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ds needs shoes. he's only worn Robeez/Bobux up until now. he will be starting day care soon when i go back to school and he will need shoes. (believe me, if i had someone to watch him he wouldn't be going to day care but that's another thread) so have any of you heard of pedoodle shoes? my mum mailed me an article on them and i looked them up online. they seem interesting and a good idea for first shoes. any suggestions? btw, he refuses to walk in "real shoes" so i'm trying to find a happy medium between the Robeez and "real shoes".

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haven't tried pedoodles, but i've heard they have very flexible soles, and i've seen pics and they're cute

the other two brands i know of that carry extremely flexible soles are preschoolians and see kai run.

my DS cried every time we tried on "real" shoes for a while, but he eventually got the hang of it. we got him preschoolians in addition to a fairly flexible pair from target, and he definitely preferred the preschoolians and walked better in them.

one thing to watch out for - our daycare requires closed toe shoes for the kiddos, so you might want to avoid open-toed sandals...

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we have a pair of pedoodles. They have a slightly thicker sole than robeez but are really just as flexible. The sole is just a few layers of leather. They're super cute and DD walks just as well in them as her robeez. The only problem is that they're a bit slick on some surfaces. I'm thinking about adding a bit of puff paint to the soles to give them a bit more traction on the floors. In terms of flexibility though, they rock!

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Robeez are considered "slippers"

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My daughter has been wearing Pedoodles since she started walking - nearly a year ago. She wears both styles (leather and rubber soles), depending on where we'll be. I've been very happy with them and so has she!

They have had some quality issues, but I don't have any personal experience with that.

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Yup, we love Pedoodles here. Their soles are very flexible, and I love the fact that she can walk through puddles without getting the soles sopping wet, unlike with Robeez. They're rather wide too, so if your Ds has chubby feet, they're no problem. I don't think you can throw them in the wash though, so its spot clean with a damp cloth only.

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Originally Posted by Ellp
Yup, we love Pedoodles here. Their soles are very flexible, and I love the fact that she can walk through puddles without getting the soles sopping wet, unlike with Robeez. They're rather wide too, so if your Ds has chubby feet, they're no problem. I don't think you can throw them in the wash though, so its spot clean with a damp cloth only.
You can throw them in the wash AND dryer! WHOOHOOO!

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I like pedoodles too. The soles on ours had some rubber, with non-skid parts. They seemed really comfy, and we got compliments on them all the time. They fit for a long time, too. (because they are more a slipper fit than a shoe fit).
I think preschoolians has cuter designs, but pedoodles are cheaper, and they are cute too. I got pedoodles for ds's first shoes, and his next were preschoolians with the thickest soles they have- they are still really flexible and easy to walk in though.

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I love my pedoodles. They even replaced them when they fell apart too quickly. I also really recommend wiggees. You can find them sometimes on ebay. They are exactly like robeez/bobux but they have them with a thin rubber sole

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We have some too. Very flexible and toddler friendly- wide and soft. We also had a pair of See-Kai-Run and they were also delightfully flexible and always got "What great little shoes!" comments. Both brands are a bit pricey, but I haven't seen anything else in the same category that are less expensive...

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I have a dear friend who makes these is her info. Her shoes rock!

Pitter Paw Shoes -Handcrafted soft leather shoes for your child

Pitter Paw Shoes is a family run WAHM business which began out of necessity. I made the first few pairs of shoes for my son on my home sewing machine. Everywhere we went we generated plenty of inquiries about the unusual shoes. I began filling requests for certain sizes, colors and special designs. Before I knew it I was actually in business. This was perfect since we had agreed to my staying home in order to be with my children.
The entire shoe is made of soft leather. The soft soles allow baby and toddler feet to flex and move naturally, letting toes grip as well as encouraging strong ankles and arches. Besides being extremely comfortable for the child, they are really easy to put on and virtually impossible for them to pull off due to the gentle elastic ankle. I have heard time and time again from my loyal customers how their babies had refused to keep shoes on their feet and would not crawl let alone practice those first few steps with stiff shoes on, but with their pitter paw soft soles they were everywhere.
I have many different accent designs we put on the front of the little shoes, butterfly, daisy, star/moon, crown, dinosaurs, kitty, dragonfly, acorn, castle, the list goes on and on. I find great pleasure in working directly with my customers creating the perfect combination of colors and your unique designs. I've had requests for anything from custom tow trucks to gorillas to shoes that match special outfits. They also come plain or multicolored. Pitter Paw Shoes range in size from 3-7. I also make specially sized shoes for children who have special needs.
I handcraft every pair of shoes one at a time from patterns which I created. I have since given my home sewing machine a break and graduated to a treadle (foot) powered Singer!
If you are interested in learning more about Pitter Paw Shoes and their benefits or would like to place an order you can reach me, Tamara Thomas, via e-mail at: [email protected] Thank you!

Colors Available

• Lipstick red
• Maroon (ruby red)
• Deep blue
• Blue
• Lavender
• Black
• Grey
• Dark brown
• Medium brown
• Light brown
• Tan (Sand) Suede
• Medium brown Suede
• School bus yellow Suede

• Forest green
• Lime green
• Army green
• Celery green
• Turquoise
• Beige
• Orange
• Pumpkin orange
• Fuchsia (heavier weight)
• Copper (metallic)
• Yellow (crayon yellow) deerskin for newborn sizes

• I always color coordinate the soles of the shoes to match the body of the shoes. If you have something else in mind please let me know.

• Feel free to mix colors as well. An example would be a plain dark brown front and hunter green back.

• I have every color under the sun for the accent designs on the shoes. The color choices for the accents are not limited to the list.

This a general list of the colors I currently have available. If you do not see the color you have in mind please e-mail me at [email protected] . Chances are that I do have it; it's just not listed above.

Best wishes,

Designs Available

• Jack-o-lantern
• Sunflower
• Daisy
• Row of daisies
• Acorn
• Snowflake
• Palm Tree
• Maple leaf
• Oak leaf

• Butterfly
• Luna Moth
• Brontosaurus
• Stegosaurus
• Turtle
• Horse
• Dragonfly
• Skull-n-crossbones
• Kitty cat
• Gorilla
• Monkey
• Witch
• Frog

• Sun
• Crescent Moon
• Star
• Moon/Star combination
• Saturn


Shoe Sizing

• Size 3 fits 0-3 months (measures approx. 4 x 1.75 inches)
• Size 4 fits 3-6 months (measures approx. 4.5 x 2.25 inches)
• Size 5 fits 6-9 months (measures approx. 4.75 x 2.25inches)
• Size 6 fits 9-12+ months (measures approx. 5 x 2.5 inches)
• Size 7 fits 12-18+ months (measures approx. 5.25 x 2.75 inches)
• Size 8 fits 18-24+ months (measures approx. 6 x 2.95 inches)

All children are shaped differently and all shoemakers' shoes are sized differently. I included approximate measurements of the outside sole of the shoes. Please go by measurement if you are in doubt .

Please note that these shoes will wear much longer then the general age group they are listed under. Due to the fact that the leather gently molds to the child's little foot and because it is very giving it will generally grow a bit along with the child!
If there is a question regarding shoe sizing please e-mail me at [email protected]

Best wishes,

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