Stride Rite Shoes - Review

by - 3/11/2009


Most of you may need no introduction to Stride Rite, the leading brand of premium children's footwear in the US for over 85 years! All this time, they've been refining upon engineering footwear designed specifically for the feet of growing young children.


These were some of the reasons I was very happy when Stride Rite sent over 2 pairs for review consideration. One was the Rio from their New Arrivals and the other was true classic, the Skip from their popular pre-walkers selection.

The Rio is something my son just loved! And why not?!

PhotobucketPart of the PlayGround Collection, there's a little extra spunk and flavor in this sporty pair. Whether he's exploring the world or his own backyard, antimicrobial lining, flexible outsoles and moisture-wicking technology will keep his feet comfy, dry and fancy-free.
  • Leather/mesh upper
  • Hook-and-loop closure for adjustability
  • New lightweight, flexible outsole
  • Antimicrobial lining for fresh feet
  • Machine washable (air dry only) and moisture wicking
Kiddo walked and ran, indoors and out in them with perfect balance. That he didn't start trying to take them off within the first 5 minutes, was proof enough of their comfort level, as my little man is very particular there. "Tite" is his word for discomfort and I didn't hear them when he wore his new pair of Rios! Kiddo is tough on his shoes and they don't last very long. But the Rios are roomy enough to look like they'll carry him thru Summer and perhaps even into Fall!

PhotobucketLil' Skip, on the other hand, is one I look forward to putting my baby's feet in as it promises to be gentle and cozy for those newborn, untouched heels!

Made for crawling, the sporty Lil' Skip is enhanced with ultra-comfortable Natural Motion System™ to give tiny, growing feet the protection they need as they explore the world for the very first time. Designed to mimic barefoot walking, these sandals have a flexible stride path and natural propulsion that babies need to grow into strong walkers.
  • Leather (White and Classic Navy) or Nubuck (Brown) upper
  • Leather linings for breathability
  • T-strap closure for easy on/off
  • Padded collar to protect those tender heels
  • Natural Motion System™ for superior fit and support
  • Stage 1 - Supple, protective footwear for tiny growing feet.

If you can't find a StrideRite retailer near you (just use the store locator feature) and you're worried about sizes while buying online - don't be! Stride Rite has come with E-fit - a special feature that will help you find just what you're looking for in 4 easy steps!

Stride Rite put it best when they say their motto is : Life's Waiting, Let's Go!

I'm a fan now! Go ahead - Try Stride Rite today, if you haven't already.

Already have a pair of Stride Rites in your home? Leave a comment with your thoughts on this brand name! I look forward to hearing from you.

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  2. I bought Stride Rite gym shoes and sandals for my sons 1st pairs of shoes but they were so expensive. His gyms are still in good condition but his sandals did not wear well and the seude leather looks pretty bad after only a few months.

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