My kids have been trying different brands of shoes for the past 6 years. We’ve tried numerous brands from brand new shoes to slightly used but new-to-us styles from consignment shops. Sometimes, we’ve forgone shoes after only a few moments of wear due to discomfort or “hot spots.” Some brands just didn’t hold up well with wear either in terms of durability or how well they looked even after one day of wear.
Over the years, we keep going back to the same 3 brands because of their durability, flexibility for small feet, comfort, and styles. Even though my children’s feet grow fairly fast at times, one of those include Florsheim Kids for boys (I’ll mention the other 2 in subsequent posts).
Just in time for Passover & Easter, check out these dandy No String Wing Jr. shoes for boys by Florsheim Kids. Florsheim has made quality mens shoes for decades, and in the past few years, they developed a stylish and comfortable line for boys. Genuine leather, smooth leather, or suede uppers with a durable and comfortable fit. These dapper shoes are surprisingly lightweight and flexible, but they continue to look sharp after lots of use.
My son is modeling his No String Wing Jr. shoes just before his 6th birthday when they were a couple of months worn. Now that he’s almost 6 1/2 years old, they still look great, fit well, and have made it through more than the weekly use at church, but after church activities on the playground and romps through grassy lawns as well.
As a physician who helps patients with gait, posture, and takes fittings for custom orthotics, I have specific features I look for in shoes, especially shoes for children.
What I like about Florsheim Kids’ No String Wing Jrs. is that they are flexible and allow for a complete roll through the foot with gait. As a mom on a budget, I like that these attractive shoes have serious durability and are constructed with high quality craftsmanship from great natural and synthetic materials. Specifically, the No String Wing features a genuine suede or crazy horse leather, breathable and moisture-wicking Suedetec lining, a comfortable (non-removable) footbed, and a lightweight, flexible EVA sole.
Also, let’s discuss laces. I have a love/hate relationship with laces. Very few kids’ shoes today have laces. Learning to tie shoes was a requirement for graduating kindergarten when I was a kid, and these days, it’s hard to find shoes that help reinforce that useful skill. So, at least once a week, my son gets assistance or practices tying his laces.
My 6 year old loves the style, and he prefers to not take them off once they’re on his feet. He really enjoys getting dressed up for church, and the shoes complete the look. He wears them with jeans, khaki’s or chino’s and button down shirts or polo shirts.
The No String Wing Jr. is available in gray, white, brown (shown), mocha, and navy.
Florsheim Kids have several other styles available in classic colors with rad contrasting soles like the Kennett Jr. classic suede saddle shoe with a hint of neon for a modern look.
The No String Wing Jr. retails for $55. For comfort, style, durability, I can’t find any other high quality boys shoes that compare with that price. This is my son’s second pair of Florsheim shoes, and I think we’ll keep him in this brand through adulthood. Love them!
NOTE: I received a pair of shoes from Florsheim Kids for the purpose of this review. I did not receive any compensation for this post. All views expressed are solely my own, and the pun is totally intended.