It’s that time of year again — time to take the kids shoe shopping. Finding the perfect pair of shoes for your toddler or child is never easy! But the city is home to a number of stores filled with children’s shoes of all sizes and brands. Check out these five great places to buy shoes for kids in the Big Apple.
Tip Top Kids
149 W. 72nd St.
New York, NY 10023
If you find yourself on the Upper West Side in search of children’s shoes, stop by Tip Top Kids. With over 40 years of experience in the shoe industry, Tip Top Kids has everything you’re looking for all under one roof. Sneakers, sandals, casual shoes, dress shoes and plenty more, all for the little ones. Shoe brands include Clarks, Havaianas, Jambu Kids, Minnetonka, New Balance, Toms, Timberland and more. Plus you can get all the family’s shoes in just one outing by stopping by the shop’s sister store Tip Top Shoes just down the block for a great selection of women’s and men’s shoes.
New York, NY 10003
Conveniently located near Union Square, Ibiza Kidz carries a variety of high-quality kids shoes. Dress your toddler in comfortable Teva sandals or outfit them with a pair of patterned Hatley rain boots to keep their feet dry during those rainy days. Ibiza Kidz also carries kids clothing, toys and baby gifts, and offers free gift wrapping services. Prices may be slightly higher than average, but Ibiza Kidz is well worth it!
Village Kids Footwear
117 First Ave.
New York, NY 10003
Village Kids Footwear is a small family-owned business located on the Lower East Side. Known as “The Best Little Shoe Store,” the shop lives up to its reputation and carries comfortable, quality kids shoe brands such as Merrell, New Balance, Adidas, Pediped, Hush Puppies and Clarks. Girls and boys shoe sizes range from six months to size seven. Walk just a few steps down the block and you’ll see Foot Gear Plus, the company’s adult shoe shop.
Runnin’ Wild Kids Shoes
276 Court St.
Brooklyn, NY 11231
Runnin’ Wild Kids Shoes is a children’s shoe store in Brooklyn near Cobble Hill and Carroll Gardens. Owned by a husband and wife team, the store carries various brands for infants and tweens including Sperry, Stride Rite, Puma, Skechers, Geox and many more. Runnin’ Wild Kids Shoes is well-known for its exceptional customer service. The owners truly embody the expression “the customer always comes first,” and take the time to make sure that you find the perfect fit for your son and/or daughter. At Runnin’ Wild Kids Shoes, you’re in good hands!
The Shoe Tree
New York, NY 10025
Take a little trip uptown and check out The Shoe Tree, a hidden gem in Morningside Heights. Located right near Columbia University, this family-owned store carries both children’s shoes and accessories such as girls and boys socks. Here, you’ll find shoe brands like Saucony, Naturino, Keds, Jessica Simpson, Umi, Merrell and more. Employees are knowledgeable, attentive and not too pushy. While not advertised, The Shoe Tree also carries several women’s and men’s styles. All you have to do is ask!