Spring Preview: Weboo

Weboo, a collection of 3-D footwear featuring a whimsical collection of characters, walks the line between shoes and toys. The colorful creations, which include pink ponies and dinosaurs, allow kids to connect to their favorite animals via Webooshoes.com. Included on the site are character biographies and an interactive Q&A section. While the shoes put the emphasis on design, they also feature a WeFit System built around generous lasts, flexible outsoles and arch supports. The closed styles also feature sewn-in sock liners for a cool, dry fit. Launched for fall ’09, the Van Nuys, Calif.-based brand of sandal and closed-toe shoes for girls and boys retails between $35 and $45 and is available in infant and children sizes. Weboo is sold at Zappos.com and Saxon Shoes in Richmond, Va.