View Full Version : ISO Velcro shoes or boots for bigger boys

11-16-2005, 07:25 PM
Ds wears size 10 or so. The catch is I don't want them to have stiff soles. I found a pair I LOVE by Ecco, of course, for $63 so that's not happening. Any other brands? I like to spend $30 or less but will go up to $35.

11-17-2005, 10:54 AM
Would 10.5 XW work?

11-18-2005, 01:57 PM
I know Merrell's makes velcros. I can ALMOST guarantee they have velcros in a 10.5, but if not they do have to mocs that are w/o laces.
http://usaimages.wolverineworldwide.com/bulk/2004/11/17/MRL-W60427-04-y.psd.fpx?cell=261,261&qlt=80&rgn=-0.342020143325669,-0.22218002934393,1.63103608404708,1.63103608404708&afn=0.939692620785908,0.342020143325669,0,0,-0.342020143325669,0.939692620785908,0,0,0,0,1,0,0, 0,0,1&cvt=jpeg
http://usaimages.wolverineworldwide.com/bulk/2003/3/31/MRL-W63507-02-y.psd.fpx?cell=261,261&qlt=80&rgn=-0.342020143325669,-0.398448318306826,1.90817451130218,1.9081745113021 8&afn=0.939692620785908,0.342020143325669,0,0,-0.342020143325669,0.939692620785908,0,0,0,0,1,0,0, 0,0,1&cvt=jpeg

They have these in 10.5, but they'll probably be around $50.


11-19-2005, 11:00 AM
Have you tried the Zappos website?


DS wears 10 1/2W, and I have good luck with Stride Rite (that I get at an outlet) or New Balance.

ETA: There is a post on the Baby Bargains page for 40% off Stride Rite at www.kidsurplus.com YAY!

Mommy of Jackson 4/30/02

Who's the Biggest Boy? It's Jackson!

11-19-2005, 07:06 PM
Have you looked at Land's End -
http://www.landsend.com/cd/fp/prod//0,,1_2_52357_58668_130296_108743_5:view=1055,00.ht ml?sid=0314104542494119680&CM_CARRY=1&CM_MERCH=PAGE_58667

They say, "Open twice as wide for quick changes. Easy to pull on and off 400-gram Thermolite insulation delivers real warming power. Moisture-wicking lining. Updated sole is more flexible" in their copy.

We ordered some for my daughter, but they are being delivered to our in-laws house so I can't put my hands on to tell you how flexible is "more flexible" - I will be able to tell you next week!

ETA - forgot to say that they are $24.50

Jen (soon to be) in Wichita
Mom to my beautiful daughter,
who is now 4, Noelle!

11-19-2005, 09:32 PM
Those are cute, but I don't need "real" winter boots, just hiking boot style. =)

11-26-2005, 09:46 AM
We got these pair of Moki's for Nick and I love them. They are so flexible and pretty stylish.


ETA: Okay, I just re-read your post and they are out of the price range, sorry! I don't normally spend this much on shoes, but I fell in love with them. They are also his only shoes aside from snow boots, so that helped with the rationalization! I figure they could be dressed up or down. Good luck. I think it's getting harder to find clothes/shoes as the boys get older!

Mom to Nick 10/01
& Alex 04/04

11-26-2005, 03:52 PM
I just have to post that of all places, and I do consider myself to be a moderate children's shoe snob (not by brand, but by how it feels), I found velcro shoes at Target! I almost never look in the boy's section b/c it's usually character shoes with lights and stiff soles. However on a whim I did. They had some navy blue double-velcro shoes by "Genuine Kids" (The Osh Kosh Target brand) which felt quite flexible and not too narrow for Ds. They have a bit of an athletic look so Ds calls them his "fast shoes." LOL. And at $15 they were a bargain. They also had several pairs of boots and other nice-looking shoes, but they were too stiff for my taste. I'm still on the hunt for a bargain on Ecco velcro boots though. haha Ds saw a photo of him in last year's SR boots and asked "Can we buy more of these?" I'm looking, honey!

Anyway, here's what I bought:


I don't want Ds to have all velcro but with a baby there is definitely a need for at least one pair he can put on himself. Their "Merrell-esque" ones were nice looking but too narrow for Ds to pull on.

12-03-2005, 12:24 PM
Alrighty, so we trekked to the Stride Rite outlet and got him the same pair of hikers he had last year, for $20. He's happy. =D