Big Foot

Monday, October 24, 2011

Ari has HUGE feet! 

To put his shoe size in perspective, the average 1 1/2 - 2 year old wears a size 5 or 5.5.

Ari, one week shy of his first birthday, is wearing a size 6.5-7!  In baby terms, this is unusually large.  I took a trip to Stride Rite last week to buy him "first walking" shoes.  Early walking shoes are lightweight and bend easily to protect the feet and prevent falls.  Since Ari is now walking more than crawling, his fashionable Adidas and Puma kicks are no longer appropriate (so sad, especially for my sneaker-loving baby daddy) for day-to-day wear.  He needs a shoe that will move with him as he learns to walk. 

But, the Stride Rite sneaks only go up to a size 6!  When the shoe saleswoman measured Ari's feet, she asked me if he was 2 years old.  When I said, "ummm no, he's 11 months and 3 weeks" she recommended we "look for shoes online at Baby Big & Tall."

According to this website, I should not be surprised that Ari is a big boy with big feet.  Matt and I are very tall and both have big feet.  And my brother, Ari's Uncle Jeff, measures in at a whopping 6' 6" and wears a size 15 shoe!  (And no, he does not play basketball.  Do you play miniature golf?)

So I'm off to go search online for big baby shoes.  This may be a bit of a hassle now, but I think it will work out in Ari's favor in the long run. 

I mean, come on, you know what they say about boys with big feet, right?!


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