In theory these look like a great idea right? I thought so too. Our one-year old twins are up and cruising but socks cause slipping. And laminate floor causes cold toes. And I didn't want to buy a bunch of socks with gripping. So I bought some puff paint ($1 a bottle) and put these together. Maybe if I had older kids they could comment as to the effectiveness but I can't tell the difference beyond them becoming more sure footed. But they were fun to make and a cute touch.