I’ve been looking for some stylish and dressy shoes for boys for my son. Something that looks sharp and respectable, but isn’t too stuffy. Comfort is key in addition to a flexible sole.
Most dressy boys’ shoes brands had very stiff soles (not good for kids’ feet), or they were too cheaply made and the uppers wore down too quickly.
Enter Florsheim Kids, and all my expectations were met–that’s no small task!
Florsheim has a long-standing reputation for creating quality footwear for men, and now they’ve opened up a new line just for boys. These shoes are trendy, casual, and delightfully comfortable for growing feet.
We were thrilled to review a pair of the Kennett Jr in sand. This retro suede saddle shoe style with contrast stitching is also available in gray multi, brown multi, and green (I almost went with the green Kennett Jrs!).
The sole is a flexible rubber or rubber like material that is easy to bend. The suede upper is a little soft and I really had to let out the tautness on the shoestrings to help my son slip his foot into the bed of the shoe, but once on, they were a perfect fit. We also ordered a size up so there is still room to grow without crunching toes.
The Kennett Jr shoes sat visible on our family room all-purpose shelf for a week before I was able to take my son outside on a sunny day for a photo shoot. He prefers to be barefoot or wearing sandals, so it wasn’t his top priority to dress up and stuff his feet into socks (that was the biggest objection) and shoes. But, once he was dressed up and feeling rather spiffy, he was rather pleased with himself and he did like the shoes. In fact, he didn’t want to take them off.
My almost five year-old son is excited to dress up in his Kennett Jr. shoes for church–he’s hoping for compliments from the ladies.
At $50 or $55 a pair, I think this is a very competitive price for a high quality, well-designed and styled shoe for boys. Even though we received a sample pair for review, I would invest in a future pair as my son continues to grow. My husband loved the style and wished they were available in his size!
If you’re in love with the Kennett Jr. or any of the other rad styles offered at Florsheim Kids, today is your lucky day! Florsheim Kids is partnering with us to offer one reader a $60 gift certificate to Florsheim Kids. You can pick whatever style suits your child’s fancy! Hooray for giveaways!
One (1) reader will receive a gift certificate to Florsheim Kids (retail value of $60 USD). To enter, leave a comment below that’s relevant to this post, and there are other methods of additional entries as well. This giveaway is provided by Florsheim Kids, and it is open to participants with a U.S. shipping address. The giveaway ends on September 8th at 12:01 A.M. (EST). One winner will be selected via random.org and notified on this post and via e-mail shortly after September 8, 2012.
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NOTE: A sample pair of shoes was provided by Florsheim Kids for the purpose of this review, but all opinions are my own and receiving the product did not influence my review.
Small Style: Seersucker vest and trousers by Crew Cuts, white button-down shirt by WonderKids, socks by Old Navy, shoes by Florsheim Kids–Kennett Jr in Sand)