I haven’t been paying close attention to my little Mini G’s feet and she’s now a 7.5. My mom took her to Nordstrom to get shoes last weekend. I believe they measured her as a 7, but they recommend going up half a size. I don’t see the shoes she picked out, but they’re green with polka dots on them. It’s not a shoe I would ever buy for her. It’s interesting to watch her put together her own style. The other day she wore three different patterns and I had to leave the room. I had no sleep, per usual, and all that pattern set my preppy self on edge. After I got over it, I actually appreciated her vision. She had put together a blue theme and it worked. Surprisingly, the green shoes have worked with way more than I expected.
All of Mini’s current shoes are size 6, so I need to replace the lot of them. We have a few pair of sandals she can still wear while the weather is shifting, but I need to replace the close toed shoes. I think she’ll like these purple Saucony ($24.19). The Cienta ($33.95) come in 7 colors and I chose navy blue. She loves blue and both of these pairs are similar to shoes she currently has. I didn’t show them to her before purchasing beause I think they’ll be #minigapproved.
I also needed to replace her rainboots, so I opted for the Kamik stomp, which she has in grey. This year she wanted pink and purple. The rose/lilac is perfect and she picked that over plum, so they’re on the way. I felt the 6 ran a little big last year and she was a 6-6.5 at that point. Even though Nordstrom said she should wear 7.5, I think the boots will be good in 7. I just saw these Western Chief light up boots for $29.95. She would’ve loved that they light up, but they only have size 8 and up.
She had so many pairs in size 6, but she did wear them all regularly. For this size, I think 2-3 pairs + the rainboots will suffice.
How many pairs of shoes does your toddler have? Also, if you have any toddler shoe shopping recommendations or tips, please share!