It’s hard to get cuter than baby feet, but a pair of baby moccasins certainly comes close. These tiny, flexible infant footwear come in punchy colors, patterns and styles and add a perfect exclamation point to baby's outfit of the day. No wonder they inspire us to buy our little ones their own shoe wardrobe.
While moccasins for babies look like pint-size shoes, they usually don't offer much in the way of sole support and don't offer any laces, buckles or straps. None of that matters, because baby moccasins are generally for little ones who aren’t up and walking yet. They’re essentially “crib shoes,” and once baby starts to cruise, you’ll likely have to say goodbye to those adorable moccs.
Still, you can get plenty of use out of them in the meantime. Here, we've gathered up the best baby moccasins that'll up baby’s shoe game to next-level cuteness.
Best First Pair of Baby Moccasins
Freshly Picked seems to have started the current baby moccasins craze, and the brand (featured on Shark Tank) still has the most swoon-worthy newborn offerings. The First Pair line is baby-shower bait; once you see the tiny (size 0) leather moccasins for babies you can’t imagine getting an expectant mama anything else. The baby fringe moccasins come in solid shades (black, white or pink) ready to wear home from the hospital.
Buy it: Freshly Picked The First Pair, $45, Freshlypicked.com
Best Baby Moccasin Boots
Toms baby moccasin boots are designed with a faux-fur lining that are perfect for the colder months. And you can feel good about each pair you buy: For every purchase of the vegan-friendly shoes, the company donates a pair of shoes to a child in need.
Buy it: Pale Blush Party Dots Tiny Toms Cuna Crib Shoes, $39, Toms.com
Best Suede Baby Moccasins
These sweet suede baby moccasins are a dream wardrobe item for any baby girl. The soft Italian suede leather is safety-tested to ensure these shoes are baby-friendly. They feature a non-slip suede sole and elastic openings for easy on-off. The top bow and side fringe add the finishing fashion-forward touches.
Buy it: Bow Baby Leather Suede Moccasins, $30, MacandLou.com
Best Old School Baby Moccasins
Minnetonkas have been around since the 1940s, no wonder they’ve been popular with our parents and grandparents’ generations. Now the heritage brand has dreamed up a miniature pair of Minnetonka leather moccasins rocking the signature fringe for baby. The booties come in gorgeous colors, including pink, purple and turquoise, but you can’t go wrong with traditional taupe for baby boys or girls. Bonus: These moccasins for babies feature rubber soles—offering durability once your little one starts to stand.
Buy it: Minnetonka Double Fringe Bootie, $33, Minnetonkamoccasin.com
Softest Baby Moccasins
Robeez has always made super-soft leather baby shoes in a wide variety of styles, including solids, patterns and kid-loved motifs (dinos, kitties, construction trucks—you name it, they’ve designed it). But if you’re looking for an all-purpose pair that mixes and matches well with baby’s #OOTD, you can’t beat these blue-hued camo baby moccasins.
Buy it: Robeez Classic Moccasin Crib Shoe, starting at $11, Amazon.com
Best Cheap Baby Moccasins
If you need to subsidize your addiction to little slippers, take a look at the affordable baby moccasins at Target. The mega store's Cat & Jack line has a well-edited selection of styles and the price that can’t be beat, including this pair of gold baby moccasins (made of faux leather) that deserves a medal for high style without emptying your wallet.
Buy it: Target Baby Girl’s Moccasin Crib Shoe, $9, Target.com
Best Classic Baby Moccasins
If you’re worried baby’s squiggy feet need added protection from the cold, these distressed leather baby moccasins have sherpa lining for extra coziness and little leather laces for extra flair. Better still: they look even cuter worn-in.
Buy it: Distressed Leather Baby Moccasins, $45, Etsy.com/shop/StitchesAndSoles
Best Eco-Friendly Baby Moccasins
These baby moccasins are handcrafted from organic cotton canvas and vegan leather and lined with organic velour, with every pair designed, hand-cut and sewn in Wisconsin. The milk and cookies pattern won us over, but this Etsy seller has tons of adorable prints and fabrics to choose from.
Buy it: Cookies & Milk Baby Moccasins, $26, Etsy.com
Best Artisanal Baby Moccasins
Handmade, small-batch...no, we’re not talking about chocolates or cheese, we’re talking about Chérubin’s leather baby shoes. The Missouri-based company makes an array of styles, from chic black baby moccasins to fun camo baby moccasins, but really slay with the I Heart You Moccasin, perfectly gender neutral, bright and happy.
Buy it: Cherubin I Heart You Moccasin, $38, Cherubinshoes.com
Best Moccasin Collaboration
Baby clothes purveyor Itzy Ritzy has teamed up with Tokidoki, the Japanese-inspired lifestyle brand created by Italian artist Simone Legno, to offer these bright, punchy moccasins for babies. These soft, leather baby moccasins feature the classic fringe, yet the eye-popping graphics are anything but ordinary.
Buy it: Itzy Ritzy + Tokidoki Moc Happens Leather Baby Moccasins, $50, ItzyRitzy.com
Best Patterned Baby Moccasins
Go big with these cute baby moccasins, featuring an all-over dinosaur pattern. Perfect for boys and girls alike, these moccasins for babies are made with vegan leather and lined for breathability, so they’ll feel as good as they look.
Buy it: Rainbow Dinosaur Party Baby Moccasins, $23, Etsy.com
Best Baby-to-Toddler Moccasins
Augusta Baby moccasins are mini versions of adult driving moccasins. Made of leather with rubber soles, they’re great for babies who are spending more time upright and accommodate sizes that go up to playground-age. And with colors ranging from basic white and black to on-trend metallics, every kid will have a pair of happy feet.
Buy it: Augusta Baby Loafer Moccasin with Gommino Sole, $17, Amazon.com
Best Animal-Inspired Moccasins
Baby will look downright foxy in these cute baby moccasins, made of soft genuine leather. Parents love these not only because of the adorable fox appliques, but also because they have an amazing ability to stay on little feet, thanks to the elastic opening.
Buy it: Mejale Soft Sole Leather Crawling Moccasins, $13, Amazon.com
Best Slipper Moccasins for Baby
It’s a sock! No, it’s a shoe! No, it’s both from the ingenious folks behind Nowali baby moccasins. The Swedish brand has been making colorful sock moccs since 1950 and is seeing a revival in popularity thanks to the current baby moccasins craze.
Buy it: Konfetti Navy Colorful Stripes Moccasin, $29, MyKonfetti.com
Best Baby Moccasins for Early Walkers
Moccasins for babies are fabulous fashion accessories, but they should be as much about function as they are about form. These hot pink baby moccasins certainly make a statement, but they’re designed to support little ones learning to walk. They’re easy to slip on and off but stay firmly in place, and feature special soles with rubberized “pebbles” for superior traction.
Buy it: TOT Moccasins, $75, MaxOla.com
Updated August 2018
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