I didn't really even know what shoes were. I had one pair of pooh high tops from Grandma Filler when I was very little, but I hardly remember those. Today Mommy and Daddy decided since it's still so stinking cold here and I want to take off my socks all the time they would get me some new shoes. Mommy must have been in a really good mood about it too because she let me get the ones Daddy liked. I loved the stride rite store. Mommy knows the owner so I got the run of the place. They had a big platform with a bench just perfect to pull up on. Above the bench is a mirror so I was set!!!!! You will have to let me know what you think of my shoes. Mommy wasn't too sure until I wore them tonight.