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Back to School 2012: Girls’ Shoe Trends

For kids of all ages, school is just around the corner. While many youngsters dread the thought of heading back to class and leaving fun-filled summer days behind, there’s much to look forward to this school year when it comes to footwear. 

From pre-school to high school, your daughter needs a good shoe that will last the entire academic year and beyond. Of course in addition to quality, many girls going back to class want to rock the latest trends as well. Here’s some great new picks at ShoeMall that you’ll want to snatch up for your girls before the first bell of the new school year rings.

Back to School Girls’ Shoes 2012

Pre-School/Grade School Girls’ Shoes 

Skechers Cali Girls’ Twinkle Toes: S Lights-Jazzy Girl (Infant-Toddler)

Shop: Twinkle Toes: S Lights-Jazzy Girl

A fun, glittery sneaker that offers endless comfort for long hours of play and cute style that will truly let her shine. This shoe comes with an adjustable hook-and-loop closure for easy on/off and a flexible rubber traction outsole that’s perfect for playtime.

Hello Kitty Girls’ HK Harley (Toddler-Youth)

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Flats are everywhere for fall, and this adorable shoe is one she’ll definitely love to wear. With an elastic mary jane strap featuring the signature Hello Kitty design, your little one will enjoy taking her favorite cartoon kitty along on every school day adventure.

Ukala Sydney By EMU Girls’ Amelia Low (Todder-Youth)

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If your family lives in a cooler climate, you’re probably on the lookout for a good pair of boots to keep her toes toasty come winter. Look no further than the Amelia Low from Ukala Sydney By EMU, a rich, suede leather boot with genuine Merino wool lining.

Reebok Girls’ Ziglite Run (Youth)

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On the playground and in the school gym, she’s going to need a good pair of sneakers. The Ziglite Run offers plenty of comfort thanks to Reebok’s signature IMEVA and 3D foam cushioning. The Ziglite Run also features a dual-density Zig 2.0 rubber outsole with angled flex grooves for cushioning and dependable traction.

MIA Girls’ Parker (Youth)

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She’ll be comfy and stylish all day with this cool flat. Extremely versatile, she can wear this flat with a pair of jeans, or dressed up for school recitals and more.

Middle School/High School Girls’ Shoes

Once kids hit middle school, clothing and footwear trends start to become a bit more important for many. A lot of  pre-teen and teenage girls want to pick out clothing and shoes that represent their individual style, as well as the “hottest” looks of the season.

Roxy Women’s Crosby Boot

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Roxy is known for their fun, wear-everywhere styles. Boots are back for fall, and this cool ankle boot is one she’ll be eager to show to her friends. The Crosby boot can be worn tall, or folded down for a cuffed look to show off the plaid fabric lining. Super cute!

New Balance Women’s WCPTH High Top

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I feel like I’m dating myself a little bit here, but I totally remember rocking high tops when I was in middle school. 🙂 And like many other trends that come, go, and come back again, the high top is making its return to the fashion world. Here’s New Balance’s interpretation of the trend, complete with cool color combos and the right amount of “Old School” flair.

Madden Girl Women’s Hoops Flat

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Animal print is everywhere in footwear and you’ll find shoes for every age range donning the wildly stylish trend. Let your middle or high school student express her unique sense of style with this cool-yet-comfy flat. This flat will definitely get a lot of wear – she can pair it with her favorite skirts, jeans or leggings. Back in middle and high school I wore the same shoe size as my mom and sister, which meant we all ended up borrowing each other’s shoes from time to time. If that happens to be the case in your household, maybe your daughter will even let you borrow these fun flats…🙂

Blowfish Women’s Referee Boot

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This tweed fabric boot is great for her casual wardrobe. Not only is it versatile – it’s also priced right! Win-win!

Timberland Bethel Boot

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Equestrian-style boots are huge for fall/winter. Timberland’s Bethel boot is as chic as it is sturdy. She’ll love the look and style of the combination smooth and suede leather that adorns the upper. You’ll love its quality construction – the Bethel is water-resistant so it’s built to last come rain or shine. A few of the colors available on ShoeMall are currently on sale too. Check ’em out!

For more tips, trends and suggestions for Back to School style, visit ShoeMall’s Back to School page.

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