When I write a review about a particular children’s shoe style is because I have fitted that particular shoe before and I am extremely happy not just about how that particular shoe fits, but with the quality of it. I have been working for a children’s shoe store for over 7 years now, and I know everything that relates to children shoes and their feet. Just so you know, I only review shoes that are top of the line in terms of durability, support, and comfort!
I also only review shoe styles that are available in different widths (not all children feet are the same and in fact, they are very different!). Since I work for a shoe fitting kids’ shoe store, it’s important for us to have shoe styles that come in different widths such as medium, wide, and extra wide!
The shoe style I will review in this post is one of the best shoe styles for children made by Saucony. This particular shoe style has been around for about 5 straight years, and Saucony keeps making them because parents are buying their kids the same shoe over and over again (keep in mind that it does come in different colors!).
Do you know if your child has a high instep or not? If you don’t know, you can’t possible be getting them the correct shoe size! Take a look at this post which explains how to check if your child has a high instep or not:
In order to be 100% sure that this is the shoe style that you want for your kids’feet, take a look at the 11 most POPULAR answers to the most important questions parents have asked about this particular shoe style!
1- What Type Of Foot Does This Shoe Style Fits?
This shoe style will fit a child with a narrow, medium, wide, or an extra wide foot. The reason for this is that this shoe style is actually available in differents widths such as medium, wide, and extra wide. Another great advantage of this shoe style is that it will FIT a child with a HIGH INSTEP!
If you are not sure whether your kids have a high instep or not, you can’t possible be getting them the correct shoe size! Take a look at this post which explains how to check if your child has a high instep or not:
2- What Type Of Features Does This Shoe Style Provides?
This shoe style has excellent structure and it provides arch support, ankle support, and great durability. Another great feature is that in addition to providing excellent support, the shoe is still lightweight and flexible, and it provides excellent breath-ability!
All of these features make this shoe style one of the best everyday shoes for children!
3- Can My Child Wear This Shoe Style As His Or Her Everyday Shoes?
YES, this shoe style provides excellent everyday support so your child can wear it all day. This is a multipurpose shoe that your child can wear even for his or her sport related activities (as long as the coach doesn’t require a specific sport shoe).
4- Can I Put This Shoe In The Washing Machine?
NO, I don’t recommend putting this shoe style in the washing machine since you might end up ruining the materials.
5- Does This Shoe Style Comes With A Removable Insole?
YES, and you can easily pull it out of the shoe!
6- Can I Fit An Orthotic Inside This Shoe Style?
YES. I have fitted 5 different orthotic inserts inside this shoe style. The shoe is deep enough to fit most orthotics, and is available in wide and extra wide widths (since orthotics take so much room inside the shoe).
7- Does This Shoe Style Comes With A High Heel In The Back Of The shoe?
NO, while the shoe provides excellent ankle support, the shoe is NOT high where the heel is (this is an important feature since most children don’t like shoes that come up too high in the back).
8- Does This Shoe Style Provides Good Traction?
YES, this shoe style provides excellent traction. It’s meant to be worn as an everyday shoe, so your child can wear it to school, run around all day, or even play sports ( as long as your child doesn’t get old enough and the coach requires a specific sport shoe).
9- Is This Shoe Style Durable?
Definitely. I can guarantee you that your child will outgrow this shoe style before anything happens to it. Some parents have told me how this shoe style has some negative reviews online in terms of durability. Well, if you are expecting your kids’ shoes to last 6 months to one year, that’s not going to happen. Most children outgrow their shoes between 4 to 5 months (even when we leave growing room for them to grow into the shoe).
Just so you can manage your expectations better, take a look at a post I wrote where I describe how long should shoes last depending on your child’s age. You can find that post here:
This is one of our most popular selling shoes at the store, and just for you to get an idea, I handle approximately 200 fittings/ try-ons per week. You can imagine that we sell a huge amount of this particular shoe style, and they never come back as defectives! ( I know this is important to parents, especially those that have children that pretty much destroy their shoes after wearing them for only two months!)
This shoe style has been around for a couple of years now, and Saucony keeps making it because it’s one of parents most favorites! You will love the quality, designs, and breathability it will provide to your kids’ feet!
10- What Is This Shoe Made Of?
This shoe style comes with an odor-resistant lining. It’s made out of leather and a breathable mesh, and it also has a rubber sole.
11- Does This Shoe Style Comes In Different Colors?
YES, this shoe style comes in 3 different colors for girls, and 3 different colors for boys.
Below you can find a selection of this shoe style! Don’t forget to order your child the correct shoe size or you will defeat the whole purpose of all the good features this shoe has to offer!
All of these shoe styles fit “short”,which means that you need to go a whole size longer of the size that your child measures in the shoe measuring scale in order to allow for growing room.
Please let me know if you have any thoughts or comments about this shoe style, and most importantly, if you have tried this shoe style for your child before I would love to hear how you liked it!