Monday, October 05, 2009

Fat-footed girls (and boys) you make the rockin' world go 'round

Switching topics...I decided that wallowing in the tww is a drag, so..

I'm looking for advice from mamas with large babies. Our babe, though lovable, is a tad on the big side, especially in the feet area. They're pretty wide but, moreover, they are stacked. Like, little fat pockets. So fitting his tootsies into shoes has been challenging. So far, we've been able to only fit his feet into soft shoes (Bobux, Robeez, etc.). We tried jamming his foot into some Converse All-Star high-tops to no avail (his heels would just not get in there right!), and we have a pair of Stride Rite velcro jobs. Well, Sunday we put the S.R. pair on him and suddenly, he just started bawling. I mean, crying. We took him out of the stroller to let him walk around and burn off some steam, but he crumpled to a heap to the ground screaming. It was kind of scary, to be honest. Then his grandmother was like, take that kid's shoes off! And sure enough, he gradually calmed down. His feet must have fallen asleep all squished inside his sausage casing like that.

So, the question---what shoes to put on the now-walker's feet? Something ergonomically, podiatrically (not word, I know) correct. Brands, kinds, sizes? Anything non-smooshy please.

8 comments:

sn said...

we love these: http://stores.intuitwebsites.com/SustainableNYC/-strse-160/Toddler%27s-Doodle/Detail.bok but i don't know if our daughter's chunky feet are as chunky as you're describing.

ohchicken said...

ding ding ding, that's us too!

low topped converse do the trick for us, as well as flip flops (which can be worn year round here).

good luck! do let us know what you find...

Karen L. said...

Oh my gosh, us too. Fat lil' feet. Anything that is big enough is too long, and anything the right length won't fit on her little fat-pockets.

She's not walking yet but we found one pair of Pumas that fit, with soft soles. One pair of generic Robeez that are too long but ok. And one pair of hard-soled mary-jane type shoes, size 3, at Target. What a pain :-P

Lo said...

Our friends swear by Soft Star -- http://www.softstarshoes.com/ -- their son doesn't have particularly chubby feet, but the shoes are very flexible (think Robeez) and I wonder if they'd would work for Theo?

Merr said...

Lurker here to suggest "See Kai Run". They have great stylish shoes and they are real soft.

Barbara said...

we got these for g:

http://store.nike.com/index.jsp?sitesrc=USLP&country=US&lang_locale=en_US#l=shop,pdp,ctr-inline/cid-100701/pid-238150/pgid-297873

they are actually really nice shoes. we have l.l. bean slip ons that work really well, too, a pair of stride rites that i bought don't fit over his foot, even though they are wides.

shroomie said...

I would agree with the See Kai Run- my guy has fat little feet too and these seem to work for him. The other option we have resorted to is to find some cute little sandals that are strappy and can be totally adjusted to accommodate the square feets -

just my two cents.

oneofhismoms said...

On the less-costly side, Land's End makes some good shoes for the well-endowed baby foot. Not nearly as cute as See-Kai-Run, but cheaper.