The Best Soft-Sole Baby Shoes for Crawlers and Pre-Walkers

Soft-sole shoes are a perfect way to protect the little feet of newborns, crawlers and pre-walkers. The nonslip 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 now from brands like Luvable Friends and Robeez.

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1. Robeez Slip-On Soft Soles Shoes

Robeez makes textured suede slip-ons that fit up to 2 years old.

Pros: The sizing on these ultrasoft shoes is roomy to accommodate growing feet along with an elasticized ankle strap.

Cons: Ankle strap may be snug on thick ankles.

robeez soft sole shoes

2. Juicy Bumbles Soft Sole Leather Shoes

Juicy Bumbles' soft-sole shoes use soft, flexible leather and a soft suede nonslip sole with an elasticized ankle.

Pros: These shoes' soft leather allows baby feet to naturally move and grow; the different 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.

juicy bumbles soft sole shoes

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: Runs small.

luvable friends soft sole shoes

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