you go to Striderite's website they have a whatsamathingie you can use to measure your child's foot to get his shoe size. I used that for my ds and it was accurate. I used the thingie on the Striderite website and then measured his feet on the "official" foot measurer (gee, I'm tired!) at Payless to double check it before we went to Sears to buy his footgear.
I keep him barefoot or in soft soled shoes most of the time but bought a pair of leather flexible soled shoes at Sears because for the same reason you're looking for shoes for your ds (snow, ice, etc.) and he LOVES to be able to run out into the snow and just play around a bit and the soft soled shoes just don't have any traction and he would fall on his little face and slip and slide on the snow and make slush and that's NO fun!