I was looking for soft soled shoes that would stay on for my son who started walking at 9.5 months and found PEDIPEDS! The shoes are cute and it's like walking barefoot. They're leather so offer pretty good traction, even on our hardwood floors. My son used them all the time (and wore them out) while learning to walk and when he started walking/running confidently and outside, we switched to hard soled shoes outdoors but continued these indoors. I have bought these for friends and family and would buy them again.