4 fashionable summer shoes your kids will love

4 fashionable summer shoes your kids will love

June 13th, 2013

By Aimee Heckel

You will never see a pair of Crocs on the runway — or even on a B-celeb TV show on Lifetime. But kids love ‘em. Maybe it’s the water resistance, ideal for puddle-splashers and sprinkler-runners. Or maybe it’s just children’s innate rebelliousness.

But, if the fashionista in you dies a little every time your kid slips into a pair of these round clown flippers, there are other options — shoes that your little one and your fashion sense will approve of.

Here are a few of the most fashionable shoes for kids this summer: 

y-classic-glitter-pink-s_31. Toms for kids. Not only are these shoes trendy and comfortable, they also come with a deeper lesson to teach your kids. For each pair of shoes you buy, a pair is donated to a needy child. Toms shoes even come in sustainable and vegan styles, as well as fancier styles.

But, the guaranteed way to transition your child from Crocs to Toms: the glitter line. What little girl wouldn’t swoon over a pair of pink glittery Toms ($42)?

Money saving tip: Use this coupon to get $5 off Toms ballet flats, plus 7 percent Cash Back from ShopAtHome.com.

2208488-p-MULTIVIEW2. DC Kids Bristol Canvas sneakers. If you have an active or athletic kid, check out these shoes, available for $38 at Zappos.com.These brightly colored, skate-style shoes are lightly cushioned with a seamless toe. They’re comfortable, but also eye-catching.

Do they make these in adult sizes?

Money saving tip: Use this coupon to get free shipping on your Zappos order.

shoes_ia327383. For shoes with special effects, these Cali Girls shoes from Famous Footwear are hard to miss. The toe is embellished with light-up rhinestones. Yes, your read that right. Hence, their name: Twinkle Toes. These shoes are currently 18 percent off, at $44.99. As if you can put a price tag on amazing.

Money saving tip: Famous Footwear purchases will earn you up to 15 percent Cash Back, when you buy through ShopAtHome.com.

427530_AG13_D1_ICK4. You can’t have summer without flip-flops, but you don’t have to sacrifice style for breathability. These girls’ Arabella Flower sandals, $28.50 at Lands’ End, are perfect for the beach. If the darling pink flowers don’t sell you, maybe Lands End’s great sale right now will. Save 30 percent off, plus free shipping on orders over $50 — plus an additional 4 percent Cash Back from ShopAtHome.com.

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Aimee's passion for storytelling has brought her around the world as a journalist, writing award-winning news articles about Haiti and Uganda. Aimee studied international journalism at the University of Heidelberg in Germany, and she majored in journalism and German at Colorado State University. When she's not writing stories for a Colorado newspaper, she travels and volunteers for Think Humanity, her family's nonprofit that helps refugees and disadvantaged people in Africa. She's also a mom, a wife and a furious bargain-hunter. Reach out to her at AimeeHeckel.com, find her travel board on Pinterest, follow her on Twitter, or ping her on Google+.

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