Shoes are arguably one of the most important kid-wear items out there. An uncomfortable pair can put a damper on their day, whereas a stylish set can put a spring in their step. The perfect shoe for playgrounds and beyond, however? That, friends, is hard to find. All too often, kids shoes are either cute or comfortable, stylish or practical. Nay! A one-trick shoe? Come on. There are adventures to be had, things to build and demolish, paintings to paint on the hallway wall. The wrong pair of shoes can bring all that fun to a screeching halt. (Plus, ever dealt with a toddler with a blister? There is nothing that kills a family outing faster.) And no, you don’t have to sacrifice fashion for function. There are plenty of shoes your tots will love as much as you do, be they sunny summer shoes or legit winter gear.
But wait: Does the thought of dragging your little ones to a shoe store to see if you can find the just-right pair of shoes sound like your literal nightmare? Well, you’re in luck. We’ve rounded up 15 of the best kids shoes to buy right now. Comfortable, adorable and no shoe store needed. Go ahead and invest in some happy feet.
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