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First steps

Do you still remember those first steps? Were you able to capture it? Those are milestones that one never forgets. Hudson was a late bloomer and only showed signs of interest in walking when he was 13 months old. I would be lying if I said that I was not worried. Everyone else’s toddlers were walking by 9 months! But I learned to be patient and to follow his lead. When he eventually took that step, time stood still, and I wish I could have bottled up all the emotions in a bottle.

The Best

We want the best and the most trendiest shoes for our kids. I wanted to experiment a little and tried the brand Shooshoos. Amazing styles and on point, and a lot of you know by now that Hudson has been chosen to be an Ambassador for Shooshoos. It is a great and proudly South African brand, and I am excited to see how their styles will evolve to suit the needs of our kids. Whenever I discover a new brand, it is always important for me to look at it’s look, feel and practicality. When Hudson first received his pair of Footsies & Tootsies I fell in love. The durability of these shoes are perfect for an active 16 month old explorer.

Lara the founder says: “My journey began when my little one started to walk at 10 months. Before I knew it I had collected a large pile of shoes, most of which he was never been able to wear. They were either too slippery or too uncomfortable with no support to the foot at all. Some had a very hard sole so the shoes very rarely stayed on his foot or were so difficult to put on and take off.”

If you are finding yourself nodding your head having been in the same situation as Lara, then I would definitely recommend Footsies & Tootsies.

How it started

When her search within South Africa was not as successful she  started to look beyond. She took the risk to order a few samples and the rest is history, as these were the exact type of shoes that she was looking for.  Being a stay at home Mom, Lara started her business with the support of her husband, and so Footsies & Tootsies was born.

Designs for boys and girls

For Sizing Click here

Orthopedic Shoe Range

The above come in sizes 4-7


Would you like to WIN a pair not only for yourself BUT for your friend as well? Follow these steps

  1. Subscribe to my newsletter, if you have not subscribed yet.
  2. Enter on Facebook by following Footsies & Tootsies  and Raising Hudson dK
  3. Share this post and in the comment section comment  DONE (all steps followed) and tell me which pair from the above selection you would like to win and the friend you tagged.
  4. You can enter by tagging your friends on Facebook or on Instagram
  5. Winner will randomly be drawn from this blog post
  6. Giveaway ends on 4 August and the winner will be announced on 6 August 2018.

Terms and Conditions:

  1. Open to South African Residents only.
  2. The Prize is not transferable for cash.
  3. This competition is not endorsed by Instagram or Facebook.
  4. Successful entrants must have completed all the steps.
  5. Desired shoes size and style will depend on stock availability. Other options will be suggested.
  6. You have to claim your prize within 24 hours of the announcement.

Good Luck everyone!


This Post Has 80 Comments

  1. naina

    baby size 4.5



  3. Anmar Heckroodt

    I would love to win the grey double strap shoe. And the friend I tagged is @midnightfairy_23 (Kayla)

  4. Rosanne

    Done – I would like the boys grey double strip shoe. My friend is Nastassja Potgieter

  5. Gretel

    Done all steps

    Zulpha cassiem n I would black baby doll shoes ❤️❤️❤️

  6. Megan Smith

    Done! I would love the grey double strap shoes.

  7. Monique Adams

    Done… grey double strap boys shoe…friend Samantha Adams

  8. Donna Little

    Done …. tagged my sister Renè Little. If I win this adorable prize o would love a pair of red orthopaedic takes for my son

  9. Ruweida Muhammad

    Love the Orthopaedic high tops Gold/Silver

    Ursula Kuhn
    Faeeza Basardien
    Afsana Inderh

  10. Cassandra

    Done ♡ Would absolutely loooove to win the baby pink sandals for my little princess ♡ holding thumbs xxx

  11. Jaclyn Goliath

    Done. Would love to win the hot pink takkie. Tagged my friend Tiyana.

  12. Nicole Galant

    Done. I tagged a few friends. Susan flaendorp, Denzel Galant, Elmaree fisher, Gwen Johnson. Orthopaedic white takkie I would love for my daughter. She is 13months old and starting to stand on her own. Not walking yet. This would be perfect for when she starts walking. She is currently a size 4 so if I win ill need a size5. Thank you

  13. Suzelle cilliers

    Done- black pumps!!!

  14. Monique Malander

    Done. Facebook

    Liam started walking 1 day after his 1st birthday. Even tho our nanny captured it. I was able to see it and it’s a great milestone.

  15. Nicola de jager

    Done, jenna leigh Smuts our angels will look so sweet in these. I love the bit’s grey stripe

  16. Aadila Emam

    Done. I would love toto win the rose gold pumps for my baby girl. Ahmed sirajudeen Hoosain.

  17. Daphne

    Done. Love the gold or silver high tops or even the black/blue bumps with floral detail.
    Tagged Mala Pillay. Lee Ann Pillay, Serishni Naidoo? Verushka Bermal, Alvina Ally, Naeemah Patel and Perisha Vurthan.

  18. Sauligah

    DONE. Would love the white takkies with silver stripe for my baby girl. Tagged @fawzia_latiff_mobara

  19. The lennox


  20. The lennox


  21. Michelle Le Roux Dale

    Done, Grey double strap shoe.
    I tagged Anneke Nel, Carlo de Lange, Lolla* Lorraine Lourens & Cindy van Heerden

  22. Lizo Arkle

    Black baby doll pumps please
    Will be tagging a whole lot

  23. Joleen de Villiers

    Done! Would love the double strap grey boy shoes. I am tagging fellow mommy to be Juanie Lundie

  24. Monique


  25. Shameez Patel


    Shared on FB, tagged friend Faiza Mallick on your original FB post.

    Would love the orthopedic high top in gold or silver.

  26. Chloe Clemente

    Done! Would love to win the orthopedic gold high tops for my little girl. Tagged my sister and fellow mommy @shea_adair, Shea Fletcher.

  27. Tiffany Lottering

    DONE , Shared on facebook tagged,Kaylin du toit on facebook. would love the
    Orthopedic High Tops, Denim Stage 1

  28. Janel

    I love the Blue & Brown Suede Takkies

  29. Nthabiseng

    I would love to win Rose gold pumps. My friend is Dimpho Setshedi

  30. Roxanne

    DONE (all steps followed)
    Black baby doll shoes
    @megan verburg

  31. farzana

    Done, shared on Facebook, twitter and whatsapp. entered on instagram
    i would like to win the orthopedic boot in pink. these shoes are all so adorable and comfortable looking, so hard to choose
    I’ve tagged shoayb anwary.

  32. Vicki Burden

    Would love to win the grey double strap shoe.
    Tagged Lize du Toit, Esmari Hoffmeyer, Landi Loots and Avril Frenzel

  33. Furzana

    Done. Shared on twitter and WhatsApp and tagged on Instagram. Orthopedic takkie in white… And the same for my sister Shamima (tagged on insta) so our little ‘twinsies’ can be matchy matchy

  34. Linzi Lofthouse

    Done 🙂 Shared on Facebook and entered on Instagram tagging my friend Carmen Oldewage. Would love to win a pair of First Walking Shoe in Hot Pink Sandals, as my daughter will be one in September and will absolutely perfect for her as she starts to learn to walk.

  35. Sadiyya Ishmail Dindar

    The Orthopedic High Top Denim…
    Tagged a few friends…

  36. Tanya

    I would love a pair of Blue & Brown Suede Tekkies!
    Tagging Theresa van der Merwe

  37. Theshnee Reddy

    Done!! Love the orthopedic white takkies in size 7 for my 1year 8 month old who for some reason has big feet.

  38. Dorianne

    Redpump size 5
    Rose gold pump

  39. Tarryn shepherd

    Done all steps! First time walking shoe red suede takkie I love !

  40. Nashieta

    Done ❤❤I would love the rose gold pumps abd NY friend I would love to share the prize with is Nurjaan marais my sister

  41. Lee-Ann Mokgothu

    DONE My friend and myself would love to win the red pump . We both have girls it would be awesome to win

  42. Linda Laing

    DONE. I love the hot pink sandal.. I tagged Feria Andrews

  43. Chinky Deonarian

    Blue and brown suede takkies

  44. Chinky Deonarian

    DONE (all steps followed) I would love the Blue and brown suede takkies from the above selection and my friend Orthopedic Takkies Boys

  45. Zainub

    My self and sumzee orthopaedic girls takkies

  46. Bhavana Singh

    All Steps Followed
    Orthopedic high top denim and the blue and brown tekkies
    Awesome Competition, thank you.

  47. Tasneem

    DONE. I would love to win the orthopedic girls takkies for my little Princess.
    TAGGED Ayesha Asad Jooma

  48. natasha herbst

    DONE, i would looooove Black Baby Doll Shoes with Floral Print in size 6 for my princess

  49. Faziela Prantice

    I would love the grey double strap shoe.

  50. Gabi Fine

    Orthopedic high top girls silver! Honestly obsessed and would love a pair for my baby girl xxx

  51. jabulile magudulela

    Done – Orthopedic Black Baby Doll with Floral Print. Tagged Thembelihle Gwangwa

  52. carmen Subroyan

    Done- Tagged friends on 4 different entries
    Red Orthopedic takkie size 6 boys

  53. Thishia Reddy

    Done, would be so thrilled for those Orthopedic Black Baby Doll with Floral for my lil angel.
    Tagged a few people on Facebook.
    Sumira chetty
    Denise Pillay
    Valencia Crystal Aminraj
    Karishma Rambaran & Tershnee Samuel

    Holding thumbs for this!

  54. carmen Subroyan

    Done on facebook- Tagged friends on 4 different entries
    Red Orthopedic takkie size 6 boys

  55. Rene De Kock

    The navy blue takkie
    My friend I tagged Tarryn Leigh De Klerk

  56. Khuselwa

    I would love to win a unisex colour as I don’t know the gender yet
    I’m due this month

    Shared on Facebook

  57. Kirsten

    DONE (all steps followed). Pink sandal please. Tagged Michelle Linde on Instagram.

  58. lesley van schalkwyk

    pink please for our princess due in september!

  59. Ayesha

    Grey double strap shoes

  60. Sofiah

    Orthopaedic talkies look great

  61. Irfaan

    Red orthopedic takkies

  62. Judy Padayachee

    Orthopedic Takkies Red

  63. Tasneem Katsen

    Would love to win the orthopaedic takkies for daughter is almost 2 years old,she has no arch so this would be appreciated and help.tagged saadieqah green and a few others. Shared on Facebook and Instgram stories.handle Tkatsen

  64. Ansoné

    Would love to win a pair of navy or gray tekkies for my little man.
    And a pair for my sister-in-laws daughter….

  65. Aletia Marais

    Done! The hot pink takkie is awesome. xxx

  66. Elaine

    Would love the Orthopedic high grey or silver . Sharing with Bianca Myburgh Kotze

  67. Ansone

    Would love to win a pair of navy or gray shoes for my little man. And something for my sister in laws daughter @YolandieJacobs

  68. Candice

    Done all the steps. Would love the baby pink sandals. Friends have been tagged on Facebook.

  69. Darlene


  70. Darlene

    I would like to win the Orthopedic high tops denim stage 1 and my friend Pinkie Joumar would like the Grey double strap shoe.

  71. Tidi Esther

    The red suede takkie has my heart ❤❤❤
    ….I tagged – Thembi Saliwe, Oratile Tyobeka, Linda Graskie, Alesia Van Staden, Elain Chetty, Dolce Mapheto, Anna Mashiapata, Ayanda Mbatha, Cindy Janse Van Rensburg, Wayne Madibo

  72. Lizelle Van Rooyen

    DONE. Navy blue Tammie
    Adele Klusner

    1. Lizelle


  73. Fralene van Niekerk

    DONE. Love the Gold Orthopedic high tops. For my friends, Madri Els, little girl Kara.

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