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#1 greatwon2

Posted 24 December 2012 - 08:54 PM

My daughter has been semi walking for a while but the last few days has decided that walking's her main form of transportation, we've been out at a BBQ today which has made me realise I'm going to need to get her some outside walking shoe's ...buuut... i have no idea on what style is going to be best , which is silly because i have 3 other kids that ive done this for. It seems I've forgotten this vital info or they never owned shoes/ there were less choices then/ aliens stole my brain while i slept lol

I'm thinking she needs rather soft shoes still , as the walking is pretty new ...but they need to be able to protect her feet outside which is the only place she'll be wearing them

so if anyone has a recommendation on type/brand etc , it would be much appreciated original.gif


#2 Threelittleducks

Posted 24 December 2012 - 09:05 PM

I would think she needs a pre-walker / first walker, at least until she has been walking competently for six weeks. We used these ->   http://www.babypaws.com/   and loved them.

Mothercare also has a pretty good 70% off shoe sale on at the moment. Plenty of first walker options.

Merry Christmas

#3 FeralSis

Posted 24 December 2012 - 09:06 PM

I like Baby Paws for first soft-soled shoes.

All my DD's have started off in them. They are adorable. So many cute styles and colours.

I've just bought my 13 mo her first pair.

Can do mail order online or buy at DJ's or kids shoe shops.

#4 eachschoolholidays

Posted 24 December 2012 - 09:08 PM

Tip Toey joey shoes- nice soft leather with sft rubber soles

Edited by nlman, 24 December 2012 - 09:09 PM.

#5 Gumbette

Posted 24 December 2012 - 09:10 PM

Skeanies are my absolute favourite! An Aussie company that have become a worldwide hit. I can't recommend them highly enough.


Edited by Gumbette, 24 December 2012 - 09:23 PM.

#6 ubermum

Posted 24 December 2012 - 09:15 PM

I used a very similar brand to these;
I loved them and had a few pairs.

#7 greatwon2

Posted 24 December 2012 - 09:27 PM

Thanks heaps everyone - Baby shoe eye candy galore, it's a pity she only needs one pair lol

I'm liking the look of those baby paws ones , we don't have a dj's down here in tassie that i know of but i think Myer is the same thing so hopefully they'll have them too. I'll need to take her feet in with me to make sure i get some that fit, online sizes are doing my head in

Hope you all have a great Christmas  original.gif

#8 Lucygoosey1

Posted 24 December 2012 - 09:40 PM

I just bought some white air flex sandals from betts kids for my DD.  They were 30% off.  She's my DD2, so I had heaps of shoes from DD1,  but her feet are bigger and don't fit any of the early walker shoes I already had.  I've been really happy with these shoes for her,  she walks well in them,  doesn't complain and they go nicely with everything.

#9 luey08

Posted 27 December 2012 - 07:07 PM

I had baby paws for my DS - Rap ova.  They were great.  IF you are in Tassie - Baby paws was originally a Tassie company.  They started in Sandy Bay.  Jsut in case you wanted to support a local Tassie business wink.gif

#10 Isolabella

Posted 28 December 2012 - 10:38 AM

Tip toey joeys. They have a bit of rubber on the soles which provide greater protection then the baby paws. I found the baby paws good to cover feet when crawling outside.

#11 ByzantineEmpress

Posted 28 December 2012 - 10:44 AM

Make sure they have a soft flexible sole for the first 6 weeks, pre walkers are still great during this time. Only put them on when outside, make sure your child does as much bare feet walking as possible during the early stages.

Edited by ByzantineEmpress, 28 December 2012 - 10:46 AM.

#12 greatwon2

Posted 10 January 2013 - 12:25 PM

Thanks heaps everyone , i got her a pair of baby paws and they are great , but the speeds she can get upto now that outside isn't as prickly aren't as fun for me lol

#13 dex

Posted 13 January 2013 - 08:35 PM

You can get good quality German made shoes from here:

I bought a pair for my daughter as they were having 15% off and was pleasantly surprised at the soft feel and sturdy quality. Way better than the Made-In-China dross that most others stock. ohmy.gif

#14 Bubba Boosh

Posted 06 February 2013 - 09:36 PM

Hi all, Bubba Boosh provide a great range of soft soled baby shoes & pre walker baby shoes.

Check them out at http://www.bubbaboosh.com.au

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