Which shoe for babies?
Above all, you have to ask yourself when to put shoes on your baby? Once this problem has been solved, we assume that your baby has learned to walk and therefore needs to wear shoes to frolic. There are 4 criteria to respect:
- Natural composition
- Flexibility, thin sole
Choose lightweight baby shoes.
First-step shoes must be light, your baby must absolutely have the least possible hindrance to his walk. Proportionally, imagine the weight that shoes can have in relation to its size and strength.
No synthetic shoes for your child!
The temptation is to buy baby trainers or synthetic canvas shoes. Worse in faux leather, cheaper, my baby's feet will grow fast anyway...mistake, feet have to breathe. Leather has the advantage of being natural, supple and breathable. Of course, do not buy shoes whose leather origin is unknown. European manufacturing and tanning leathers are controlled.
No clogs, soft shoes!
Seriously, gone are the days when we fitted our young adventurers with ultra-rigid shoes. The feet must be able to unroll as naturally as possible. I suggest soft shoes with thin soles. But also not too flexible, because it requires a minimum of support.
Finally, comfort and practicality...
Your baby must be comfortable in his shoes, you will quickly see this when he walks. I am for the laces more than the scratch, for a simple reason, the lace supports better and above all is less easily pulled than a scratch. So less temptation to take off the shoes every 30 seconds.
In summary, depending on the season, choose high-cut shoes or sandals that support the heel. Light and flexible, good quality. And above all at the right size, neither too big (so as not to buy too many pairs) nor too small. Look for this on our page how to know your baby's shoe size ?