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It’s the Great Sneaker, Charlie Brown!

Wednesday, June 24th, 2009
By Glinda

Peanuts New Balance

Because life would simply not be complete without a sneaker that features Linus in the pumpkin patch, right?

New Balance is teaming with the Peanuts gang for a series of shoes to be released this October, natch.

I have to say I’m dubious about the success of this line. The current generation of children does not view the Peanuts as any sort of cultural touchstone like those of us who grew up in the 70’s and 80’s. Who amongst us doesn’t remember the special privilege of getting to stay up late to watch all of the Peanuts “television events,” with that cool multi-colored, spiralling “SPECIAL” that would twirl it’s way around your screen? And the very important-sounding music that accompanied it?

Sadly, I don’t think kids such as my son will even be slightly interested in wearing these shoes, and they will only be made in children’s sizes.

I think New Balance is missing their main market, hipsters and nostalgic Gen X’ers.

Super Shoes

Wednesday, May 20th, 2009
By Glinda

Today’s shoes are brought to you by Wham-O!  Yes, the same company that brought you hula hoops and frisbees now brings you the newest in shoe technology based on the Super Ball.

Yes, you read that right.

It seems that Stride Rite, not being content to let Nike and New Balance get the lion’s share of air-cushioning/levitating fame, is now featuring kid’s shoes with Super Balls in the heels.  Well, of course not really the actual balls, but the synthetic material dubbed Zectron by the inventor that was used in their making.

Original Super Balls from 1965-66 were able to be dropped from a building and would bounce almost all the way back up.   If thrown down, it would exceed the height of the building on the way back up.  I find that both awesome and scary.  Sadly, there are hardly any Super Balls left in the world, although there are many imitators.

But now, your kids can have that very same material on their feet! Imagine the damage they could do on the basketball court!

Do you think it’s just a bunch of hype, or might there be something to this Zectron stuff after all?

Stride Rite - SuperBall Zoom (Toddler) (Navy/Mandarin/White) - Footwear
Stride Rite – SuperBall Zoom

Stride Rite - Superball Quick Close (Toddler/Youth) (Silver/Begonia/Creamsicle) - Footwear

Stride Rite – Superball Quick Close (Toddler/Youth)

Listmania! Cool Shoes for Boys

Sunday, February 22nd, 2009
By Glinda

We here at Teeny Manolo often look at the search terms that land people on the site. I recently saw one that requested “what shoes make a boy looks cool?”

Here you are, my anonymous friend. From skate shoes to sandals to dress shoes, I’ve got them all.

Circa Kids - Lopez 50K (Toddler/Youth) (Black/Originals) - Footwear
Circa Kids – Lopez 50K
(Toddler/Youth) I love the color combinations on this very cool skate shoe. Tons and tons of positive reader reviews on this as well. Along with a great price, these shoes are winners all around!

Merrell Kids - Mesa Z-Rap Waterproof (Toddler/Youth) (Beige) - Footwear
Merrell Kids – Mesa Z-Rap Waterproof
(Toddler/Youth) These highly rated waterproof shoes will have him ready to face any kind or terrain or weather!

Puma Kids - 917 Lo V (Toddler/Youth) (Spectra Yellow/White/Black) - Footwear
Puma Kids – 917 Lo V
(Toddler/Youth), I really like the colors and styling of this low-profile shoe, especially the T-toe.

Skechers Kids - Airators - Supercharger (Toddler/Youth) (Black/Olive) - Footwear
Skechers Kids – Airators – Supercharger
(Toddler/Youth) I can’t include a list of boys’ shoes without having Skechers. My own son wears Skechers and loves them. He finds them very comfortable, which for him is saying a lot.

Tsukihoshi Kids - Euro (Toddler/Youth) (Brown/Orange) - Footwear
Tsukihoshi Kids – Euro
(Toddler/Youth) This shoe has some of the highest ratings of any kids’ shoe on Zappos. Great styling and construction make this shoe a popular choice.

Teva Kids - Toachi (Toddler/Youth) (Midnight Navy) - Footwear
Teva Kids – Toachi
(Toddler/Youth) I chose this shoe because of it’s unusual construction, which is something between a sandal and a sneaker. The closed toe is one of the best features of this shoe.

Bass Kids - Exeter (Infant/Toddler) (Black Leather) - Footwear
Bass Kids – Exeter
(Toddler/Youth) You can’t go wrong with this classic dress shoe. It’s on sale, too!

Vincent - Fredrik (Infant/Toddler/Youth) (Brown) - Footwear
Vincent – Fredrik
(Infant/Toddler/Youth) Contrast stitching, water repellent upper, and breathable mesh lining combine with sleek styling give this shoe a five-star rating.

adidas Kids - Akwah IV K (Toddler/Youth) (Sesame/Spark/Dark Navy) - Footwear
adidas Kids – Akwah IV K
(Toddler/Youth) While this may not win any beauty contests, this shoe is comfortable and very reasonably priced for tons of fun on the beach.

Sperry Kids - Colton (Youth) (Burgundy Brush Off) - Footwear
Sperry Kids – Colton/a> (Youth) Another classic, the slip-on pennyloafer.

Vans Kids - Rowley [X] (Toddler/Youth) (Black/Royal) - Footwear
Vans Kids – Rowley
(Youth) Vans have made a comeback in a big way. Have your kid rock the ramp with some of the best skate shoes around!

Listmania! Girls Spring Shoes

Sunday, January 25th, 2009
By Glinda

Many of us are in the doldrums of winter, but I’ve got some of the newest spring shoes for girls ranging from dressy to casual that are sure to brighten your day. This season it’s all about floral details, metallic finishes, and even some bling.

And remember, spring isn’t really all that far away!

Lelli Kelly Kids - Primula Dolly Stretch (Toddler/Youth) (Pink Multi) - Footwear
Lelli Kelly Kids – Primula Dolly Stretch (Toddler/Youth) (Pink Multi) – Footwear So cute! So very floral! This is actually one of the least exuberant of her designs for this spring.

Primigi Kids - Jessenia (Toddler) (Beige/Gold) - Footwear
Primigi Kids – Jessenia (Toddler) I really like the flowers on this one, as well as the delicate metallic bands which add visual interest.

Naturino - Nat. 7779 (Infant/Toddler) (Yellow Canvas) - FootwearNaturino – Nat. 7779 (Infant/Toddler) The color combinations this shoe comes in are superfantastic, and this sunny yellow is my favorite.

Pampili - 39.122 (Toddler/Youth) (Hazelnut) - Footwear<
Pampili – 39.122 (Toddler/Youth)
I hate to see large, clunky shoes on young girls, and these strappy, delicate dress shoes are the perfect antidote.

Vincent - Blomma (Toddler/Youth) (Pink) - Footwear
Vincent – Blomma (Toddler/Youth)
These well-priced, gorgeous rain boots remind me of a Japanese painting.

Primigi Kids - Blair-E (Toddler/Youth) (White Patent Leather) - Footwear
Primigi Kids – Blair-E (Toddler/Youth)
A very cute take on the traditional mary jane, with patent leather and pretty floral details along the hook and loop closure.

Primigi Kids - Firas (Toddler) (Orange) - Footwear
Primigi Kids – Firas (Toddler)
I’m always on the lookout for fun and unusual colors for girls’ shoes to balance out all the pink and white, and these vibrant orange ones fit the bill nicely.

Pampili - 188.001 (Infant/Toddler) (Lavender) - Footwear
Pampili – 188.001 (Infant/Toddler)
Comes in a variety of colors, this pretty, whimsical shoe has details ranging from ruffles to a bit of sparkle.

KORS Michael Kors Kids - Miss Betti (Youth) (Silver Metallic) - Footwear
KORS Michael Kors Kids – Miss Betti (Youth)
Satisfy her wish for some bling with these sandals with crystal emellishments and metallic finish.

Petit - 30626 (Toddler/Youth) (Silver) - Footwear<
Petit – 30626 (Toddler/Youth)
Just a gorgeous shoe, accented with a jeweled flower centerpiece.

Holiday Shoes for Girls

Wednesday, November 26th, 2008
By Glinda

These are a few of my favorite shoes for girls, although I have to admit, it gets a lot harder to find nice shoes for them once they are out of the toddler years. I have some here for you, because I am just that awesome. I’ve got all price ranges, from some very cute shoes for under thirty, to quite pricey at over one hundred.

De Osu Kids - K-1032 (Toddler/Youth) (Red Patent) - Footwear
De Osu Kids – K-1032

De Osu Kids - K-1207 (Toddler/Youth) (Black Suede/Black Patent) - Footwear
De Osu Kids – K-1207

Gabriella Rocha - Laiken Toddler/Youth (Silver) - Footwear
Gabriella Rocha – Laiken

Mootsies Tootsies Kids - Peaches (Infant/Toddler) (Pewter Synthetic) - Footwear
Mootsies Tootsies Kids – Peaches

Stride Rite - Valerie MJ (Infant/Toddler) (Red) - Footwear
Stride Rite – Valerie MJ

Simonetta Kids - Isa Matelasse Ballerina (Toddler) (Vernice Rossa (Red Patent)) - Footwear
Simonetta Kids – Isa Matelasse Ballerina


Petit - 45124 (Toddler) (Mirror Silver Metallic) - Footwear
Petit – 45124

And, my all time favorite:

De Osu Kids - K-1021 (Infant/Toddler) (Burgundy Velvet) - Footwear
De Osu Kids – K-1021

Listmania! Girl’s Winter Boots

Sunday, October 5th, 2008
By Glinda

Look no further for a comprehensive list of girl’s winter boots! No need for you to slave over a hundred-plus pages of shoes, I’ve done all the hard work for you!

Some of these boots are for the snow, some for rain, and some just to keep those tootsies warm. With a few exceptions, I’ve looked for a nice combination of price, fashion, and functionality. Happy boot buying!

Kamik Kids - Stomp (Youth) (Magenta) - Footwear
Kamik Kids – Stomp (Youth) These popular bright rainboots are sure to chase any rainy-day blues away! Also comes in Infant/Toddler sizes as well.

Columbia Kids - Bugabootoo (Youth) (Swiss/Isla) - Footwear
Columbia Kids – Bugabootoo (Youth) Waterproof, insulated for temps as low as -25/F, and seam-sealed construction makes this a great shoe for cold, wet weather.

Hatley Kids - Rain Boots (Toddler) (Apple) - Footwear
Hatley Kids – Rain Boots (Toddler) Completely waterproof rubber rain boot with lots of cool prints to choose from!

Khombu Kids - Hannah (Toddler/Youth) (Black) - Footwear
Khombu Kids – Hannah (Toddler/Youth) She will love the faux fur trim, and you will love how durable these boots are!

Primigi Kids - Moon (Toddler) (Black) - Footwear
Primigi Kids – Moon(Toddler) These very cute boots are expensive, but a reviewer states that if you are in a location that uses snow boots often, they are worth the price!

Sorel Kids - Powder Storm (Toddler) (Black) - Footwear
Sorel Kids – Powder Storm (Toddler/Youth) The most highly rated of all the snow boots I found, these are some high-tech, excellent boots at a good price.

Cougar Kids - Becky (Infant/Toddler) (Grape/Lilac) - Footwear
Cougar Kids – Becky (Infant/Toddler) Great boots for infants and toddlers. Easy-on and off, as well as very good sole traction to keep them from slipping.

Cougar Kids - Velocity (Toddler/Youth) (Chocolate/Pink) - Footwear
Cougar Kids – Velocity (Toddler/Youth) Another pair of easy-on boots that are a great value, these are stylish and lightweight.

Cherie Kids - 4403 (Toddler/Youth) (Red Patent) - Footwear
Cherie Kids – 4403 (Toddler/Youth) At over three-hundred dollars, this is one set of pricey boots, especially for a kid that will grow out of them. But, they are so purty, I just had to put them up.

Richter - 61.1975 (Toddler) (Misty Rose/Lavender) - Footwear
Richter – 61.1975 (Toddler) I like these warm, waterproof boots because their deep red color is a bit different than the normal pastel colors often seen in girl’s shoes.

Khombu Kids - Oslo (Toddler/Youth) Black (Sand) - Footwear
Khombu Kids – Oslo (Toddler/Youth) Stylish winter shoes that avoid the “spaceboot” look. Lacing makes it easy to tuck in even the thickest pants.

Listmania! Boy’s Winter Shoes

Sunday, September 28th, 2008
By Glinda

If it hasn’t happened in your area already, soon you will probably be experiencing cold weather, rain, and snow. Or at least one of those. What shoes to put on those precious feet in the great outdoors when weather happens?

I’ve put together a list of shoes for boys that should be able to take them through the upcoming seasonal weather in comfort and style. Because even if we ladies are not always about the comfort, we certainly find out very quickly that our kids are. These shoes should make everybody happy.

PhotobucketKeen Kids – Dakota (Toddler/Youth) Good shoes for light to moderate rain, featuring a felted inner lining, water-resistant upper and a durable rubber outsole.

PhotobucketKamik Kids – Snuggy (Infant/Toddler) Great snow boot at a reasonable price. Features quilted, coated nylon upper, zipper closure, and superloft lining.

PhotobucketWestern Chief Kids – Cowboy Brown Rainboot(Infant/Toddler) These were just too cute for me to resist! Features two handles for easy put-on, and moisture absorbing liner.

PhotobucketWestern Chief Kids Guitar City (Toddler/Youth) All right, I couldn’t resist these, either!

PhotobucketMerrell Kids – Chameleon Thermo Mid (Toddler/Youth) A waterproof leather upper keeps feet dry, as well as featuring 200g Thinsulate(TM) insulation which will keep their tootsies nice and warm in temps as low as -25F/-32C.

PhotobucketKamik Kids – Snowkone 3 (Toddler/Youth) (Toddler/Youth) Looking for a flexible, easy-on-the-wallet priced snow boot that your kids can actually walk in? This just might be the ticket.

PhotobucketEcco Kids – Mtn. Peak Chalet Gtx (Toddler/Youth) (Toddler/Youth) This stylish all-weather boot features a 100% waterproof Gore-tex membrane with a suede and textile upper.

Ecco Kids – Mtn. Peak Chalet Gtx (Toddler/Youth) (Bison) – Footwear

Great-looking snow boot that provides comfort and warmth through the season! With a side zipper and bungee closure as well as padded footbed, these shoes may make them want to go outside!

PhotobucketKhombu Kids – Excursion (Toddler/Youth) Another set of very reasonably priced snow boots. They have weatherproof construction along with a Thermolite inner lining with moisture-wicking, anti-fungal properties.

PhotobucketPhotobucketStride Rite – Scorch (Infant/Toddler/Youth) and Stride Rite – Tritops (Infant/Toddler/Youth) (Infant/Toddler/Youth) These slippers are not for outside, but what little boy would not be delighted with either the dragon or the dinosaur with eyes that light up? Why can’t adult slippers be this cute?

Ain’t No Hollaback Shoes

Tuesday, June 10th, 2008
By Glinda

And really, I can use that as my title because nobody really knows what the heck hollaback really means, so why not apply the term to shoes?

I was pleasantly suprised when I looked into the Gwen Stefani-designed clothing line Harajuku Lovers.  It was cute and age appropriate.  Not bad for a celebrity with no real prior designing experience.  When I heard she was also coming out with a line of shoes, I was excited.  I thought they were going to be good.

Ah, expectations. Why must you always dashed?
Double bo-ring.
And even worse,  bo-ring, ugly, and overpriced at the same time. I’m sure it takes some sort of talent to design something so multifaceted, right? Nobody said they had to be good facets or anything.

If your kid wants skate shoes, do yourself a favor and go buy some Vans instead. They’re better looking and a heck of a lot cheaper. 

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