Fat feet

Pamela - posted on 01/30/2009 ( 7 moms have responded )

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Has anyone else encountered this? My little guy has some chubby feet! They are not only wide but very puffy on top and I have never been able to fit ANY shoes on him (not that he's needed them yet). The only thing i've found that fits is the Robeez Booties (the shoes will not fit his feet as the elastic on top digs into the top of his foot too much). The booties were a godsend throughout the winter but i'm taking him to Florida and now that he likes to take steps, I need something in a shoe for a very fat little foot.... anyone know of spherical shoes? (ha-ha.... I've actually walked into shoe stores and asked if they sell 'round' shoes! Short answer... No)

I kept thinking his feet would just stretch out but then I realized they are already twice the length they were when he was born and still just as fat!

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Genna - posted on 02/02/2009

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Oh my goodness, I thought that my son was the only one! He started walking this past month and my mother in law took him to stride rite to have him fitted for shoes... The man who fitted him said that he had long, wide and yes, thicker feet than any other child he had seen. Josiah did get his first shoes, and they look like baby orthopedic shoes, but they fit, and his balance has improved alot since we got them!

Lily - posted on 02/01/2009

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My son also has chubby feet as his father likes to refer to as his muffins. I have found that stride rite shoes come in a wide width and are fairly deep also. With super thin socks they go on no problem. They are expensive but if it is the only thing that will fit what else are you supposed to do?



Although if they are not walking yet I wouldn't bother with shoes. Their only purpose is to protect their feet while they are walking outside. Otherwise no shoes is best to help their feet form properly and for the muscles to develope.



Hope that helps.

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Sarah - posted on 02/02/2009

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i have the same problem, my daughter is just starting to try and walk and i cant find shoes anywhere for her, im from the Uk and the only place i know that do fitted shoes is clarks but even they dont do shoes for her size. ive bought slippers for her, but even they're a bit tight. its a shame because i cant let her walk outside as she has no shoes.

Pamela - posted on 02/02/2009

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Awesome, thanks guys!



I wish he fit the Robeez shoes.... I have about 4 pairs in my closet that he's already outgrown but never fit (still got the tags on them).



Stride rite, never heard of them but i'll look it up on-line, i'm assuming it's American but maybe I can at least order something and have it shipped to Canada!



Thanks

Bobbie - posted on 01/31/2009

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I am having the same problem with my son.  He has got the fattest feet(but still cute)  I have given up trying to put any foot wear on him.  It is such a challenge.  We live in Canada and there is alot of snow here.  He doesnt even wear boots cuz we cant put anything on his feet.  We have put over sized slippers on his feet to take him anywhere to keep those feet warn.

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I have the same problem. The Robeez shoes are the only shoes I can get onto my daughter too, but who wants to spend $30 on a pair of shoes that are only going to fit for a few weeks? I don't know of any "spherical" shoes, but I did buy some little ankle socks for my little girl that have tread on the bottom and they are designed to look like shoes. I cannot remember the brand name, but I bought them at Babies R Us. That might work.

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