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10 Hip Lace-free Shoes for Your New Kindergartener

While many kindergartens and elementary schools are starting to request that kids wear lace-free shoes until they are able to tie their shoelaces themselves, you’re going to earn yourself a parent gold star from your kinder-teacher by sending your kid to school with shoes that are easy to slip on and off. Don’t ruin their kindergarten street cred with shoes that make them look like they’re still in preschool. Take a look at these hip, stylish, lace-free options that’ll make a great first day of school impression.

Toms Tiny Canvas Classics
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Toms Tiny Canvas Classics

There is no cooler shoe right now than Toms and the good news for parents is that they are cool and they are lace-free! Up to size 11, Toms have an easy-to-use Velcro strap, making it a breeze for kids to put on their own shoes—no fighting or fussing necessary. It’s hard to pin down a favorite pair of Toms, with so many hip patterns and colors to pick from, but these green and blue striped ones ($32) are perfectly classic.

  1. Toms Tiny Canvas Classics
  2. Morgan & Milo Sparkle MJ
  3. Merrell Dock Glove Sneaker
  4. Crocs Dawson
  5. Stride Rite Captain America Slip-Ons
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What are your still-learning-to-tie kid’s favorite school shoes? Any secrets from former kinder-parents on picking great school shoes?

– Katie Kavulla

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