I bought two different pairs of these for my little one. In two sizes. I've worn New Balance before and know that. They are well known for making very comfortable shoes. One of my favorite things about New Balance shoes is how they seem to contour to feet. I noticed that they did the same to my toddlers foot, which made it easier for running and more play to happen. They are brightly colored which I always like. I want lots of color in my little ones wardrobe so I love that these have such vibrant bright colors. The amount of cushion on the inside of the shoe makes these perfect for little ones to master walking and running in. They are easy to clean, and hold shape even when they have been tossed in the washer and dryer and let's face it , if you have a toddler and buy these shoes for them they are going to get washed at least a couple times. The only thing that I could say I'd a downfall or a bad thing for these shoes is the price. Being that they are New Balance- they are a little spendy. For younger toddlers who are constantly growing they probably aren't the best choice for you especially if you don't want to spend the money. But they are good shoes, no doubt.