native shoe, an alternative to children’s plastic hoofware

Who says rubbery shoes are tragic? Oh, that’s right, Tim Gunn. But I suspect he doesn’t have kids who love to play in puddles, mud and dirt. Move over plastic clog and say hello to Native Shoes. Apparently, b kids nola, one of our city’s new and adorable children’s boutiques on Metairie Road, can’t keep these things on the shelves. Native Shoes are the new alternative to the rubbery, lightweight, mold to your feet, easy to clean casual shoe. There are all sorts of sustainable reasons why these shoes are cool and you can learn all about them here. What I love about them is that they look a lot less like a plastic hoof and more like a loafer. Oh, and they don’t slip off. These are actual shoes. Great kid styles and some cool adult versions, too. All the usual colors, of course. We tried them on with socks just to make sure they’d work well in our bi-polar climate. Winner! $30 at  b kids nola.

Written by Ashley Bond

Ashley Bond

Founder of parenting blog, entrepreneur, underestimated disorganized overachiever.

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