Soft-sole shoes are a perfect way to protect the little feet of newborns, crawlers and pre-walkers. The non-slip flexible bottoms shift with babies’ natural movements and provide a comfortable starting base for their young feet before they need sturdier shoes for walking. We selected pairs that come in all different sorts of materials and styles from suede slip-on styles to fuzzy booties, secured with either elastic ankle reinforcements or hook and loop closures. We rounded up a few of our favorite soft-sole shoes for babies to buy.
1. Robeez Slip-On Soft Soles Shoes
They slip-ons are designed with textured suede and fits up to 2 years old.
Pros: The sizing on these ultra-soft shoes is roomy to accommodate growing feet along with an elasticized ankle strap.
Cons: Ankle strap may be snug on thick ankles.
2. Juicy Bumbles Soft Sole Leather Shoes
The shoes use soft, flexible leather and elasticized ankle that allows baby feet to naturally move and grow.
Pros: A soft suede, non-slip sole done in bold patterns and colors make these a fun pick for youngsters up to 3 years old.
Cons: The brand recommends that these shoes should be worn in the large size.
3. Luvable Friends Fleece Booties
These shoes incorporate 100% polyester soft fleece with a hook and loop closure.
Pros: With sizes up to 18 months, these soft booties are a fun alternative to a casual shoe; the comfortable yet stretchable material and secure closure adjust to fit small feet.
Cons: These run small.
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