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    Melanie is offline Red Diamond level (10,000+ posts)
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    Default ISO Velcro shoes or boots for bigger boys

    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.
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    Default RE: ISO Velcro shoes or boots for bigger boys

    Tara
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    of grief, and of getting past it;
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    to think again of dangerous and noble things.
    I want to be light and frolicsome.
    I want to be improbable beautiful and afraid of nothing,
    as though I had wings.

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    Default RE: ISO Velcro shoes or boots for bigger boys

    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....0,0,1&cvt=jpeg
    http://usaimages.wolverineworldwide....0,0,1&cvt=jpeg

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

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    Default RE: ISO Velcro shoes or boots for bigger boys

    Have you tried the Zappos website?

    http://www.zappos.com/n/es/d/7220612.../4/page/1.html

    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!

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    Default RE: ISO Velcro shoes or boots for bigger boys

    Have you looked at Land's End -
    http://www.landsend.com/cd/fp/prod//...RCH=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

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    Default RE: ISO Velcro shoes or boots for bigger boys

    Those are cute, but I don't need "real" winter boots, just hiking boot style. =)
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    Default RE: ISO Velcro shoes or boots for bigger boys

    We got these pair of Moki's for Nick and I love them. They are so flexible and pretty stylish.

    http://www.zappos.com/n/p/dp/8297081/c/43.html

    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!

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    Default Thanks everyone, I found some shoes at least

    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:

    http://images.amazon.com/images/P/B0...ZZZ_SS260_.jpg

    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.
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    Melanie is offline Red Diamond level (10,000+ posts)
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    Default RE: ISO Velcro shoes or boots for bigger boys

    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
    Boy - 10 years, Girl - 6 Years Old!, (What am I still doing here?! LOL) Dog - Eternal Puppy , Me - Done .

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