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Where to Buy Baby Shoes – Find Out Where to Buy the Perfect Pair of Shoes for Your First Walker!


Editor’s Note: This post has been updated and revised for accuracy on April 2022 and reflects up-to-date information on where to buy baby shoes.

Is your baby ready to start walking? Are you getting ready to take your baby to play outside? Once you are ready to take your baby to play outside that’s when a pair of shoes come into play.

Baby shoes serve as a means of protection, and they should be very lightweight and flexible to allow your baby’s feet to develop naturally. You must provide your baby with the correct pair of shoes as they directly affect their balance and have a direct impact on the way they walk.

Providing your baby with the correct type of shoes involves getting the correct shoe style and the correct shoe size – this means that you need to provide your baby with the correct shoe length and the correct shoe width.

My Experience Fitting Children’s Shoes

I have worked at a children’s shoe store for the last 10 years and we specialize in fitting children with “complicated” foot shapes as well as foot and leg problems, but we provide regular shoe fittings as well. I have fitted hundreds of babies for their first pair of walking shoes.


So the question is: Where can you take your baby to be properly fitted for shoes and be 100% sure that your baby walks away with the correct type of shoes in the correct size?

When parents ask me where they can get their baby’s shoes, I always recommend that they take them to their local children’s shoe store that they trust, where a shoe fitter can properly measure their feet and find shoes accordingly.

The issue is that most children’s shoe stores have been closing down, and parents have to end up buying their children’s shoes online. There is nothing wrong with this, as long as you know your child’s exact shoe size and the particular style that you need.

Here is when I come into play, as I have been helping parents find the perfect pair of baby’s shoes online for the last 5 years. I am familiar with how most children’s shoe styles fit, so I will be able to tell you how that particular shoe style fits – short, long, narrow, wide.


Take a look at a resource I created where I describe the best fitting children’s shoe stores by state:

The Best Kids’ Shoe Stores In The United States – Where To Go For Proper Fittings

How to Retrieve Your Baby’s Exact Foot Length and Shape

If you don’t have a local children’s shoe store in your area, I will help you find the perfect pair of shoes for your baby. However, for you to order the correct shoe size online, you need to know what your baby’s exact foot size is to begin with.

That is the reason why I created an article that describes the simplest, yet most effective way to figure out your child’s shoe size. You can find that article here:

How to Measure Your Kids’ Foot – 2 Simple Steps to Determine Foot Length and Foot Width

In that article, I help parents determine their baby’s exact foot size and whether the baby has narrow, medium, wide, or extra wide feet. I also will be able to tell you whether your baby has a high instep or not.

Now that you know your baby’s foot size, let’s take a look at the best baby shoes. Keep in mind that most babies have wide or extra wide feet, so it’s important to find shoes that are wide enough for their feet. Disclosure: Keep in mind that we may receive commissions when you click our links and make purchases.

The Best Baby Shoes ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Below you can find the best selection of baby shoes that are available in different widths such as medium (M), wide (W), and extra wide (XW).

What Shoe Size Should You Order?

In each of the descriptions of the shoes I indicate whether you need to order a half a size or a whole size bigger than your child’s foot size to provide the correct amount of growing room.

Are Any Other Shoe Choices Available?

If none of these shoes are available in your child’s shoe size or if you need the shoes to be made of a specific color don’t hesitate to email me at:


Babies like to wiggle their toes and that is their way of exercising their feet. It’s important that we don’t constrict this toe movement, so always make sure that your baby’s shoes are not too short or too narrow.

Where to Buy Baby Shoes – Get Quality Shoes at the Best Price!

I always tell parents that if they don’t have a local children’s shoe store in their area they should purchase their shoes from Amazon as they tend to offer a great selection of kids’ shoes for the best price. Sometimes you might be able to find a great quality shoe that is a previous version and you will end up paying a lot less.

Let’s take a look at the reasons why I recommend Amazon over other online shoe retailers:

✅ Customer service: Amazon is known for its amazing customer service.

✅ Prices: Amazon prices are by far the best. No other online shoe retailer has a wide selection of shoes and the lower prices that Amazon has to offer when it comes to children’s shoes.

✅ Reviews: These reviews come from parents just like you that have tried a particular shoe style for their child and will be able to tell you if they have been happy with it. They will also tell you whether the shoe runs long, short, narrow, or wide.

✅ Fast and free shipping: Do you need your kids’ shoes delivered fast? Amazon offers faster shipping than most online retailers and very low shipping fees. If you are a member of their program you will get free shipping!

I have found that it doesn’t matter what type of shoe style you are looking for your child: ballet flats, sport shoes, sandals, boots, loafers, Mary Jane, slippers, running shoes, uniform school shoes or crib shoes.…

Amazon has them all!

If you ever need a pair of everyday, summer, winter, or sport shoes, you can find them all in the tool I created which lets you filter by the type of shoes you need. I believe this tool is extremely valuable as it retrieves shoes in different widths such as narrow, medium, wide, and extra wide and also tell you exactly how each shoe style is cut (short, long, narrow, or wide). It will also allow you to filter by the instep of your child’s foot. You can even find shoes that will accommodate an orthotic!

If you are interested in using this tool to find your kids’ shoes you can find it in an article I wrote called:

Find the Best Shoe Style for Your Child’s Unique Feet

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.


I created this webpage to help parents understand the importance that shoes have in healthy foot development and how they can prevent foot problems in the future.Join the rest of the parents who are taking care of their kids feet and get my guide for free: 10 Mistakes Parents Must Avoid When Buying Shoes for their Kids.

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