With a seven-year-old who has yet to outgrow the My Little Pony obsession, I’ve conceded. All things being equal, I realize I’d rather her hide in her room with her friends role-playing stories about friendship and teamwork than whatever it is other cartoons are teaching–or not teaching. (Ahem, Sponge Bob.). So of course she flipped out, in a shriek-til-your-eardrums-bleed kind of way, when she first saw these My Little Pony Rainbow Dash slip-on shoes.
(Update: This style shown no longer available, but visit the website for a full selection of My Little Pony sneakers for kids.)
The design is pretty great, with a Vans-style shoe featuring details like little rainbow ribbon tabs in the back to mimic a tail. I seriously hope they come out with other characters too — my daughter puts in a request for Fluttershy — but I can see where Rainbow Dash pretty much checks all the boxes for young MLP-obsessed kids.
There’s also a more athletic My Little Pony sneaker which offers more support along with those Velcro closures parents have come to worship. And remarkably, they both run really true to size which never seems to be the case when I order shoes online for my daughter these days. Must be magic. The magic of friendship, and talking ponies, and accurate Stride-Rite sizing charts.
Sorry adult bronies: the slip-ons only go up to a child’s size 1.
Find the My Little Pony Rainbow Dash slip-on shoes and two other styles of My Little Pony shoes for kids at Stride-Rite starting at $40. Thanks to the company for sending CMP a pair for review.