Before 15 months, it is best to for their feet to have direct contact with the ground. It is recommended to learn walking with barefoot. If you want to give some protection, it is recommended to wear soft shoes with extremely thin bottom (such as ‘pre-walk’ shoes) to increase their sense of grounding and enhance balancing. Because of hygiene and safety reasons, it is recommended to wear outdoor ‘pre-walk’ shoes when they are outdoors. The shoe bottom is anti-slippery and protective to their feet. Around 15 months old, since they may not walk steadily, it is recommended to wear ‘learn-to-walk’ shoes. Their shoe heads can be easily flexed which allows toddlers to walk comfortably.