Reviewed by Cavan's Mom from Chicago, IL on Tuesday, December 03, 2013
I was looking for shoes for my kindergartner that didn't require him to tie them. I found these and, as a last resort after searching pretty much every store near us in person, I took a chance and ordered them.
I'm so glad I did, the fit is perfect - they're not too heavy which was a worry I had (looking at the soles and knowing Chaco brand I was worried that they'd be "clunky"), they are easy for my 5 year old to put on and off by himself and he really loves them.
The picture makes the ones we bought look black and blue, and if fact they do call it black, but they're actually more of a graphite color and are most definitely dark grey - which was a bonus for us because I wasn't loving the idea of black shoes but my son liked the blue soles.
My son has been wearing these for a few weeks now and I love them still - he says they're comfortable and I really like the style of them. I even considered ordering the exact same ones in the next size up for when he outgrows these because I used my 35% off coupon and got a great deal on them.
My only cautionary comment would be that due to the nature of the rubber band things that hold them closed, if your child has a very narrow foot these may not work very well because you won't be able to pull them super tight without likely stretching that band out and rendering them useless (or having to put laces in). My son has very wide feet and they're perfect, but someone with a dainty little foot might find them to slip off.