Give your independent little one a bit of freedom with a pair of lace-free shoes. Not only will you be able to skip tying and retying tiny laces 10 times before leaving the house, but her teachers will thank you, too! From cute Velcro kicks to easy slip-on styles, we’ve rounded up 11 options for school and playtime.

Sport Outer Space

Sporting space-inspired prints that are perfect for fall, the Max hi top sneaker is the star of the new interstellar collection from Plae. But don’t worry, the new styles still come with the active traction, flexibility, customizable, interchangeable tabs, and lightweight design you know and love.

Available at, $64.95.


Will you opt to skip laces this school year? Let us know in the Comments below!

— Gabby Cullen

Editor’s Note: At the time of publication, all items were available for purchase. 

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