Time for Shoes with Shoelaces


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I swear sometimes all I do is shop for shoes for the boys.

George, I think, has grown through three pairs this summer alone. He’s has monstruous feet!

And Henry has actually been wearing through his shoes this summer! I can’t believe how much he wears them out!

But, I suppose they’re boys. And boys will be boys, right?



I think I may get shoes with shoelaces for Henry this time…  I think its about time for him to start practicing [a little, at least] tying.

We’ll have to try some of these great tips to practice shoe tying:

  • Salsa Pie made shoe cards with real shoe laces and ‘life-size’ shoes.
  • Use a shoe box and cut holes for ribbons. Teach Mama shows you how to practice with the ribbons!
  • Add a song and a rhyme to your shoe tying fun! AngeliqueFelix.com shares her beautiful voice.
  • JDaniel4’s Mom suggests using Dad’s shoes. Every kid wants to be like Dad, right?
  • There’s an app for that! OT’s with Apps shares an app and how to use it to learn to tie your shoes.


Some nifty products we’ll need to try out, too:


Perfect timing! Famous Footwear has an awesome selection for boy shoes! And right now they have an awesome deal for back to school [much needed here!]. They’re offering their BOGO half off, but also 15% off on top of that! [See all the details and get the coupon at BOGO + 15% off Famous Footwear Coupon, it’s available only until August 18th, so print it and get to the store!]

On top of the savings, sign up for the rewards program! You can earn up to $100 in a year! [How many pairs of shoes will that be?] You earn 1 point for every $1 you spent! Plus you’ll get inside deals! You’ll get 20% off for this back to school sale instead of just 15%!

Awesome! I’m heading there. And may just pick up a pair [or two!] for myself too!

That’s easy enough. Back to school shoe shopping done! I’ll be able to check that one off my list pretty easily… now… onto jeans. Ick!


This giveaway is closed. A winner has been chosen!

Winner: Carla Bonesteel

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How to enter to win the gift card: Leave a comment below [be sure to include your email address! Use the name[at]mail[dot]com format if you prefer] with a response to the following question [limit of one entry per person]:

What kind of shoes would you buy with the gift card?

For the kids? Yourself? Sandals? Heels? Crocs?

Let me know!


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  1. Lynette says

    Well with 6 kids, I better buy some running shoes, no doubt!
    I would love to win this gift card!

  2. Michelle says

    My kids r visual learners, so bc I always bought sneakers with laces & never Velcro, they just learned it by themselves when they were ready. All 3 learned b4 entering per-k. Now my 4th is 2 1/2 & puts her shoes on the correct feet, but is not ready to tie…next year probably.

  3. says

    Great collection of links! We’re working on the same thing at the moment. I have the Melissa and Doug lacing sneaker you mentioned and it’s great for kids to practice on; just the right size and sturdy.

  4. regina says

    shoes for hubs…..he is on his feet on tbe line buildi.g cars…his poor pods have worn hole nearly through shoe!!

  5. Robin says

    I would love to buy my 18 month old a new pair of shoes, but he wont keep them on his feet! So that leaves me. I have recently started working out on my fifty minute lunch break 5 days a week. Two days a week is zumba, in which they do not allow street shoes on the floor. Since I only own one pair of sneakers I have been doing it barefoot. Ouch! I would LOVE to be able to buy a new pair of sneakers to work out in!

  6. Rebecca says

    Love all the ideas to teach shoe tying. I’ll definitely be trying some of those. So I guess I would be buying my daughter some shoes with laces instead of Velcro :)

  7. nataly carbonell says

    My daughter has been asking for some Vans tenis shoes she wants


  8. Sarah McGuire says

    I’d get athletic shoes for our 2 year old, he wears them out so quickly!

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  9. Laura Jacobson says

    OH I would buy Carter the Thomas The Train shoes! He is just outgrowing his current shoes and would love to get him the light up Thomas ones! So cute!