My Son starting walking with support at about 8 months, ya know like cruising on furniture and what not. About three weeks ago he started taking steps completely on his own. He is 10 months now and isn't full blown walking just yet but he can definitely walk. I think he chooses to crawl because its faster and its less scary
My first started walking 4 days before his first birthday and was literally running at his party 2 days later. My daughter started walking at 10 months. I think it's funny that she was walking before she got teeth. Lol.