New Shoes Adventures

I’d been told by Mirabel and Candy that it was time to get William some shoes, both to help him as he tries to walk and as sometimes he goes outside where the pavement can be rough on feet. So I headed to Buy Buy Baby so we could try some on. I was delighted to see Joyce who helped when I went to make my baby registry. I had happened to have William covered in his stroller, so I asked her to guess if I’d had a boy or girl. She guessed boy, then I uncovered him and introduced her to my son.

Joyce had to go to a registry appointment, so I didn’t get a photo of the three of us. She promised to send someone to the boy’s shoe section. While I waited, I was amazed at the huge selection of shoes.

William seems a little tired and overwhelmed in this photo. In reality, he probably wanted to go home for a nap instead of shop with mom.

We had quite the long experience shopping. William did not want to hold still for a measurement.

The salesperson said he was just over the 2 at this point, so he should wear size 3.

I sent photos to Candy and she said he looked like he wasn’t over a two. William and I looked at a few shoe types together.

His size looked more like a three on this one, but again he wasn’t holding his foot absolutely still, either.

Candy suggested hard soled shoes so he’d have a proper foundation for those all important first steps. I liked the design of these right away.

Even with my keys for entertainment and distraction, William didn’t want to have the shoes all the way on his foot.

Using his baby newspaper was a bit more successful.

This was one of the only pairs of twos in the entire store.

I liked the design top and bottom, as did Candy who I was still texting.

I couldn’t decide to get him the twos on the left or the three on the right. At one point, I took them both up to the counter to contemplate buying both of them.

While in line I had another salesperson help feel where his toes were in each shoe. It turns out they were right to the edge of the twos. With that in mind and these great walking features, it was an easy decision.

A fellow shopper asked if this was his first shoe purchase. As they are the first shoes we’ve bought for him to wear prior to him walking (we had one decorative pair for my pregnancy announcement and a pair for when he’s a bit older), I said it was and had to take this photo.

She commented he didn’t seem to like shopping, and it was typical for a boy. While it remains to be seen if he enjoys shopping later, I can safely say he wasn’t a huge fan of this trip. Now it’s time to get him used to wearing shoes.

~ Danielle


45 year old mother to our infant son, William, with my husband, Matt. We live in California with our mischievous cat, Inky. I love our local sports teams (Go Giants! Go Sharks!), photography, the beach, WWE, reading and now spending lots of time as a family with one kid and one cat.

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