Hoofing it around the neighborhood at breakneck speed while
hauling a pillowcase-turned-treat-bag bigger than the average
toddler can be hard on little feet. Kids don't want to spoil the
spooky costume fun by wearing everyday sneaks and parents don't
want to spend money on overpriced one-offs.
Cosmotot's Witchin' Halloween Guide continues with shoe picks
that meet in the middle, and that won't lose their appeal come Nov.
With Batman, Scooby-Doo, Spongebob Squarepants, Lightning
McQueen, Buzz Lightyear and Mickey Mouse among their extensive line
up, Crocs gives
kids the cool factor they crave and offers parents a decent price
tag. The clog-look shoes are a staple at our house, thanks to a
supportive orthotic footbed, slip-resistant soles, and the fact I
can throw them in the sink with a little dishsoap and water to make
them look new again.
The crocsilite material used to make the shoes is anti-microbial
and odor-resistant, and ventilation holes accomodate plenty of
Jibbitz shoe charms - an added bonus for a kid with character faves
(think animated movie characters and more).
Parents looking for hand-painted kicks to complete a handmade
costume need not look further than Monkey-Toes.
Their playful line of animal- and insect-themed shoes goes
limited edition (available only until October 31) come Halloween,
with special glow-in-the-dark eyes painted on each pair. All the
paint used is non-toxic, and though they take up to two weeks to be
shipped out, the final product is worth it, considering that the
styles can easily go from blackboard to blacktop later.
mocassins make it easy for kids to share the happy haunts at home
with their Monster and Retro Robot styles. The soft, sock-like tops
stay put while keeping little legs covered, and the hand-stitched
non-slip leather soles make sure no one takes a header while
playing an indoor version of Ghost in the Graveyard.
Maria Pilar Clark is a mom times two and Windy City-based writer.
See more of Pilar's stories here.
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