I was provided with two pairs of shoes to facilitate my review. As always, all thoughts and opinions are my own - as if anyone, ever, could buy my mind.
Stride Rite has long been a part of my kids' lives. Every one of my kids took their first steps in Stride Rite white high tops, with baby bells on them, thankyouverymuch. That was my very favorite, most adorable, baby look - and that way, you always knew where the baby was, because those bells gave 'em away EVERY TIME.
In fact, the last time I took my kids to the Stride Rite store, I swear to you that I stood in front of those ubiquitous shoes for a few minutes and gave a big, sad sigh when I walked away.
As my kids grew older, I have always felt confident in shoes purchased from Stride Rite, because I was confident that they fit, wouldn't rub blisters on their feet (especially for my kiddo with the flat, wide feet) and, most importantly, they would last. And it wasn't like the kids were stuck in ugly, boxy, frumpy shoes, either - they were hip, up to the minute styles, often including super heroes or fairies - things that made my kids feel as if the shoes were fun to wear, while I was happy that the shoes were good for them.
Stride Rite has come a long way to make their offerings up to the minute and fashionable, all while not sacrificing form, fit and comfort. With a wide variety of styles available, from casual to dressy, and from leading brands such as Stride Rite, Sperry Top-Sider, Keds, and Saucony, Stride Rite is the perfect one-stop-shop for all children’s footwear needs.
While perusing the website, I realized exactly how far Stride Rite has come in up to the minute offerings - and chose two pair of Jessica Simpson boots for my girls. These boots are cute, fashionable, comfortable, and will help make the upcoming dressy occasions that we have even more special - Daddy Daughter Dance and Santa's Breakfast, anyone?? I mean, really - does this boot come in my size?
It's a well constructed, good quality boot - the materials are soft and sturdy, the buttons firmly attached, and the heel is solid, so I don't have to worry that my girl will twist her ankle as she chases her friends around the gym (while she's SUPPOSED to be dancing with Daddy, but I digress). The prices are right in line with shoe and department stores, and the individualized attention that they take to be sure the shoes fit the child perfectly is second to none.
If you have special occasion shoes to buy for your kids, spend some time in Stride Rite - I think you'll be very happy you did.