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

I got a bonus for you!

A giveaway for a $25 gift card to Famous Footwear!

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!


The giveaway ends August 19, 2012 at midnight. US eligiblity only. See the official contest rules in their entirety.

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  1. Melissa VandenBerg says

    I have three boys and the older they get the rougher they are on their shoes….the shoes would go to one of them. Most likely tennis shoes or crocs!

  2. renee says

    I would buy my daughter some new school shoes. She has wide feet and shoes are hard to find in stores for her.
    yeloechikee at hotmail dot com

  3. Austin Baroudi says

    I would get the Zoo York Men’s Cliffside slip on skate shoes for me because my current shoes are pretty jacked up right now!

  4. Christina Brundick says

    for my twee daughter,she loves shoes for back to school! christina.brundick at gmail dot com

  5. Mary Williams says

    I would buy myself a pair of tennis shoes. I don’t have any right now that are appropriate for work, and that are not falling apart and could really use a new pair!

    maryw1981 at yahoo dot com

  6. holly says

    i really need to buy some new flats for myself since our dog just chewed them up but somehow i always end up buying stuff for my daughter haha :)

  7. kerri says

    AS much as I would LOVE shoes for me, I would probably by my daughter shoes because she is in 1st grade this year and needs shoes as she is hard on them!

  8. kerri says

    AS much as I would LOVE shoes for me, I would probably by my daughter shoes because she is in 1st grade this year and needs shoes as she is hard on them! kerrijwaltz(at)aol(dot)com