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I saw the great thread about toddler walking shoes, but I think that's just a bit advanced for us. My 14+ mo old has spent the last 8 months scooting all over the house on his butt, and is now showing more than a passing interest in standing by himself and walking holding onto our hands. He by no means needs firm soled shoes, but the Robeez style chokes his little ankles. (I'd love to let DS go without shoes at all, but our hardwood is over slab, so it's always freezing.)<br><br>
Any suggestions for FIRST walking shoes? Ones that really let him get the hang of the walking thing? I hear anything bulky really trips them up. And the fewer tripping incidents we have to weather the better!<br><br>
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hey. we´ve been using robeez style, but different ones that definitely dont choke her ankles... but i dont think the ones we have sell in the US.<br>
but they´re leather soft home shoes<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br>
very satisfied..
 

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I like our "Infant's Leather Shoes" from Target. I believe the first size is 9-12 months, then 12-18 months.<br><br>
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<a href="http://www.isabooties.com/" target="_blank">Isabooties</a>.<br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up">
 

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I didn't have a problem w/ Robeez, but my mom bought a different brand that was half the price and I had to replace the elastic w/ longer elastic.
 

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we love our joshoes (<a href="http://www.joshoes.com/store/)" target="_blank">http://www.joshoes.com/store/)</a>. they have lots of lots of options, like extra wide, PUL in the soles, fleece lined, etc. the customer service is GREAT, and they ship fast. oh, and they're half the price of Robeez.
 

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I like the stride rite prewalker series:<br><br><a href="http://www.striderite.com/jump.jsp?itemType=CATEGORY&itemID=132&KickerID=684&KICKER" target="_blank">http://www.striderite.com/jump.jsp?i...rID=684&KICKER</a><br><br>
if you click this link and then multi view you can see the bottoms.<br><br><a href="http://www.zappos.com/n/p/dp/20531761/c/29709/g/kids/s/I_16.html" target="_blank">http://www.zappos.com/n/p/dp/2053176...ds/s/I_16.html</a><br><br>
They are a little thicker but still extremely soft and flexible. They have a small amount of rubber on the bottom for traction. I personally love them!<br><br>
My dd got her first pair when she was a steady crawler just pulling up. Now she is a confident (mostly) walker and they have worked out really well for both.
 

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i really like cute baby shoes. the ankle elastic doesn't feel as tight as robeez and the soles are padded. they wear well, too and have super cute designs! they run a size big, though-- my guy is in 12-18 month robeez, but wears 6-12 month in cbs.
 

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Yeah, I recommend Joshoes, too. You can order them in wide, and the leather is thicker and more durable than Robeez.<br>
I love our Isabooties but I don't know how they work on wider feet.
 

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Thanks Ladies, I very much appreciate the insight!<br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/winner.jpg" style="border:0px solid;" title="BFSymbol">
 
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