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My Favorite Shoes Sources for Boys

I have two boys and I can be really picky about their shoes. If you have a good classic pair of shoes it can almost make every outfit. I recently went shoe shopping for my boys and I thought I would share some of my picks here. When my kids were young I bought really affordable shoes but I since realized that this is one place I can buy good-quality shoes for the older and then pass them down to the younger sibling.


  • Salt Water Sandals 1 of 7
    Salt Water Sandals
    For sandals, I love the Saltwater Surfer Sandals. While I think they look so cute on a two-year-old, the proportions of the shoe start to change as the kid gets older and they get (imho) a little funny. I recently bought a pair for my oldest and I didn't love them, I think this is the last year he'll get those.
    Purchase at Zappos for $35
  • Converse Kids’ All Star Ox Tod 2 of 7
    Converse Kids' All Star Ox Tod
    For tennis shoes, there are lots of choices. I love the classic Converse.
    Purchase at Shoes.com for $27
  • Tennis Elastique Bleu Electrique S12 3 of 7
    Tennis Elastique Bleu Electrique S12
    We just returned from Paris and all the little French kids had a pair of Bensimons. They are so sweet and easy to put on.
    Purchase at Bensimon for $50
  • Boys’ Vans Checkerboard Slip-Ons 4 of 7
    Boys' Vans Checkerboard Slip-Ons
    I also love good ol' checkered Vans. They look so hip with every outfit and are really durable.
    Purchase at J.Crew for $32
  • Kids’ Spring Court Classic Canvas Velcro Sneakers 5 of 7
    Kids' Spring Court Classic Canvas Velcro Sneakers
    This is another French brand I became familiar with in Paris. Spring Court makes really durable and good looking shoes.
    Purchase at J.Crew for $55
  • Clarks Desert Ankle Boot 6 of 7
    Clarks Desert Ankle Boot
    In the winter I always like to make sure they have a good pair of boots. My friend Sharon recommends this classic pair of Clarks. Cute and perfect for bad weather.
    Purchase at Amazon for $48
  • Jute Plimsoll 7 of 7
    Jute Plimsoll
    I've also had good luck with Zara kids. My oldest wore a pair of their boots all last winter but they weren't durable enough to pass down to his little brother. If you buy them during sales (like right now) they are very reasonably priced and always very chic. My favorites are these jute tennis shoes.
    Purchase at Zara for $26

That’s it! What are your favorite places to buy kids shoes?

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