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The mention of shoe shopping for kids can be music to the ears of many adults. But it can be a different story when it comes to buying shoes for first walkers.
It can be hard enough to keep the shoes on their feet, without your child kicking them off all the time. But once the shoes are on, it can be tricky to figure out if they’re actually the right fit. After all, a toddler won’t tell you how they fit – they have more important things to do!
It’s a busy time for your bub in terms of both physical, and mental development! When walking inside it’s not necessary for them to wear shoes, however once they venture outside their feet may need protecting- especially when they come into contact with hot, cold or abrasive surfaces.
For this reason, we’ve put together our top tips to help you find the best baby shoes for first walkers.
GO FOR LIGHTWEIGHT AND FLEXIBLE FIRST WALKER SHOES
Toddler shoes should be flexible and lightweight so they support your child’s natural foot movement. But what’s flexible? Test by gently bending the soles of the shoes. They should be flexible but still have some grip on the sole. They shouldn’t be smooth and stiff as this can cause your kid to trip and slip. B.Duck shoes are specifically designed with kids in mind, featuring flexible soles that allow natural movement and growth.
FIND A GOOD FIT
Look for brands that are specifically made for toddlers as they’re designed to be the best fit for your child’s foot.
If you’ve managed to wrangle your toddler into a shoe, check the fit by placing your finger at the end of their toes- there should be a finger width of room in the end of the shoe to allow them to grow. Another thing to check is that the shoe isn’t rubbing against your child’s ankle. We all know play is no fun with blisters on your feet. Their heel should be secure and not slipping out of the shoe when they walk.
Getting the fit of the shoe perfect is important, no matter what stage of life you are in.
CHOOSE THE PERFECT SHOE STYLE
Finding shoes for first walkers is easy at B.Duck. Depending on the season, choose shoes that will protect and support the feet. While little ones are finding their feet and developing confidence with walking independently, stick to supportive shoe styles with appropriate fastenings so that the shoe stays on the foot. Out top recommended first walker shoes include:
Applicable scene: outdoor, sports, daily, campus
Upper: Low Top
Type: Outdoor Casual Shoes
Applicable season: autumn
Applicable age: 1-3 years old
Function: wear-resistant, wrapping, lightweight
Surface Material: Fabric + Polyurethane Synthetic Leather
Lining condition: none