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Why Are Soft-Soled Baby Shoes Beneficial For Walking?

Wearing soft, genuine leather baby moccasins, the little cherub took her first little steps like the world was her runway.

Fuzzy socks and super soft sleepers have kept their feet warm, but what about walking? With each trip through your favorite upscale boutique, it’s easy to get overwhelmed by the ambiguous facts and shifting trends that seem to change as quickly as the seasons. Soft shoes, hard shoes, supportive shoes or no shoes … What’s a mom to choose?

Welcome to Chérubin, nestled in the heart of small town USA, where we blend fresh prints and bold designs with the highest quality genuine leather and a generous splash of local artisans are the embodiment of our hand-made, soft, genuine leather moccasins. You’ve come to the right place for selecting the perfect fashion statement ─ and shoes ─ for your little work of art.

Nothing brings a smile to your face like your little cherub playing with their toes and giggling. But did you know that the wiggling and curling ─ and yes, even ‘eating’ ─ their feet is an important developmental process? That precious discovery play is actually helping strengthen the muscles and ligaments, as well as entertaining the rest of the family. This is a driving force behind making sure all of our genuine leather moccasins use only 100% American leather that is tested and certified safe for infants and toddlers. With Chérubin’s high standards and crafter’s perfectionist attention to detail, you can be confident your little trendsetter will be the envy of every play date!

From the first time your little one pulls themselves up, they use their toes to grip and balance. We still do that into adulthood. Think of the last time you lost your footing; you immediately pushed with your toes to re-center your gravity and regain balance. This natural process is extremely important to properly develop good balance and sure footing. Average shoes that are stiff or have rigid soles not only interfere with bone development and stability, but will have more falls due to the unfamiliar and inconsistent weight. Our soft moccasins allow for natural foot and toe movement, which aids in walking and balance to keep your teetering tot from toppling over.

The main function for shoes while learning to walk is protecting those adorable little piggies while affording them the most sensory input. Our 100% genuine leather is the best choice for them to feel their surroundings while protecting those tiny toes from warm pavement, hardwood floor splinters, and avoiding slipping on smoother surfaces. It is essential that baby shoes are extremely flexible; if they don’t easily fold in half then you should put them down and back away. Each and every pair of our individually made, genuine leather baby & toddler moccasins is handmade of soft, American-made leather.

From our sassy Boho Bebé collection to our fabulously fun Hakuna Matata collection, no matter your personal style, you can be sure your little tyke will have a head start right out of the crib, able to feel the surface and runway ready to strut their stuff.