It’s may surprise you to learn – when it comes to baby shoes, none is best. That’s right, your little baby does not need shoes. Walking barefoot helps toes get a better grip, develops foot strength and proper walking technique.
Even though barefoot is best, there will be times when it isn’t practical for your baby to go shoeless. Your baby’s feet are soft and delicate and need protection from rough surfaces, cold temperatures and hard objects
That’s where a soft soled shoe comes in. As the name suggests, a soft soled shoes have a soft and flexible sole – typically made from leather or suede.
Experts recommend them
The Australian Podiatrists Association know a thing or two about feet. And they recommend soft shoes that mimic walking barefoot.
The main appeal of soft soled baby shoes is that they encourage natural walking. The lightweight flexible sole encourages natural foot movement and development. Your baby can extend their toes and grip the floor as if they are walking barefoot. No other shoe can do that!
Soft soled shoes are easier to walk in
No more clomping around!
Your baby already staggers around like a drunken sailor, and those heavy hard soled shoes are not helping. To your baby, hard soled shoes are heavy. It’s like learning to walk with concrete blocks on your feet.
Soft soled shoes allow your little one to walk freely without weighing him down.
Soft sole shoes are safe!
Run your fingers along the bottom of your baby’s feet. Notice how soft they are? Your baby’s delicate feet need protection from rough surfaces, cold temperatures and objects laying on the floor.
Because soft soled shoes can be comfortably worn indoors and outdoors, they make for fantastic all round foot protection.
Soft soled shoes Can be worn without socks
If your little one is anything like mine, getting him to wear socks is more effort than it’s worth.
At Tiny Treasures, our moccasinsleather Moccasins are so soft that you can skip the socks in the warmer months.
Trust me, when you need to dress your baby in a hurry, you won’t miss the socks.
Soft soled shoes look darn cute!
While they may look odd on larger adult feet, soft soled shoes are just the cutest thing on your baby’s petite feet.
But just like everything else in the world, soft soled shoes do have a downside. They will wear quicker than hard soled shoes.
And in my opinion, this is a pretty minor problem.
Because in the early days your baby’s feet are going to grow so fast that they will long outgrow the soft soled shoe before they wear so bad that they are unusable.
Do you want your baby to experience the benefits of soft soled shoes? Check out our gorgeous range of baby moccasins. Comfortable, durable and stylish. Just what your baby’s feet need.
What are your opinions on soft soled shoes for babies? Let me know in the comments below!