Recently the need for shoes has been hitting hard in my house.

My son has been wearing hand me downs for three years. I can literally count on my two hands how many times I’ve spent money on his wardrobe. It isn’t just because I am frugal. Kids, especially boys, are so destructive and always choose the naked option! Why waste money on clothes he constantly refuses to wear or soaks in spaghetti and mud simultaneously?

Speaking of destructive boys, the older they get the harder they are on their clothes. When my son recently hit size 8 shoes there was no shoes left in his hand me down box.

Sad day for this mama. Guess i’ll need to get some more wide fit shoes for women and let go of some of my current favorite comfy shoes for him?

As for my daughter, she has been struggling with the confidence to walk. Every time she falls its like she just gives up and resorts back to the “safety” of crawling.

So as spring approached I was on the hunt for shoes. As a frugal mama I was shocked at children shoe prices! It’s not the fact that quality shoes are expensive, I’ll pay to have shoes that are developing my children’s feet correctly. It’s the need for multiple pairs! You can never have enough shoes but if you do want to purchase some multiple use footwear then you should check out some Vessi footwear, they are 100% waterproof and extremely comfortable, you can wear them on any adventure which can be hot or cold – don’t have to worry about getting your shoes or your feet wet! You can get them in adult and children sizes. Children do need lots of shoes:

-Tennis shoes for parks with wood chips and mud, not to mention sports and bike riding.

-Breathable sandals for hot days outside that still protect toes.

-Pool/splash pad shoes that don’t cause blisters when wet.

-Dress shoes to complete that perfect outfit.

I turned to my penny pinching sister for advice. Her solution…People Footwear!

My sister said it was my 3 year old niece’s only pair of shoes. They were actually second hand bought, then lasted a whole year of use, and now will be handed down to her little sister! In addition, she already planned to buy the next size up for her daughter this spring.

Tell me more!

Who is People Footwear?

“People Footwear is ultra–light, supremely comfortable and perfect for doing whatever it is you do.”

Using innovative designs and materials People Footwear have crafted the perfect all occasion shoes. People Footwear has a vast variety of shoes to meet almost any style or age. Most importantly, all their shoes are engineered with their SkyLite EVA.

“EVA stands for ethylene vinyl acetate — a fancy word for rubberized foam. All of our shoes are made with our custom–engineered SkyLite™ EVA, a super light and shock–absorbent material. Our unique SuperCush™ sock liner (which molds to your foot) is also made of EVA because a lighter, cushier shoe makes for a happier you.”

It took everything in me to not add a pair of women’s shoes to my cart. They seriously looked so comfortable and stylish.

Like not just coolest mom on the playground stylish, but fashionista at the local cafe or bar.

However, I stayed focus and just nabbed two different designs for my little ones.

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The Slater Kids

The Slater Kids have the classic skateboarder slip-on look with People Footwear science.

The style is sleek yet practical. Despite the fun vibrant patterns to choose from, my son chose black. Probably having to do with his love for Batman. I did not attest, because remember these are his ONLY shoes for spring and summer. Black goes with everything and still maintains a clean look in-between washings.

The loafer look makes them stylish when I can occasionally get him to dress up while still having a youthful fear to fit everyday attire.

In addition, The Slater Kid’s footbed is lightweight yet extremely durable. These shoes protect and move like a tennis shoe. We found them great for the park and even riding his bike.

The Slater Kids are made with People Footwear’s fully-molded EVA Skylite upper with holes for maximum air-flow.

This means the perfect shoe for almost any environment. We tested his People Footwear at the local children’s museum. I watched him climb, run, jump, and get soaked in puddles and never once heard him complain or adjust his shoes. I love not having to worry about blisters, exposed toes getting stubbed, or shoes slipping off wet feet.

Laces free means my 3 year old son can QUICKLY put them on independently. Once they are on I know they are on. No adjusting velcro or tying laces!

Our People Footwear shoes fit with and without socks so wearing them into fall isn’t a problem.

The Ace Kids

I was in cuteness overload with People Footwear Ace Kids. These stylish faux lace slip ons were just what we needed.

The unisex style and colors almost convinced me to pick a neutral for future kids, but in the end I went full girl with a vibrant leopard print!

With an off white background and print of 4 bright colors and black, I knew my daughter could wear these with any outfit.

For a new walker I was adamant about flexible non clunky shoes. The Ace Kid’s footbed is made with the same durable lightweight design as the Slater Kids.

I love how The Ace Kids move with her feet and barely add any weight. She also is comfortable wearing her shoes with and without socks.

The tops are also made with People Footwear’s fully-molded Skylite EVA and air-flow holes. Again making these shoes great for heat, sweat, water, mud, and grass.

I knew my daughter’s shoes would help her keep up with her brother wherever he took his People Footwear.

There’s More!

People Footwear is not just a kid brand. They have a stylish collection for men and women as well. You can find sandals for warm sunny days, knit uppers for hard workouts, low tops for special occasions, and even boots to face the cold wet winter. There is a variety of shoes offered both in adult and kid sizes. Perfect for those adorably family matching days!


Anticipating one pair of shoes through two seasons means preparing to have weekly cleanings. People Footwear suggest cleaning shoes with a soft cloth or tooth bush. I used a Magic sponge and loved the result! We’ve already established wet People Footwear are still safe and comfortable, meaning freshly cleaned shoes can go directly back on feet. Or if you have a wild son like me, you can choose to hose down shoes and kids all at once.

So as you approach this spring with excitement for warmer weather and days of play outside, you can forget the shoe chase. People Footwear has you covered with shoes that are perfect for all occasions, all outfits, and almost any environment. These quality shoes save your budget and time by being your kids’ one and done pair of shoes. Now that is something to be excited about!

69 Comments on One and Done with People Footwear

  1. I Love that they are cute, comfortable, great for all occasions, and for the whole family!

  2. I would like to get a pair for my grandson when he starts walking. I have one problem though. I think his feet are going to stink (already do) just like his father and grandfather’s. I’m not talking regular stink either. Are these shoes (rubber) gonna make his feet sweat?

  3. I never heard of “EVA” before. I like the variety and styles available.

  4. I like all the variety that they offer. Plus the way you talked about how well they hold up an wear so well. Thanks for the great review.

  5. A pair of these would be great for my grandson for when we all go camping together. They have such a great selection.

  6. This is my first time hearing of People Footwear! I love their styles. Pretty neat <3

  7. Love the different styles and patterns! I’d love a matching set for me and my daughter ?

  8. The shoes look really comfortable and I love the different styles and patterns. Thank you for sharing!

  9. These shoes are too cute! I love them and can’t wait to get a pair of my own. Thanks for the review and introducing me to this brand!

  10. I love these even more after reading your review! I really hope I win them! They sound just right!

  11. The shoes from People footwear are super cute,stylish affordable and comfortable looking. I am excited to shop around for some shoes after this great review. Thank you. 🙂

  12. These seem like really cute shoes. I like that they look well ade and seem easy for my kids to slip on and off.

  13. Love these super cute People footwear shoes, they’re very stylish durable & look really comfortable. Thanks very much for the informative review.

  14. GREAT looking shoes, but more importantly, healthy for the feet! We all know how important good foot health is, especially for a child. They run around all day, climbing etc. Good choice for anyone, it seems to me.

  15. love the shoes, in my opinion they are made for life. The styles are cute and love the shock absorbent material perfect for a busy life

  16. yay for a lightweight and comfortable shoe for the whole family! One stop shop.

  17. I love those loafer shoes, they look very comfortable. My kids always want slip on shoes for the summer because they’re in and out of the house all the time.

  18. These are really cute and I love they are light weight. Perfect for outdoor activities!

  19. I raised four boys. One of my least favorite things to do was shoe shopping. Now I’m expecting my 6th grandchild. Now that I am in a better position financially, I try and buy my grandchildren shoes every now and then to help the parents out. Thanks for a tip on affordable shoes that are also good quality.

  20. I love these,,my grandkids would really love something like this,,i love that they are stylish and can be washed easy

  21. These are some really cute shoes! Love that you can just slip them on your feet. No having to tell the kiddos to tie their shoes over and over all day, ha!

  22. First, if the blog wasn’t about shoes I wouldn’t have noticed them (OK I would have eventually). Those are some adoooorable kids! goodness. Second, I love how you tested the shoes everywhere :P. And they do look great

  23. These look like a classier version of Crocs. They look really nice!

    Your little girl seems to be enamored of her new shoes.

  24. I have a puddle jumper! He never makes it to the other side of the puddle. somehow he always falls short,even if the puddle is only 6 inches across and 2 inches deep!! He needs 3 or 4 tries to get across. And a really big 2 feet jump.

  25. Sounds like a nice summer shoe, but I wonder how hot and sweaty feet would get in a pair like these. That’s a problem I have with lots of shoes.

  26. I have two grandchildren with growing feet and these shoes would be great to win. They are real cute.

  27. I never heard of People Footwear before. I like that these shoes are lightweight, washable and slip-on. They offer a great selection of colors to go with every outfit.

  28. I had never heard of People Footwear before today. These look great. I love that they are easy to put on, giving the child some independence but also pride in getting ready by themselves.

  29. Cute, comfortable and practical – what more could I want. I’d never heard of People Footwear before, but I think I’d like a pair!

  30. My youngest daughter wears her older sisters hand me downs too! I love People Footwears wide variety of shoes, they have so many cute ones. 🙂 Thanks for sharing!

  31. Love both the colors and design of the shoes but my fav thing about them is the comfort. The maximum airflow and the fact that they suit mud, grass is a big plus. The shoes would definitely keep the kids active and comfortable!!

  32. I would love to try a pair of The Waldo in really black/yeti white, size 9… these all look so comfortable. I have not bought myself shoes in years, literally because I cannot find styles I like with the good soles. They only seem to come in men’s shoes, but I’m a 41 year old woman. It’s time I “shoe up”again! I have a shoe fetishist that has dwindled. … maybe not anymore. I am so willing to be a shoe tester for your company. Let me know. This Mom needs to re-shoe, but test first.

  33. I love that these shoes are lightweight and shock absorbent. I love that these are perfect for the entire family.

  34. Oh wow I didn’t even know these kinds of footwear existed – would love to try them and see how light they feel!

  35. I love the leopard print shoes for a girl! I reuse anything we can in our home as well!

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