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What Are the Best Baby Walking Shoes for Babies Learning to Walk?

Updated on January 22, 2014

My Grandsons First Pair of Walking Shoes - Robeez

What are the best shoes for babies learning to walk? This is the question I asked myself recently when I had the delightful experience of buying my grandson his first pair of walking shoes. With all the new baby walking shoes to choose from, I wanted to make sure that he got something great for his feet that would be good for his developing feet.

When my sons were small I used to take them to Striderite, but before we could make a trip to the dept. store I wandered across some adorable, sturdy little leather baby shoes on Amazon called "Robeez". I liked how the Robeez looked and I liked the reviews that parents were giving Robeez. I decided these would be a good pair for Zach to try. The pair I ended up getting for Zach were the Robeez Mini Shoez Infant/Toddler Trainer Sneakers. They were doctor recommended for growing feet and they had moldable soles that were also good for babies feet. They looked like a great shoe for the price ($30) and they were highly recommended as a toddlers first walking shoe. There were many styles of baby shoes to choose from but I liked the little sneakers (He almost ended up with the little toddler dog/bone slip on shoes - just toooo cute!!)

Good shoes for babies learning to walk

Robeez Mini Shoez Infant/Toddler Trainer Sneaker
Robeez Mini Shoez Infant/Toddler Trainer Sneaker | Source

5 Star Reviews for Babies First Walking Shoes

The Robeez infant shoes I bought Zach have a 5 star review at Amazon, and the Robeez line has a wide variety of styles and colors for baby. I got the infant sneaker tennis shoe because I liked the color, style and for the fact that he could also wear them outdoors. Robeez product info on their little mini sneaker "shoez" mentions that they are:

  • Nylon, mesh, and leather
  • Rubber sole
  • Easy, stay-put fit
  • Water-repellant, non-slip sole
  • Recommended by the American Podiatry Medical Association for healthy foot development

(That last part was especially important to me - doctor recommended shoes are always a good bet)

Babies First Walking Shoes by Robeez

He Likes his First Walking Shoes

So after getting Zach's Robeez, it was time for a test run (or should I say test walk?) The Robeez went on well, there was a slight struggle because after all the shoes ARE made to stay on, but once on they were a nice snug fit. I got the 12-18 month Robeez because I didn't want his first walkers to be too big. These fit nicely with just a little room to grow.

The real test? Within minutes of putting his shoes on he was up and walking, and I mean fast ( see video beside the text here) There were no spills, no sliding around, just sure little footsteps in and around the house. I was quite impressed. He liked his shoes and guess what? He can't take them off!! Ha! I'm sold!

If you are questioning yourself on what are the best shoes for babies learning to walk, I highly recommend the Robeez line of shoes. Apparently Zach is in good company because a lot of thecelebrities think that Robeez are the best shoes for their babies too!

(Dorsi Diaz is a freelance writer/publisher on the Internet and loves to share useful and helpful knowledge. If you have enjoyed this hub feel free to give it a thumbs up and join her reader fan club. Thanks for stopping by!)


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    Teresa 6 years ago

    I like everything everybody is saying, however I would like to add that Robeez are made by Stride Rite.

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    Dorsi Diaz 6 years ago from The San Francisco Bay Area

    @Sarah Zang) Congrats new mommy! I have not heard of littlebluelamb shoes. I love the roobeez however. My grandson could not take them off either, which was a plus!

    Thanks for reading.

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    Sarah Zhang 6 years ago

    I am very excited for my newborn baby and looking for all the best clothes and shoes to make up her,my friend recommand littlebluelamb baby shoes to me,is there any one bought this brand shoes before? here is their

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    Sarah Johns 7 years ago

    Wow. Nice review Dorsi. My niece will love a pair of Robeez, I'm sure of it. The shoes you recommended on the Amazon links were helpful. Gonna go take a look. Thanks.

    PS: you should write up about baby hats and give us a good review of that!

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    Dorsi Diaz 8 years ago from The San Francisco Bay Area

    Prasetio) Thanks. Yes Robeez are great shoes for walking.They also have "crib shoes" out of soft leather.

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    prasetio30 8 years ago from malang-indonesia

    those are cute and beautiful, suitable for babies to learn walk.

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    Dorsi Diaz 8 years ago from The San Francisco Bay Area

    Habee) They sure have! I remember my sons as those high top walkers! Now they have so many cute designs. Thanks for stopping by!

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    Holle Abee 8 years ago from Georgia

    Baby shoes sure have changed from those white high tops, huh?! Great info!

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    Dorsi Diaz 8 years ago from The San Francisco Bay Area

    DeBorrah) Striderite was where I used to get my sons shoes too! I thought I'd try out the Robeez and they are very good shoes- they flex with the feet which is said to be better for the babies developing feet.

    Hello Hello) Yes it is a very important moment! Thanks for reading my hubs.

    Ocbill) Hehehe....that's cute. And YW. Thanks for coming by!

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    ocbill 8 years ago from hopefully somewhere peaceful and nice

    when I first read the headline, I thought about the little tikes running around like they got a new toy. thanks for sharing.

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    Hello, hello, 8 years ago from London, UK

    A great hub and great collection for a very important moment.

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    DeBorrah K Ogans 8 years ago

    Dorsi, This is helpful! It has been years! I always took my children to "Stride Rite" I have a new grandbaby on the way... Thank you for sharing, Blessings!