After several weeks of trouble jamming my girls' feet into their shoes, I wondered if maybe it was time for some new kicks. To my surprise (and horror), the girls' feet grew, which meant that they had been quite uncomfortable for some time now.
We piled in the car and headed down to Stride Rite to get the girls feet measured. One is a little under a size 6 and one is a little over, so we ended up with a 6 and 6.5 of the same shoe in different colors. I had been eyeing the Tsukihoshi kids shoes for a while but needed to wait until the girls' feet grew until I could justify the purchase. Apparently, these are the top brand in Japan and manufactured based on feedback from orthopedists. They are machine washable (not dryer safe) and incredibly light and cute.
Specifically we ended up with this pair in hot pink and light pink. All the reviews I have seen online are over the top positive so I felt okay paying nearly $50 a pair. Unfortunately, that's about average except at Target (which we love for other shoes!).