At 9 months old, Emery masters the art of pulling himself up, and is now walking around while holding on to furniture. We felt the time was right to have him start practicing with proper shoes on. Especially when we take him to places and the floor isn’t necessarily as clean as it is here at home.
So, we headed to a local shoe store yesterday and tried on several pairs. I quickly realized that shoelaces were not a good idea when you’re dealing with little feet moving all over the place. So, I narrowed down my search to velcro fastening, and eventually settled for this pair by “Shoo Pom“. It’s a French brand, which is always a plus in my book. 💙
As shown on their website, these shoes are packed with neat little features:
This particular pair is called “Bouba New Scratch” and is available here. The exact color is named “Paris navy grey orange”. As long as there’s “Paris” in it, I’m good. 😊 Emery had a blast trying them on. He stood up quite easily, sat down, crawled around, then suddenly got fascinated with the white soles. Hehe. My first impression is that the shoes definitely offer good support and don’t seem to bother him while moving around. I can’t wait for him to try them on again this afternoon!
Shopping mission accomplished! I’m not gonna lie; getting his very first pair of proper walking shoes does feel slightly emotional. And you can bet we will keep these shoes forever, for memory’s sake. 💕