If The Shoe Fits: Local Shoe Shops for the Small Set

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Keeping your kids well-heeled can keep you on your toes. When their shoes are suddenly snug seemingly overnight, where do you go when they need a pair pronto? Try one of these local, kiddie shoe shops on for size. We fell head over heels for their attentive service and dedication to finding the perfect fit—something sure to get your shopping started on the right foot.


With locations in East Cobb, Little Five Points, Kennesaw and Buckhead—this funky foot shop stocks sizes to fit both kids and adults. Look for hip and hot brands like Tom’s, Converse, Merrell, Minnetonka and UGG, as well as more “off the wall” selections like limited edition Vans.

Address: Click here to find the location nearest you. coolshoes.com


Expect expert service from this small, locally owned shop. You child will first be measured using that old-school-metal-shoe-measuring-thingie, and then the helpful staff can help find a pair to fit for their foot—and your budget. This Buckhead boutique specializes in European shoes (some of which will set you back a pretty penny), but also stocks kiddie classics like Naturino, Pediped, Keds, and Sun Sea’s.

Address: 3145 Peachtree Rd. NE, Ste. 193
Phone: 404-365-0746


Another popular pit stop for Buckhead Bettys, and their wee ones, is Sprong. They stock high-end brands like Frye, Ugg, Morgan & Milo and Bloch’s beautiful ballet flats. Don’t miss fun extras like Emi-Jay hair bands or Piggy Paint nail polish.

Address: 375 Pharr Rd. NE, Ste. 502
Phone: 404-846-8506


Coggins Shoes for Kids
Don’t let the size of Coggins’ 4,500 square foot store scare you. This locally owned children’s shoe shop has been fitting feet since 1925, and they take the time to help you find the right pair. With a selection of over 2,100 pairs of sale shoes everyday, you can shop smart for brands like New Balance, Striderite, Keds, Teva, and Crocs—without having to foot a big bill.

Address: 2207 Roswell Rd., Marietta
Phone: 770-973-5335

Where do you shop for shoes for your kids? Share the secrets of your soles with us below!

—Phebe Wahl

Photos courtesy of Yelp, Sprong, Abbadabba’s, and Coggins Shoes for Kids via Facebook