Collection: BigToes Sock Shoes – pre-walker shoes for toddlers

Big Toes Australia pre-walker sock shoes are the most comfortable shoes for babies and toddlers from 6 months to 3 years old. Having just enough sole to protect feet without over-supporting the foot, they help the natural development of the baby’s foot, retaining all the benefits of barefoot walking. Their unique design features make BigToes the only sock shoe brand endorsed by physiotherapists, podiatrists, and chiropractors in Australia.

And you are sure to find a design that your toddler loves among the many available styles. Heck, there are even one-of-a-kind colour-changing Chameleon shoes that change colour in sunlight! Get your pair from B Eco Family here online or in our Canberra baby shop.

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Why Should Babies Be Barefoot?

Paediatric experts recommend letting babies go barefoot as much as possible, particularly when they are learning to walk. Being barefoot aids the development of foot strength, balance, and coordination. It allows the baby to feel the ground beneath them and adjust their steps accordingly. But running around barefoot is not always safe.

This is where sock shoes come in. Sock shoes brilliantly mimic barefoot walking, since their soft, flexible design allows natural foot movement, yet the outsole shields the foot from potential harm.

Why are BigToes the perfect sock shoes

There is a lot that goes into a perfect pre-walker sock shoe design. The unique “Big Toe” shape allows little toes to fan and stretch, not restricting any development of balance, coordination, and motor skills. The sock shoe outsoles are made from glue-free TPE, a material that provides the right amount of grip. Having strategically placed vents built into the sole and no glue not only prevents germs but also means these sock shoes do not smell!

Choose a unique sock shoe style

When it comes to individuality, you can surely find something your baby loves amongst the many different BigToes sock shoe styles. There is a cute ‘Sleeping Rabbit’ design, the ever popular mystical 'Unicorn' and “Cat”, colourful “Fox” and “Bear” designs in a variety of colours. For some old-school charm, try the 'Polka' style with dots in several different colour combinations.

For some extra fun and marvel, choose another unique feature: the “Chameleon” sock shoes change the colour of the outsole when exposed to UV light out in the sun, evoking squeals of joy.

Sock shoes keep the little feet warm and cozy and promote healthy foot development while offering the necessary protection. They are comfortable and perfect for babies and toddlers from 3 months to 3 years, whether as a pre-walker shoe or a comfortable soft foot protection for running around the house or garden. With the non-slip sole, they work even around the pools! Get yours BigToes from B Eco Family, your friendly BigToes stockist.

See BigToes sock shoes in action!
Watch this video to get an idea where you can use sock shoes: 

What size BigToes do I need for my baby?

Measure the foot of your little one from the heel to the tip of their big toe. The simplest way is to place their foot on a blank piece of paper and draw a line at the top of their big toe and the end of their heel. Or just simply use a measuring tape. Then choose from the following size chart:

Heel-to-toe measurement

BigToe Sock shoe Size

109–115 mm

Medium

116–125 mm

Large

126–135 mm

X-Large

How to clean BigToes sock shoes?

Hand wash your sock shoes or place them in a delicates bag and machine wash them at 30°C with your kids' clothes! Once washed, remove the sock shoes from the delicates bag and let them air dry somewhere safe. Do not tumble dry. Do not bleach. Do not use harsh biological chemicals.

BigToes Sock Shoes - Reviews from Parents

People love BigToes Australia. Here are some reviews and the main reasons to love sock shoes for kids:

1. Quality and Customer Service: Debra D gives a thumbs-up to both the quality of BigToes products and their customer service. She specifically points out how BigToes are the perfect solution for her grandson’s chubby feet, "BigToes was the perfect solution and he toddled off with a big grin on his face. 😊."

2. Confidence Boosters: According to Zoe, BigToes shoes have helped her one-year-old son confidently practice walking when they are out and about, "My one year old has been wearing BigToes Shoes for a little while now and he is so confident practising to walk in them when we are out and about."

3. Easy to Put On and Remove: A feature that parents appreciate, especially those with active kids. As Zoe T puts it, "So easy to put on my one year old who doesn't sit still and he loves wearing them."

4. Flexibility and Protection: Xavier D applauds the shoes' flexibility and barefoot feel, as well as their ability to protect kids' feet. He states, "They are easy to put on, they are flexible and it looks, and surely made them feel like they are barefoot. All that while protecting their feet from the heat and other surfaces."

5. Repeat Purchases: Customers are so happy with the product they keep coming back. As Lisa S notes, "It's my fourth pair for a child who wears one pair per size, love them!!!" Alex C adds, "Absolutely love BigToes sock shoes, we have been purchasing since 2021 and won't use any other shoe for my toddler."

6. Natural Walk: Some parents, like Sarah L, have noticed how BigToes shoes enable their kids to walk more naturally. "When wearing the BigToes we've noticed a difference in how she walks naturally in them similar to when she has no shoes on."

7. Breathability: A great feature that parents love about these shoes is their breathability, which helps prevent smelly feet. Ash H and Wayne B can testify to this, "They have been so easy to get on and compared to other brands we have tried they don't smell at all!" and "I think the BigToes must be more breathable as we are yet to have smelly feet! Love, love, love our BigToes and so does our son!"

8. Exciting Designs and Colours: The shoes' adorable designs and colour-changing properties also get high marks. Sarah L, Ash H, Wayne B, and Romy B all note how much their children love the colour-changing chameleon styles, "They are so cool when they change colour."

9. Price Point: The affordability of BigToes shoes is another factor that customers like Romy B appreciate, "Delighted with the price especially, will be recommending them!"

In short, BigToes sock shoes combine the fun factor with practicality. They are high in style, easy on parents' wallets, and loved by kids and parents alike.

 

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    The Chameleon sock shoe has all the features of the BigToes Traditional shoe, plus extra fun. When exposed to UV ligh...
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    BigToes Chameleon Mute Series

    The Chameleon shoe encompasses all the features of the BigToes Traditional shoe, with an added element of extra fun. ...
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    Sock Shoes - Original Cat | Rabbit - Chameleon - BigToes Australia

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