The fourth of July is all about expressing one’s patriotic style — especially kids. Inspired by our nation’s red, white and blue color scheme, shoe manufacturers are applying them to a range of footwear. From Western boots to rubber-bottomed slip-ons, toddlers through tweens will be able to celebrate in fun Americana looks.
Blending the best of the West with the flag color scheme is L’il Durango. Here, the company has embraced the holiday with a flag-inspired boot done in durable synthetic leather featuring details from a dipped top line to a square toe.
Authentic American brand Converse is also doing a take on the category with its Chuck Taylor Stars and Bars, which uses the brand’s iconic high-top as a canvas. And there are adult versions for moms and dads who want to join the party.
Sneaker brand Keds interprets the look for girls in novelty stripes on its Champion style, while TOMS adds stars and stripes to its Youth Classic style, also for girls. The younger generation will especially appreciate TOMS’ give-back initiative as kids help celebrate the country’s achievements.
Since the holiday calls for lots of outdoor activities, boys will be ready to go in New Balance’s 574 running-inspired silhouette in the Independence day colors, while Target offers the Xolo Portside slip-on sneakers.