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I am having trouble finding a pair of soft soles to fit my DD. She has very fat, wide feet and every pair that fits in length seems to be too tight width wise around the middle of her foot. The shoes are tight around the middle and there is no wiggle room at all, if I try to pinch the side of the shoe I get no leather, her feet take up all the space. If I go up a size, the shoes end up being wayyy too long in the toes. I have tried robeez and the target brand. I am hesitant to order shoes online and have the same problem. Right now we have a pair of pedoodles that fit her well (got them at a 50% off sale, too good to pass up) in length and width, but I think softer soled shoes would be better for now since she is just learning how to cruise and walk. I am thinking about ordering preschoolians, they have different width inserts, any other suggestions?
 

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The Robeez style hasn't worked for my ds1 since his feet are too chubby. Honestly, what's worked best for us are Padders slippers.
 

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My gal had a problem with that "top fat" fitting into shoes.She had two pairs of Pedipeds that were great.<a href="http://www.pediped.com/Product/ProductInfo.aspx?id=26&cid=25" target="_blank">These</a> and <a href="http://www.pediped.com/Product/ProductInfo.aspx?id=15&cid=25" target="_blank">these</a>.But <a href="http://www.pediped.com/Product/ProductInfo.aspx?id=28&cid=25" target="_blank">one pair</a> that didn't work.They were a great first walking shoe and my gal seemed really comfortable in them.
 

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I found Bobux to have a little more room in them than Robeez. The ones we got her were still too long in the toe, but since they're so soft, it wasn't really an issue. Now that she's going on 2, I moved her up to a See Kai Run sandal, and it has lots of room (again, a little too long, but she's doing okay in it). I got it at zappos.com, and they have free shipping -- both ways. So if the fit isn't good, you can return it for free.<br><br>
Good luck!
 

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ds has really wide feet too. we found the target brand worked pretty well, though they only go up to size 5 or so (ds is in size 7 now <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/dizzy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Dizzy">: ). He has two pairs of ShooShoos that also seem wider, because they fit great. We just got him some Crocs, though, and those are the best so far! He loves them.
 

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We have the exact same problem. DS's feet are too chunky to fit in any standard shoes (we have tried see kai run and similar shoes, crocs, all the major brands mentioned here at MDC...)<br><br>
What works for us is to get Soft Star shoes and mocs. When you order, just tell them your child is hard to fit and give them your child's foot measurements (measure length, width, and around the instep) and they will make any of their shoes in a custom size at no additional cost!
 

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My son has a really wide Fred Flintstone foot, too. Bobux seem to fit pretty well, and I found some no name crocs at Walmart <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/duck.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Duck">: that are wider than normal, too.
 

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ooo... I had this problem too. Baby fat feet..but I finally found ones that fit and now I carry them in my store. You can get ones that fit it's just you're going to pay more than $15 bucks for them. I have some that can be pretty much custom made for like $40.00 and then I have some that are somewhat custom for like $20. the ones for $20 don't have grippy soles though so if you're thinking about outside use you may want to consider that. I also can get other styles than what I show it's just I haven't had time to update my shoes with a toddler and being preggers <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/dizzy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Dizzy">:<br><br>
pm me if you need more help <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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JoShoes.com has an option for small, medium or wide opening at the top. I also like those shoes because you can order them with optional waterproofing or extra foam padding--nice for toddling across hot parking lots or over rocks on a playground. Happy hunting!
 

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bobux makes the target shoes, so I am going to assume they are the same fit. I think I will go with the preschoolians. I am going to order some sandals for summer, so I am going to wait a few more weeks. We will just use the pedoodles until then.<br>
Thanks!
 

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For us, the Bobux fit much better than the Target shoes. The Target ones are narrower.
 
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