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Old 09-28-2008, 08:33 PM   #11
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I love Stride Rites, in fact we've gone back a few times for the same shoe in just a size bigger. Because they are made of leather they look great after a lot of toddler abuse, to me they are so worth it.

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Old 09-28-2008, 08:42 PM   #12
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Right now DD has Saucony. they are very flexible yet very sturdy. Im very happy with them. I was debating on getting Stride Rights but I was very turned off by their practices that a mama posted about in my Thread about "Do you love Stride Right?" (you should read it).

For this fall we are getting her some Pediped Flex, Pedoodles and going to try the Robeez Tredz.

We have had some of the Preschoolians and I hated them they never stayed on, the leather was tearing up and they started looking really ratty pretty quick.
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Old 09-28-2008, 08:45 PM   #13
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Stride rites, keds, Nike, Reeboks are what I've used for my older kiddos... Pookie still doesn't wear shoes.
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"Skate" shoes like Vans and Etnies and DC's have worked out really well for us. I really loved the look of the See Kai Run but wore out fast IMO.
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Old 09-28-2008, 09:12 PM   #15
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I buy whatever is on sale. I don't pay more than $5 for shoes myself.
I get some shoes at second hand shops too so that helps.

DS #1 [22 months] has 2 pair of shoes. 1 fake crocs and the other flip flops with the back strap to keep them on.

I'm so not a brand person, can't you tell
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Old 09-28-2008, 09:21 PM   #17
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My son is 2 and LIVES in Crocs. He absolutely loves them. For 'real' shoes, the best we've found is See Kai Run and Nikes. He doesn't have typical toddler feet, though . . . he has long, narrow feet. SKR can be too wide depending upon the style, but they are easy to cinch up.
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Vans are what have fit best on both of my boys. they have super duper wide feet and my 2yo will undo velcro so has to have laces. that doesn't leave me with a lot of choices.
I am so glad to hear this! I found my LO a pair of Vans ankle highs at a thrift store for $3 and put them away for when he can fit them (they are size 5.5 baby)
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I used to put crocs type shoes on my daughter but after seeing a 20/20 piece on the dangers of them, especially in situations such as escalators (they get caught in the sides or at the top and cut and could rip off toes!)

My personal fave that I've had on my daughter is Sketchers. I wear Sketchers myself, but I like the Sketchers because they have the elastic on the tongue that is loose enough that she can pull her tennis shoes on by herself, but snug enough that her feet don't slide around. They're also the only brand of shoes that hold up to her abuse!
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My daughter has had Jack & Lily, Pedipeds and See Kai Run shoes... and I had ordered her a pair of Preschoolians awhile back, but returned them and got my money back.

The SKR are the first "hard sole" shoes she's had. I really like them and they fit her perfectly, BUT they have velcro closure and she takes them off all.the.time.

Pedipeds were too slippery, IMO.

I will be buying Stride Rites for her mostly likely for the winter (as they lace up).

Personally, I wear Keens shoes and Merrell's. And occasionally, K-Swiss. And I have Crocs, too. My DP only wears Merrell's or Keens, no exceptions.
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