We bought the Stride Rite Sprouts, when my son started walking and needed some "real" shoes. I have been so happy with them. First of all, they are really cute. The are tan suede with navy stripes and laces. The neutral colors and style go with anything. He wears thems with shorts and jeans and even nicer pants when we want to dress him up a little.
Second they seem to be really comfortable for him. He never complains about them and when we let him choose his shoes, he almost always picks these. Stride Rite are great for toddlers with chubby feet, because they are nice and wide. We've tried other brands that were really tight across the top, but we don't have that problem with the Stride Rites.
I've also been really impressed with how well they've held up. We've had them for 7 or 8 months and he's worn them almost daily. They still look really good. The tan color is great for hiding dirt. If you are looking for a casual shoe that your toddler will be comfortable in and get lots of wear out of, these are the ones. We love them!