Back to school is around the corner, and I know how busy parents get trying to get their kids’ready for school! Depending on the type of school your child attends, you might have to provide him or her with a specific pair of school shoes.
I wanted to review a particular shoe style that has worked extremely well for girls, since it’s durable and it’s the style that most schools require! Just so you know, when I decide to write a review about a particular children’s shoe style is because I have fitted that particular shoe before.
I have been working for a children’s shoe store for over 7 years now, and I know everything that relates to children’s shoes and their feet. I also only review shoes that I have fitted before and that are top of the line in terms of durability, support, and comfort.
I wanted to review a back to school shoe since I know what a hard time parents have finding shoes, specially those parents who don’t have a kids’shoe store in their area. One of the many reasons I wanted to review this shoe is for the fact that is available in different widths such as medium, wide, and extra wide!
It is important for me to provide reviews of shoe styles that are available in different widths,because NOT all children feet are the same. The shoe style I am about to review is one of the best school shoes styles for girls made by Stride Rite.
If you are looking for a supportive, durable, and sturdy pair of shoes that your child can wear during recess to play and run around, I will describe the best shoe style for girls for back to school in this post!
Let’s see if the shoe is suitable for your child’s needs! Here are the 11 most POPULAR answers to the most important questions parents have asked and must know before purchasing their kids’ school shoes!
1- What Type Of Foot Does This Shoe Style Fits?
This shoe style will fit a child with a medium, wide, or extra wide foot since it comes in different widths. However, if your child has a narrow foot, she WON’T be able to fit in this shoe style.
2- What Type Of Features Does This Shoe Style Provides?
This shoe style has excellent structure (your child can wear these shoes to run around at recess) and it provides arch support, ankle support, and great durability (one of the most durable kids’ mary jean in the market right now) . The shoe is still lightweight and flexible, and it provides excellent breathability. All of these features make this shoe style one of the best shoes for back to school!
3- Can My Child Wear This Shoe Style As Her Everyday Shoes?
NO, I would recommend that you provide your children with a pair of everyday running around sneakers to wear as their everyday shoes.
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, it might be a little harder to remove, but you will able to take it out.
6- Can I Fit An Orthotic Inside This Shoe Style?
YES, this mary jean shoe style is very deep (meaning that the orthotic will fit deeply inside the shoe, and won’t give your child the impression that his or her feet are coming out of the shoe by having their feet raised up).
7- Does This Shoe Style Comes With A High Heel In The Back Of The Shoe?
NO, and keep in mind that most children don’t like their shoes coming up too high in the back. This shoe style comes with a very firm heel counter, which means that it provides excellent ankle support.
8- Does This Shoe Style Provides Good Traction?
YES, this shoe style provides excellent traction. Your child will be able to run around at school without a problem! However, I don’t recommend wearing this shoe style for sports related activities.
9- Is This Shoe Style Durable?
YES, one of the most durable kids’ back to school shoes in the market right now. This shoe style is practically indestructible (your child will outgrow the shoes before anything happens to them!) The shoe comes with a reinforceable toed-box, so no matter how many times your kids like to drag their feet when walking or running, they won’t be able to destroy these shoes!
10- What Is This Shoe Made Of?
This shoe style is made out of upper leather and a rubber sole.
11- Does This Shoe Style Comes In Different Colors?
Yes, this shoe style is available in 3 different color styles.
Below you can find a selection of the best mary jane school shoes for girls!
These shoe styles fit “true to size”,which means that you need a half a size longer of the size that your child measures in the shoe measuring scale in order to allow for growing room.
If you have a boy who is ready to go back to school and you need uniform shoes for him as well, check out this post I wrote where you will find the best back to school shoes for boys:
Please let me know if you have any thoughts and 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!