When your little one starts to walk, having shoes that fit their feet perfectly is extremely important. You can’t just buy any cute pair of shoes though. You’ll want a pair that is lightweight and easy for them to walk in. Connor started to walk one week before he turned 11 months old. I knew that now he was taking steps, he would need shoes that he could easily walk in. Before that I’d buy a pair of shoes that just served the purpose of covering his feet but offered no support. I ended up getting him a pair of sneakers that I liked. Once we were home I had him try them on, but every time he tried to take a step, he’d struggle like his feet were too heavy. I wasn’t sure where to go from here, but I knew I needed to do better research on shoes. Thankfully Stride Rite came to the rescue!
Through a BzzAgent mission, I received a packet from Stride Rite with information on their shoes and how to find the right size, coupons to give to friends and a code for a free pair of Stride Rite shoes. I quickly went online and found the perfect Soft Motion shoes for Connor, a pair of black sneakers.
Coincidentally, a few days later my Mother-in-law and I went to a department store and picked out a pair of shoes as a birthday gift for Connor. I compared different brands, and Stride Rite was exactly what I wanted for him. We ended up picking a gray suede pair and I put them on Connor. Not only did they fit perfect, he seemed totally thrilled to be wearing shoes. Once we got home I had him try to walk in them. It took him a few times to get use to the feel of walking with shoes, but he quickly caught on!
A few days later we received his free black Stride Rite sneakers. I was able to put them on Connor’s feet quickly and with the easily adjustable Velcro strap, I attached them to his feet with just the right amount of tightness. I couldn’t help but notice the soles were rounded and super flexible, yet sturdy. When I took his shoes off later, I noticed that they had memory foam in the foot beds! I’m in awe of how much thought is put into a pair of Stride Rite shoes.
As Connor is getting bigger, he’s starting to figure out how to run. I can’t wait to see him chasing after his brother. Thanks to Stride Rite, I know that his feet are being supported with the best quality shoes.