6 Beautiful Baby Shoes & Moccasins You'll Hope They Never Outgrow

In generations past, baby’s first pair of shoes had such emotional significance that parents would bronze them to preserve the memory of a child’s initial steps. Back then shoes tended to be cute but impractical – as adorable as they are, small sneakers and miniature Mary Janes aren’t the best for toddlers.

Studies show that barefoot is best, but that’s not always practical, so the most flexible shoes possible allowing proper muscle development are recommended by pediatricians and podiatrists. Moccasins are the obvious choice, but shoemakers specializing in babies are offering other options too now.

Here are six pairs of brand new toddler moccs and shoes that are totally worth bronzing:

Freshly Picked


Made with buttery soft genuine leather and durable rubber soles that can handle outdoor adventures, these moccasins feature elastic at the opening makes the shoes easy to put on, simple to take off, and most importantly: they stay on your child’s foot!

Tip Toey Joey


Brazilian baby shoe specialists Tip Toey Joey features pliable leather shoes for little ones. Their shoes feature their own stretch&stay™ elastic heel design, plus cute animal designs – foxes, bunnies, and owls – plus more traditional styles.

The Humble Soles


The Humble Shoes offer varieties from sandals to boots, in many different colors and several sizes for infants and toddlers. What’s more, these sweet shoes are ethically handcrafted by Nicaraguan artisans, with 10% of sales proceeds donated to help underprivileged Nicaraguan children.

Young Soles


Young Soles is an award-winning luxury children’s footwear brand with a collection of shoes, boots and sandals for boys and girls and ranging in sizes from babies to older kids. Their little Benny Bear Derby lace-ups are lined with soft teddy bear fur lining to keep those toes warm in the winter months while their sandals are perfect for warmer weather. Easy to put on the off the foot via the back Velcro fastening means there’s no need to keep tying laces.

Little Pine Outfitters


Little Pine Outfitters combines quality and functionality with their eco-friendly shoes that not only serve stylish tastes, but also have the toughness to be used every day. Their store is one of the few that uses chrome-free vegetable tanned leather to make baby moccasins. They’re comfy for little walkers, giving the sensation of being barefoot without the restrictions of a more rigid shoe.

Betón Studios


The toxic free leather Betón moccasins are made to fit, designed with an elastic band at the opening so they can be used both indoors and outdoors. Designs are digitally printed with a toxic free paint and not layered with plastic spray like most patterned leather—making them cute and eco-friendly!

Which pair of baby shoes do you love most? Share your favorites with us!

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