Friday, December 10, 2010

Noah... The great shoe destroyer

Noah turned 8 this summer, and since that time, my very active boy has been blowing through shoes.  He went through a pair a month all summer long.  We tried expensive shoes.  We tried cheap shoes.  It did not matter.  He would split out the side or the toe or crack the sole.  I purchased his back to school shoes with high hopes, but one week after the start of school he showed me the hole that was beginning to form. 

He runs fast and stops short, which will quickly shorten the life span of most shoes.  For a while we thought that no one could make a shoe that could stand up to the Noah test. 

Until now.

We have found a shoe that can pass with flying colors.  The Slingshot by Stride rite.  Noah has been wearing these shoes since the end of August and they still look great.  He had just come in from the playground when I took the photo below, so they were a little dusty, but they clean up nicely.
Now I have to admit, Stride rite shoes are not that easy to find locally in southeast Nebraska.  However they do have a great website with a wide selection of styles and sizes that makes finding the right shoe very easy. 
They are a bit more expensive than some of the other shoes on the market, but boy are they worth it.  I think we may actually have found a pair of shoes that Noah will grow out of before he wears them out.  That says a lot about these shoes. 

Ben got a pair that light up when you walk.  It was so funny when he first put them on and I showed him the light, he just stood and stomped his foot.  He has been wearing his all fall and they still look new.  I am sure he will outgrow his before he wears them out.   

                                  

Thank you Stride rite for making a shoe that can pass the Noah test.  Ben likes his too.