Bright colors abound in kids’ shoes. Shoppers don’t have to sacrifice comfort or quality to find colorful styles that their children will enjoy wearing. From bright pink high-tops to purple sandals to neon green crocs, there’s a lot of pizzazz and sparkle in children’s shoes today. Sometimes the sparkle is literal: you can find shoes with metallic accents or even sequins. For the child whose personality is a little less “loud,” you can always go with a traditional dark shoe with brighter accents, such as neon treads or brightly colored shoe strings.
For the preschool and toddler set, color often meets cartoons. When you shop online venues like SneakerKing.com, you can find a wide variety of shoes for young children that feature their favorite animated characters. These range from the Hello Kitty to Batman and Lightning McQueen. Kids seem enchanted with the idea of wearing shoes that remind them of their favorite stories.
Children’s shoes aren’t the only ones to champion color. Women’s shoes can also come in a surprising rainbow of hues. While it’s not perhaps too surprising to find brightly colored women’s flip-flops (color and the beach have always seemed to go together), you can find cheerful tones in all sorts of shoes, including yoga slides, slippers, slip-on sneakers or casual canvas slings, running shoes and boots. Even women’s cleats, for more serious-minded athletic endeavors, can be found with brightly colored accents. While pink and purple still seem to predominate in shoes for younger girls, the accent colors in women’s running shoes often come in sophisticated palettes like lime green and teal blue. Some women’s running shoes, like the trail style from Kanadia, combine a bright green with what they call “vivid pink” tread.
While men’s dress shoes and casual footwear tend to be more conservative color-wise, with white, black, navy, and brown shoes still in abundance, the colorful trend does show up more in men’s running shoes and sneakers. Companies like Ralph Lauren and Chuck Taylor provide some very colorful options in canvas shoes and high tops. ASICS Gel-Flash running shoes come in a neat combination of royal blue and bright orange accents and strings.
It turns out that men and women, boys and girls, toddler and even infants can all sport bright colors on their feet.