The birds are chirping and daffodil stems are pushing their way up through the muddy soil. Yup, it’s spring and we’re noticing our own signs of warmer weather, particularly in kids’ shoes. Mary Janes are back, but with a updated, fresh style that has celebrity kids like Suri Cruise (shown here) and Valentina Hayek sporting their own pair. If these Hollywood starlets are looking for some other suggestions, we’d got a couple. Venettini has a new line of classic Mary Janes that are real head-turners. We love the polished look that tops off any outfit, just in time for Easter Sunday dresses. On a more playful note, we’re also excited about a new collection from pediped that lets kids be…well, kids. The Adventure Line is a lightweight, more flexible shoe than other waterproof kid shoes we’ve seen. Not only is there a Mary Jane (dubbed the Nile), but a fetching athletic sandal named the Amazon for both boys and girls. We love a shoe that lives up to its name; an Amazon on the playground is a powerhouse that demands durability, not to mention good looks. Both styles come in a vibrant color palette.
In a Nutshell: Swing into spring with kid shoes that will last longer than the season, but look and feel as glorious as that first warm, sunny day.