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Ds recently lost one of his Robeez (took it off & chucked it?), so I ordered him two new pairs that came yesterday.....when dh got home from work and ds was wearing a pair, he said, "New shoes? Isn't he a little old for those now?" <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"> My ds looooves them and wants to wear them all the live long day, I love the ease of slipping them on & off in seconds...he has plenty of regular shoes & sandals, Nike's, Converse, blah, blah, etc.<br><br>
Well then after I thought about it I began to wonder? Do you still put your toddlers in 'em? I'm just wondering if I'm alone here? Anyone else still love them as much as me? And what's your favorite brand???, because I think dh's comment has prompted me to buy <i>another</i> pair..... <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin">
 

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Yes, and will continue to do so as long as I can find them to fit her. They're much better for the feet. When she outgrows them, I'll probably get her shoes at Nativearth Shoes, where I got the sandals I wear every day. Found them at the ren faire, and they sell shoes w/ recycled conveyor belt soles which are great traction and very flexible! They also sell online.<br><br>
ETA: Flexible soles are better for kids' feet, and many 'regular' shoes put in arch support which is a bad idea for kids w/ developing arches. That's how you wind up w/ fallen arches or flat feet--when the shoe does all the work, the tendons and such are weak and not properly developed. Also, any shoe that squishes in the toes at the sides is bad, it deforms the foot. Most people in our society have deformed feet.
 

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We still use them! and love em! Ds's gait seems to be much more natural with them as opposed to hard soled shoes which we wear sometimes.
 

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Yep! Hannah wears her Robeez whenever we're out unless she's doing heavy duty outdoor play, in which case she really beats them up so she wear super-flexible rubber soled tennies. And I just bought her some new Robeez in the next size!
 

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YES and will continue to do so! DD will be 2 in July and she still wears Robeez as her primary shoes! They are so much better for her developing feet, and if she has to wear shoes then it's better that they're soft and flexible. She, too, prefers these over all her other sandals, gym shoes, etc. I don't blame her <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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my almost-8 and 10 yo boys wear their soft star mocs at least a couple times a week.<br><br>
along with the sketchers and converse on the other days ;-)<br><br>
but yea, I say keep them in the soft soles as long as possible. robeez, I think, will wear out faster than soft star, for a 3-6yo kid, but the toddlers could wear any soft sole exclusively, imo
 

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Yup, us too. Our daughter, 16 months, is still in soft soled shoes and I plan to contiue with them until she outgrows the available sizes. She also has a pair of rubber boots, but those are only for the really wet days.<br><br>
ETA: I like Shoo shoos best except that they seem to run wide. So far she's had Robeez, Jack and Lily (runs long) and Shoo Shoos. I prefer the elastic band on the Shoo Shoos. She has the lavendar sandals in those - too cute!
 

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Hello!<br><br>
My Ds (13 1/2 months) normally wears nothing on his feet except his socks <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/redface.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Embarrassment"> I have been looking at the rodease and soft star shoes because he LOVES to play outside I so have two pairs of hand me downs that were my oldest nephews since they are so old they are flexable but he hates them he walks very nicely in them but tries to take them off :LOL<br><br>
Karen and barefoot Baby Joe :LOL
 

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We love our Shoo shoos so much. DS is 15 months and whenever I try to put on his cute unused and going to waste nikes he will wear them for 5 min and act all pained about it and then take em off! Also I have noticed that he actually *runs* alot with soft shoes on, and NEVER does with hard ones. He's got to be more comfortable.<br><br>
I agree with him though....shooshoos must be much more comfy! Also he cant take them off! Not so much leverage like the hard shoes.<br><br>
I hope cute styles continue into larger sizes...I never thought to look.
 

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We have only tried Robeez and love them! The only reason Liam isn't still wearing them is because his feet are too big. He is big for his age...size 8.5!
 

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ok, this is totally going OT but where are all you folks with 14-16mo babies in the Jan-Feb-Mar 04 threads?!<br><br>
I feel so envious when I see all those threads for all the other age groups and no one posts in ours <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/bawling.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="bawl"><br><br>
guess I should go over there and ask a question or somethign.
 

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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/nod.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="nod"> We do! My DD will be 2 in August and she wears hers everyday. My mom just bought her a nother pair! She did have a pair of regular tennis shoes from stride rite, and she wore those during the winter outside, but now we are back to robeez!!
 

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DD is 27 months and she still wears Robeez, although we alternate with other shoes. During the winter it is Robeez all the time, unless she will be walking outside. This summer she is barefoot most of the time and wears Robeez if we are going somewhere indoors, sandals or tennis shoes for rough outside play. She's rough on shoes and I don't think the Robeez would last long if she wore them outside on a regular basis. I plan to keep buying her Robeez as long as they fit and luckily she seems to have small feet so far.
 

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Yep - but they are getting hard to find in his size. Our 2 1/2 year old wears Prescolians or Buskins all the time! Love them!! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love">
 

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My 18 month old DD wears Robeez and Jack & Lily's all the time at home (the floors are usually too cool for barefeet, and the hardwood is too slippery for sock feet). She wears hardier shoes outside, but I plan on putting her in the soft-soled shoes indoors for a long time yet. And they're so stinkin' cute!
 

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Yep, at 18 mos he's barefoot at home and wears Robeez when out unless it's wet or he's going to be walking on rough ground.
 

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Bummer...I know I have seen them in 3-4yr, I wish I could remember the brand! At 27 months colin is a size 7 and wears the 2-3yr with plenty of room....
 

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Julian wears an 8.5 also, so he wears keds tennis shoes, which don't have an arch and are very flexible. I like the soft star shoes, but I couldn't justify the expense at his age, as all the recommendations I've seen say it's only necessary up to 2, and we're poor.
 

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My 14 month old ds wears Robeez and I like them a lot. Slightly OT but, his legs are super chubby and they leave marks aroung his ankles. Anyone know what brand is good and won't leave marks, even on chubby babies?<br>
I hear ya Benjalo. I look at the jan-march 40 threads and nobody posts. Where is everybody. I'll start posting if you will. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 
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