This must be a new trend I am not aware of – fitness shoes for girls. While I have talked about my FitFlop sandals on a number of occassions I was surprised to see they came out with fit flops for kids. I personally think fit flips sandals are very comfortable. While at first I thought that is so cute, my next thought was, do my girls really need a sandal to tone their legs? The fit flops web site says their shoes are “footwear with a gym built-in. FitFlop. Get a workout while you walk” Do kids really need a workout?
Their web site does say “FitFlop footwear protects kids feet without limiting movement, and let growing feet stretch and flex, with more foot-to-midsole contact than stiff and structured-soled shoes” But the top part of this section still says get a workout while you walk.
Then as my girls were watching TV a commercial came on for Shape-ups for girls. Really? What message is this sending them?Just some thoughts…..What do you think?
80 degrees in April in New England = flips flops immediately. I do love flip flops myself, wearing them well before summer and well into the fall. I try to look for comfy ones for the kids. After receiving a note from the principal cautioning the use of flip flops at school I realized the search for sandals is on. Doesn’t everyone’s feet sweat in sneakers and socks when it’s 85 degrees out? My 5 year old loves her ugg sandals and my 8 year old will put on any pair of flips flops she finds so getting her to wear a pair of sandals can be tricky. Here are some sandals I have checked out and are on the wish list.
- A few years back I bought the most adorable teva sandals and now since my 5 year old has inherited them she refuses to wear them. I think they are cute and comfy but sometimes my kids think otherwise. Love the Girl’s Tirra this season. The tanza boys are pretty rugged. http://www.teva.com/productslist.aspx?g=k&categoryid=50
- Every year I check out the echo line of sandals – another comfy choice and a bit more sparkly for those who have little girls who are drawn to shine and sparkle. My daughter tried on her sandals from a few years back and was so sad they did not fit. Love the ecco pearl girl sandal and the duke sandal for boys are dark enough to hide the dirt. http://www.eccousa.com/shoes/kids/
- Sport sandals are comfy and convenient as some you can get wet and even run in them without spraining a little ankle. From Stride Rite the pretty pink Eve sandal is water friendly and fast drying. For Boys, the Sperry Top-Sider Lagoon is very functional. Stride Rite calls this their sneaker/sandal hybrid. It has a hook-and-loop closure, a recycled rubber outsole for traction and a leather and neoprene upper to keep feet dry. http://www.striderite.com/jump.jsp?itemID=0&itemType=HOME_PAGE