I have a one and a half year old and these shoes are great. The shoe sole moves with the foot they are padded and they don't give her those blisters on the back of her foot. They are certainly very durable however my daughter likes to play with the Velcro straps and there are some loose threads but I just trim them off . So I can't say it it happens with normal wear.
These are just adorable but they shed glitter EVERYWHERE! And not just the harmless little flakes. No, these scatter sharp bits of glitter throughout the house. I am appalled that they cost [$] yet are coated in glitter that's barely glued on. Someone got these for my daughter as a gift, and she loves them and wants to wear them, but they will have to go back to the store.