Give Sandals the Boot: Fall Shoes for Kids

This is the true story of 7 pairs of fall shoes capable of giving worn-down summer sandals the boot.

Sweet in SuedeSweet in Suede

Hand-sewn baby slippers are made to order with a delicate flowery pom-pom in a bright yellow suede. No-slip bottoms mean an A+ for new walkers.

Available at, $60.


Nothing says fall like fleece and corduroy. And it's hard to imagine a cuter incarnation of that cozy combo than Toms' ankle booties in easy-to-wear navy.

Available at, $36.

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EtniesLater Skater

For pounding the pavement or the playground, Etnies keep little feet securely in place thanks to a smart ankle strap. Also smart? The Grow With Me insert you can remove when the sneaks get snug.

Available at, $35.

J.CrewPieces of Flair

We love this riff on Dad's MacAlister boots with full-coverage multicolored glitter. But fear not, Mom. The sparkles are hand-applied with a special stay-put formula.

Available at, $118.

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Horsing AroundHorsing Around

Equestrian-inspired leather boots handmade in the mountains of Tuscany? Yes, please.

Available at, $69

Livie & LucaWear them Well

Livie & Luca's latest is inspired by the San Francisco skyline. But we're inspired by Livie & Luca. Send back your gently-used pairs and they'll be forwarded to children in Honduras.

Available at, $51.

DC ShoesCutie on Board

We like the make-no-apologies girly color combo and glittery accents on these skater high-tops. Ride on, girls. Pink rules.

Available at, $35.

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