I searched and reviewed a lot of shoes before making this purchase. I was extremely worried about my daughter not wearing socks and blisters being rubbed (which happened with an expensive pair of stride rite shoes!) but I wanted a cute shoe that didn't require socks for the summer. Reviews on amazon have never failed me before so I went ahead and purchased these. My daughter really does love them. She is 15 months and very into wearing shoes right now and these..