Spring Preview: Merrell Kids

Merrell has given its children’s line a fresh look for spring.

Taking a more kid-friendly approach, the Rockford, Mich.-based brand has redesigned the entire offering and woven a whimsical animal theme throughout. Styles range from a crib shoe detailed with a butterfly wing motif to a slip-on moc decorated with a glow-in-the-dark bat appliqué.

The shoes incorporate such performance features as air cushions in the heel, nonmarking sticky rubber outsoles and removable antimicrobial footbeds. Slated to arrive in stores in February, the revamped line will retail from $35 to $65.