Kids these days have all the luck: light-up shoes are so much better in 2012

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Y’all: light-up shoes have come a LONG WAY since I was seven years old. As far as I know, no one’s yet designed light-up shoes for adults (or if they have, I can’t find them), the kid crowd has some amazing option now-a-days: just look at the pair pictured above! Glittery rainbow velcro straps! Rhinestone hearts! Light-up toes! This is the stuff of my childhood dreams, and luckily for all of our kids, they run from 10.5 Toddler to size 4 Youth.

While this particular glimpse into raindbow fairyland footwear is pretty much perfect, it’s not the only option: here are six other light-up options your little gremlins can sport (including a Star Wars-themed pairs because I can’t help myself).

Zebra light-ups available for $53.
These are on sale! Snag em for $38.

I wanted to keep the rainbow-and-bedazzled love train going with these two — both pairs are available in sizes 10.5 Toddler to 3 Youth. If any of you buy these for your kids I’ll be jealous of their feet forever.

Green pumas are $44.

If rainbows aren’t your kid’s bag, this pair of green Pumas may be a better fit. GET IT? A BETTER FIT.

While I’m not sure it’s ever going to happen, if the Empire’s Megan DOES ever procreate, I will be buying her child a pair of these light-up shark house slippers. They run in sizes 5-6 Toddler to 1 Youth, which is too bad — girl loves her some sharks.


You guys, these shoes have lightsabers that light up when you walk. I think this is a drop the mic kind of moment. (Psst: they also have a Jango Fett-inspired pair available).

ONE MORE rainbow pair for fun.

I thought I was finished with all that is rainbow and starry, but then I found this pair and knew I wasn’t.

Comments on Kids these days have all the luck: light-up shoes are so much better in 2012

  1. Ah, I miss my LA lights! Haha.
    I work with elementary-age kids and I get really excited whenever a kid comes in with light-up shoes. They seem to think I am a little too enthusiastic about them, but they don’t realize that they should appreciate them while they can still fit into them! haha.

  2. please remember if your (or your kids) shoes are bright enough to create a strobe effect, not to wear them at night where you might come in contact with someone who has photosensitive epilepsy. This isnt that uncommon, and for these people, strobes can even be life threatening. My roommate had a seizure from someones shoes, so it isnt impossible.

  3. There are light up shoes for grown-ups, sort of. There are many varieties of “exotic entertainer” shoes that have lights in the platform but I wouldn’t recommend them for grocery shopping.

  4. You know what I get jealous of? All the glitter shoes for little girls. Yeah, glitter shoes are trendy for big girls right now, too, but we don’t get NEARLY as many options. I’ll be at Target and see something out of the corner of my eye and think “Hey, those are cute!” and then realize they are only in kid sizes.

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