Toddler shoes--help!

Allison - posted on 02/22/2009 ( 5 moms have responded )




Hey, everyone! I have a shoe question....My 18 month-old daughter has a very high arch/"tall feet" and it's difficult to find shoes to fit her. So far, we've gotten by with shoes that are a size or so bigger, to that they'll fit "height-wise" but are actually too long for her. Now that she's running around more, she's starting to trip on the length of the shoes; I found some New Balance athletic shoes that are stretchy on top, but wondered if you all had any ideas for dressier shoes for high arched-toddlers? Thanks in advance!

~Allison K.


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Lexi - posted on 02/23/2009




Stride Rites. They measure you childs foot and will help you find the best shoe for her.

Robyn - posted on 02/22/2009




I was a manager of stride rite and they will have the correct shoes for your daughter.  If you take her in they will measure her feet and get you the correct shoes or they can order them for you.  My son had extra thick feet when he was a baby and I was always able to find him shoes there.  If you put shoes on her that are the incorrect size she is going to have a hard time walking in them.

Kelly - posted on 02/22/2009




I've always had to buy my older daughter's shoes at Stride Rite, because she has wide feet. I also buy a lot of her sister's shoes there, just because. Luckily, we are near a Stride Rite outlet, because at the regular S.R. store, the prices are insane (maybe its just me, but over $50 for a tiny pair of walking shoes, I mean, really!!). If you go to the store and get her fitted, you can find Stride Rite shoes online. One site I have bought from was Zappo's.

Becky - posted on 02/22/2009




Have you tried Stride Rite? They're great because they are designed for little feet, and I'm sure they will have something that fits her. My daughter got hers on her first birthday and is almost 14 months now and her "little white army boots" (as my in-laws call them) are great.

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