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We bought these in size 5 for our 12 month-old (a tad big) because those little Pumas are so damn cute how could you not. I wanted to get them for him in every color. Anyway, he was taking a handful of steps at a time but not walking yet, so we wanted to get him used to “real” shoes and also use them for the playground. They are so lightweight and - evidently - comfortable. He never tries to take them off like he did with the last pair he was wearing (different brand), and is always asking us to put them on. His teachers at school say that he’s the best one in the class at leaving his shoes alone. Complete opposite of what we saw with his previous pair!
I listened to others and bought one size larger for my Son than with other shoes, and it fit him.
These shoes have been great. Cheaper no-name shoes we recently bought my Son are already starting to have problems with the velcro. These Pumas have a long strip of velcro, not just at the ends of the straps. This gives a larger surface area to ensure the straps stay tight. The rubber on the soles also provides great traction for climbing features at playgrounds. We have a metal spiral-around-a-pole climbing feature nearby that my Son's other (new) shoes would slip on. These Pumas grip well and my Son loves that he can climb without needing me to help stabilize his feet.
These are easily one of the best shows I've ever bought for my kids. I purchased a pair a couple of years ago, as my daughter's first pair of shoes, and now, I've purchased another pair, as my son's first pair of shoes. They're easy to get on, super cute, they have great support, and they're a great first shoe (or any size/age, really) for girls or for boys. I can't say enough good things about these shoes.
Nice quality shoe - same quality as the adult version. Previously I had always bought StrideRite but I am loving the Pumas because the fit is great, they are stylish/so cute, AND super easy for kids to fasten themselves. They seem like they will hold up better than the StrideRites as well.