See Kai Run Angela Mary Jane Sneakers
If you were anything like me as a first-time parent, you bought your kid way too many shoes. This was one pair that was actually worth it. These were one of the first pairs of shoes my daughter walked in.
Ava started walking pretty early! 10 Months! And I was lucky enough to score these used on Craigslist for $5 in a size 4. Coincidentally she received a matching watermelon romper for her 1st birthday. Needless to say, this was one of my favorite outfits to dress her in.
See Kai Run is a fantastic brand of quality toddler shoes. The soles are made of a very flexible rubber so they are good for developing feet. They fit my daughter great and she seemed very comfortable in them. They have a rubber toe and a cushioned collar for extra comfort. The velcro strap kept these on securely, but made them super easy to take off. She never wore socks in these, but you totally could since they are technically sneakers.