I still remember how amazing I felt when my boy took his first steps alone: it was exciting and amazing, even though he looked a bit like a drunken Jack Sparrow in the Pirates of the Caribbean movie… but I digress! Learning to walk is one of the most important things for a baby and if everything is done right from the beginning, there will be no problems in the future.
In order to make sure that your little bundle of joy walks correctly, you have to purchase the best baby walking shoes for them. Have in mind that even though they are called “baby walking shoes” it still is better to leave your baby learn how to walk by keeping them barefoot. But when that’s not possible – like those moments when you have to go out – you should choose only the best products and that’s exactly what we have to share with you: the best baby walking shoes for boys in 2016. If you want to check out shoes for girls, read our article here.
We follow the recommendations of the American Academy of Pediatrics when it comes to choosing the first pair of shoes for your baby, which should be lightweight and very flexible, allowing their feet to move naturally. It’s also recommended that they’re made of leather or mesh so their feet can breathe and rubber soles are also a good idea for the shoes in order to prevent slipping.
Then, if you are to listen to my recommendations since we tried out all types of baby walking shoes – go for those with a t-strap because they’re easier to put on and generally better for the baby, especially if they have slightly wider feet. Next, you should make sure that you have the size correctly and you’re all ready to go. Now check out our recommendations below as we have for you the best baby walking shoes for boys that both you and your baby will love! And if you want even more models, just click the links below and browse through them – just make sure they follow the guidelines!
Momo Baby Train T-Strap Leather Shoes
Momo Baby is a really good brand of baby walking shoes. Their products come with the American Podiatric Medical Association seal of approval, meaning that their shoes are of high quality while promoting natural feet functions. Easy to wear, made of leather with a flexible rubber sole, they tick all the boxes. The adjustable straps with Velcro make them easy to put on and as a bonus, they also look awesomely cute
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Robeez Dino Dan Shoes
Robeez is another brand that has the seal of approval from the American Podiatric Medical Association and the company has some of the best looking shoes for babies and toddlers, making them my favorite brand. This model also ticks all the boxes and, even though it doesn’t come with a t-strap, they are still very easy to put on and wear. They also are made to fit large, so expect the 6-12 months model to work up to 15 months or maybe more (of course, it all depends on the size of your baby’s foot, so always double check!).
Stride Rite Darwin Flat
These walking shoes for baby boys look incredibly stylish and they will surely draw in a ton of compliments! They are also extremely comfortable and made of real leather with a synthetic sole that prevents slipping. They also have rounded edges to prevent falls or at least decrease their number and they are very flexible, allowing your baby’s feet to move naturally. Very good overall, with almost every person that has tried them being extremely satisfied.
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Pediped Originals Sneakers
These walking shoes are all leather and suede, including the sole, the latter meaning that heavy external usage might break them sooner than rubber sole models, but otherwise they are extremely nice, they fit well and tick all the boxes. Also, Pediped is also a brand that is approved by the American Podiatric Medical Association for promoting healthy foot development, so you can’t go wrong with these.
Momo Baby Hunter Sneakers
We’re back with a new recommendation from Momo Baby! Flexible, durable and with a great rubber sole that prevents slipping, these are a good choice for extended outside usage. And just a reminder, these shoes are approved by the APMA, so you know you’re getting high quality products.
Robeez Chug Chug Soft Sole Crib Shoe
A soft sole is the best choice in terms of flexibility – and this one’s made of leather, making it a good choice for slippery surfaces, but they’re best used indoors. The model is really cute, they are easy to put on and wear thanks to the elasticized ankle design and flexibility. In other words, they’re a great choice but have in mind that they won’t live long if worn outside.
Stride Rite Graham Sneaker
Although they do seem a bit bulky, heavy and rigid, the parents who bought these said that they were extremely satisfied with the quality and that they’re really flexible and comfortable. They surely look good, so you might want to give them a try as well!
pediped Originals Frederick Shoe
I just love the design of these shoes and I am sure that your child will love them as well. Have in mind that the sole is made of leather, so plan to use them mostly indoors.
Stride Rite SM Kellen Sneaker
If you like a bulkier design, these shoes for babies that just learn to start walking are a great fit. Again, even though they look rigid, they have a flexible sole that helps your kid keep balance and develop good walking habits. And they’re not just as bulky-looking as the previous model: they just look good!
Momo Baby Rainbow Caterpillar Walking Shoes
And we’re rounding up our list with another pair from Momo Baby – a beautiful one indeed that’s suitable for boys and girls. Good quality leather shoes that look great too!
There you have them – 10 recommended pairs of baby walking shoes for boys that are learning to take their first steps or have recently learned to walk. They are good for older kids too – just make sure that you pick the right size and you’re all set for a great experience. And if you don’t like, for whatever reason, the models that we have recommended, you can choose your own from the same brands since they all produce high quality shoes for babies, toddlers and older kids.