Rated 5 out of 5Â by ToddlerMomBoston Great Shoe
This is nearly the only shoe that will fit my son's extra wide feet. The first time I bought this shoe an elastic loop on the laces slipped out of its stitch. Stride Rite exchanged them for a new pair without a problem. The second pair was well made and has held up to daily use. The colors look cute with most any outfit. They are easy to put on and fit securely.
October 13, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5Â by krysib Walking with more confidence
I was recently shopping at the mall for new shoes and had just finished purchasing a pair from a name brand store that 'matched' the cute outfits they sell there. My son has always worn the shoes that match the outfit as he just starting walking and I did not really see the 'need' to research anything else. His occupational therapist recommended that he be in shoes for at least half of the day and barefoot the other half. Directly next store to the clothing store was a stride rite and they were having a sale. I stopped by and picked out two pairs of shoes. Originally I was going to get a size 5, as my son was outgrowing his size 4 shoes. We had him measured and he was actually a size 5.5! Now that he is walking in his new, correctly sized shoes, he walks with greater ease and much more confidence. Previously, he had a very heavy footed walk, and now he is running around with ease! Both my husband and mother noticed a difference as well. So it's stride rite shoes from now on, and my next baby will start off from birth with stride rite!
October 2, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Grekgdess great for wide feet with high instep
these are the ONLY pair of shoes that will fit my almost two year old's feet. we have them in XW. no other pair of stride rite fit well and no other brand of closed toe shoe has fit. i had about given up. he has really chubby feet, which are also "tall" (high instep??) if that makes sense. he cried when we tried on the first few pairs of stride rite...and took off running in these. who knows! have only had them for about 2 weeks, so can't comment on durability. but so far so good.
September 4, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5Â by FLMom Overall a great shoe
We have had 3 pairs of these shoes, they seem very comfortable and they go with anything. Easy to get on and off. 1 of the 3 pairs had durability issues; within 2 weeks the fabric across the top of the shoes started fraying and they looked completely worn out by 1 month. I noticed others mentioning issues with the blue and red shoe, and my issue happened with the blue/red one as well so perhaps there is just an issue with that particular style. The other 2 pairs were brown, and lasted a long time. I will probably order these again when he changes shoe size
July 20, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5Â by CrazyTwinBoys Tab Break - Do Not Buy
In terms of style and comfort, these shoes are absolutely excellent. They do not hold up at all though. I have active toddlers, and the tabs on both their shoes broke in less than a month. Thinking they were defective, I exchanged them only for the same thing to happen weeks later. I wanted to love these shoes, but they were just a significant waste of money and time.
July 12, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5Â by EmKG Perfect
I bought two pairs of these- one in each color for my win boys and they are great shoes. Sturdy, quality, easy to get on and off by themselves. I have NO COMPLAINTS. These are great shoes.
May 26, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5Â by Brianna Disappointed
We have had our 18 month old son in Stride Rite shoes since he started wearing shoes. The are the first pair I have been disappointed in. They seem very comfortable, and we love the style. However, one of the red and white tabs that hold the "laces" started fraying the first day he wore them. He has now been in them a few weeks and three of the tabs are almost frayed all the way through. I now need to purchase new shoes less than a month after I bought these.
April 19, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5Â by JSUB Best Shoes
My son loves these, these are the only pair of shoes that he does not try to pull off every time he gets in his car seat or the second he walks in the door. He can wear these all day. I went with the wide's eventhough my son doesn't have a really wide foot. The regular widths just seem to tight on his foot and i know his feet aren't that wide because he wears normal width vans also.
April 4, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5Â by 2BusyMom Lacking durability
Bought these for my 15 month old and loved them until the red/white tabs broke after 2 months of moderate wear. They look and feel great, but I expect more durability from StrideRite.
March 29, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5Â by C783 Great shoe!
I purchased the SRT Palmer for my son and they're great! I needed an extra wide, so the velcro fits great over his foot. They are also nice and flexible, so it's easy for him to walk in.
February 27, 2013