I keep LO in socks 95% of the time. She only has a pair of knockoff ugg boots from target for when we're outside and an adorable pair of little fleece lined white bear sneakers from old navy (that have a soft sole but have the nonskid sticky things). But when we're outside we always carry her from the house to the car etc and we go to a home daycare so I take her shoes off as soon as she gets there. I get annoyed at spending the $ for shoes from target that she's going to out grow in a month or two! Plus everything I read says barefoot is best for learning to walk so I roll with it.
@stephanienjer what shoes do you use that she can't get off? DS is usually barefoot by the time we get out of our neighborhood. And then he throws his shoes and socks in different directionsThey have to have fasteners of some sort. She's got some mary janes I bought at consignment that stay on, and a pair of high tops that somebody handed down to us that she really can't get off. Both are velcro.She got a pair of pink fuzzy boots from my mom, (think uggs with Minnie Mouse,) and they fall off when I pull her out of the carseat, etc., but otherwise she loooves them, and walks around and points to them to show people. (When they're not on, she's hugging them. I think since they're fuzzy, she thinks they're stuffed animals.)