Step in, step out…
Whether you’re shopping for a birthday gift, looking for winter essentials or just browsing for the cutest kicks on the market, shoe shopping is no easy task. It’s time to cover up your tiny tot’s tootsies with a wardrobe of shoes to suit any occasion. We all know shoes have a big impact on growing little ones, so it’s important to consider whether your buy is going to be an everyday items or a fun addition. From comfy and cool canvas shoes to long-lasting leather pairs, we’re here to make sure your kid is stepping out in style!
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Stride Rite steps out with your little one’s favourite character. Whether your kiddiewinks aspire to be a superhero, Disney Princess, a character from Star Wars or My Little Pony, Stride Rite has got you covered. The Spidey red Spiderman Web Warrior (starting from HK$499) trainers are a ‘must’ for my little man, whilst I can’t decide between the My Little Pony Rainbow Dash Wonder Boots (complete with rainbow faux fur ankle cuffs) or the Twilight Sparkle purple trainer (complete with wings) for girls.
Stride Rite, 2F, Windsor House, 311 Gloucester Road, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong, 2991 6111, www.striderite.com.hk
From wellies to winter warming boots for both boys and girls, Next Direct is stocked full with footwear whatever the weather. The online retailer is not age discriminate, as it caters for kids from babe to teenager and every occasion from smart to casual. Its great prices are an added bonus of shopping for shoes here!
Free delivery on all orders over HK$250, www.nextdirect.com/hk/en
When it comes to school shoes, there should be a lesson on what to wear! In class, only black will do. PE is another subject all together, where unbranded white trainers only meet the teacher’s approval. Geox’s uniform range of shoes for boys and girls provide exceptional comfort – the most important thing if your kiddos have to be on their feet all day.
Geox, 1/F, IFC Mall, Central, Hong Kong, 2295 3988, www.geox.com/en
These Italian shoemakers have enjoyed a long history of famous patrons including royalty. Yup, that’s right, Prince Ranieri III of Monaco his wife Princess Grace fitted out their daughter in these exquisite shoes! Gusella continues to cobble luxury designer footwear for your little Princes and Princess. For Hong Kong’s weather, these red numbers are simply divine and worth the splurge.
Gusella, 2/F, Lee Gardens Two, 28 Yun Ping Road, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong, 2940 2238, www.hk.gusella.com
Are your kids keen to kick off those outdoor shoes and slip into something more comfortable? What better than a pair of slipper socks to keep your little one’s feet toasty when they are lounging about at home. Calzedonia has an eclectic range of character slipper socks (HK$59), which will stop your kids from zoom, zoom, zooming across a slippy floor. Whilst the non-slip soles keep your kiddo grounded, whilst the characters (it stocks everything from Disney’s Frozen to Disney and Pixar’s Cars) dance their way through the day.
Calzedonia, 62 Queens Road, Central, Hong Kong, 2399 7080, www.calzedonia.com
With multiple outlets across Hong Kong, Dr Kong provides a free shoe fitting service, which is super helpful when you are shopping for shoes the first time round. Its own brand of shoes are colourful and bright that are bound to catch their eye. This is also a great (reasonably priced) spot to pick up kiddo sports shoes and school shoes.
Dr. Kong, Windsor House, 311 Gloucester Road, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong, 2890 8444, www.dr-kong.com.hk
For the kiddo that likes to be on trend, then Seed Heritage has a range of canvas soles that are high on comfort as well as cool. From metallic shades applied to little girls’ Mary Janes to Runners in a varying range of blues and greens to suit your little fella.
Seed Heritage, 41 Queens Road, Central, Hong Kong, 2160 3171, www.seedheritage.com
Image #1 courtesy of Stride Rite, Image #2 courtesy of Gusella via Facebook, Image #3 courtesy of Next Direct, Image #4 courtesy of Geox via Country Attire, Image #5 courtesy of Calzedonia via Facebook, Image #6 via Pinterest courtesy of Anagon’s Blog, Image #7 via Pinterest courtesy of Seed Heritage