These also come in a very cool camouflage design, with sizes ranging from 0-6 (EU 16), 6-12 (EU 18) and 12-18 (EU 20).Buy now These plimsolls from British brand Hampton Canvas are easy to slip on and off and start at a size 19 (UK seven), which fit an average two to two-and-a-half year old.
Buy now With their flexible soles, these are the ideal shoes for kids to learn to walk in.
The super-strong, scuff-resistant fabric on the toe cap gives extra protection if, in between bouts of walking, they revert back to crawling.
They come beautifully packaged, so make good presents, too.
Remember to spray them with a protector, to protect that super-soft leather.
The only trouble with having children is that you have to buy them a new pair of shoes about every three months until they are five or six years old.
Buying footwear can be a minefield for new mums who may not understand that pre-walkers need softer soles, which mimic natural foot movement so that little ones can strengthen their grip, muscles and ligaments, while first walkers need a bit more support.The elasticated panels make them super easy to get on and off and they are 100 per cent vegan, free of any animal byproduct. Buy now They might not be able to jog yet but these from Nike will certainly keep little feet cushioned.They have a snug-fitting, adjustable Velcro strap to make them secure.Buy now This is a mini version of the adult classic, made in 100% cotton with an extra-thick gum sole and optional leather insole to give more cushioning and extra wriggle room once taken out.The shoe is lightweight, unlike some other baby trainers, so your little ones won’t feel like they are walking through treacle.Buy now These ultra cute white leather trainers, from a small independent UK brand run by Sheffield mum Catriona Alfaham, are made of the softest Italian leather and jazzed up with multi-coloured laces.