The Eleven Collection: Shoes for Children

When you are a mom, you tend to read A LOT about child development, whether on forums, blogs, magazines, books or web sites. One thing I learned was how important it was to choose a right shoe for growing feet. I drove my mom NUTS the first time we went shoe shopping for my oldest. My biggest complaint was how stiff the soles were, not flexing for little feet. But we eventually we found a shoe that worked for him.

Since then I've had another baby, read a lot more and discovered a whole range of shoes that meet my children's podiatric needs. For pre and first walkers (sized 0 to 18 months) I check out the Smaller line of shoes. See Kai Run is my go-to site for toddler's shoes (6 months to 3 years). And now the Eleven Collection is my next step for shoes for preschoolers and elementary school aged children (3 to 8 years of age).

I love the Eleven Collection because it has everything I need in a shoe for my sons. Quality, Comfort, Durabity and Style.

Eleven’s collection of shoes all feature soft leather uppers, and flexible, durable rubber soles for superior traction. The cushioned insole makes each step a comfortable one, and all shoes feature easy on and off Velcro or zipper closures.

Eleven Collection’s shoes require minimum care. They are made of high quality leather and are naturally water resistant.

The flexible soles are designed for my growing, active kids. The oh-so soft leather ensures comfort and breathability. And the cushioned insole makes each step a comfortable.

It is so hard to choose a favorite from the Eleven Collection. From their 2008 Fall/Winter collection I REALLY loved both the casual Josef and the more vibrant Ocean loafer. I finally settled on the Ocean and was so AMAZED when it came to my doorstep. Even my husband complimented them... that's a big thing, Ladies! Honestly, though. The colors are bright, the styles are bold and they are just perfect for every child. And just an FYI, if you have a girl you have to see how cute the Josie is!

The suede on the Ocean loafer is so soft! And the color is a gorgeous dark blue/navy. It has a brown accent on the back and brown stitching in the front. The insole is so SOFT! And the shoe is so flexible, not at all rigid. It's perfect for play dates, going to church or going to grandma's!

The Ocean and Josef are my favorite shoes from the Eleven Collection. What's your favorite style?