Once upon a time, I was able to — successfully — pick out clothes for my kids. I would simply buy whatever struck my fancy, and then wrestle them into it. Done. Admittedly, that phase was pretty short-lived. Both of my kids have pretty strong ideas of what they like to wear, and I know they’re not the only ones. So when we started getting reader requests for a back-to-school shoe roundup, I was apprehensive. I picked out a few shoes, showed my boys and….waited. “Oh Mom,” Raines said. “You and Linzi-Auntie” (and yes I’ll just throw Linz right under that bus with me)”both think you know what kids like…but you don’t. I mean…remember those star shoes?”
For the record, I still love those star shoes. But OK, kid. Fine. YOU do it.
And they did.
The Best Kids’ Shoes For Back-To-School (According To Our Kids)
Shana founded The Mom Edit in 2008. She lives with the love of her life (his name's Mike) and their two crazy boys in downtown Philadelphia. She loves a good styling challenge (her engineering side shows eventually), appreciates kindness, and usually picks scotch over wine, sneakers over stilettos, and shorts known as denim-underwear, always.