Teeny Tiny Shoes For Your New Little Walkers
Growing little tootsies deserve very special shoes– especially when they start taking their first steps. If you’ve got a wobbly little walker at home then check out some of the cutest shoes to protect their feet and help them balance too.
We’re all for supporting mama-led businesses and for anything handmade – and these beautiful booties tick both boxes. Crafted by a mama in Sweden and available via Etsy in a variety of colours, each pair is handmade to order and specially created for your baby in the softest leather with a stitch free back to prevent blisters and scuffing, a wide opening for easy on/off (we know how hard it is to get them to stay still sometimes!) and an anti-slip & fall rubber sole. Lightweight and super comfy, these are the kind of first shoes you’ll treasure forever. There’s a guide for measuring your little one’s feet on the site too. Perfect.
Available in various colour combos, some of the Clarks shoes even come with a glittery finish (we love!). Lightweight and perfect for hot weather, these canvas kicks are lightweight and have a durable white sole with toe guard (for added protection!) and easy on/off double riptape fastening so your little darling can practice putting the on themselves. Available in whole and half sizes and different widths too – AND machine washable.
From AED 300
Visit www.clarks.ae to find your nearest store
Especially designed for a toddlers first steps, these shoes have flexible soles and space for chubby toes so that your little ones can march around in confidence! Ideal for active toddlers (isn’t that all of them?!), these little kicks are lightweight and breathable, with arch support and a memory foam insole plus easy to clean too.
AED 229.50 www.childrensalon.com
Originating from a small workshop in the West of France, this company has had a passion for shoes that’s spanned a century. Beautifully crafted, super comfortable and very cute too – there are lots of styles for girls and boys.
AED 330 www.sprii.ae
These are just SO adorable! The Lenny by TOMS is a scaled-down version of the Lenox sneaker (we see potential for matchy matchy footwear!) designed for kids aged 1-4. With a padded heel counter for comfort and a rubber cupsole with traction these super comfy kicks come in a few different colours. And the best bit? With every pair of shoes you purchase, TOMS will help give a new pair of shoes to a child in need. Brilliant.
For a list of TOMS stores in the UAE visit www.toms.com/store-locator
BABY- PROOF® Smart is a light and flexible shoe, especially for babies who are just learning to walk. 100 % leather lined and specially developed by Shoesme with soles that bend with the feet, the heels are reinforced for a good walking posture and there’s a soft foam layer at all pressure points to make them ultra comfy. Especially for the first faltering steps, these funky shoes are perfect for indoor toddling our outdoor play.
Diddy little toes in a pair of sandals? Just soooo sweet! And perfect for making your little one feel cool and comfy in this hot weather. This Spanish brand has become known for making great quality shoes for growing feet – and with great grip to help avoid tumbles and a secure Velcro closure, your baby will soon be zipping about with a spring in their step.
From AED 200, at Pablosky stores across the UAE
If you’ve got a stylish little man or lady who wants to be just like his/her older siblings then go for a pair of Nike Air Force 1 sneakers – which take the iconic design and lightweight comfort of the original and make it softer and more flexible for growing, developing feet. Super cool.
Available in various colours.
All images are sourced from the respective brands official page.