Daniel Robertson/Startraks; Inset: Courtesy New Balance
As if he wasn’t adorable enough, we spotted Samuel Affleck on April 6 cuddling a doll — and rocking a cool pair of running shoes.
The 13-month-old wore New Balance‘s blue and orange 542 sneakers ($35 – 40) with a striped shirt and black jeans while visiting a Pacific Palisades, Calif. hardware store with mom Jennifer Garner and sister Violet (not pictured).
Now that the little tyke is really toddling, sturdy footwear is a must.
And New Balance’s sporty, kid-friendly styles — some feature easy velcro closures! — are a great option for beginner walkers.