I’ll never forget the first time my oldest daughter walked for the first time. She was pulling up and “grazing”, but hadn’t “let go” yet so, my mother-in-law and I stood across from each other and had my daughter walk back and forth between the two of us. Each time she walked back and forth, we moved further away from each other and from that point on she walked.

We had already purchased her walking shoes from Stride Rite… you know the ones… the classic white with ankle support. The same style I wore when I started walking.

“Many people do not realize how important it is for a baby to wear proper shoes while learning to walk,” said Dr. Tanya Altmann, a pediatrician and best-selling author of Mommy Calls: Dr. Tanya Answers Parents’ Top 101 Questions About Babies and Toddlers.

Stride Rite has been a trusted favorite in my family since I started walking and the tradition has and will continue for all of my children. We are huge fans!

Stride Rite recently launched a new technology, they are always trying to improve their products, that is called Sensory Response Technology™.

Sensory Response Technology™ features promote a healthy lifelong walking pattern and improve baby’s ability to respond to their environment. Highlights include:

* Greater feel of terrain: Sensory pods in the forefoot of the outsole move independently of each other offering multiple reaction points, increasing a baby’s feel of the ground beneath them. This allows a baby to stabilize their gait and better respond to their environment.
* More natural support: Unique “hourglass” construction in the midfoot mirrors a baby’s foot structure to help supporting bones and muscles that are not yet fully developed. A smooth, rounded transition from outsole to upper prevents catching an edge, reducing the number of stumbles and falls.
* Freedom of movement: Ultra-flexible design allows the foot to move in many directions to help baby learn how to adapt to uneven surfaces.

Enter to win!
5 winners!!!!!!
will be chosen to receive one pair of SRT shoes, available in sizes 3 to 8 infant/toddler (including medium and wide). Each pair is a retail value of $50. In order to enter, readers must fill out the following form. https://bit.ly/zb2Qb

Become a Facebook Fan (here) if you love Stride Rite shoes as much as I do!

Do you remember the first time your child walked? Tell me about it!

This contest is open to legal U.S. residents 18 years or older. The giveaway begins at 12:00 a.m. ET September 14th and ends at 11:59 p.m. ET September 28th. Five winners will be chosen to receive a pair of SRT shoes – toddler size only ($50 RV per pair).

Detroit Mommies Expert Contributor
Courtney is the traveling mom! She has 3 girls and is the founder of Detroit Mommies and currently lives in Florida. You can follow her on Twitter @courtneyRVL.
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Made by Melissa
Made by Melissa
14 years ago

I hope I win! 😀 My son went from just cruising to all out running in a matter of days. It was quite thrilling for him and a tad bit terrifying for me!

14 years ago

Filled out the form and am already a fan!! Great giveaway!