Lace-Free Shoes Perfect for the School Year & Beyond

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Let your little one slip into something easy and stylish this back-to-school season. These lace-free options give even the smallest pre-schooler the independence to get ready on their own. Which means less work for you! From classic styles to collabs you’ll love, keep reading to see our top picks for shoes without laces.

photo: Saucony

Saucony Jazz Hook & Loop Sneaker

A longtime favorite, Saucony's classic sneaker features a hook and loop feature for easy on/off, a rubber outsole for traction and flexibility and the suede and nylon uppers are just as stylish as the adult version. Offered in six different colors, there's one for every kid in the family. 

Buy them here, $38

Stride-Rite's Washable Slip-On Sneaker

A washable sneaker that slips on and off with ease? Sounds like a match made in kid heaven. Stride Rite's topkick washable slip-on sneaker is exactly that, and it comes in both white and navy blue. With a fun red rubber overlay and the option of adding laces (if you dare!), this is a good slip-on shoe for little and big kids alike. 

Buy them here, $24.95. 

photo: courtesy Native

The Miles from Native Shoes

Native Shoes's Miles is a play on their classic Jefferson shoe but comes with retroreflective spray in select areas on the shoe that's perfect for low-light conditions. It's got a wider fit than the Jefferson but still has a quick slip-on, slip-off feature that both parents and kids love. 

Buy them here, $20 & up. 

New Balance's Fresh Foam Slip-On Sneaker

Even velcro straps can be a challenge for toddlers, which is why we love these super slip-on sneakers from New Balance. We also love that an extra-thick foam sole offers extra comfort for on-the-go kiddos. 

Buy them here, $24.99.

Adidas Superstar x LEGO® Shoes

How awesome is this collab between LEGO and Adidas? Your kiddo will get the same comfort that a regular Adidas shoe offers, as well as the fun colors and playful touch of the brick-inspired shell toe. 

Buy them here, $65. 

SO® Alexaa Girls' Ankle Boots

For your mini fashionista, these black ankle boots are perfect! They come in five colors, have a cute side bow and a soft faux-suede upper. 

Buy them here, $39.99.

KEEN’s Newport H2 Sandal

A classic water shoe that won’t fall apart, KEEN shoes are worth the price. The pull tab fastener holds the shoe tight on the foot and your kiddo can pick from tons of different colors and styles. 

Buy them here, $43.90 & up.

Vans' Ascher Checker Slip-On

Who doesn't love a good Vans slip-on sneaker? This iconic shoe is gender neutral and makes a statement at any age. 

Buy them here, $39.99.

Mishansha's Athletic Hiking Shoes

A lace-free shoe that doubles as both a running and hiking shoe? It sounds ideal for a little outdoor enthusiast! With water-resistant uppers and a resistant rubber toe guard that protects little feet, this pick will take your kiddo from school to the playground and beyond. Plus, it's offered in more than a dozen of colors. 

Buy it here, $29 & up. 

—Gabby Cullen with Felissa Allard

Editor’s Note: At the time of publication, all items were available for purchase. 

All images courtesy of retailers. 

 

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