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I was wondering if anyone has these for their babes and if you like them, why?<br><br>
Zane is walking around on the furniture and starting to take a few steps here and there, but I've always read not to put shoes on them till they are walking well. It's already getting a little cold here and want to put something on his feet. Socks make him slip when he walks around as do clothes that have feet built in, what do you do???
 

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We have robeez for ds who isn't walking yet, but the coldness factor was an issue. They're beautifully made but ds has very chunky little ankles so they leave nasty red marks if he wears them for any length of time. For now they stay on the shelf. I've heard lots of moms rave about them tho and they're very hard for the babes to take them off which they love to do. HTH
 

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I got ds' first pair at <a href="http://www.onehotmama.com" target="_blank">www.onehotmama.com</a> There is a much better selection here<br><a href="http://www.thebabymarketplace.com/securestore/c54581.2.html" target="_blank">http://www.thebabymarketplace.com/se.../c54581.2.html</a><br>
And of course there is always <a href="http://www.robeez.com" target="_blank">www.robeez.com</a><br>
They are great! Ds is also not quite walking, so they give him a good grip on the floor.<br><br>
I think there is a lace tie shoe that is similar out there if chunky ankles are a concern. Soft star shoes might be the name?<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/confused.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Confused">: I would do a search.<br><br>
HTH<br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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I just ordered some from the robeez.com website. I haven't tried them yet since it's hot today, but the next chilly day I will be putting them on. They are very cute, at least.
 

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My guys are wearing their's at this very moment! We went out and bought them the very first day that it was cold enough for socks. My boys are not walking yet, but they are cruising and are on their feet a lot. The Robeez are great because they don't fall off, are incredibly soft and flexible, and help to keep the boys from slipping even on shiny wood floors. I haven't had the red marks on the ankles problem, but my boys don't have chubby ankles. I can see how that would be a problem because the elastic is pretty snug. Everywhere we go, I get compliments on how cute my babies' "shoes" are. It's hard for me to think of them as shoes. . . Really I think it's the closest thing to being barefoot while keeping the feet covered.<br><br>
I got mine at a local toy store.<br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br>
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DD has Robeez and Soft Star shoes, and we like them both.<br><br>
I like to order Robeez from <a href="http://www.robeez.com" target="_blank">www.robeez.com</a> because I've found more style choices here than anywhere else. DD didn't wear shoes at all during the summer, but now that the floor is cold again, she's back to wearing the Robeez most days around the house. I take them off before she naps, to give her ankles a break - Her feet are pretty chunky, but the Robeez don't leave red marks around her ankles if she wears a pair of thin cotton socks with them, and if her feet go shoe-less now & then. I think Robeez are a great indoors or fair-weather outdoors shoe. The thin soles really let her feet grip our wood floors, so she gets to cruise around with warm feet, without slipping & sliding.<br><br>
We just got her pair of Soft Stars a couple of weeks ago from <a href="http://www.softstarshoes.com/index.htm" target="_blank">http://www.softstarshoes.com/index.htm</a> Soft Star makes shoes and mocs, and I went with a pair of shoes so we'd have something different from the Robeez. They're very well made, and have a thicker, stiffer sole than the Robeez, so I'm thinking they'll be great for exploring outside & off-road during our cold & rainy fall, winter & spring. I bought a pair of style #200V, which has a two-piece upper great for chubbier feet - DD wears socks with these, too, to keep her feet warm, since they're more of a warm-weather shoe without socks. I went with the velcro strap instead of the lacing since DD is fascinated by all things stringy, and I knew she'd be forever untying the laces.
 

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We got a pair for our 10 month old ds 'cause he pulls up and stands wherever we are, even if there are sharp rocks or gravel. The robeez are the next best thing to barefeet, and they're cute, too. We got ours at a local store. Before that, he had a pair, similarly designed, that I made for him: wool with an embroidered border with soft leather soles. They were great, but no longer fit.
 
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