At Schuler Shoes, we're serious students when it comes to providing quality kids' footwear. Overachievers, even. We think A+ back-to-school shoes should feel as good as they look and promote healthy foot development. We also think they should be functional and made to last until the final bell rings.
We've done our homework and rounded up six of the latest A+ styles to get your kiddos ready for the 2016 school year.
From dressy to durable, we have footwear appropriate for the classroom to sports practice and everywhere in between—with many styles available in extended sizes and widths. And remember that when it comes to finding the right shoe, fit is key. So step in and get your child an expert footwear fitting with a Fit Specialist at your neighborhood location.
Polished and Poised
Dressy shoes are a kids' wardrobe essential for everything from school uniforms to recitals. You'll appreciate how easily the classic, tailored styles of pediped® can be dressed up or down. We brought the award-winning brand into our stores this fall at the request of customers. We love their emphasis on the health of children's feet. In fact, all pediped® shoes have been approved by the American Podiatric Medical Association for promting healthy foot development.
1. The Sarah Mary-Jane by pediped®
The Sarah mary-jane is feminine and timeless. The flower detail and pink lining adds a charming touch your girly girl will love. Frustated at the thought of how quickly she'll grow out of them? You can buy shoes a half size bigger thanks to the Flex Fit System. The Sarah comes with additional insoles that can be inserted for a snug fit then removed for room as your child's foot grows, extending the life of the shoe.
Available in preschool sizes 7.5-2 at our Maple Grove, Highland Park, Woodbury, Southtown, and St. Cloud stores. Please note that size availability is constantly changing with inventory. For the best selection, shop early.
2. The Channing Sneaker by pediped®
The Channing's sleek European-inspired design gives it win-win versatility: sporty enough for your little guy yet handsome enough to pair with khakis for a dressy event. And even if it feels like your son's feet grow over night, the Flex Fit System allows you to buy the shoes a half a size bigger so he can wear them longer.
Available in grade school sizes 9-4.5 at our Maple Grove, Woodbury, Southtown, and St. Cloud stores. Please note that size availability is constantly changing with inventory. For the best selection, shop early.
Ready for Adventure
If your student likes to spend a lot of time outside or tends to be hard on footwear, they need shoes ready to keep up with their adventurous spirit. Styles made to face the elements can provide the durability and features needed for playing that doesn't skip a beat. Keen is one of our favorite brands for outdoor-ready kids shoes, infusing many popular design elements from their adult styles into their children's collection.
3. The Oakridge Hiking Shoe by Keen
The Oakridge is a tried-and-true rugged outdoor shoe. Very popular at our stores, this style is nearly indestructable. Waterproof materials keep feet dry in the rain and around bodies of water. The bungee laces are easy and kid-friendly so your youngster can help dress themselves before heading off to class. This style also comes in an alternative color for girls and a mid cut.
Available in preschool sizes 9-13 and grade school sizes 1-6. Grade school sizes in pictured style and color available at all stores. Other availability varies with styles and sizes. Please call ahead to have your size/style sent to your location. Note that size and color availability is constantly changing with inventory. For the best selection, shop early.
4. The Jasper Sneaker by Keen
Featuring an old-school climbing design, the soft, flexible material of the Jasper makes it ideal for everyday play at home or on the playground. A padded collar cradles the ankle, and a mesh lining adds breathability for all-day comfort. The thick, rugged rubber outsole is durable enough to stand up to the roughest wear and tear. This style also comes in an alternative color for boys and an alternative lacing system for grade school sizes.
Available in preschool sizes 9-13 and grade school sizes 1-6 at all locations. Please note that size and color availability is constantly changing with inventory. For the best selection, shop early.
Athlete in the Making
Recess, gym class, and after school sports call for athletic shoes that will help your kid feel comfortable and fast. New Balance, like Keen, has many adult takedown styles that feature a kid-appropriate version of the brand's cutting-edge footwear technologies. The blend of function and fashion gives youngsters the performance technology they need and the styles they want. Parents will also appreciate the extended size and width options available in many styles.
5. 690v4 by New Balance
3D screen-printed overlay designs and auto racing inspired colorblocked uppers make the cool factor of the New Balance 690v4 go through the roof. We love that this style is available in extended sizes and widths to accomodate a variety of foot shapes and custom orthotics. Kids will like the feel of the lightweight cushioning technology, stability, and support. This style comes in alternative colors for boys and girls and a tie closure for grade school sizes.
Available in infant sizes, preschool sizes, and grade school sizes in medium to extra wide widths. Availability varies by size and color at our stores. Please call ahead to have your size/style sent to your location. Note that size and color availability is constantly changing with inventory. For the best selection, shop early.
6. Rush v2 by New Balance
The New Balance Vazee Rush v2 is made with a lightweight foam that creates unbeatable cushioning designed for performance and comfort. The outsole gives flexibility necessary for healthy foot development and the mesh upper keeps things feeling cool so your son or daughter can kick things into high gear this school year. And they'll appreciate the sock-like fit. This style comes in alternative colors for boys and girls and a hook-and-loop closure for infant and preschool sizes.
Available in infant and preschool sizes and grade school sizes. Red and pink colors available in all doors. Black color limited availability. Please call ahead to have your size/style sent to your location. Please note that size and color availability is constantly changing with inventory. For the best selection, shop early.
When it comes to getting the right shoes for your kids this school year, keep in mind we want the best for our customers. If your child is having any issues with their shoes or something isn't wearing correctly, bring them back to your neighborhood location and we will take care of you. For tips from our Certified Pedorthist on how to shop for kids' shoes and get the most out of your Schuler Shoes visit, check out this post.
Here's to getting off on the right foot for the best school year ever!