Tag: baby shoes

Snuggly faux-fur fashion for your fave baby girl

I remember once dressing my daughter like a mini-fashionista–just for a trip to the grocery store. Yeah, I was that mom. But hey, you have far better excuses for a fabulous baby girl outfit right now, like say 6 weeks worth of holiday visits coming up? So join me in drooling over this furry set by CMP fave Funky Shapes on Etsy (I mean, have you seen their baby booties)? Seriously, if this baby fur boots and vest set had been available when my daughter was a baby, I would have pounced on them. A few things to note: the...

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These booties are made for gawking (and raising money for breast cancer research)

Listen up, partner. Even though they’re cute as the dickens, those baby toes must go under wraps in this colder weather. And if you’re going to cover those sweet things up, you might as well do it with something just as adorable, like these soft handmade booties. .  The crocheted, pink-and-black Chloe Cowboy Booties would make a great baby gift for your country-music-loving friend, or even the urbanite who loves the look of classic cowboy-boot style on teeny-tiny feet. I love that these booties know how to kick a little butt, too–each pair purchased raises $10 for Rethink Breast Cancer. Yee-haw!...

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Possibly the world’s cutest baby shoes ever. If you like elephants.

When my daughter was a toddler, she suffered from a malady we called “foot claustrophobia”. Wrangling a pair of shoes onto that squirming, hyperventilating child was an exercise in futility, until we found a pair that had a high “distraction” factor–a butterfly sewn on the shoe, right where she could see it. Much as it helped, that insect wasn’t even close to the cuteness level of these. The new pink/red Baby Elephant shoes from longtime CMP fave Livie and Luca are a bright fresh take on their popular Brown Elephants. These sassy pachyderms will steal your child’s heart (and...

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Shoes that grow with your baby. Really!

Don’t even get me started on the hassle of shoe shopping for kids. The second my son started walking last month, I knew we were in for a new pair of shoes every couple of months, just like I had done for his older brother. But then I discovered a new shoe brand that expands along with your tot’s ever-growing tootsies and I’m smitten. The idea behind Shupeas, a new collection of expandable baby shoes that fit sizes 3 to 24 months, is pretty genius. Thanks to some strategic straps and Velcro, you are able to custom fit the...

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Say chubby baby

In some neighborhoods, where feeding a baby a single french fry will earn you the disdain of onlooking parents everywhere (would I know of such a thing?) my anti-authority side is loving a line of vaguely irreverent baby and kids clothes that walks right into the realities of our fast food nation. [don’t miss a great discount AND a giveaway after the jump!] How can you not smile at the poppy colors and bold full-color photos of the Eat ‘Em Up Collection from our friends at Psychobaby? From baby tees and flip-flops to to baby bibs (my favorite) I...

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Join the Culture club for good karma

Love bright prints, colorful toys, and cottons that will really breathe this summer, since they were crafted to withstand the sweltering heat of Africa? Love knowing that your purchase helps babies all over the world?  Us, too. That’s why we’re digging Culture Baby.[don’t miss a terrific offer after the jump–for both you, and others in need] Culture Baby is a global fair-trade emporium bringing international goods to you, right from the artisans. And we can’t help but loving a lot of their finds, like the Ghanaian Baby Shoes and Dresses, which are handcrafted from batik-printed 100% cotton.   I...

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Baby feet, you’ve got the cutest little baby feet…

For some reason, every pregnant friend in my life is having a boy these days. So I’m even more attuned to the limited choice there is in terms of motifs on their clothing. While we’ve worked pretty hard to track down cool boys’ clothes that go beyond appliques of bears or crossed hockey sticks or clip art dump trucks, I’m so happy to find one more shop that gets it. At Tilly Whistle, you’ll find adorably handmade shoes for baby girls (I love these felted baby mary janes) but boys are not left here for a change. There’s a...

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Editors Best of 2011: The coolest baby clothes

Boy, baby clothes have come a long way from when your choices were pink onesies, blue onesies, or yellow onesies for “surprise” babies. Here, just a few of our favorite fabulous baby clothes picks of the year. Lucky babies. Fore!! Axel + Hudson Kristen: These awesome golf-inspired boys clothes (at top) are cool, not stuffy, and we love that they come in baby sizes too, right down to the hats. Freshly Picked Leather Mocassins Liz: They’re beautiful, handmade, and wear more beautifully with age. The one complaint: They don’t make them in adult sizes. (Hint, hint.) 77 Kids for American...

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Cool baby booties made for sleep deprived parents

The last thing I need as a mom of a newborn is an article of clothing that takes actual brain power to figure out how to put on. Give me no-fuss onesies and slip-on pants and I’m a happy camper. I always thought booties fell into the too-much-work-to-put-on-baby category until checking out the new Uno booties from Puj. Puj, the company famous for the foldable foam Puj infant bathtub that’s so smart it’s in our Baby Shower Gift Guide, just introduced Puj Unos. Aside from the glaring Puj label right smack dab in the middle of the bootie, these...

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These baby booties are erg schattig. (That’s “very cute” in Dutch).

Just when I thought I had seen all the baby booties in the world, I was introduced to these gorgeous Dutch made cuties,, which, for the first time ever are available in the United States and Canada. Lucky us! [Don’t miss the awesome giveaway after the jump!] Meet Boumy, a well-known Dutch brand of stylish, 100% leather baby booties that have finally made it across the Atlantic for us North American mamas. While yes, they’re similar in shape and feel to other baby bootie brands you may have already seen, I love a couple special features. Like the slightly...

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Handmade moccasins that sadly, only come in kids sizes

When I first saw photos of the handmade kids’ moccasins from super talented designer Susan Petersen, I got that tingly, fidgety feeling I get when I see something I really want. But when I saw them in person, let’s just say that tingly feeling switched to jealousy–because they don’t come in my size. The moccasin-style slippers at Freshly Picked are butter soft, yet beefy enough that should your kid want to run outside in them on a summer night, they’re going to hold up just fine. They’re also great for pre-walkers–sizes start at cute little 2s. I love the...

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Vincent Shoes, now on sale for the very last time.

My daughter has worn Vincent Shoes all four years of her life. In fact, Cool Mom Picks was instrumental in launching Vincent Shoes back in the very beginning, so plenty of our kids are familiar with the adorable Swedish styling and rugged construction–and the many compliments we get on our kids’ kicks. So, we are all terribly sad to hear that Vincent shoes is closing their virtual doors this spring. Of course, with every store closing there is an awesome sale, which makes it bittersweet. [don’t miss a huge huge special discount after the jump] Look around now and...

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A crocheted gift set for those who can’t really crochet

Of the many talents I wished I possessed, crocheting is at the top of the list, right along with singing in key and being able to sketch something other than stick figures. Since I don’t expect to inherit any of those talents any time soon, I look to outside sources for my fix. Which is why I was thrilled to discover a beautiful hand crocheted baby gift set. Personally, I can’t think of anything sweeter–and more classic–for a baby gift than something crocheted. Loralin Design owner Lynne Buchman designs this Booties and Hat Gift Set herself and then has...

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Be still my beating heart… shoes with hearts.

My mom gets teary-eyed when talking about a pair of red Mary Jane shoes I had as a little girl and so I’ve always envisioned getting a similar pair for my daughter. And then I saw these red Mary Jane shoes with white hearts. Seriously. Can it get any cuter? See Kai Run’s Smaller Collection for babies and toddlers does it again with their handcrafted leather Monica shoes. Mixing the perfect amount of sweet and modern, the Monica shoes are ideal for Valentine’s Day but can also be worn well into the spring and summer. The whole Smaller collection...

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Robeez goes organic

This week, I saw the cutest pair of Robeez baby shoes in a local boutique and I ran online to see what else they were up to. Boy the company has come a long way since my 5 year-old was a baby and your choices were basically the fire truck or the flower or the other flower. The organic soft sole Robeez is adorable, whether or not you care about the water-soluble inks, eco-friendly canvas and leather with natural tanning. I just love the subtle, sweet neutral color. If you’ve got a boy, or a baby girl who doesn’t...

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Soft and stylish wide baby shoes? Reader Q&A

My 7 month old is an insanely adorable bundle of energy. I recently discovered, much to my dismay, that she also inherited my crazy wide feet. Thinking ahead, I’ve been trying to find some decent shoes for her. I’ve searched high and low, but can’t find wide-width, soft-soled shoes anywhere. Any ideas where to look? -Laree Some of the soft-soled “slipper”-type shoes, like Robeez, are cut wider than other shoes and are also very easy on the feet. How cute is this reversible Early Bird/Night Owl style? Let’s just hope she doesn’t take those words to heart! Bical Grippers’ sock-like...

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See Kai Run, be still my heart!

Deep breaths. I am in a tizzy over the new Kat shoes from See Kai Run’s Smaller collection. I can see it now: My little girl’s cute, chubby legs in white tights and these classic, navy Mary Jane shoes with a twist. I love the heart shape on the Kat Mary Janes carrying over from one shoe to the next. It reminds me a little of a heart shaped charm I wore when I was a pre-teen with be fri and my BFF wore the other half with st ends but I digress. Kat’s big sister, Gwen (right) is...

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Ooh, Lala

Everybody goes gaga for a squishy new baby. Not only do they look like Winston Churchill and smell like heaven, but you can dress them up the cutest little thumb-sized shoes without the scuffing and “Oops, we left it at the playground” issues you get once they start walking. If you’re looking for a knock-them-over-with-unique-cuteness baby gift, you simply must shuffle softly over to Lala Shoes on Etsy. These high quality wool and linen shoes are made by hand in Croatia, and you can pretty much guarantee nobody else is going to bring them to a shower. The beautiful...

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First baby shoes by First Nations women

Sure, we’ve all had elasticized slippers for our babies, but when was the last time your baby went out in hand-made, hand-beaded leather stay-on moccasins made by First Nations women in Canada? Not recently, I’m willing to bet. These little moccasins from Quemeez moccasins are designed by Sunshine Tenasco, a mom of three, who along with her staff on the Kitigan Zibi Indian Reserve in Quebec makes every slipper by hand. And (now here is where my heart melts a little more) for a tiny extra fee you can even have the moccasins customized with your child’s initials. The...

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Sweet slippers for your special sprite

Up until now, I thought of kids’ slippers as a blah winter afterthought or last minute stocking stuffer. But once I saw my own little fairy stomping around the house in these Pixie Slippers from Organic Echo, I realized that they’re not just foot warmers. They can be part of the magical dress-up extravaganza that goes on all day, every day in my house: They’re pixie slippers. No, they’re Jasmine’s slippers from Aladdin. No, they’re a tiny rabbit’s car. No, they’re rhinoceros boots, whatever that means. Each pair is hand-made and hand-stitched from old sweaters, and you can even...

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