My poor, poor second child. Rarely does he ever get anything new, as all of his clothes, shoes--even his nursery--have been hand-me-downs from his older brother. I feel bad, but then again, I am thrilled to get to re-use all of the cute things I purchased for Brantley! (Is it sad that one of the reasons I want a third boy is to make use of the clothes for a third time??) Anyway, when I got the opportunity to review a new line of hard sole shoes by Freshly Picked, I didn't even question which child would be the lucky recipient. I was excited to choose a brand new pair of shoes for none other than my second born, Holden. And I'm so glad I did. Because he absolutely adores his new shoes and I must say, he rocks them way better than Brantley ever could have! ;)
Though we have never owned any of the ever-popular FP moccasins, these Next Step shoes are as cute as the original moccs--if not cuter! They are, however, a much better option for active, on-the-go kiddos--Holden, for instance! He's almost two and these are a perfect shoe for him!
They are made from 100% genuine leather and include elastic no-tie laces. The shoes are really easy to slip on, but perhaps my favorite thing about them? Holden's inability to get them off! Does anyone else get so angry about having to put shoes and socks on after every two-minute car ride?! #TheNextStepsforthewin
We sized up a bit. Holden isn't quite in a size 7, but that's what I ordered mainly so that he'd have room to grow! Even though they are a tad large, he ran around in them all weekend and never once seemed bothered (i.e. didn't trip any more than usual). Freshly Picked recommends sizing up, as these tend to run a 1/2 size small. They are available in children sizes 7 through 13.
I choose the Beehive State color since they go with about anything, but there are about nine additional color/design options to choose from. Minus the few that are ultra girly (blush, gold, and leopard print), I now think we need one of each thanks!! ;)
And did I mention how proud Holden is of his new shoes?
*Disclaimer: I was gifted this pair of shoes in exchange for an honest blog review. However, all opinions--and the cute kid--are my own.