1534 Second Ave., at 80th St.
Moms in the know swear by the shoe department here, with a
selection ranging from casual to dressy. The well-trained
staff will help your child fit into a Nike Sun Bear ($42),
and your daughter will get a kick out of Mary Janes (from
1118 Madison Ave., near 83rd St.
1331 Third Ave., near 76th St.
These shops’ signature Italian-made walking shoes (from
$48) are light and durable and come in lots of colors. Can’t
resist them? Some styles come in adult sizes for Mom, too
(grown-up Mary Janes are $80).
Call 877-474-6379 for locations
At this bargain bonanza, you’ll find especially good
deals on Hello Kitty joggers for $16.99 and Mary Janes for
$9.99. Classic boys’ oxfords are just $12.99.
655 Fifth Ave., at 52nd St.
124 Spring St.
Bar mitzvahs, graduations, weddings—Ferragamo has special
occasions covered for boys and girls. Red patent leather flats
with bow details ($160), Mary Janes, and loafers are pretty
much all you’ll find here, but if you’re spending
almost $200 on a pair of kids’ shoes, you probably want
42 Hudson St., near Duane St.
Your little one’s flair for standing out in the crowd
will complement these colorful, funky shoes perfectly. Look
for orange classic patent-leather Mary Janes ($62), D&G junior
wrestling boots (from $150), and bright suede wallabies from
Naturino (from $62).
Tutu’s & Toes
128 Second Ave., at St. Marks Place
Ibiza’s East Village sister store offers loads of splashy
colors and patterns from makers like Keds, Sketchers, and
Elefanten in sizes newborn to 10. Their selection starts at
$25, and you’ll find stylish Primigi shoes for $50 to
149 W. 72nd St., near Broadway
Steer your toddler’s tender feet here for that first
pair of shoes. The knowledgeable staff guides parents on the
appropriate fit, offering up brands like Stride Rite, Elefanten
Kids, Naturino, and Ecco Kids ($20–$80). They carry
an array of styles (from mini biker boots and Dingo cowboy
boots for boys to sparkly slides and ballet slippers for girls)
in sizes from 6 months to age 14.
650 Madison Ave., near 60th St.
Indulgent parents come here to slip sumptuous suede driving
mocs onto precious little feet. Chic offspring (infants through
age 10) can look as stylish as mom, but at a hefty price:
Children’s shoes start at $158.