First shoes

Feet must be taken care of; after all, they need to last a lifetime. That is why you should choose your child's first shoes with care.

Homeshoes / Slippers

It is a good idea to start by giving your child soft and flexible slippers with non-slip soles as soon as they start crawling and trying to stand. The non-slip soles help your child with firm footing once they take their first steps. Children only start requiring real shoes once they have learned to walk. Until then, either socks or slippers will do just fine.

The first pair of shoes

The first pair of shoes should be light and have a flexible sole, so that it follows the little foot's natural movements. The shoes also need a solid heel cap that provides good support. The rubber sole helps ensure that the child has solid footing on all surfaces. 

It is important to determine whether your child has a slim, normal or wide foot as the width of the shoe needs to be the same. This is one of the reasons why the closures of first walker shoes are lace-up or Velcro. It allows you to adjust the size of the shoe to the shape and size of the foot. Our first walker shoes are made from natural materials that are breathable, soft and comfortable to wear. 

Keep in mind

Usually insoles can be removed from first walker shoes. This allows you to place your child's foot on the sole and determine whether the size is too big or too small. Make sure to leave a little room for growth so your child can grow into their first pair of shoes. Once they start growing out first walkers, they will need new footwear for all seasons, including sneakers, boots, rain boots and sandals.


View our range of baby shoes here

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Your child's foot development