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Must-Have: PLAE Kids Shoes

2013 December 16
by WWGD

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Do your kids need new shoes? Ha, who are we kidding? Your kids always need new shoes.

These are the ones you want: PLAE kids shoes.

A few pairs of PLAE shoes arrived on our doorstep a week ago and my kids were absolutely GIDDY about them. First they spent about an hour switching out the customizable tabs over and over and over again. Then they ran around the house in them, pretending they had super PLAE powers. And then they took them out of the house to try them out at the park…and haven’t worn anything else since.

The best part? I am giddy about them, too.

PLAE is the brainchild of Ryan Ringholz, a former designer for PUMA, Diesel and UGG turned dad, who was looking for a cool, durable, well-designed shoe for the mini set and when he couldn’t find it, he made it himself. Thank you, Ryan.

These shoes are super cute (no light-up soles or characters to be found), comfortable from the first wear (per my kids), and easily washable (per me). They promise to be durable as well, which we will quickly be able to attest to given how much wear they are getting.

Each pair comes with a set of easy-to-remove “tabs” and you can buy custom ones to switch up your schoolyard style on the daily – everything from neon flowers to camo (our personal faves) to metallics and shimmers and holiday styles. And trust me, your kids will love to switch them out.

And did I mention no light-up soles?!

Shop PLAE’s whole collection online here.

*disclosure: PLAE sent us two pairs of shoes for review but all opinions are mine (and Little D and Kai’s) and I LOVE them. 

2 Responses leave one →
  1. liz permalink
    December 16, 2013

    I feel like they’re a little pricey for my wallet, but I like the simplicity of them. I’m sorry, but I can’t stand all the recent flashiness of kids clothing and shoes. I know it’s hard to say to kids when they see something they love, which is why I don’t think I’ll be able to ever take mine (when I have them) in stores with me. Realistic? I doubt it.

  2. January 3, 2014

    Wow, that’s a great idea, thanks to Ryan Ringholz. Every kid is gonna love these shoes. Even if they look really pretty, we must remember that comfort is very important. When it comes to buying shoes for my kid I prefer the ones made from natural material and let my child’s feet breathe. Thanks for sharing, it surely is a lovely idea.

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