Girls' Trekker Oxford Shoes
Love it, but...
I ordered these shoes for my 3 and 5 year old girls. They are super durable, great colors, wonderfully supportive, and (given that they never complain about their feet while wearing them) quite comfy. I really want to give these a wholehearted endorsement for those reasons. However, every time I need to help my children wedge their feet into these shoes, I ask myself, "Why, OH WHY, don't these have a back loop?!?" The Trekker sandals have a back loop. These don't, despite their otherwise awesome rubber-coated rim (for keeping playground gunk out). This makes these shoes frustratingly difficult for Mom to get on little feet, not to mention how hard it is for the little ones.
So, my two cents- keep the shoes, keep the colors, ADD a back loop!
May 20, 2013
Several years ago I bought a pair of treckers for my oldest daughter. Between the two of my girls, the shoes survived two years of kindergarten, a few summers, and about half a year of first grade until they wore out. They are comfy and practical; my girls wear them three seasons of the year, as they can be worn with or without socks. The two pairs I just bought for them look to be the same quality as the previous ones. Shoes that my girls like to wear, and that are tough enough to be handed down are worth every penny!
May 15, 2013
We searched all over for a good sneaker with a good arch and laces that tighten for good support. They fiit well and are comfortable with no pressure spots. They are easy on/off and well ventillated for keeping feet cooler in summer.
May 12, 2013
Not having luck with shoes...could just be my daughter's feet. Seems like shoes lately are longer, larger size and narrow. Narrow is fine for my daughter as she has narrow feet....but I think it is a bigger size than average.
May 11, 2013
Great shoe for active kids
I love this shoe! My daughters spend a lot of outdoor time at their preschool so we are always looking for a rugged, durable, yet comfortable outdoor shoe. These shoes are very well made, with strong seams and a solid sole. But they are also lightweight and flexible - I was worried they would be a bit "clunky" or heavy but they are totally not-good balance of comfort and durability. They fit my daughter like a glove (I think they are good for skinny feet) since they have some stretch in all the right places.
May 7, 2013
I have a pair of these shoes from last season, only in a "boy color" because the girls trekker did not work for us. I am very happy to see this style with girls colors this year, and even happier to see Lands End listened to the MANY reviews asking for the same shoes as the boys, only in more feminine colors. I will be ordering another pair this year for my 5 yr old. They are perfect for the playground, creek, hiking, anything, and they are comfortable without socks. They are much better than sandals for these things because they keep bark chips, pebbles, dirt and thorns/stickers off the feet and out of the shoes.
April 20, 2013
Comfortable and nice colour
These shoes are comfortable and fit well.
April 13, 2013