These are my favorite kids shoes
and my daughters have been wearing them, in various colors (red, black, silver, purple, pink), for years now. We've gone through Toddler into Youth. They last well, look smart, are easy to put on (velcro
), and are sturdy enough for them to run around and play in (ie they're not just Mary Janes
for party dresses
) The only damage they are susceptible to is toe-scuffing (I had to teach my girls
to use the brakes on their scooters instead of their toes; until then their shoes suffered). We will keep on buying them until my girls
(now 4 and 6) are old enough to insist on a new style; until that day I can't think of anything more versatile and all-purpose for girls
. I can't really comment below on the true-to-size questions since these shoes have set our idea of what a size should be.