Last winter, I learned the art of shopping for shoes for my little boy, through an incident. At pre-school, all the children in my son's class were able to put on their shoes without help. My poor baby struggled with it everyday and the teacher told me that I should make him do it everyday at home. I was encouraging him at home even though he took a lot of time. It made me think- the shoe had velcro and it was his right size, so why is he struggling? Then I observed that the top hole in the shoe through which he slides his feet in were small and thus causing him difficulty to get in.
I went to a shoe store and bought a pair of canvas with velcro, to make it easy for him to put it on.He did put it on with ease, but I wasn't too happy with the sole of the canvas as it wasn't absorbing the pressure off his feet. It was a hard sole. But it was meant for indoors in his pre-school, so it was ok until I found another comfortable pair.
I recently had the chance to review a pair of Skechers Luminators and only wish I had known about Skechers earlier.
I have to highlight the generous amount of space to slide the foot in! Yeah, I know, the LIGHTS. But let's talk about quality first as it matters the most in shoes.
- Nubuck leather and textured synthetic upper
- Textured toe and heel bumpers for added safety
- Metallic mesh panels for cooling effect
- Metallic overlay detail
- Side S logo
- Luminators and space logo detailing
- Front lights and top strap lights glow brightly with every step!
- Wide front strap with alien symbol light up effect
- Side Hook and Loop closure for a perfect fit
- Front elastic fabric panel for easy access
- Padded collar and tongue
- Soft fabric shoe lining
- Cushioned insole
- Shock absorbing midsole
- Aggressive trail styled traction outsole is ready for any adventure!
If your child has trouble making bunny ears to tie the laces, think VELCRO! The velcro is pretty wide and provides a lot of grip and keeps it in place. Yes, there are LIGHTS that light up on the velcro.I will get to it shortly.
The sole is made of aggressive trail styled traction or simply put - the child will not skid and fall off while moving in these shoes as the design has a lot of grip on it. So take off and never mind the floor!
Cushioned insole and shock absorbing midsole, provides a lot of comfort for little feet. This feature is very important as children are active and pressure and shock during movement should not be sent back into their legs.It will make them easily tired during activities.
The textured bumpers in the toe and heel ensure safety while kicking rocks or biking whatever action role your child loves to perform!
The lining in the shoe is made of soft fabric and feels like it can breathe and not make feet feel very hot inside. I did not hear any complaints from my son saying it was hot.
And now let's get to the fun stuff..the LIGHTS! They do have some bright lights that will light up on the velcro strap and on the sides of the shoes every time the strap is opened. It also lights up when the sole touches the floor hardly. It will be a fun feature until the lights last. But I would be a perfectly satisfied customer as long as the shoes continue to function as shoes mainly.
The lights can be alluring to children and my toddler was so attracted to the shoes for the light but I sort of highlighted how "comfortable" they felt. I did not want him to stop wearing the shoes after the lights go off for some reason. It looks like it has some mini batteries buried somewhere in the strap.Not sure of the technology, but even if it has batteries, it will be of no danger.
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(Disclaimer: Thanks to Skechers Canada for sending me the featured products for review purpose. I was not monetarily compensated for this review. All opinions expressed here are only my own.)