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Eggomobile Sat 23-Feb-19 18:54:14

I know it’s important to buy the right first shoes for my little girl but why must the first walker ones be so ugly.

Anyone know of any pretty ones? She’s a size 4.5 G.

NotTired Sat 23-Feb-19 18:56:05

Bobux. Very cute, very good quality and good for their feet. Expensive though.

Di11y Sat 23-Feb-19 18:57:25

clarks had some lovely dusky pink patent leather ones when I got them for dd in december? can't say first walker shoes have struck me as particularly ugly?

snowball28 Sat 23-Feb-19 19:28:57

clarks had some lovely dusky pink patent leather ones when I got them for dd in December

We have these for my DD, they are seriously cute! We got the navy pair too look nice with tights and dresses

Dahlietta Sat 23-Feb-19 19:46:48

Define 'ugly'!

JaffacakesAreCakesNotBiscuits Sat 23-Feb-19 19:49:11

Start rite.

Eggomobile Sat 23-Feb-19 19:49:20

It’s the soles, I don’t understand why they can’t be made to look more subtle.

I went to Clark’s today and they definitely didn’t have cute patent ones. Would you mind sending me the link?

Parker231 Sat 23-Feb-19 19:49:34

First shoes aren’t worth worrying about - DC’s will scrape the toes from the first day they wear them outside and they will outgrow them as soon as you have paid for them!

MRex Sat 23-Feb-19 19:50:00

I have a boy and the Clark's Roamer shoes had several that look pretty for a girl, have you tried in there?

pastabest Sat 23-Feb-19 19:52:54

Unless she is walking unaided outside then I would be tempted not to bother.

BiscuitDrama Sat 23-Feb-19 19:53:23

I’d try an independent rather than Clark’s.

Yura Sat 23-Feb-19 19:54:56

robeez - try here
www.rainbownationclothing.com/robeez-160-c.asp

RagingWhoreBag Sat 23-Feb-19 19:57:03

It’s the soles, I don’t understand why they can’t be made to look more subtle

I don’t know OP, maybe they’re designed to aid walking, rather than to make a child look pretty? Radical I know.

Eggomobile Sat 23-Feb-19 20:00:46

@RagingWhoreBag bore off!! I’m very aware of the need for the right shoes or I’d be buying any old shoe rather than specifically looking for the right type!

snowball28 Sat 23-Feb-19 20:07:25

It’s these ones, the soles do come up over the front but once they’re on you can’t really see. They seem to flatten slightly if that makes sense x

www.clarks.co.uk/c/Roamer-Go-Toddler/p/26135834

daisypond Sat 23-Feb-19 20:11:43

What are walker shoes? I've never heard of this term. How do they differ from shoes?

whydobirds Sat 23-Feb-19 20:15:24

My dd had See Kai Run shoes when she was a toddler. They were very cute with nice flexible soles. seekairun.com/all/first-walker/

Mammaaofxx Sat 23-Feb-19 20:18:00

Yes my dd also has the pink patent shoes from Clarks!

katmarie Sat 23-Feb-19 20:23:46

@daisypond first walker shoes tend to have a softer more flexible sole, to give a child more feedback as they learn to walk, but still protect the feet at the same time when outside. The soles tend to come up over the front as well to protect the shoe when baby chooses to crawl, as babies who are just learning to walk tend to switch between crawling and walking until they get the hang of being upright.

Nighttimenope Sat 23-Feb-19 20:23:52

@snowball28 while I love those shoes, they’re not first walker shoes. They’re from the cruising range- so for indoor use for children who are starting to stand/walking round furniture.
(I spent 3 years fitting shoes in Clark’s kids)

Nighttimenope Sat 23-Feb-19 20:24:44

@katmarie, in clarks anyway those are pre-walker shoes and not first walkers that you are describing

daisypond Sat 23-Feb-19 20:25:45

katmarie - OK, thanks for explaining. Mine never had them. Perhaps they're a relatively new thing.

Nighttimenope Sat 23-Feb-19 20:27:29

Pre-walkers are also not designed to be worn outside

MonicaGellerHyphenBing Sat 23-Feb-19 20:32:02

My 16mo DD has the Crown Jump toddler shoes from Clarks in white which are as cute a pair as I could find. I agree that toddler shoes aren't the prettiest, the soles can look quite clumpy on their little feet. Start-Rite also have some cute patent shoes at the moment with fairly subtle soles.

Purplepricklesalloverhisback Sat 23-Feb-19 20:35:19

Try and find an independent shoe shop that specialise in children’s shoes. They tend to stock more European brands that are better for the feet and also I found look nicer than I could find in the usual stores.

I tend to favour Bobux for DS as they fit well. He also has some Frodo boots.

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