Pediped are the only baby shoe designed to protect your little one's feet from crawling and help them as they take their first step. The Originals pictured below are ideal for 0-24 months and feature soft, flexible leather soles that allow baby feet to develop naturally while providing support and protection during this critical developmental of their tiny feet. Doctors recommend shoes with soft leather soles because they most closely mimic barefoot walking and do not force children to change their natural stride. Pediped Originals, have been recognized by the American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA) as being beneficial for children's growing feet and endorsed by researchers at Children's Hospital Boston and Harvard Medical School. They have received the Earnie Award and are recommended by Consumer Reports.