|Running downhill with a need for speed (and a tumble)|
|look at the wind whipping through her hair|
When Claire first started wearing shoes I would get her the cheap sandals at Target which was perfect for when she was walking and not really being too adventurous. Once I bought her her first pair of sneakers that again I got at Target I noticed she would trip and fall a lot. It was skinned knee city. I have such a hard time spending a good amount of money on anything for the kids only because I know they will grow out of it fast. But if there is one thing you should invest your money in is a good pair of tennis shoes. Well that and a good coat but I have yet to buy her one this year since its still hot.
I can't take Claire to get shoes because she screams bloody murder but I was able to get her foot measured when I was getting Tom some shoes. She is a tall one and a current size 10 in Todder shoes. But her growth has slowed down so her shoes last much longer then before.
I went onto Zappos www.zappos.com which to me is one of the best companies to shop with because they have videos of all their products, the best customer service, and hassle free shipping and returns. After looking at multiple videos online I decided to go with a pair of New Balance's. The cost was much higher then I had spent on shoes for her before but it was so well worth it. In the pictures above she was running up and down a hill, she near fell once but overall kept herself grounded. They literally helped her balance.
Claire wore the heck out of these shoes and now I am considering purchasing the same pair but in a different color. I also was thinking of trying another brand but we will see. After watching various reviews I have narrowed it down to these two:
|Pumas at Zappos|