Unfortunately one of the great little tidbits of news I got was that Rachel won't be able to wear any of her old shoes except for her high tops. They act like an orthotic to help straighten her ankle and prevent toe walking. In time she will have a permanent orthotics and than she can wear maybe certain sneakers also. The days of cute shoes are over :(
It isn't a big deal but in a way for me it is. It is just the beginning of her starting to look different. I had these adorable sandals that matched her bathing suit and hat that she will never wear. No ballet shoes, no flip flops, no mary janes, and of course when she is older no heels for prom or her first date. I don't want her to look different from her cohorts. I feel bad the little guys get to romp around the house barefoot in a few months and she will have to have shoes and socks on always.
Oh well, there is nothing to be done. So if anyone has a link for great high tops please do share! She is an infant size 3 still and the shoes need to have firm sides (the Converse ones are too floppy). I'm having the worse time finding them b/c it is out of season :(
Perhaps one day long away in the future her Prince Charming will first notice her for her enchanting high top in July... It worked for Cinderella right?