Kids’ Brands Pick Their Key Back-to-School Shoes

Back-to-school is a welcome time of the year for most parents. But shopping for everything from school supplies to new shoes can put a damper on the excitement. In an effort to ease the pain of shoe-shopping, FN has some suggestions from leading children’s brands. Read on to find out what they believe will be the standout looks for the season.

Sharon Blumberg, founder and president, Chooze
“We’re introducing a new collection of high-tops with a side zipper for easy access. Our signature dual-design graphics and mixed-up metallics add to their hip style and complement dresses, skirts, shorts or pants.”

Chooze Spark
Chooze girls’ Spark style.
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Mark Kohlenberg, president, Umi
“The new Metro Moc collection for boys, premiering for back-to-school, includes the David, an interpretation of a driving moc in rich, oiled leather,with our signature CloudTech comfort footbed, leather lining and non-skid rubber outsole.”

Umi David
Umi boys’ David loafer moc.
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Kelly Jensen, brand manager, Pediped
“The timeless [styling] of the Mary Jane all about versatility. Easy to wear, it’s a go-to look with school uniforms. Extra insoles are part of our Flex Fit System, which creates a customized fit as the foot grows.”

Pediped Ann
Pediped girl’s Ann Mary Jane.
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Nina Miner, chief creative of officer, Nina
“Elements by Nina offer easy-on, easy-off styling with a dress-up, dress-down vibe. Designed on a sneaker last, they feature accents such as hardware and plaid [fabric]. Inside, there’s memory foam for comfort.”

Elements by Nina Luis
Elements by Nina boys’ Luis.
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Gina LaRossa, director of marketing, Primigi
“The ankle boot can easily go from jeans to dresses. It doesn’t have a particular season anymore — it’s worn year-round.”

Primigi Ariel
Primigi girls’ Ariel boot.
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