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Specializing in hard-to-fit children's shoes, we have a wide variety of styles and sizes for every season and every occasion. From rugged boots to ballet slippers, we have what you're looking for. Stop in today for a custom fitting and browse our selection of shoes, socks, tights, jewelry, umbrellas, toys, and more.

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Water Shoes: Helpful Protectors or Overkill?

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Water Shoes: Helpful Protectors or Overkill?

School is out for the summer and it’s time to start making plans for the long break. Pools, beaches, and water parks are always at the top of the kids’ list to stay cool and have fun. As you get the swimming suits and towels around, do you really need to make sure that your kids have water shoes? We think so. Here’s what you need to know.
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Tags: summer, water shoes, children's shoes, swim shoes


Spring Sandal Showcase

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Spring Sandal Showcase
So far, this spring has been soggy and chilly, but warmer weather is on its way! Here’s a look at some of our returning favorites along with a few newcomers added to the mix. Fresh colors and adorable styles, each of these sandals are made with growing feet in mind.
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Company Profile: KEEN (We Know You <3 Them as Much as We Do!)

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Company Profile: KEEN (We Know You <3 Them as Much as We Do!)
Every year, we look forward to the new lineup of KEEN sandals because they have been a customer favorite for years. Aside from the amazing shoes, have you ever wondered about the company behind the shoe? Here’s a look at one of our top brands.
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Ready for Spring? We Are! See What’s New in Our Spring Lineup

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Ready for Spring?  We Are!  See What’s New in Our Spring Lineup
Winter may have taken it easy on us this year, but that doesn’t mean that we’re not looking forward to even better weather this spring! If you’re looking forward to longer days and warmer temps, our spring shoes are now available to help you get ready. Here’s a look at some of our new favorites.
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Tags: Spring Shoes, Children's Shoes, Spring 2017


School Shoes Looking a Little Run Down?

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School Shoes Looking a Little Run Down?
Kids can be hard on shoes and even the most well-made shoe will show some wear after a few months. Plus, little feet grow fast! What was a perfect fit in August might be a bit snug by February. If your children’s school shoes are in need of a refresh, stop in and check out these styles.
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When Shoe Storage Becomes a Storage War

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When Shoe Storage Becomes a Storage War

Winter boots, indoor athletic shoes, ballet flats, soccer cleats, and maybe even a pair of slippers. As much as we love having the right shoe for every occasion, storage and organization can become a serious challenge! Don’t worry, we’re here to help with a few creative ways to keep your kids’ shoes tidy and together.
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Keep Kids Playing Safely All Winter Long

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Keep Kids Playing Safely All Winter Long
If the Weather Outside is Frightful…make sure that little feet are warm and cozy! Whether you need a sturdy boot for a sloppy walk to school and sledding hill fun, or something a little less rugged but still warm, we’ve got you covered.
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Tags: boots, children shoes, winter, safety


The Importance of Quality Shoes

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The Importance of Quality Shoes

With continually growing little feet, your impulse may be to grab the most inexpensive pair of shoes you can find for your little one knowing that they will be outgrown in short order. On the other hand, most of us can probably remember a time (or two!) when we’ve picked up a pair of shoes for our children only to find that they do not fit or are not comfortable.
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Guide to Buying Winter Boots for Kids

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Guide to Buying Winter Boots for Kids

Choosing the right winter boots for your kids is important. You want their little feet to stay warm and dry, but you also want a boot that will not be too difficult to get off and on—especially for school-aged kids who are expected to be able to do this themselves. Plus, it doesn’t hurt to look for a boot your kids will actually like. Before you head out boot shopping this winter, check out this guide to finding the right winter boots for kids.
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Top Four Tips for Buying Back-to-School Shoes

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Top Four Tips for Buying Back-to-School Shoes

Back to school season always comes with long lists of things to buy, from colored pencils and crayons to backpacks, lunchboxes, and clothes. New shoes for school are usually on the list, especially as kids feet tend to grow too quickly to keep wearing last year’s shoes for very long.

Even though your lists are long, don’t neglect to take the time to get the right shoe for your children. Every foot and every situation is different so resist the urge to just pick up a pair of shoes in a size you think is right in order to be done. Here are our top tips for making sure you get the best fit for your child.
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It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like School Time

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It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like School Time
Everywhere we go, the signs of back-to-school are popping up. From supply lists and sales showing up at the stores to kids frantically trying to get in as much fun time as possible before it’s time to get back to business. We’ve pulled together a few tips to help get your school year off to a good start, including a peek at our latest arrivals for fall.
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Keep Kids Playing All Summer Long

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Keep Kids Playing All Summer Long
Take a look at the next generation of customizable shoes made just for kids who love to run, jump, splash, climb--all the things that kids like to keep busy with all summer long.
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Help Kids Learn About Shoes: Tying & Learning Left from Right

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Help Kids Learn About Shoes: Tying & Learning Left from Right

When you first start putting shoes on your new baby, it’s nothing short of adorable. Teensy little booties and socks to match, picking out something to go with a new outfit or for a special occasion is a joy, and putting them on little feet is no big deal.
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Step into Summer! See what's new!

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Step into Summer!  See what's new!

After a chilly and rainy spring, it’s hard to get into the summer groove. But the last day of school is right around the corner so it’s time to get ready for warm weather, and long days outside in the sun. Shake off that soggy spring, and step into summer!
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Tags: summer, Keen, Merrill


Sweaty Feet

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Sweaty Feet

Sweaty feet can make for an unpleasant situation: uncomfortable shoes, stinky shoes, and unhappy kids. The good news is that, for most kids, having sweaty feet is perfectly normal. In some cases, excessive sweating can be a symptom of a larger problem, but only if it interferes with your child’s daily activities. For the rest of us, it’s just something we have to learn to live with. Here’s what you need to know about sweaty feet, and what to do about it.
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Step into Spring! See What’s New for the Season

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Step into Spring!  See What’s New for the Season

I don’t know about you, but we’re more than ready to shake off the heavy winter boots and get a little color back into our wardrobes! Here’s a peek at what’s new for the season so you can step into spring with a bit of style!
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Tags: Spring, Plae, Saucony, Sperry, New Balance, Stride Rite


Care & Cleaning of Your Boots and Shoes

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Care & Cleaning of Your Boots and Shoes

You might think that your favorite boots and shoes are ruined after a few weeks of dirt and grime have collected on them. The good news is that you don’t have to head to the shoe shop to replace your boots and shoes every few weeks or try to tread carefully to avoid getting them dirty. A thorough cleaning will restore the look of your footwear while adding months to their life.
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Tags: ugg, care, cleaning, leather


4 Features To Consider When Buying a Boot

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4 Features To Consider When Buying a Boot

Winter boots do more for your feet than just keeping them dry in snowy, slushy weather. They also keep your feet warm when temperatures drop to dangerously low levels. Your toes are the farthest from your heart than any other part of your body; without the right boots to keep them warm and dry, a little discomfort could turn into serious frostbite. Here’s what you should look for the next time you’re shopping for winter boots.
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Why Shoe Fittings Are Important

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Why Shoe Fittings Are Important
No two feet are the same – not even two feet on the same body. Our feet are a continual work-in progress. When we are born, our feet are only partially developed with only 22 recognizable bones. By the time we reach school, this number more than doubles to 45 individual bones – that's a lot of changing in one little foot! These bones will continue to change over the next 15 years, some fusing together and others growing longer, until the age of about 18 when the bones reach a final count of 26. Accommodating little feet as they grow will ensure that they develop properly, that the muscles and tendons that support them develop well, and that no chronic problems will carry into adulthood. The most common cause of foot problems in children are shoes that are too small. More than just discomfort, too-small shoes can give a child a lifetime of problems with their feet, legs, and back.
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