Back to School Shopping Guide from Cool Mom PicksWith metallics being all the rage in footwear, our kids can shine in more ways than one this school year. But as with any trend, too much of a good thing can take a metallic detail from “cool” to “disco ball” pretty quickly. So take a look at some of our favorite fall footwear finds that do metallic right—no sunglasses needed.

Back to school shoes - Livie and Luca boots

Livie and Luca Buck Gold Cowboy Boots
The cutest mini cowboy boots get a bit of shine to fancy up your little cowpoke.
($47.50 at Livie and Luca)

{keep reading to see 8 more fabulous back to school shoe styles for boys, girls, and toddlers}

Back to school shoes - Pediped Leo

Silver Glitter Leo Sneaker

Sure, they’ll jump higher and run faster, but machine washable? Now that’s something special.
($52 at Pediped)

Back to school shoes - Kai Blake

Kai Blake Shoe
A little gun-metal gray spiffs up these versatile boys’ shoes in bigger-kid sizes.
($50 at Tiny Soles)

Back to school shoes - Converse High Tops

Converse Kids All Star Easy Slip
Love the cool high-top cut in glittery silver. The kids will also love the stretchy, no-tie laces.
($35 at Converse)

Another silver choice from Converse – the Chuck Taylor All-Stars in a silver low-rise with a sweet blue trim. ($35 at Zappos)

Back to school shoes - Umi Shoes

Umi Cassie shoe
Silver shine is so pretty and sets these Mary Janes apart from their basic black sisters. Your kids won’t just save them for fancy occasions.
($59 at Umi)

Boumy leather booties

Boumy Leather Booties
Great little modern booties for those to whom “back-to-school” means another session of Mommy-and-Me classes.

Beeko Sagato

Beeko Sagato
A little silver piping and shiny rivets look super hip against this retro style.
($55 at Zappos)

Simple metallic

Simple Take on Ribbon Metallic Sneakers
With their lavender ribbon laces, these casual kicks are good as gold.
($48 at Tea Collection)