My Little Big Foot Needs Shoes Badly

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mcatherine - February 6

My son is 5 mos old and we cannot seem to find any baby shoes that fit him anywhere. I know he doesn't "need" shoes, I just hate taking him everywhere in his socks. The weather has been so cold that I hate taking him out shopping, so I was going to try and find him shoes this weekend while he stays home and plays with daddy. Can I do this just from the length of his foot? His feet a 4 1/2 inches long - is that obnoxiously large for a 5 month old? His socks are 24 months, so should I look for toddler shoes? They start in size 1, right? Help...

 

sophandbob - February 6

do they not do pre size baby shoes in US? Tris wears soft soled trainers and slippers which you buy in their age range. Tris is currently in the 6 - 9 month size. They are mega cheap too - Tesco sells them for £3.50, which is about $7. If you e mail me your address and how long Hudson's feet are I'll mail you an appropraite sized pair if you like.

 

Lchan - February 6

I have a Gap shoe size chart with me. This is what it says: 3-6 mo = 3; 6-9 mo = 4; 9-12 mo = 5; 12-18 mo = 6; 18-24 mo = 7. My son is 9 months and currently wearing a Gap 4; Janie & Jack 3; and Converse 5 so obviously the size are all over. I haven't had good luck buying him shoes because the tops of his feet are really thick so I can't get the shoes on his feet unless I buy a really large size..and then those fall off. When its really cold I put a pair of blue slippers that I got in the baby department of Target and those give him a bit more protection from the cold.

 

k.p.j.e. - February 6

Hi mcatherine, try some of those leather booties they sell at Target and Nordstrom (and probably other places too) They are meant for kids who aren't walking yet. They are very flexible so not bad for developing feet. Also they look nice and stay on really well, even on babies that kick around a lot in their stroller. They are in the section with other kids and babies shoes. I think they run about $15-20 which is a little much but they only need one pair really.

 

piratesmermaid - February 6

Gretchen's 6 1/2 months old and she just outgrew size 2. She totally skipped size one. You said his feet are 4 1/2 inches long, that's a bit smaller than Gretchen's feet, I'd take him with you when you look at shoes and start with a size 3, if he won't let you try them on, just hold them up to his foot. I would guess a size 3 or even 4. I'm having the same problem with slippers. Gretchen's outgrown all her pjs with the feet and with the cold weather I want to make sure her feet are covered but she'll pull off any sock I put on her, and the blanket won't stay over her legs either, so I've been trying to find a slipper to put on her at night and they're all too small or too big!

 

Kara H. - February 6

BRU sells nice little leather slippers. They are knock offs of Robeez, but less than half the price. I found several pairs for Max on the clearance rack. Max is alseep or I would measure is foot in inches for you, but he wears a size 3 or 6-9 months if I goes buy age. Oh BTW -he's 7 months. I don't know if you have a Shoe-billie (sp?) shoe store, but k-swiss and nike make soft sole shoes and the are sized 1,2,3,4...

 

Kara H. - February 6

I measured Max's shoe and they are 5 inches long, so I would say your son would probably wear a size 3 now, but may be ready for a size 4 or 12/24 month shoe

 

mcatherine - February 6

I guess my problem is that his foot doesn't fit in anything they sell for "baby". We do have a shoe he wore that was a size 2, but I had a__sumed since he was so little that they were for babies, but - I'm guessing it is what P.Mermaid mentions - and that I need like a 3 or 4 (I'm guessing 4, lol). I just see them more as something a toddler would wear - not my little baby! :o( :o( Since he has learned to put his foot in his mouth, now he likes to pull his socks off and chew on them - so it is making it increasingly difficult to take him out in the cold without a shoe on. His socks are 24 months, but like Lchan says - sizes are all over the place any way! When we brought him home from the hospital - he never wore one single pair of booties - went straight into 12-18 mos socks! SophandBob - what a lovely offer. Thank you! If I can't find anything over the weekend - then I will certainly let you know!!!! (How are you, btw?) I never even considered slippers - I'll look for those, too! Thanks.

 

mcatherine - February 6

Kara - just saw your post - thanks for the info (and measuring his shoe, lol!). I have been at a total loss for two weeks now! I'll check out BRU and the Nike shops. Blasted cold - I can't wait until summer so we can all go barefoot!

 

K - February 6

We have always had a horrible time with my daughter. We say she has Fred Flintstone feet. Even Stride Rite tried every shoe in the store on her on two occasions, and then told us, we're sorry we just can't fit her. She has really big and wide feet, a little bit of an arch (most babies are flat footed) and according to Stride Rite, no ankles. After trying shoes from everywhere, we finally found that she can wear Pediped. They have a web site. You can order online or the website can point you to stores in your area that carry them. They are very soft and flexible. We also have had some luck with shoes from Target here and there.

 

K - February 6

We have always had a horrible time with my daughter. We say she has Fred Flintstone feet. Even Stride Rite tried every shoe in the store on her on two occasions, and then told us, we're sorry we just can't fit her. She has really big, wide thick topped feet, and according to Stride Rite, no ankles. After trying shoes from everywhere, we finally found that she can wear Pediped. They stay on too. They have a web site. You can order online or the website can point you to stores in your area that carry them. They are very soft and flexible. We also have had some luck with shoes from Target here and there.

 

K - February 7

Well that's weird! Sorry I double posted, I don't know how that happened.

 

LisaB - February 7

Ok shameless self advertising but here it goes- I own a baby boutique and search for a long time for great shoes/ slippers here are my top 3- the See Kai Run shoes they are super flexible soft and seem really comfy- a little more toddlerish (thats a word right?) the Jack and Lilys just like the Robeez but a lower price point and different syles very cute and kids can't get them off (my fav feature and for slippers I LOVE the Padraig cottage they are handmade and have soft warm wool on the bottom super cute. If you want to check out any of the sites I believe they all are the name dot com. Hope that helps- if you have any questions let me know I did ma__s searching for shoes and these are the best imo. Oh the pedipeds are good too.

 

mcatherine - February 7

Thanks LisaB - I will look at these shoes this afternoon!!

 

ElizabethL. - February 7

Hi, I noticed m's recomendation of Pediped shoes and I have to agree, they are the best! My little girl has been wearing them for about 8 months now and the are so soft and comfortable. They have a soft sole that is padded so there is nothing rigid about them and they are made from leather so they are going to breathe. We wear them with and without socks so they can take you into warmer months. My little one has small feet so she is wearing a size 6 to 12 month but on the Pediped web site they have a size chart that you can print and actualy measure your babys foot so you can find out what size your little man wears.

 

Rabbits07 - February 7

Mason has fat feet...I call them Hulk feet. I've found shoes that look like they should fit according to length, but then it's a fight trying to cram his fat foot in it! I know that's of no help to you....just wanted you to know that you're not alone!

 

LisaB - February 7

For those of you with fat feet babies check out the Padraig slippers the can sub as shoes and are adorable. Kellens mom introduced them to me I sell them like crazy in my store and they are great. My ds gets mad compliments when we are out in public- the have a leather sole so it can be indoor/ outdoor.

 

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