When shopping for children’s shoes, specifically toddlers, it’s hard to gauge fit because they often can’t express discomfort regarding their footwear. So when shopping for shoes, it’s best to first measure your child’s foot.
Next, consider your needs — do you need a style that is waterproof? Do you need a shoe that is easy to clean? Are you looking for a shoe that can work for different seasons? Are you looking for a style that can be worn on special occasions, too? Below, FN rounds up some of the top styles for your consideration, including from the popular brand Toms.
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1. TOMS Alpargata
These versatile girls’ shoes can work for a variety of occasions, from school days to casual weekend outings. They have a printed canvas upper.
Pros: This loafer has a hook-and-loop closure for easy on and easy off. Made with a light canvas lining, the shoes are breathable, and a rubber sole offers traction.
Cons: The glitter can come off and get on other things.
2. Lonsoen Soft Slip-On Loafers
Whether you’re looking for a shoe for a ring bearer outfit or a weekend slip-on for a casual look, this neutral style can work for many different events. It’s a great style to invest in, since it can be worn come summer, fall, winter or spring.
Pros: This adorable style is gender neutral and available in 12 colors. These shoes have a nonslip rubbery sole that’s also playfully decorated with skulls. Because they are water-resistant, they are durable and great for even outdoor activities in the summer.
Cons: They run big.
3. Femizee Casual Loafers
A great shoe that can be paired with formal outfits and everyday clothes.
Pros: This shoe style comes in 12 colors, including neon and bright hues for summer and dark colors for winter. It has a rubber sole, which offers traction and safety. This slip-on style is easy on, easy off. Its flexible construction offers comfort. Easy to clean and wash, these shoes are water-resistant.
Cons: This style runs wide.