First Walking Shoes

First steps

Do you still remember those first steps? Were you able to capture it? Those are milestones that one never forgets. Hudson was a late bloomer and only showed signs of interest in walking when he was 13 months old. I would be lying if I said that I was not worried. Everyone else’s toddlers were walking by 9 months! But I learned to be patient and to follow his lead. When he eventually took that step, time stood still, and I wish I could have bottled up all the emotions in a bottle.

The Best

We want the best and the most trendiest shoes for our kids. I wanted to experiment a little and tried the brand Shooshoos. Amazing styles and on point, and a lot of you know by now that Hudson has been chosen to be an Ambassador for Shooshoos. It is a great and proudly South African brand, and I am excited to see how their styles will evolve to suit the needs of our kids. Whenever I discover a new brand, it is always important for me to look at it’s look, feel and practicality. When Hudson first received his pair of Footsies & Tootsies I fell in love. The durability of these shoes are perfect for an active 16 month old explorer.

Lara the founder says: “My journey began when my little one started to walk at 10 months. Before I knew it I had collected a large pile of shoes, most of which he was never been able to wear. They were either too slippery or too uncomfortable with no support to the foot at all. Some had a very hard sole so the shoes very rarely stayed on his foot or were so difficult to put on and take off.”

If you are finding yourself nodding your head having been in the same situation as Lara, then I would definitely recommend Footsies & Tootsies.

How it started

When her search within South Africa was not as successful she  started to look beyond. She took the risk to order a few samples and the rest is history, as these were the exact type of shoes that she was looking for.  Being a stay at home Mom, Lara started her business with the support of her husband, and so Footsies & Tootsies was born.

Designs for boys and girls

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Orthopedic Shoe Range

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The above come in sizes 4-7

Giveaway

Would you like to WIN a pair not only for yourself BUT for your friend as well? Follow these steps

  1. Subscribe to my newsletter, if you have not subscribed yet.
  2. Enter on Facebook by following Footsies & Tootsies  and Raising Hudson dK
  3. Share this post and in the comment section comment  DONE (all steps followed) and tell me which pair from the above selection you would like to win and the friend you tagged.
  4. You can enter by tagging your friends on Facebook or on Instagram
  5. Winner will randomly be drawn from this blog post
  6. Giveaway ends on 4 August and the winner will be announced on 6 August 2018.

Terms and Conditions:

  1. Open to South African Residents only.
  2. The Prize is not transferable for cash.
  3. This competition is not endorsed by Instagram or Facebook.
  4. Successful entrants must have completed all the steps.
  5. Desired shoes size and style will depend on stock availability. Other options will be suggested.
  6. You have to claim your prize within 24 hours of the announcement.

Good Luck everyone!

 




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  1. Done!
    I would love to win the grey double strap shoe. And the friend I tagged is @midnightfairy_23 (Kayla)

  2. Done …. tagged my sister Renè Little. If I win this adorable prize o would love a pair of red orthopaedic takes for my son

  3. Done ♡ Would absolutely loooove to win the baby pink sandals for my little princess ♡ holding thumbs xxx

  4. Done. I tagged a few friends. Susan flaendorp, Denzel Galant, Elmaree fisher, Gwen Johnson. Orthopaedic white takkie I would love for my daughter. She is 13months old and starting to stand on her own. Not walking yet. This would be perfect for when she starts walking. She is currently a size 4 so if I win ill need a size5. Thank you

  5. Done. Facebook

    Liam started walking 1 day after his 1st birthday. Even tho our nanny captured it. I was able to see it and it’s a great milestone.

  6. Done. Love the gold or silver high tops or even the black/blue bumps with floral detail.
    Tagged Mala Pillay. Lee Ann Pillay, Serishni Naidoo? Verushka Bermal, Alvina Ally, Naeemah Patel and Perisha Vurthan.

  7. Done, Grey double strap shoe.
    I tagged Anneke Nel, Carlo de Lange, Lolla* Lorraine Lourens & Cindy van Heerden

  8. Done!

    Shared on FB, tagged friend Faiza Mallick on your original FB post.

    Would love the orthopedic high top in gold or silver.

  9. Done! Would love to win the orthopedic gold high tops for my little girl. Tagged my sister and fellow mommy @shea_adair, Shea Fletcher.

  10. DONE , Shared on facebook tagged,Kaylin du toit on facebook. would love the
    Orthopedic High Tops, Denim Stage 1

  11. Done, shared on Facebook, twitter and whatsapp. entered on instagram
    i would like to win the orthopedic boot in pink. these shoes are all so adorable and comfortable looking, so hard to choose
    I’ve tagged shoayb anwary.

  12. DONE
    Would love to win the grey double strap shoe.
    Tagged Lize du Toit, Esmari Hoffmeyer, Landi Loots and Avril Frenzel

  13. Done. Shared on twitter and WhatsApp and tagged on Instagram. Orthopedic takkie in white… And the same for my sister Shamima (tagged on insta) so our little ‘twinsies’ can be matchy matchy

  14. Done 🙂 Shared on Facebook and entered on Instagram tagging my friend Carmen Oldewage. Would love to win a pair of First Walking Shoe in Hot Pink Sandals, as my daughter will be one in September and will absolutely perfect for her as she starts to learn to walk.

  15. Done…
    The Orthopedic High Top Denim…
    Tagged a few friends…
    @shereen.han
    @jameel_dindar
    @zaakirahdkarim…

  16. Done!! Love the orthopedic white takkies in size 7 for my 1year 8 month old who for some reason has big feet.

  17. Done ❤❤I would love the rose gold pumps abd NY friend I would love to share the prize with is Nurjaan marais my sister

  18. DONE (all steps followed) I would love the Blue and brown suede takkies from the above selection and my friend Orthopedic Takkies Boys

  19. Done
    All Steps Followed
    Orthopedic high top denim and the blue and brown tekkies
    Awesome Competition, thank you.

  20. Done, would be so thrilled for those Orthopedic Black Baby Doll with Floral for my lil angel.
    Tagged a few people on Facebook.
    Sumira chetty
    Denise Pillay
    Valencia Crystal Aminraj
    Karishma Rambaran & Tershnee Samuel

    Holding thumbs for this!

  21. Would love to win the orthopaedic takkies for girls.my daughter is almost 2 years old,she has no arch so this would be appreciated and help.tagged saadieqah green and a few others. Shared on Facebook and Instgram stories.handle Tkatsen

  22. Done!
    Would love to win a pair of navy or gray tekkies for my little man.
    And a pair for my sister-in-laws daughter….

  23. Would love to win a pair of navy or gray shoes for my little man. And something for my sister in laws daughter @YolandieJacobs

  24. Done
    I would like to win the Orthopedic high tops denim stage 1 and my friend Pinkie Joumar would like the Grey double strap shoe.

  25. The red suede takkie has my heart ❤❤❤
    ….I tagged – Thembi Saliwe, Oratile Tyobeka, Linda Graskie, Alesia Van Staden, Elain Chetty, Dolce Mapheto, Anna Mashiapata, Ayanda Mbatha, Cindy Janse Van Rensburg, Wayne Madibo

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