Do you always have a hard time putting your baby shoes on? Do you feel like you always need to shove the shoes on and even then, you are not completely sure they are fitting correctly?
I have been contacted by several parents who tell me how they have the hardest time putting their baby’s shoes on. Some parents tell me how frustrating and time consuming it is and ask me what solution I have for them.
I am an expert when it comes to fitting children’s shoes since I have worked at a children’s shoe store for 10 years. I have been fitting children’s shoes and orthotics at a premier children’s shoe store specializing in proper fit for over forty years. We specialize in children with foot and leg problems, but we provide regular shoe fitting as well.
I have noticed that most of the time parents have a hard time putting their baby’s shoes on is because the shoes are not wide enough to start with. I am sure you know by now that shoes come in different widths such as narrow, medium, wide, and extra wide. I will say that 85% of the time I fit babies in a pair of first walking shoes, I end up fitting them in a wide or an extra wide shoe.
I will describe in this article which shoe styles are the easiest to put on your baby’s feet. However, if you have a feeling that what your child needs is a wider shoe, you can learn about the best shoe styles for babies with wide or extra wide here:
This shoe style that I have fitted before will practically slide on your baby’s feet and that is why it’s loved by most parents.
What makes this shoe style one of the easiest shoes to put on your baby’s feet?
The shoe comes with a zipper that opens all the way down across, allowing you to easily insert your kids’ feet into the shoes. Let’s take a look at a picture so you get a better idea:
Once we open the zipper your baby’s feet will slide into the shoe effortessly.
Do you notice how nice and wide the shoes open? This will allow you to put your babies’ shoes without having to waste time and struggle every time.
The zipper that comes with the shoe opens all the way through the sole, so when you unzip it almost splits the shoe in half, making it really easy to slide your baby’s feet on, no matter how wide they are.
Welcome to the world where putting baby shoes is effortless and safe!
I will never recommend a particular shoe style just because it is easy to slide on your baby’s feet. This shoe style offers other features that makes it one of the best shoe styles for a baby that is learning how to walk.
Before I show you a selection of the best easy to put on baby shoes, let’s take a look at what features these shoe styles will provide to your baby’s feet.
The Fastest And Easiest Shoes To Put On – Learn The Features!
The shoes I will describe below will offer the following features:
- Comfort: The large and wide toed-box will allow your babies toes to move and grow freely. Did you know that when baby’s wiggle their toes that is their natural way of exercising their feet? This leads to a healthy foot development. The shoes are also extremely lightweight ensuring a barefoot feeling and allowing your baby to feel the ground when walking.
- Flexibility: The thin moldable rubber outsoles allow your baby for natural movement but are solid enough to protect the feet and prevent slipping.
- Breathability: Did you know that baby’s feet sweat approx. 2-3 times more than an adult’s foot? These shoe styles let air in and allow moisture out, helping your baby’ feet stay dry, cool and healthy!
- Hand made: These shoe styles are made in Europe and handcrafted from a high quality breathable material.
Now you know that these shoes will not only allow you to easy put your babies shoes on, but they will also keep your babies feet healthy!
What several parents agree on is how these baby shoes really have an unique design that is different from everything else they have seen before.
It doesn’t matter how many features a particular shoe style has to provide for your child, if the shoes are not fitted properly, your child won’t get any of the benefits that the shoes have to offer. What’s even worse, you will end up creating all sort of foot issues to your baby’s feet such as blisters, calluses, and corns!
I always advice to parents how they must take their kids to their local children’s shoe store, where a shoe fitter can properly measure their feet and find shoes accordingly. However, I get contacted by parents daily explaining me how they don’t have a local kids’ shoe store in their area and must get their kids’ shoes online. If you are one of those parents START by reading a post I wrote called:
Now that you know what features a good baby shoe must provide and how to make sure your child is wearing the correct shoe size, let’s take a look at the best easy to put on baby shoes!
Easy To Put On Baby Shoes – The Secret Revealed!
The shoes I will describe below will fit a child with a medium, wide, or an extra wide foot. Please keep in mind that I only review shoes that I have fitted before since it’s the only way to be able to tell parents whether the shoes fit short, long, narrow, or wide.
These are by far the easiest shoes you will ever put on your baby. You will love how effortless it will be to put your baby shoes on and you will end up saving a lot of time!
Below you can find a selection of the easiest shoes to put on any baby’s feet, no matter how wide they are!
Before you leave I want you to keep in mind that the socks that you provide for your child play a key role in keeping your baby’s feet healthy. Socks act as a barrier between our babies’ feet and the shoes and prevent the formation of bacteria inside the shoes as well as the formation of blisters.
Quick tip: Stay away from socks that come with grippers on the bottom when your child is wearing shoes. The main reason for this is that the grippers will stick to the bottom of the sole of the shoe and prevent your baby’s toes from moving freely.
Gripper socks are great when a child is walking at home without shoes but you should never put gripper socks when your child is wearing shoes!
The best type of socks that we can provide for our babies are the ones that are seamless and breathable. Seamless socks will allow your baby to freely move his or her toes inside the socks, which remember that is their way of exercising their feet and it leads to a healthy foot development.
If you need a pair of seamless and breathable socks for your baby you can find the best kind here:
Now that you know which are the best easy shoes to put on a baby and the key role that socks play in keeping their feet healthy, you are ready to make the most informative decision!
If you need any other type of shoes such as everyday, summer, winter, or sport shoes, you can find them all in a tool I created which lets you filter by the type of shoes you need. This tool is extremely valuable since it will show you shoes in different widths such as narrow, medium, wide, and extra wide. I also tell you exactly how each shoe style is cut (short, long, narrow, or wide) and will let you filter by the instep of your child’s foot. You can even find shoes that will accommodate an orthotic! You can find that tool here:
Do you happen to have a children’s shoe store in your area that you TRUST? I get contacted by parents daily asking me if I know about a good children’s shoe store in their area. If you happen to have one, please let us know in the comments section below so we can all benefit from your experience.