When it comes to back to school shopping, shoes are at the top of the list. Besides style, which increases in importance as kids get older, comfort and durability are also key factors.
Here are Jenzy’s top 5 picks for back-to-school uniform shoes! Remember to download Jenzy and get sized quickly and easily… because the shoe store is the last place you need to be these last few weeks of summer!
1. Livie & Luca, Hayes Sneaker ($71.00)
This kids back to school shoe is anything but basic. This sneaker by Livie & Luca is made from durable and soft leather and comes in black, navy and brown. It has a hook and loop closure, so it’s easy to get on and is also adjustable. A fun fact about this shoe is that it is named after a hip San Francisco neighborhood!
2. Livie & Luca, Ruche Mary Jane ($62.00)
Another choice for uniforms is the Ruche Mary Jane from Livie & Luca. If your child may not have much of a say in what she can wear, she can choose from the variety of colors that this shoe comes in…as long as the school allows it, of course! The flexible honeycomb sole will move naturally with each step your child takes. The padded collar is there for comfort while the hook and loop closure provides just the right fit.
3. Pediped. Jake ($57.00)
Here’s another shoe that may be a good choice to pair with that school uniform. The Jake sneaker by podiatrist-approved brand, Pediped, sports a flexible rubber sole and a breathable leather liner. Another plus is that it comes in several colors. Although there are laces, those are just for show. These shoes fasten with Velcro so getting out the door in the morning is one step quicker.
4. Young Soles, Poppy T-Strap ($75)
Borrowing from childhood memories, this Young Soles classic single buckle t-bar is finished beautifully with classic butterfly punch detailing. The upper leather is soft, comfortable and will keep your little one’s toes happy all day. Our favorite feature of this shoe, however, is the EVA footbed which makes this shoe lightweight and flexible aka made for a kid!
5. Plae, Roan ($60)
This leather sneaker is the ultimate classroom to playground shoe that meets many school’s uniform requirements. Little feet will love these light and flexible leather shoes with a shock absorbing, Eco-OrthoLite® antimicrobial footbed. The sleek look on top is paired with a funky bottom that shows off the real style of this shoe.
No matter what shoe you choose, be sure to use the Jenzy app to size your child’s foot perfectly. Then browse through and select the shoes that are both school and mom approved. Happy sizing!