I am a certified shoe-aholic. Unfortunately, my husband has put down his foot (ha) on my shoe habit, so I am now moving on to Sophie. I am always on the hunt for shoes for my daughter. She is on the cusp of walking, so it is now appropriate that she have a wide and varied shoe collection.
She is rather particular about her footwear. It is less about looks than feel, in stark contrast to myself for whom it is ALL about looks and very little about feel. After adding pair after pair of shoes to her collection that she won't keep on for longer than it takes me to turn around and grab my car keys, I found a pair, quite by accident, at Sears the other day. I am not a store snob, but I rarely shop at Sears because in the past I have not found much that went with my tastes there. However, as I wandered through the baby section, I spotted a pair that I thought might be good for Sophie. As it turns out, she tolerates these shoes quite well. They have jelly-ish soles that suit her. Heck, if they made them in my size, I would wear them. I would like to get other colors and styles, but alas I haven't been able to find any more shoes by this brand, Little Wonders, that are similar. So, I went in search of shoes on the interweb. First stop, my beloved Zappos.
Not surprisingly, I found a wide selection of shoes for little tiny feet, many of which were quite cute, but few had the soft sole that I was looking for. Then I found these little cuties:
They have them in different colors and patterns, but I just adored this one. Apparently they have this sand effect sole that mimics walking on sand, which is supposedly good for unsteady new walkers. And then I looked at the price.
Seriously, I love Sophie like crazy and I absolutely positively want her to have the very best of everything but my girl can NOT have shoes more expensive than most of the ones I wear. I know that $68 is not insanely expensive, but she's going to grow out of them in about 43 seconds. Even Suri doesn't get shoes this expensive.**
* Heather - I looked on Ebay. No dice.
**How cute are the ladybugs!