View Full Version : Help! Robeez too tight around DS's ankles!! Need alternative
08-22-2004, 10:56 PM
My DS (almost 17 months) has extra wide feet. We've done well with Stride Rite EW shoes for outside, but I'd like some house shoes for the fall/winter. He had a pair of Robeez last winter, but the elastic kept cutting into his ankle and it looked uncomfortable. I have read in one post that Shoo-Shoos run a little wider in general; anybody else had this problem and found a solution?
08-23-2004, 12:06 AM
DD also has extra wide feet. I used the Hanna moccasins all winter last year; and while the elastic around the ankle did leave a mark, DD was never bothered by them.
08-23-2004, 03:19 PM
I am going to second (in a big way!) the Hanna moc's. I have a 16 month old with extra wide feet and a high arch and they are wonderful "house shoes".
08-23-2004, 03:26 PM
Our little guy also has chubby ankles, and the Hanna moccasins are a great answer. Also, we're planning to try the UGG Infant/Toddler boots ( http://store.nordstrom.com/product/product_brandboutique.asp?styleid=2811826 ) for inside. The velcro closure looks like it will help out with the 'chubby ankle' issue.
08-23-2004, 05:53 PM
Did you see that Hanna has the UGG boots on their website? They are $34 but if the code is a good one, they could come out to less thant the price at Nordstroms, if that matters to you and if you have some other hanna items you are interested in. I think they are so cute and am considering getting some if we get a good discount.
In regard to the original post of the Robeez being too tight. It seemed like they were too tight on Jack too when I first got them so I wrote an email to Robeez and they said that the elastic can be replaced with a bigger piece by yourself or a shoe repair/alterations place which could be an option for you. It turned out that Jacks seem a little loser now that he has worn them a couple of times so I have not switched out the elastic.
Ben (2/02) & Jack (3/04)
08-23-2004, 06:47 PM
If the code is good, it probably is a better deal in general. But I actually work for Nordstrom (as a Creative Developer), so I get a discount off the $29.95 website price. However, depending on how good the Hanna code is, it might be worth it for me to wait.
Thanks! I hadn't realise that.
08-23-2004, 11:17 PM
thank you everybody for the information. I will try Hanna mocs and also give Robeez another try.
can someone enlighten me about Hanna codes?
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