Meet the Test Drivers
Ashton's mom said that Ashton was particularly impressed with the SuperBall soles in his new Stride Rites. He thought those were extra-cool.
Caleb's mom is a devoted Stride Rite Mom her kids have grown up wearing almost exclusively Stride Rite shoes. Both she and Caleb liked the look of the shoes. Caleb, however, said that he liked his shoes but wishes they were "shinier." Interestingly enough, Caleb's mom said that she likes that they weren't as shiny as the Stride Rite shoes he had last year.
Owen's mom said, "The design is very intricate and unique, also they are Velcro strapped, which is great for a five year old still learning to tie his shoes!" She reported that Owen was excited about his new shoes.
The Comfort Test
Caleb's mom said Caleb's shoes are flexible and lightweight. She noticed that this style had less padding than other Stride Rite styles, but felt this was because the Stride Rite TT Hendrix Lace is designed to be a lightweight athletic shoe.
Owen's mom said that Owen's go-to shoe in the past had been a skate-inspired slip-on shoe, but that these Stride Rites seemed more comfortable for him and offered more support for his feet. Owen said his Stride Rites were really comfortable.
The Style File
Caleb's mom liked that Caleb's Stride Rites were less flashy than the ones he had before. These shoes will go with anything in his Back to School wardrobe.
Both Owen and his mom liked the look of his new Stride Rites. Owen said they are his "cool new shoes."