Rated 3 out of 5Â by Heyjdeshep Cute shoe but a lot of money
My grandsons absolutely Love Darth Vader so these shoes are a big hit, However...... They really run small. I ordered the size they usually wear, and had to return them and order 2 sizes larger. Other Reviews suggested they were running narrow, so I ordered a wide width. That fit worked out great. The velcro is a pain to work with though, and the boys (age 4) have a hard time holding the front flap open while they slip their feet into the shoe. The flap keeps closing and the velcro is hard to peel back to open the flap. They are a real cute shoe, but I think the price is very high for a kids shoe.
March 5, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Heather My son loves the shoes! He is in love with how the shoes make noise!
March 3, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Jenny@ Excellent shoes...
I bought two pairs of these shoes for my twins. They both love the Darth Vader sound and of course the lights too. They have wide feet and Stride Rite is the only place we can find shoes that fit them right. As always, these fit perfect. The kids even wanted to wear them to bed the first night they got them.
December 14, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5
Â by DesignHERmomma Perfect for the dark side...
My (almost) four year old is obsessed with all things Star Wars - especially light sabers/masks/anything that lights up. I don't buy too much "character specific" gear - but these shoes are absolutely perfect for him, and totally mom approved.
At $50ish dollars, they are a bit on the high side of what I typically spend on children's shoes, but in this case I think they're well worth the price.
1. the design is brilliant - the way to velcro is situated, it's perfect for him to get on himself - which is awesome.
2. the light up is super fun for him, and provides an element of safety when walking at night.
3. we didn't even realize that the shoes make sound until after he had worn them a few times - but it makes us both giggle every time he pressed the button.
The shoes are built super tough - and I'm sure we will be getting a ton of wear out of them. He wears them every day!
I received a sample of this shoe to facilitate my review
October 29, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5Â by TNMom Can't Say Enough Good Things About These Shoes
I am already a Stride Rite fan- My six year old son has been wearing Stride Rites for the last three years- but these Darth Vader shoes take the cake.
My son is going to be Darth Vader for Halloween, so these shoes were a natural addition to the costume. When they arrived, he couldn't wait to put them on and wear them to school- and they were a big hit with the other boys in his class. Not only do they light up when he walks, there's a button he can push to hear the Darth Vader sound we all know and love.
Like his other Stride Rite shoes, these shoes are well-made, sturdy, and comfortable. He's able to run and walk with ease in them. They're also easy for him to take on and off- The Darth Vader 'face' attaches with velcro on both sides of his feet, so he's able to lift it up and put it back down to take the shoes on and off.
Get them for the costume and your child will be wearing these shoes all year
October 28, 2013