The Comfortable Shoes We're Buying Everyone This Holiday Season
Pick up a pair for every kid on your list—and grab one for yourself, too!
Shoes don’t usually make the top of a child’s holiday wish list (unless they have something to do with Batman or Barbie), but we’ve just found a pair that everyone in your family will unwrap to squeals of glee. They hit all the marks a gift-giver could hope for—they’re cute but not cutesy, they’re cozy and comfy, and to top it all off, they make little feet light up like the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree!
The aptly named Glow In The Dark Lights shoes from Toms—a holiday exclusive sold only on the site and in select stores—are made of classic grey jersey knit, with a pattern of colorful holiday lights criss-crossing the shoe. But the real excitement comes after you expose the shoes to indoor or outdoor light for 30 minutes. Once they’ve soaked in all that energy, turn off the lights—and voilà!—the fabric Christmas bulbs light up like they’re on a twinkling tree (or on Winona Ryder’s living room wall spelling out a message from the Upside Down, if you’re a Stranger Things fan!).
The shoes, which come with a removable sock liner, will fit almost anyone on your list, available in size 2 to 11 for little kids ($36), 12 to 6 for big kids ($42), and 5 to 12 for women ($54.95). And of course, since they’re from Toms, every time you buy a pair, the company donates another pair to a child in need.