My 17 month old son adores these shoes
. He has thick (deep from bottom to top, rather than wide) feet, and many other shoes
are impossible to get on or hurt his feet. Although we have some other shoes
that seem to fit him, he refuses to wear anything but his Tsukihoshis. These shoes
are ideal for an infant who is beginning to walk and/or an active young toddler: they are lightweight and flexible and enable the foot to move naturally. Our pediatrician, Early Intervention motor skill specialists, and other parents in the playground have all asked where we got the shoes
and commented on how fabulous they are. After months of beating by a very active boy in a muddy playground his shoes
still look as good as new. We have them in brown: though this colour doesn't show much dirt it is easy to wash (we also have white Tsukihoshis for our equally active daughter and they also wash well, though they do show the dirt sooner).