I confess to an enduring love for all things skateboarding. Perhaps I’m just subconsciously clinging to my youth, but I still dig the style–especially when it’s sharp and functional. We found some cool kids’ shoes that are perfect for fall (eek, it’s October!) and encompass both features.
My latest skate-centric crush is the Kids Jameson 2 Eco from etnies. Don’t be fooled by the canvas upper and the gum sole–these shoes are built to ride, with plenty of sturdy support and traction. And even if your kids don’t skate, the Jameson 2 Eco is suited just as well for tree climbing, bike riding, and racing around like a maniac.
Not only do these shoes look good, they do good too. They’re totally vegan–no animal products whatsoever–and they’re part of etnies’ Buy a Shoe, Plant a Tree project, where each pair means a new tree in the Brazilian rainforest through 2012. Very cool. –Julie