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Which do you prefer or are they pretty much the same? DS has been shoe-less since birth, but since he is now 8 months and noving around more, I want to be ready in the shoe dept when he starts walking and standing. I like the idea of the soft-soled shoes.

Are there differences between Robeez and ShooShoos?

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I don't know about Shooshooz but my dd just outgrew her first pair of Robeez. I loved them. They were the only shoe that stayed on her foot the entire time. She didn't seem to mind wearing them either. I plan on getting another pair. Good luck.
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I'm probably not much help, but I found that for my son I prefered soft star shoes (http://www.softstarshoes.com/) to robeez or Sho b doos....don't know about ShooShoos.
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The soft star shoes look nice, but $30 a pop is a bit much for me. I can get ShooShoos for only $15.50 a pair and Robeez for $19, which is why I am deciding between those two.

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I contacted Buskin's (Australian made shoes) to see if I can do a co-op. They run about $20 retail. I won't hear back from the company until later this week because they're on vacation...
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Good to know, Michelle! Thanks.
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Our daughter has been wearing Robeez for a few months now and I love them. So far they have been the only soft shoes that she cannot get off of her feet. So I would definitely recommend them. I am not sure if they are still on sale but they were half price at toymobile.com and they only charge $3.00 for shipping on you total order.
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I like Robeez a lot and I haven't tried Shoos yet. I think I may order a pair of Shoos for Lucas in the fall because I am sick of the Robeez styles for boys. I've heard good things about Shoos though.

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Perhaps a stupid question, but can these shoes be worn outside? I have DS bare foot inside but he is beginning to stand and might be walking by the time it becomes colder outside. Thank you.
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another good soft sole shoe is Bobux. I prefer these to Robeez because they wash up better in the machine and they fit better imnsho. The overall construction I like better.
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Perhaps a stupid question, but can these shoes be worn outside? I have DS bare foot inside but he is beginning to stand and might be walking by the time it becomes colder outside. Thank you.
I was actually wondering the same thing.
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This may vary from brand to brand, but here's what Buskin's says: http://www.buskins.com/faq.html#2
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I posted about the Buskins co-op, more details at the MDC Co-Ops board.
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Which of these shoes are best for fat feet.
My friend can't find shoes for their 1 year old because her feet are just too chubby. They are OH so cute though & not montorously chubby just baby fat!
She even went to stride right & they don't carry the wide chunky widths??

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I have heard Shoos are wider. Did you see the new Robeez styles on www.robeez.com? There's some cute ones! I love the cream frogs!

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I've also heard that Shoos are a little wider. I actually have some Shoos that came today and they fit my chubby-footed baby very well. I haven't tried the Robeez yet though, so I can't compare.
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My 9 month old also has wide feet. He was growing out of his Robeez in width before length. We now use "Sandoolz" by "Platypaws", although I think Buskins also carries them. They are a great fit for chubby baby feet. Good luck.
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I don't know about Robeez, but I got Shoo Shoos because they had alot more selection in styles. So far they work great, though I may have gotten them a LOT too big, so he can pull them off of his feet. He doesn't pull them off for the most part though. Once he starts walking, I think I may need to get a smaller size so he doesn't trip over the toes. He wears them outside too.

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My 9 month old also has wide feet. He was growing out of his Robeez in width before length. We now use "Sandoolz" by "Platypaws", although I think Buskins also carries them. They are a great fit for chubby baby feet. Good luck.
The Sandoolz are what Buskins recommends for wide feet. I'm working on a co-op for Buskins if anyone is interested. http://mothering.com/discussions/sho...threadid=79143

eta: seems I already posted about the co-op! : :LOL
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