We are now facing another hurdle. Ava's new school has very strict rules about shoes. The two that are going to be tough are:
1) Ava must wear socks and
2) the shoes have to be color-less (i.e.; only solid white, black, gray or brown)
First, Ava hates socks. She honestly hasn't worn socks in over 3 years except for a couple of times this past winter when she went out to play in the snow. Second, finding a color-less shoe limits our options considerably.
Knowing that Ava will need a lot of time to get used to these socks and shoes, I started the search at the beginning of summer. There is one brand of shoe, Tsukihoshi, that Ava loves.
If you have a kid that doesn't like tight shoes, I highly recommend Tsukihoshi,. This particular style (with the large Velcro strap) especially. I found a couple of pairs that should work for school (Ava chose the gray pair). Keep your fingers crossed for me...today is Ava's first day of school!!
Also, I recently discovered Brooks tennis shoes for myself.
These shoes fit like a glove. I could sleep in them and be comfortable. I loved them so much that I bought two pairs. Check them out if you have bad feet like me.
And if you have any other good shoe recommendations (kids or adults), please share!