Just as most children go through a phase where they have a favorite item of clothing that they prefer above all others, the average child also has a favorite pair of shoes that they would wear every day if they could. Wondering what your child’s favorite shoes will be for spring and summer this year? Well, wonder no more: June & January has a new canvas shoe for a surprisingly low price your little one will insist on wearing all day, every day…and you won’t even mind.
As a mother of three, I’ve been through the “my child will only wear this *one* pair of shoes, ever” enough to be able to spot a potential favorite kid’s shoe from a mile away…and that new canvas style is a contender if ever I saw one. First of all, it’s super cute and colorful, which is almost more fun than going barefoot. And speaking of color, the fact that this shoe comes in five different shades — teal, poppy, grapefruit, raspberry and confetti dot — means the chances are good that one of them will be your child’s favorite (or at least the second favorite).
Really, with the confetti dots option, you have just about every favorite color covered: if your child is obsessed with green, guess what? Look at all those green peas!
But the colors aren’t the only feature your child will appreciate. What’s the first thing about the shoe design in this photo that jumps out at you?
Do you see what I see? Because I see a shoe that slips on, without laces, velcro, hooks or anything else that will frustrate your child and their still developing motor skills. Slip-on shoes are good for your child (they build confidence and promote independence!), but they’re also good for you (so fast and without breaking your back!). Even better, if you didn’t look twice, you might just assume these were big kid shoes without laces. Like I said, building trust.
What is the other characteristic of a child’s shoe that makes it absolutely essential? Imagine finding a pair that could grow with your child’s feet! It would be a must-have shoe. Another crucial feature that actually exists is whether or not the child wearing the shoe can run on different types of surfaces without tripping, tripping, or otherwise sustaining a “slippery shoe injury” (usually these come in the form goose-egg-shaped bumps on the forehead or back of the head, in my experience). The grip on these bad boys seems like they could take on a slippery stretch of pavement without fear:
You know what I mean? It’s about the non-slip, baby.
If you’re a fan of June and January (or even if you weren’t until now), you should also know that the brand also presents other items that have just been launched as part of its Confetti collection; in addition to new colorways of perennial favorites like the flare dress and knee-highs, there’s also an all-new fanny pack and circular purse (both for $15 each).
All of the above and more can be found on the June and January sitebut don’t wait too long to browse… these instant classics are sure to sell out fast!