Nobody tells you, before you have kids, what a big part of your life their shoes will become.

Many mornings will be spent hunting for missing partners, shoes will be tossed from pram seats, they’ll have pairs that they love and pairs that they loathe, and they’ll grow out of them faster than you can say “stop curling your toes!”

And it all begins in the toddler years.

They’re new to walking, and they’re going to need some cool shoes to get them started. We’ve shared some of the sweetest styles for new steppers in the gallery below.

15 adorable toddler shoe styles for little ones