Sugars is now 18 months old. She has started pulling up and "cruising" pretty regularly so I figured it was about time we bought her a pair of shoes. (I have a barefoot till walking rule)
Now, I have bought a handful of shoes and been given many more. But have not been able to find any that would fit her foot.
She just couldn't get more than the tips of her toes in any pair I got, no matter what I tried.
Finally, today I took her to a Stride Rite outlet store and had her measured.
The clerk tells me, "She takes a 6 Extra Wide!!"
Me, "What?? I didn't know they made Extra Wide shoes! Especially not in toddler sizes!"
Clerk, "Well, your options of where to buy them are pretty limited."
Me, "ya think?"
I'm in the checkout line when I notice they have adult shoes too....well since getting shoes for me was on the list for the day I ankle on over there. I try on a 9 womens running shoe....nope. too tight....searched for a 9 1/2...then I remembered that I usually like men's shoes better anyway as they tend to be better built and last longer. (I'm a nurse, remember) The smallest men's size they have is 9 1/2, I'm thinking it's got to be waaaaaay too big but try it on anyway.
Well, If we ever decide to move to a colder climate....we WON'T need to buy snow shoes!!
May I introduce The Big Foot Family
Subvet 13 mens
Mightymom 9 1/2 mens
Sonshine -age 4- 1 boys
Alligator -age 3- 11 childrens
Sugars -age 18 months- 6XW toddlers
My Grandpa would say "All Hell couldn't trip them up!!"