I can’t believe my baby boy is big enough to be wearing big boy shoes.
Wasn’t it yesterday he was born and didn’t need anything but socks on?
With bittersweet tears rolling down my cheek, I want to share a confession with you: I am secretly excited to see his cute, chubby feet in big boy shoes.
Now that he is crawling, pulling up and close to walking, it’s time to find him a pair of new kicks.
I want the very best shoes I can find that are durable, comfortable and don’t break the bank.
Introducing the Surprize by Stride Rite Infant shoe line now available at Target.
The first time he wore his first pair of Surprize by Stride Rite was in my parent’s backyard. It was also the first time he discovered rocks.
Every first is so important and fun to witness during baby’s first year. Just like playing with rocks, he wasn’t too sure what to think about his new shoes.
Within minutes, he was back to his curious self, constantly moving and on-the-go without a care in the world. Better yet, the shoes weren’t a distraction to him and he never tried to take them off.
As I look at his new shoes on his feet it makes my heart burst. They complete his outfit and he looks like an adorable tiny human. I know his feet won’t stay this little forever, so I am going to cherish this time as long as I can.
If there’s one thing sends my baby fever into overdrive, it’s seeing baby feet in adult like shoes. I see it now – boxes filled with his used baby shoes. It’s so hard to let go! Just call me the baby shoe hoarder. He is my last baby so each milestone makes it even more special.
What You Need to Know about Surprize by Stride Rite Infant Shoes
Easy to find
Surprize by Stride Rite is available on-line and in-store at Target. Find a huge selection of their line in the infant section of Target.
The varieties of styles satisfy even the choosiest moms. I choose the Ace Fisherman Sandals because they are easy to slip on and can go with various outfits. Plus, they are a combination of a sneaker and a sandal.
Easy to clean
Kids are messy and get into everything – especially my 10 month old who is on the move and highly curious. Mess really has met its match with this one. That’s why it’s important that he wears shoes that are easy to clean. With these shoes, parents can air dry, brush away surface dirt and wipe with damp cloth. It’s as simple as that.
Durability is key
Rounded toes and traction pods help reduce falls and tumbles. Anti-Stink lining keeps smells at bay. Believe me, we have enough dirty diapers to keep us busy in the stinky smell department. No need to add to that mess with a stinky pair of shoes.
They are durable and built to last. The longer shoes last, the less money I have to spend.
Comfort you can count on
There is a memory foam footbed for added comfort inside each shoe. Flexible outsoles fit the shape and movement of an infant’s foot.
I love these shoes so much I am heading back to buy them in the next size up before I blink and he grows another size up.
Why can’t they stay little forever?
I am giving you an excuse to head to Target (like you really need one!). If you reached your in-store shopping quota, you can always shop online in the comfort of your own home in your jammies.
Either way, find time to browse this amazing infant shoe collection.
Warning: These adorable shoes can cause extreme baby fever and/or nostalgic feelings.
Which Surprize by Stride Rite shoe do you think will look best on your baby?