6 stylish back-to-school shoe picks for kids

With school starting, it’s officially time to pack the sandals away and focus on getting your kids outfitted for the new year. They’ll need footwear that’s both comfortable (for all of that running around at recess) and practical (no more open toes when you have a dress code to follow), not to mention fashionable, of course. Here are some of our favorite kids’ shoe picks that are perfect for starting off the school year on the right foot.

Girls’ Stevies #KOOLKICKS Quilted Twin Gore Sneakers

Where were all of the cute sneaker options when I was younger? Children of the 90s pretty much had white Keds as an option, but these sophisticated kicks are as far from boring as possible. Available in black, olive green and blush pink, these sneaks get rave reviews from Target customers. Your daughter is guaranteed to be stepping in style and comfort this fall.

Boys’ Casey Suede Sneakers by Cat & Jack

Say bye-bye to character shoes and hello to something a little bit more modern. These velcro sneakers are perfect for boys who haven’t yet mastered shoe tying. They’re available in both navy blue and brown shades, so mixing and matching outfits is easy (aka less stress for parents).

Old Navy Girls’ Faux Suede Cross-Strap Ballet Flats

What’s more stylish than a ballet flat? This modern take on the classic shoe works well when paired with school uniforms, but could just as easily be worn with jeans and a sweater. Plus, the squash color option is so on point for fall.

Old Navy Boys’ Faux Leather Lace-Up High-tops

These aren’t your ordinary high-tops. The faux leather appearance gives this shoe a hip look and feel, but at a price that’s perfect for kids that will be in a bigger size by spring. Not to mention the black color goes with basically everything, from uniforms to weekend wear.

Stride Rite Zora Boot for Toddlers and Girls

Believe it or not, it’s almost boot season in the Midwest. We all know that the weather will go from being humid to freezing in a second, so it’s time to scoop up a pair while you still can. These boots are trendy enough fall family photos, while also providing great support and comfort while your child is at school.

Toddler Boys Hamilton Casual Fashion Boots by Cat & Jack

This practical pair of faux suede boots are ultra durable and easy to clean, so you won’t have to worry as much about mud getting caked on the bottoms. They’re also warm enough to throw on once the temps drop in Chicago and work as a good transitional shoe between autumn and winter.

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