These bestselling baby shoes are perfect for first steps 🙌

Easy to put on, hard to wiggle out of, and oh-so-cute.

baby's first walking shoes

There's nothing more adorable than chunky naked baby feet. And when it comes to outfitting them properly, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) agrees that barefoot is best for baby's foot development whenever possible. But as the months get chillier and/or your little one starts walking, keeping those tootsies warm, safe and protected from the elements becomes necessary.

What are the crucial things for mamas to look for in a baby's first walking shoes? They should be flexible, breathable and provide plenty of traction to keep tumbles to a minimum.

What that in mind, it's no wonder Baby on the Go's soft-soled shoes have quickly earned themselves a place on the Motherly Shop's bestseller list.


Designed by Istanbul-based fashion consultant and blogger, Buse Terim after the birth of her daughter, these easy-to-put-on, but hard-to-wiggle-out-of first shoes come in a design for every style (and outfit!) The slip-on construction is made from brilliantly antiperspirant fabric that keeps little feet cool and smelling fresh. (Those piggies might be cute, but they sweat twice as much as adult feet and let's face it—are totally capable of stinking.) Even better? When they're dirty and gross, toss them in the washing machine for a complete refresh.

Check out some of our favorites that come in sizes for both babies and toddlers:

Baby on the Go tie-dye

Baby on the Go tie-dye

We've found it hard to resist the Instagram ads for tie-dye sweatsuits, tie-dye t-shirts, tie-dye everything really. Get your little one in on the trend, too!

$42

Baby on the Go polka dot blue

Baby on the Go polka dot blue

Gender-neutral and 100% stylish. This color-block toe and polka dot mix will match just about anything.

$42

Baby on the Go leopard

Baby on the Go leopard

Leopard is our favorite sassy neutral.

$42

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