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Stride Rite's Step Guide: Goodbye infancy. Hello independence.

Step guide.

Goodbye infancy. Hello independence.

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step guide.

A child’s bone structure is fully developed in the first 24 months. This makes selecting footwear that is designed specifically for children in this stage of development all the more crucial. Let us make choosing the right shoes for growing kids as easy as one-two. Get started here.

first steps.

Built for wobbly cruisers and walkers ready to
explore the living room and beyond on two feet.

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next steps.

Built for independent walkers taking on new adventures
with a little more support and structure.

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Soft Motion by Stride Rite
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Built for first steps

Hard soles inhibit the child’s ability to feel the ground as they learn to walk. Stride Rite’s Soft Motion™ shoes ensure toes have room to wiggle, flex and grow naturally. Explore these benefits and more below.
Flexibility allows for natural movement. flexibility
for natural movement
Oversize openings for easy-on. oversize openings
for easy-on
Memory foam footbeds for comfort. memory foam
footbeds for comfort
Rounded soles improve balance. rounded soles
improve balance
Secure closures keep shoes on. secure closures
keep shoes on
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approved
SRtech™ by Stride Rite
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Built for next steps

SRtech provides sturdier structure and tread design for independent walkers curiously navigating new terrain.
APMA logo APMA
approved
SRtech™ rounded edges rounded edges
improve balance
SRtech™ multi-directional flex tread design
for multi-directional flex

The Best Shoes for New Walkers

Make walking days easier with Stride Rite's best shoes for babies learning to walk.

At Stride Rite, we know baby shoes. That's why we've created the best baby walking shoes to keep your little ones comfortable as they wiggle, flex, and move. Built for discovery, our best shoes for baby first steps include soft motion designs, rounded soles and flexible constructions to provide stability and comfortable, natural movement. Once they gain confidence, independent walkers need shoes that are built for next steps. SRtech features tread designs on the outer sole for multi-directional flex while secure closures keep shoes on their quick little feet. Memory foam footbeds and reinforced midsoles give them the comfort they need to navigate new ground. Shop soft motion and SRtech baby walking boots, Mary Janes, and sneakers to find the perfect pair for your rookie walker.

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