Summertime Shoes for Kids

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Summer is here and you know what that means, it’s time to let the adventures begin! We kicked things off last weekend with a barbecue with friends and this weekend, it’s all about family time. We’re spending Saturday at the zoo and Sunday at the beach, but first, we needed to take a trip to the mall. In addition to some maternity clothes for mom and a game for dad, our little needed a few summer supplies. A hat, sunglasses and of course a new pair of shoes.Stride RiteDoes anyone else have a five year old fashionista? Finding a pair of shoes for her is difficult to say the least. Her sweaty little feet saturate shoes and socks but many girls sandals simply arent practical or very comfortable for play either. We found the perfect compromise at Stride Rite with their Made 2 Play Aqua Sneaker.
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For her, it was love at first sight with such bright summer colors. While she is convinced she can run fast and jump higher in her new shoes, I loved them for more practical reasons. For starters, all of the shoes in the Stride Rite Made 2 Play for girls are designed to be easy for her to get on and off by herself, thanks to Grip and Go Straps and specially designed soles so kids can tell which shoe belongs on which foot. 
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Added features like being machine washable (yay!), a reinforced toe, dirt-shedding soles and memory foam inserts were a bonus. But perhaps best of all, they solved two of our summer shoe problems. First, the anti-stink lining combined with a light mesh construction cut down on her foot sweat and odor. Second, unlike her less practical sandals, they didn’t rub in all the wrong places. We got to test those capabilities out at the park and it was an all around win, and no surprise why the entire Made 2 Play Collection has received 4.5 – 5 star reviews. 

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