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Hi,
Now I decided to buy some soft sole shoes but I'm still confused to which one to get..
I want to try soft sole shoes for my 9 mo girl. She is trying to stand up on this tile floors and her socks are too slippery but with and without socks her feet is peeling and toenails bending/cracking/breaking...
Now I've been most of the company websites for soft sole shoes makers and I'm confused. Is nubuck/suede/leather better or the other?
I live in FL so I don't want the shoes to be too hot in the summer here and mainly I want non slippery flexible shoes that my daughter can still learn to balance and walk with confidence. Any rubber bottom shoes is good or not? Do you prefer only certain ones over the other?
Any advice is appreciated.
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I think the Robeez are probably the most readily available. They are soft fairly thin leather. They have sandal type styles with open cut outs in the top that would be perfect for hot summers.

I used them for my first dd til she was just about 4 years old. (Robeez makes them up to a 3-4 year old size).

They are great outdoors except in wet weather. If there is dew on the ground, they will soak through, which really isn't an issue because they are machine washable. Just shape and air dry them.

I've gotten many pairs off of Ebay, both gently used and new.

Hope that helps.
 

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I second the Robeez. I have tried other knock off brands and they just don't hold up like the Robeez do. I have actually borrowed a pair that has been through 3 other girls and they still are holding up!
Robeez always stay on their feet and my daughter knows she's not dressed in the morning without them
(She's 11 months)
 

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Robeez, definitely. My only caveat is that they are leather, and normally I try to be "green" with my purchases, but my daughter's pair were given to her by someone and I have to admit they are the perfect transition between no shoes and "big girl" shoes.
 

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In Florida, I would definitely go with Isabooties. They are sooo thin and light, and hold up MUCH better than Robeez.
If you do decide to go with leather, Joshoes (or Jo sandals) are much better quality than Robeez, and cheaper, too. Robeez don't last 2 mos. on either of my boys, but Joshoes last 4-6 mos. You can tell a huge difference in the quality of the leather when you hold them side-by-side.
 

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Have you ever been to etsy.com? It's a website for handmade items... very cool. You can search for soft soled baby shoes. There are some there that are similar to robeez and isabooties. And you're supporting individuals rather than a big company.
 

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I also have a 9 month old DD and like our pedipeds a bit more than our Robeez. Though they are both good shoes. My DD loves to chew on them and they've held up well. We also have a pair of knock-off Robeez from Target and they are OK, but the quality isn't as good but they are not too bad for the price. You can often find them on sale.

I really want to get her a pair of preschoolians next, I think they have the cutest styles.
 

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We like ISabooties because they are not leather
 

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Now Pedipeds are rubber bottom right? Maybe less flexible than suede bottom? I thought it would be good for walkers but not for crawlers...
I like their styles too.

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Originally Posted by lilaac View Post
I also have a 9 month old DD and like our pedipeds a bit more than our Robeez. Though they are both good shoes. My DD loves to chew on them and they've held up well. We also have a pair of knock-off Robeez from Target and they are OK, but the quality isn't as good but they are not too bad for the price. You can often find them on sale.

I really want to get her a pair of preschoolians next, I think they have the cutest styles.
 

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I live in FL so I don't want the shoes to be too hot in the summer here and mainly I want non slippery flexible shoes that my daughter can still learn to balance and walk with confidence.
We live in Florida too, and I just ordered these for DD now that the weather is warming up. I wanted something she could wear with or without socks.
 
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