Say it ain't so. My baby is walking. 14 months and she decided overnight to go from "I take one step, fall and get frustrated," to "I can walk the width of the deck." So of course right after getting video footage of it with my favorite point and shoot camcorder (you might recall from a post last spring The Pure Digital Point and Shoot Camcorder http://www.puredigitalinc.com/.)
and of course sending that out to all family and friends, all I could think about were the shoes I'd get to be buying for her delicious feet. The caveat (because there always has to be one) is that she is a size 4 extra wide. Therefore, I'll likely wind up at Stride Rite with the same UGLY ones her sister had. For some unfathomable reason shoemakers seem to think that if your baby has wide feet, you have no taste or style. Let's pretend for a moment that this was my fantasy and I was able to pick anything - these are some of my current favorites.
http://www.rileyroos.com/GIRL.html love the Sportie in Butterscotch and the Jakester in Watermelon.
http://www.sweetshooz.com/Products.html digging the X-bones and the red and orange Mary Janes in he upcoming styles
but not 100% sure about the squeaking
http://www.eccousa.com/shoes/kids/infants/infant-sportie/241/detail.aspx in light rose
http://www.eccousa.com/shoes/kids/infants/track-uno-gtx-jump/1177/detail.aspx in barollo
http://www.eccousa.com/shoes/kids/infants/mini-racer-vortex/1142/detail.aspx in blush
AND MY FAVORITE - http://www.livieandluca.com/shop.html can't even deal with the cuteness factor of the Veggie Boots and the Orange Fun Dots.
My runner up - http://www.seekairun.com just LOVE the Riley boots, the April sneakers and the Stella mary janes. Karen Ann, Sadie and Neo from last season (and still available) are darn tootin too.