I was having a hard time getting shoes for my 13-month old. Either she would be able to take them off or they just would not fit well enough for her to get used to walking in them. After a lot of tumbling over her own feet, I was almost giving up on getting shoes on her. These shoes worked wonderfully. They adhered to her movements and her feet from day one, and she has no issues walking in them. These are more for indoor use though as they have soft soles. Great product!