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    Default First shoe recommendations

    My baby girl is just on the verge of walking and i'm not sure which shoes to buy to protect her feet while she explores the great outdoors.

    The first pair that was recommended to me by a shop assistant (because they're super soft and fleixible) were Dunlop Volleys which are pretty much canvas all around with just small rubber pads on two spots on the soles but they got wrecked the first time she ventured outdoors.

    Can you recommend some brands of shoes which are suitable for going outdoors but are flexible enough not to hinder the 'learning to walk' process. Thank you

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    I purchased my DD a pair of Papaya Mary Jane shoes and they were fantastic. She was also on the verge of walking when I had her fitted for them. They are all leather with a flexible rubber sole. They r a great prewalker and toddler shoe.

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    Check out attipas.com.au - I bought some online for my little one as she just pulls off socks and I couldn't find any small enough with a sole to fit her almost 1 yo feet.

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    Bobux...clarks.. ecco kids. anything that is structured with proper support in the heel area. The soft sole shoes were not recommended to me by a podiatrist but lots of people buy them and their kiddies do fine.
    Betts kids shop usually have a good selection.

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    Babies should be walking barefoot for around 5-6 weeks before shoes are introduced to let them get their balance and help their foot form correctly... before this time soft sole shoes are recomended.... It is advosed to start with a soft sole shoe but these days you can get better then just fabric/canvas under the foot.

    I got my daughters from see kai run and they were fabulous. Highly recomended and great sales people. I purchased online and just used my daughters foot measurment as a guide which has worked perfectly.

    Also, after the 5-6 weeks, I got 2 pairs of brilliant see kai run mary jane style shoes. They are adorable and last soooo well!!!!
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    http://www.seekairun.com.au/showProd.../Evelyn+-+Navy

    Pre walkers for first 6 weeks (and great for indoors after 6 weeks)


    http://www.seekairun.com.au/brandsee

    After 6 weeks.

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    We used the little soft soled leather ones, I got them from a wahm on Facebook.
    they withstood going outside very well, I still have them even though my son grew out of them. he has really high arches and no other shoes fit him, we still have trouble finding shoes for him at 2.5.


 

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