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Back to School 2013 Kids’ Picks – Anna’s Picks

Parents, it may be hard to believe, but it’s time to start thinking about “Back to School” shopping.

When it comes to shopping for Back to School footwear, mom and dad are usually on the hunt for styles that are priced right, and stand up to a lot of wear and tear on the playground. Kids usually look for the coolest kicks from the latest brands, so they can go back to school in style.

What shoes should you choose for your child this year? We thought we’d ask the experts this year – the kids – what styles they’d pick to start the school year.

We asked 10-year-old Anna, who will be entering 5th grade this year, to pick her favorite kids’ styles for 2013…

All About Anna

·      Age: 10

·      Favorite Subject: Art

·      Favorite Color: Lime Green

·      Favorite Lunch Food: Chicken Nuggets

·      Extra Curricular Activities: Golf, Basketball, Swimming & Soccer

·      What She Wants To Be When She Grows Up: An Artist

·      Grade She’ll Be Entering In September:  5th Grade

·      Favorite Toy: Dolls

·      Favorite Movie: Scooby Doo

·      Least Favorite Subject: Reading

·      Favorite Book: “Thea Stilton”

·      Favorite Part Of The School Day: Recess

·      What She’d Do If She Were Principal For The Day: NO Homework!

Anna’s Picks

Ariat Girls’ Legend (Toddler-Youth)

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How cute is this boot?! We can see why Anna chose this one – look at the cool leopard-print detail! It features Booster Bed™ technology for growing feet and also has a durable TPR outsole for traction on and off the playground. Awesome pick, Anna!

DC Girls’ Pixie Squiggle (Toddler-Youth)

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Cool colors and a casual sneaker silhouette make this one a good choice for her everyday wardrobe.

Minnetonka Girls’ 3-Layer Fringe (Toddler-Youth)

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 Ok, Anna’s definitely a fashionista in the making! 🙂 Fringe is in – what a great way to let her express her own sense of style! And parents, her feet will keep comfy all day thanks to Minnetonka’s soft suede leather construction and generously padded footbed. Too cool!

Nina West Girls’ Even (Toddler-Youth)

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She’ll adore the bright style of this outgoing wedge! It’s a cute shoe to wear with her favorite skirt or dress for those days she wants to dress up a bit!

Ragg Girls’ Maxi (Toddler-Youth)

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She’ll love the bright color of this sandal – parents will enjoy the price! The Maxi Sandal in orange is only $20.95 right now on our site!

Ragg Girls’ Pippa (Toddler-Youth)

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This sweet ballerina flat Anna chose will be your girl’s next favorite! It’s super comfortable and very versatile – she can wear it with her jeans, skirt or dress.

Roxy Girls’ Lido II (Toddler-Youth)

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Available in a variety of fun colors and patterns, this cool deck shoe will be her go-to style for the entire school year!

Roxy Girls’ Summer Tide Hat

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This fun hat will add extra personality and style to her outfit, from field trips, to family vacations and beyond. Great pick, Anna!

Roxy Girls’ True Love Hobo Bag (Youth)

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She’s sure to fall for this rockin’ shoulder bag! A cute bag to take along with mom on shopping trips, or to tote extra gear to school, the True Love bag is a stylish and affordable accessory she’ll love.

Skechers Girls’ Bella Ballerina: Audition Twirl N Swirl (Toddler-Youth)

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Anna’s next pick is a style we wish we had when we were a kid! 🙂 The Bella Ballerina from Skechers features a spinning disk in the sole that lets her twirl like a ballerina. Oh, did we mention this cool shoe also lights up? How fun!

Steve Madden Girls’ JGlare (Toddler-Youth)

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Let her style shine in this cool sandal! When the weather warms up, she’ll enjoy pairing the JGlare with her favorite sundress.

The North Face Girls’ Base Camp Mini (Toddler-Youth)

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Anna’s final pick is a sandal that fits right in with casual family weekends. It features soft-on-skin jersey lining, an extra-cushy, eggcrate-inspired EVA footbed with anatomical arch support and durable rubber sole that’s perfect for fun outdoor adventures.

Thanks for your picks, Anna! Stay tuned for more kids’ picks right here on our blog!