Chooze Shoes Move in Swirl Navy
Give your little ones the joy of creative freedom with these complementary mix-and-match sneakers. The fun prints go nicely together, so the pairing looks deliberate while offering a fun and unique alternative to traditional styles.
To buy: $49, choozeshoes.com.
Gap Perforated Star Ballet Flats
These adorable laser-cut star flats offer year-round sensibility: for fall, they go nicely with jeans and printed leggings. Then come winter, dress them up with thick tights for a refined and girlish look.
To buy: $30, gap.com.
Cienta Purple Metallic
Who says pretty can’t be practical? These glittery Mary Jane sneaks are dressy enough for wearing with dresses, yet will provide enough traction and comfort for running, skipping, and jumping, too. Available from infant to big kids’ sizes.
To buy: $36, zappos.com.
Okie Dokie Garrin Boys Sneakers Denim
The perfect starter shoes, these sporty sneakers zip-up for ease, yet appeal to school-going kids too. So whether your youngster hasn’t learned to tie his laces yet, or just likes the sensibility of a slip-on, this cute sneaker will be just right.
To buy: $30, jcpenney.com.
J.Crew Wool Kids Macalister Sneakers Gray
Impart the sophistication of a desert boot with the casual comfort of a sneaker, thanks to this ultra-cool wool style. Also available in suede.
To buy: $78, jcrew.com.
Zara Fabric Pimsolls
Combining the ladylike essence of mom’s boucle blazer in a super-fun and sassy slip-on style, these sneakers will make an outfit out of just a simple tee and skinny jeans.
To buy: $36, zara.com.
Toms Grey Canvas Skulls Youth Paseos
These cool and edgy kicks will make for happy feet and a happy conscious: they’re not only incredibly lightweight and flexible, but with every purchase a pair is donated to a child in need.
To buy: $42, toms.com.
Sperry Billfish Boat Shoe
Easing the transition from summer to fall, this summer staple is re-purposed for school with a sneaker sole, leather upper, and a collegiate navy palette.
To buy: $48, nordstrom.com.
Old Navy Boys Tropical Print Sneakers
Stylish and affordable, too. These palm-printed shoes are a sporty, on-trend pick that will breathe new life into jeans and khakis alike. At $15, it’s hard to argue with the value.
To buy: $15, oldnavy.com.
Lands’ End Girls Piper Ankle Strap Ballet Shoes Blue
Sweet scallop detailing and a sassy ankle strap give these little-girl shoes the stylish makings of a polished flat. Best of all, they work just as well with jeans as they do with dresses.
To buy: $20, landsend.com.