With more and more schools requesting that kids wear shoes without laces until they’ve mastered tying them on their own, we’re all on the hunt for the best pairs for our preschoolers, kindergartners and still-learning-to-tie kiddos for fall. Check out these shoes without laces that are both kid and school-approved.
Shoes without laces for girls
1. Vans Classic Chevron Slip-On Shoes, Nordstrom, $37
We can’t resist that cute chevron stripe and in black and white, these will go with anything she chooses to wear to school this fall. Plus, Vans are known for their easy on/off style.
2. PLAE Shoes Max, PLAE, $60
If she’s a hi-top wearing girl, she’ll love PLAE Shoes’ newest addition. With a space-aged metallic silver color and pops of neon, these will become her favorite in an instant… and yours, because she’ll be able to put them on herself.
3. Patterned Sneakers, H&M, $18
Coming in under $20, these are a great match for the girl who hits it hard on the playground. She will be able to avoid laces for a little bit longer and you won’t worry about spending a fortune on shoes that will only last a month.
4. Pink Houndstooth Tiny TOMS, TOMS.com, $36
Always a favorite in the pre-tying crowd, TOMS have that signature Velcro strap that securely keeps them on even the littlest of feet. Their new houndstooth pattern is perfect for fall.
Shoes without laces for boys
1. Boys’ Clarks Beven Time, OnlineShoes.com, $60-65
With a super-cool skater-style, he’ll never know that these Clarks are actually supportive and functional. Plus, the faux-laces will keep him looking like a lace-tying star until he masters it.
2. Pediped Channing, Pediped, $55
For boys who wear uniforms to school, these navy shoes without laces will be a perfect fit for fall.
3. PLAE Shoes Max, PLAE, $60
He’s the coolest kid on the playground and so are his hi-tops. Even if he already knows how to tie his shoes, PLAE’s newest additions, the Max, will be on his must-have list for back-to-school.
4. Converse Kids Chuck Taylor All-Stars 2V Ox, Zappos.com, $35
Sometimes, there’s nothing like a classic and in this lace-free version, Converse pulls through, yet again. Available in all of the usual basic colors, the Converse are known to be the easiest for kids to put on and take off themselves.