Sandal Woes

April 1st, 2010

I decided that I wanted to buy Miss Mouse a good pair of sandals this summer. I figure she’ll be spending a lot of time racing about outside and that justifies investing in a pair that didn’t come from Payless.

So I headed to Zappos.com (great site, by the way, if you’ve never shopped there — free shipping both ways!) to scope out baby sandals.

The results of my search can summarized as follows: Bleah. Ugly. Ugly. Even uglier. Horrific precious princess explosion. More ugly. Cute but $100. Clunky and ugly.

And why, oh why, must baby shoes be so forcefully gendered? This picture is representative of the sorts of things I found in the “girls” section. Oh, the horror.



While little boy sandals tended to be chunky and black and boring or covered in dinosaurs, cars, or camouflage.

In the end, I’ve decided to let Miss Mouse test drive a pair of baby Keens (Aunt Meg will be so proud). They’re bright but they’re not pink. And I think you’re allowed to wear loud footwear when you’re a toddler.

2 responses to “Sandal Woes”

  1. Aunt Meg says:

    YES!!! I'm so excited! She is going to be the cutest, most stylin' kid around in those Keens.

  2. prettyisa says:

    I agree. In fact, at my house I believe we are about to have our annual summer 'discussion' of Keen v. Merrell. I'm sure you know what I'm talking about…

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