You already know it’s back-to-school time in many parts of the world, but what you may NOT realize is that many schools (at least those in the Northern Hemisphere) have a closed-toe shoe policy firmly in place.
Rather than argue if this makes sense or not (I admit I don’t completely understand the reasons behind the policies — safety? Nail polish?), it’s way more fun to cruise the internet for sparkly and/or brightly-colored closed-toe slip-on shoes like these red wool shoes by the folks at TOMS ($29). RIGHT? Right.
I’m also crushing on these multi-colored TOMS ($29) — they range in size from Toddler 6 to Big Kid 8.
I’ve been seeing different versions of these Skidders around — I have no clue if they’re elementary-school friendly, but I bet many a preschool would accept them! They’re also only $5, so the risk may well be worth it. These are size 9-12 months, but other version go up to 18 months ($9) and 24 months ($9).
Sketchers also have their OWN rainbow/glittery/amazing alternatives — this particularly rainbow-y and fabulous pair ($28, sizes Big Kid 6-11) is also particularly glam! There are glittery black and silver designs, AND a tye-dye shoe, too! WIN.