5 Places to Find Shoes for Kids in Charlotte
Find your child's fit and style at these Charlotte-area shoe stores for kids
When my oldest child started walking, I had no idea where to shop for shoes other than the big box stores. Mom friends started sharing favorite name brands that offered up some cute styles, and I quickly learned about some shoe stores just for kids. Now my oldest son is 6, and finding the cutest isn't as much a priority as durability and price. Whether it's cute and sparkly you want or tough and rugged, you can find what you are looking for at these local stores.
1730 E. Woodlawn Road
This was the store I shopped for the first four years of my child's life. The selection of little sneakers and soft shoes for toddlers were too cute, with New Balance being one of my faves (I'm retro at heart), and a big fan of the See Kai Run brand. They also have loads of socks and cute accessories, including Crocs and Croc accessories, plus Geox, John Deere, Native, Puma, Rainbow, Sperry, Tsukihoshi, Vans, Umi and more.
Sharon Corners, 4732 Sharon Road
Tucked into the shops at Sharon Corners behind Harper's restaurant on Sharon Road, Tootsies Too Children's shoes is a super-boutique of kids' shoes, ranging in size from baby to big kids. As a matter of fact, mom might find a pair of shoes there too. I learned that a girl's shoe size 5 is same as a women's shoe size 7. Not the same for the guys, but if you're shopping for a pair of Ugg boots for yourself, you might find them for a one-third the price here. They also promise to help find the correct fit for your child so whatever you buy lasts four to six months. Find New Balance, Nikes, Pedipeds, Asics, Chaco, Frye boots, Hanna Andersson, Hunter boots, Keen, Livie and Luca, Mini Melissa, Nike, Rainbow, Reef, See Kai Run, Sperry, Stride Rite, Tsukihoshi, Ugg, and more!
And if you're big kid loves cool socks, they have those too.
3. Southern Cutie Pies
Promenade on Providence, 5335 Ballantyne Pkwy.
Tucked in the back corner of this children's boutique you will find brand names Livie and Luca and Mini Melissa. Most of what I saw there are for toddler and preschool girls, but there are a few styles for boys as well. It was my first introduction to Livie and Luca, and now that I have twin nieces, I know what they are getting for their next birthday!
Stores in Charlotte, Concord, Cornelius, Gastonia and Monroe
If you've never been to Lebo's, you must check it out. It's known for it's array of Western wear, which means a whole lot of awesome cowboy and cowgirl boots for everyone in the family, but it's also a direct line to dance wear and dance shoes, plus kids' shoes. Find Ugg's, Keens, Dansko and more.
The Arboretum, Park Road Shopping Center, and Rose Commons in Huntersville
Kids are hard on shoes, so if you like to save some money and are OK with buying gently used, Kid to Kid stores have shoes ranging in size from baby to big kid size 3. I picked up this pair of Nike's for my 6-year-old for $8.
How about a pair of baby Ugg Boots for $23.99?
Happy shoe shopping!