Comment from: lacidtoes [Visitor]

Amazing article and great tutorial! I am going to give this a go this week sometime! I've been searching for weeks for the right shoe for my 17-month-old as I am also super concerned with foot health. I want my girl to have big wide feet like her mama (: I was just about to buy some Unshoes for my girl. I love the beads and dangles on these though! Awesome, awesome, awesome post!!

07/17/12 @ 11:41
Comment from: Fitz [Visitor]  

Cool. Thanks for the detailed writeup. I think I am going to do this for my kids next summer. You are right about the abysmal choices for kids.

07/17/12 @ 12:40
Comment from: Brenda [Visitor]

I love these and want to make some for some little feet and for some not so little feet. Thank you!

07/17/12 @ 12:46
Comment from: Steve [Visitor]

Only drawback is shipping is more an 50% of the price of the DIY kit!

07/17/12 @ 14:08
Comment from: JamieWho [Visitor]

This article is perfect timing Justin. We were shoe shopping the other day and my daughter wanted a pair of sandals. They had jewels and sparkly things on them. My response was that we would make some like that and she can decorate them herself. She's definitely excited about that.

07/17/12 @ 14:39
Comment from: Angela [Visitor]

I found that instead of a knot under the soul, I spread out the paracord into a fan like circle and melted it.

Try it- it works perfect!!!

My girls have been begging me to get them a pair too!! I may just have too.

07/17/12 @ 17:07
Comment from: Jillian [Visitor]

Actually, the shoes look miserably uncomfortable.
I would not want to wear them at all. Binding the
toes, knot under the toes, hot, hot soles! Yuck!
No thanks!

07/22/12 @ 19:34
Comment from: Simon [Visitor]

Great article Justin!
My two kids (3 and 5) both have a pair and love them. I also notice how well they run around in them. They don't slow them down at all.

@Jillian - You couldn't be more wrong. Give them a try and discover what many of us have learned.

07/23/12 @ 05:05
Comment from: Mark [Visitor]

Made a pair for my 2-year-old son. BUT: "That dangly front bit of sole past the thong" caused him to trip all the time... so if one's child drags his feet, Robeez are a better choice.
(Don't know what Justin meant by the toe spring on Xero's shoes)
btw, my wife and I made our own huaraches and we don't have that problem, it's a feature of the crazy way infants walk

01/16/13 @ 23:22
Comment from: karin [Visitor]

It's too bad that your post implies that Soft Stars are only available for tiny tots and grownups. That's so not true!! They are available in all sizes, and with lots of options for colors and styles. Kids can participate in designing their own shoes.

05/02/13 @ 12:36
Comment from: [Member]

Karin — how do you figure? Here's a direct quote from the post: "Sure, those floppy leather-soled kid's moccasins are easy enough to pick up for your tiny-footed toddler — you know, like Robeez or, of course, Soft Star Shoes (BirthdayShoes' favorite for both kids and adults)" ... the sentence that follows that quote applies to other shoes.

Clearly we're huge fans of Soft Stars for all ages and have reviewed them extensively on this site! See here.

05/02/13 @ 12:40
Comment from: Mike H [Visitor]
Mike H

That video review from Avi is so cute.

06/03/13 @ 00:02
Comment from: Leah Johnson [Visitor]  
Leah Johnson

Thank you for this tutorial! I just made my 2.5 year old a pair today. This post helped give me the guidance and confidence I needed! He loves then and spent the who me afternoon running circles in the house. He could never do that in his Crocs which were always promptly kicked off as soon as we got where we were going in them. I ordered a medium classic kit and will get a second pair out of the kit!

06/29/16 @ 21:00

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