I have a slight shoe fetish at the moment and it’s not for buying a nice pair of high heels or a stunning pair of sparkly flats, No! I can not stop buying shoes for Oliver. As he is now very sturdy on his feet and forever running around I am always on the look out for unusual funky shoes for him to wear but obviously i don’t want to be spending too much on them as Oliver enjoys playing with his feet and takes his shoes off all the time so i do not want to be losing expensive shoes.
I have been looking on ebay and have found some quirky and unusual converse shoes for him. The first pair i bought were some slip ons in brown and white with the design made to look like a cow print. They have little black leather panels down the side of the shoe and have sturdy soles on them. They were brand new and cost me £3.99.
Cute aren’t they?
The next pair was by Little Blue Lamb Blue Leather Squeaky Shoes. These shoes are just so brilliant and Oliver loves them. From the first time i tried them on him he didn’t want to take them off. He has run in them, climbed in them, jumped in them and slept in them, they have been worn in the park, at home, on the farm, on holiday and on the school run and everywhere he goes he squeaks, everyone turns to look at him and i know exactly where he is running off to as i can hear him! The shoes are flexible and soft and however many times he has fallen down and tripped up in them they have not scuffed! What’s even better is if you get fed up with the squeak it can be disabled by removing the squeaky valves in the soles (which i don’t think i ever will)
Beautiful! They cost me £1.99 brand new from Ebay but can be bought brand new from here http://cheekylittlerascals.co.uk/view.php?code=SQ-A51001NV&title=boys_leather_squeaky_shoes_navy_blue
The last pair of shoes i bought are the most adorable things i have ever seen, they are in a size 5 which is way too big for oliver as he is still only in size 2 but i couldn’t resist buying them so i have put them away in the cupboard ready for when they will fit him, which i am hoping will be spring time 😉 They are a pair of gorgeous All Star Converse Sheep shoes, the listing said they had been worn once but they are in a remarkable condition and look like they have never been worn at all, i paid £6.50 for them. They are lovely and soft and actually feel like little teddy bears, Oliver loves them and keeps picking them up and cuddling them.
What do you think?
I think my boy is going to be a very trendy funky little dude in any one of these pair of shoes 🙂
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these boots were made for walking and that’s just what they’ll do…..
Oliver has never been too keen on keeping his shoes and socks on and as we have had pretty good weather over the summer he has spent most of it barefooted.
His feet are only small for his age and as he is 13 months old and very stable on his feet buying the shoes that fit him are soft soles and not particularly fitting for babies that are on the move. His shoe size is 2 which fit a 6 months old baby that’s less than half his age (although his clothes are the same too) I have found it hard to buy shoe that I could afford with a hard sole which would help him with his walking until last week when I was out shopping with the boys looking for school shoes when I saw a perfect pair in the sale for Oliver, i Couldn’t resist.
I tried one on his foot and he sat there with the biggest grin ever looking at his foot with the shoe on, twisting and turning it so he could see every angle, he was definitely pleased with them and seeing as they were only £10 I had to have them. He cried when I took them off to take them to the counter to pay for them so I knew he would like them as soon as we was out of the shop I put them on Him and unlike any other time when I have put shoes on him they stayed put for the rest of the day, he just kept lifting his feet up and looking at them and shouting ‘Mum Mum’ as if to say ‘look mum, look what ive got!’
The shoes are little converse all star ones and are black and white made from canvas with Velcro fastenings. Oliver has a little thing with Velcro and loves to rip it open on his daddy’s cycling shoes, he follows him around the house in the morning undoing his shoes, I think it may be the mouse it makes that he likes. I thought that he would do this with his own shoes but he hasn’t (fingers crossed) done it yet!
He doesn’t even like to take them off in doors he is always bringing them to me to put on his feet, he has tried putting them in himself but he only manages to get his big toe in and wonders why he falls over and they come off when he stands up lol.
I love how he puts his foot out when he knows it’s time to put his shoes on, he never use to do this all he would do before would be to scream and wriggle his toes around and scrunch them up
Making it impossible for me To put them on, I had tried trainers, sandals, soft booties, slippers and shoes and they would only ever be on his feet for 5 minutes or as soon as he was in his buggy and being pushed they would be taken off and thrown to the side leaving me to pick them up.
He is even happy to walk around just in his nappy with them on and no socks.
I am so pleased that eventually after months of being shoeless we have found the perfect pair that he his happy with and likes.
He loves to walk around all day and stamps his little feet up and down on the spot, smiling away.
How long did it take for you to find the perfect shoes for your little one and what sort of shoe are they? I would love to hear from everyone what you think of Oliver’s choice of shoes 🙂
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