I was a bit dubious about the shoes on babies first wear. I was worried that they were not soft enough. After a couple wears they have softened up. They hold his socks and baby has grow room.
They are so malleable to his baby foot needs, from crawling, scooting, standing. They provide more grip than socks, and I can see he is not changing the way that he moves when they are on. I love how simple they are to put on, he doesn't complain. He seems to enjoy them, especially for outside. He always get compliments when wearing these T straps.
I am glad I got a darker pair because he drags his toes in the grass and dirt when he is figuring things out. They still look good, I haven't had to put leather oil on the shoes yet. Obviously leather shoes can't be washed, and I haven't had to sandpaper the soles to revitalize traction yet, despite his outdoor play.