From clever product concepts to highly anticipated drops, the kids’ footwear market has certainly meant business this year. Below, we’ve rounded up some of the biggest shoe highlights for tots of 2018 so far and where to shop them.
Talk about multitasking. Montreal-based Butler’s clever new three-in-one waterproof boot, the Macaroni, is designed to take kids through every season. The boot starts as an insulated snow boot and, when its liner is removed, it converts to a sturdy overshoe that’s ideal for rainy days. Featuring an accordion-pleated design, the boot stretches to fit any style of footwear. The liner then becomes a slipper for cozy days at home.
Butler Macaroni boot
After winning over the women’s market with its easy-to-wear knit flats, Silicon Valley startup Rothy’s rolled out a line of mini-me looks for girls. Offered in a rainbow of colors and patterns, the loafer-style shoes, which launched in July, feature durable rubber bottoms and machine-washable convenience, making them perfect for everyday play. And they not only look good but do good, too: Rothy’s signature knits are manufactured from recycled plastic water bottles. So far, the 2-year-old brand has kept more than 10 million of them from ending up in landfills.