Best Cartoon Shoes Reviewed & Rated
Looney Tunes, Tom & Jerry, Disney, Pokemon… We all grew up watching cartoons. Cartoons have transitioned into our daily lives from athletic shoes to apparel you can find your favorite cartoon on just about anything.
For those of you who, like us, still nurture that inner childishness, we have created a list of the best cartoon shoes on the market. We have included different cartoon franchises, different shoe types, and we hope that you will be able to find just the right model for a little bit of animated joy in your wardrobe.
In a Hurry? The test winner after 17 hrs of research
Cartoon Vehicle on Upper
- Lidiano Walking Slippers
- Oyangs Cat Slippers
- Bradford Exchange Disney
- Vans SK8 HI
- Vans Era Slip-on
- Delebao Crib Shoes
- Beeliss Slippers
- Crocs Hello Kitty
- Skechers Cartoons Forever Flat
- Vans Classic
- Criteria Used for Evaluation
- Other Factors to Consider
- Frequently Asked Questions
10 Best Cartoon Shoes
1. Lidiano Walking Slippers
Cartoon Vehicle on Upper
Sizing May Vary
These slippers can be worn outside or indoors. They have a canvas/rubber upper and a cartoon vehicle which seems to drive along with each and every step. These are great at bringing comfortability and fit snug; so, your young one can feel more confident, as their little feet will feel loved by this footwear.Read more
This pair utilizes a Velcro system to provide a better fit. They have a canvas/rubber upper and a rubber sole. These are non-slip, so walking outside on clean pavement will not be a problem; as well as, traversing around the house.
We love cotton for little ones because of its un-abrasiveness and soft-to-the-touch feel it gives. In addition to this, the comfort lining works well at providing a bit of warmth.
2. Oyangs Cat Slippers
Various Cartoon Choices
Made of PVC, this pair of bathroom slippers is waterproof and non-slip. The bunny design is adorable, especially with the pairing at the inner heel when paired together; that is, these will look good on a shoe organizer. Furthermore, different color choices may yield different cartoon designs. This means you can mix and match; depending on which color your mood may take you.Read more
These are designed for shower areas, and as such, they are made with anti-slip and waterproof PVC. They should last quite a while and will keep you from the dangers of slipping when, otherwise, you might without them. Moreover, if utilized in public shower areas, you can remain safer from bacteria and foot fungi.
With each color change, there is a chance for a different styling of cartoon creation. A bear, bunny, and a cow are among the options; so, if you are a lover of animals, then you might want to get them all!
3. Bradford Exchange Disney
Original Whimsy Artwork
Mickey Mouse Charm
An absolutely stunning pair of shoes, Bradford Exchange Disney Shoes have a title of Caught In The Moment. They feature original artwork by Trevor Carlton, of Mickey and Minnie in a photo booth, where Minnie even dares to steal a kiss! These enchanting sneakers also have white midsoles, eyelets, and laces, and the look is completed with a metallic Mickey Mouse charm with a red kiss on top! To die for!Read more
Trevor Carlton reimagines the iconic Disney couple by putting them in a photo booth together. The upper of these Disney shoes are adorned with sepia-toned snaps of Mickey with his arm around Minnie, and Minnie smooching her… boy. Mouse. You get it. Simply adorable!
The Bradford Exchange Disney shoe is not only creative in its concept but high quality as well! The upper is constructed out of black stitched canvas, and the white rubber outsoles provide exceptional comfort.
4. Vans SK8 HI
Canvas & Suede Upper
Vans is a brand name well-known for its long-standing relationship with the iconic cartoon characters of Charlie Brown, Snoopy, and the Peanuts Gang. From the newest collection, we have the Vans SK8 HI, featuring a Snoopy side stripe print. The shoe is made out of canvas and suede for the upper, padded collars and signature Vans' rubber waffle outsoles. Snoopy adds a touch of charm and surprise in this unexpected combination of cartoon and skateboarding - who would’ve thought!Read more
The Vans SK8 HI include reinforced toecaps to withstand repeated wear. This shouldn’t be surprising as Vans are already focused on the skateboarding crowd, but this is also a bonus for those who are more active and expect to move around a lot in these sneakers.
A high top provides support for the ankle, though the padded collar ensures that this support isn’t restrictive in any way. You will feel stable in your step, and the flexible material will allow you to perform any leaps or turns you may want effortlessly.
5. Vans Era Slip-on
Waffle Rubber Outsole
Durable Canvas Upper
Mickey Mouse Print
Color Intensity May Vary
On the Narrow Side
Vans has been nurturing the laid-back, skateboard-ish look ever since the company was founded in 1966. Shoes in the Era collection are a great representation of that chill vibe, and the Era Slip-on is especially whimsical with its print of Mickey Mouse in an older design. This shoe sports vulcanized construction and the signature waffle outsole, as well as a padded collar and an upper made of two-tone canvas.Read more
Vulcanized construction is a special method for making shoes that involve baking the shoe in a specialized vulcanizing oven. As a result, the Van’s Era Slip-on offers a better board feel for skateboarders, while for us regular folks the vulcanized construction means it is easy to break in and less expensive to buy.
One more feature that is significant for skateboarding - the outsole of the Vans Era Slip-on has a waffle-like structure that enhances the board feel. For those who aren’t familiar with the board, the waffle outsole provides amazing traction at an affordable price.
6. Delebao Crib Shoes
Not Very Breathable
Adorable cannot be to describe this crib shoes. They are, indeed, fantastically adorable! With hers and his styles, you can pick and choose various stylings. They are made with a non-slip, rubber outsole and have a cotton lining for comfort. Furthermore, the slip-on design fits snugly and will help keep baby warm on those cooler evenings.Read more
The rubber outsole helps baby to not slip and fall when he/she begins to stand and move about. They provide decent grip and help with stabilization, as a result.
The slip-on feature makes these completely desirable from a parent/caretaker's perspective. Moreover, they can be easily removed without waking the little ones; a must-have feature, indeed.
7. Beeliss Slippers
3D Cartoon Bunny
Size Runs Big
This pair of toddler slippers is so cute and loveable. They are made with a plush upper and sole. Furthermore, these have a cotton lining to increase the already very, soft feel. In addition, they are non-slip and are adorned with a 3D cartoon bunny; floppy ears and all. For your little one, this is a must-have for extending their footwear collection.Read more
Just looking at these might make you want to snuggle. They are very, soft and are made with a cotton lining and plush sole and upper. These are certain to make your kid feel happy.
This pair of slippers is an ideal solution on those cooler evenings, as the weather begins to leave from the summer and heads into the fall. They are super warm and might aid in the little one dozing off with sleepy eyes.
8. Crocs Hello Kitty
No Unpleasant Odors
Ankle & Forefoot Straps
Not True to Size
They’re practical, they’re comfortable, and they have the adorable Hello Kitty character pinned to the side - meet Crocs Hello Kitty Sandals. Designed for toddlers and children, these are outfitted with the fully molded Croslite material, combined with an ankle strap and dual straps over the forefoot. They’re perfect for a fun, playful summer and will bring nothing but a joy to a kid who loves to spend time outdoors!Read more
All Crocs shoes come with this trademark material in the sole. It isn’t rubber or plastic, but rather an impact absorbing resin material developed for maximum cushioning. It also has anti-microbial properties, virtually eliminating any unpleasant odors.
The closure of the Crocs Hello Kitty Sandal is a hook and loop mechanism on the ankle strap - it is ridiculously easy to get into them, which especially comes in handy if your child hasn’t learned how to properly put on shoes yet.
9. Skechers Cartoons Forever Flat
100% Textile Upper
Memory foam footbed
The Sketchers Cartoons Forever Flat helps you unlock your inner child when wearing these low-cut slip-on flats. Embroidered with Garfield on the sides, the Forever Flat will help you remember simpler times when strutting around the mall or around town. The textile upper is lightweight and breathable and the outsole is pure rubber.Read more
Whether it’s a Saturday night party or a Sunday morning shopping adventure, the Forever Flat will be the cartoon cherry on top of a fun outfit. With a memory foam footbed, you’ll be able to look good and feel great the whole day through.
Finally, when it comes time to clean the Forever Flat, you can pop them in a delicate cycle and let air dry. They are super durable and easy to maintain.
10. Vans Classic
Other Cartoon Styles Available
Minimal Arch Support
For fans of Marvel, these Vans display the foot of the Hulk. They are made with a rubber outsole having a waffle tread and the upper sports canvas. In addition, there are other Marvel character and color combinations to choose from; meaning, you can build a collection worth having and can gain the 'oohs and ahs' from friends and family alike.Read more
In addition to the Hulk and his monstrous foot overlapping your own, there are other character prints available, as well. Each has their own styling and color combinations, so the uniqueness level remains new and exciting each time.
Vans' signature waffle outsole adorns this pair, as well. This means you can walk confidently down the road, at the park, in the mall, or to a friend's house for some leisure, kick-back time.
Criteria Used for Evaluation
In the hopes of piquing your interest, we tried to focus on the cartoons which have garnered a worldwide following over the years. Of course, there are more obscure ones, of which only a handful of people has heard, but chances of them getting a shoe collection are, sadly, minimal.
So, let’s go over the animations and characters which found their place on our list – and maybe a few that hadn’t, but that are still quite popular. It’s easy when you’re shopping for yourself, and you’re confident in your favorites and choice. But if you happen to be confused by all of this, and have stumbled upon our list only to get inspiration for a gift for someone who’s passionate about cartoons, this speedy tutoring in all things cartoons will help.
Disney – You can never go wrong with Disney. A certified cartoon empire, The Walt Disney Company, started out as a family-owned business in 1923. Since then it has evolved dramatically, and today there isn’t a child, teen or adult who hasn’t heard about Disney.
Coincidentally, we’re certain that there’s no child, teen or adult who doesn’t have a favorite Disney movie or a favorite Disney character. Which is why when shopping for cartoon shoes for someone else, Disney is a safe bet. Though there are different versions of Disney you should be aware of:
Disney Princesses – With every passing year they grow in numbers. First, there were the eight original Disney princesses: Cinderella, Snow White, Belle, Ariel, Aurora, Jasmine, Mulan and Pocahontas. But now our princess group includes Merida, Rapunzel, and Tiana, and will likely continue to expand.
The Disney Princesses encompass everything a little girls dream of beauty, strength, cleverness, courage, big sparkly dresses, and dazzling tiaras. This Disney collection has been on a roll since its inception, and you can find the now iconic of Disney Princesses on any type of product you can imagine: from office supplies to electronics, from food and ice cream too, unsurprisingly, apparel. Learn what someone’s favorite Disney Princess is, and you won’t have to worry about shopping for them ever again.
Classic Disney – When we say ‘classic,’ we’re thinking of the timeless silhouettes of Mickey and Minnie Mouse, Donald and Daisy Duck, Goofy, Pluto, and others. Like the little black dress and a string of white pearls, these cartoon characters will never go out of style. Whether they are marketed in their original, playful design for children, or have a bit of a twist to them to appeal to an older demographic, you will surely find an endless supply of shoes with Classic Disney themes.
Anime – Anime is a word that refers to the type of 2D animation originating from and commonly associated with Japan. That is not to say that anime is limited to only this country. For decades now, it has spread and prospered all over the world, garnering millions of devoted fans in the West in particular. The Internet is packed with communities centered around anime productions, and in recent years anime conventions have become the go-to events for artists, cosplayers and other fans looking to meet new people and share their interests.
Some of the most popular animes, which have a wide selection of merchandise available, shoes included, are:
Hayao Miyazaki movies, such as Spirited Away, Howl’s Moving Castle, etc.
Hello Kitty – Admittedly, Hello Kitty is not a cartoon character. Rather, she is a cartoon in the sense that she is drawn, but she doesn’t belong to an actual cartoon production or animation. She has been designed by a company named Sanrio, presumably as a marketing strategy. Which worked, since today Hello Kitty is known worldwide, and her cute kitty face graces many a product, from school supplies to coffee shops, and even entire airplanes decorated in her color theme.
She is a representative of the ‘kawaii’ part of Japanese pop culture, a word that roughly translates to ‘cute, adorable, loveable.’ Indeed, Hello Kitty has captured many hearts with her pink bow, button nose, short whiskers, and precious outfits. Today, she is not only popular among children but also among many young (and older) adults as well.
Snoopy – The craze for Snoopy originated in a comic strip titled ‘Peanuts’ in 1950. Charlie Brown and his pet beagle have become the most recognizable and iconic characters of this strip, and have a huge following all over the world, especially in Asian countries.
Cartoon Network – Cartoons from the Cartoon Network, unfortunately, didn’t make it on our list, but it is important to mention them, as they have strong fanbases despite being a part of a cable TV channel. You might have heard of titles such as The Powerpuff Girls, Johnny Bravo, Dexter’s Laboratory, Ed, Edd & Eddy and similar. These are all part of the Cartoon Network family, and not famous only in the US. The channel has been a kids’ favorite in other parts of the world as well, and this is why products bearing these familiar cartoon faces are sought after everywhere.
Marvel and DC – Marvel and DC don’t only come in epic cinematic form – they are comics first and foremost, and as such stock-full of hand-drawn cartoon characters. They might represent people and are less caricatured than others, but entire pages out of these comics find their way onto fashion runways. They offer a trendy, rock and roll vibe that is perfect for those who are looking to be a little bold and a little ironic in their style.
For fear of overloading you with information not particularly relevant to shoes, we’re going to stop here. Bear in mind that the ones mentioned in this section and on our list are not the only cartoons you can find printed on shoes. They are the most commonly purchased, but if you’re looking for that perfect cartoon-themed gift for someone, make sure to get the name of their favorite animation as well as their shoe size.
Print in the form of cartoons doesn’t lend itself to high fashion or formal gatherings. Sure, some might wear a cartoon-themed gown or high heels to an elegant event for a more tongue-in-cheek approach, but when we hear cartoon shoes, we think causal. Laid-back. We imagine the weekend and hanging out with our friends or playing with our kids.
This is why the shoes on our list are leaning towards comfortable, everyday wear, and why we have chosen models that can be worn with anything in an unofficial setting.
Sneakers: Whether you’re looking for a pair of new shoes for the gym, need basic footwear for every day, or are even trying to match something easy and effortless with that new skirt you bought – sneakers will never fail you. Cartoon sneakers especially are cute, whimsy, and will add a touch of that much-needed liveliness to any outfit.
On our list we have included regular trainers, then slip-ons for – as their name says – quick and easy slipping into your shoes, particularly useful for those who are perpetually late, and of course, high tops, for a splash of cool rock rebellion.
Boots: Just because it’s rainy and muddy outside doesn’t mean you have to feel that way inside too. Treat yourself to a pair of waterproof boots with some colorful cartoon designs on the sides and step out into bad weather with a grin on your face and a spring in your step. Instant mood lifters!
Sandals: When summer rolls around we immediately go for bright and bold, open-toed and strappy. Sunshine and clear skies are the perfect opportunity to break out sandals with adorably funny cartoon characters on them. They certainly won’t leave anyone indifferent and will garner you many compliments along the way.
Don’t take our word as law, however. When it comes to fashion there are no rules; rather, there might be some, but style and taste are subjective, so in this case, rules are meant to be broken. If it’s a reflection of your personality, if you like to challenge both yourself and those around you, then by all means, wear those cartoon shoes to work, meet your in-laws in them, conquer the world!
Comfort comes, first and foremost, in the form of cushioning. Look for molded footbeds, for padded insoles, memory foam, and other shock-absorbing materials. When you’re expected to be on your feet for most of the day you need footwear which will distribute your weight evenly inside the shoe. The most important thing is that you don’t feel pressure in your heel and that your feet, ankles, knees and even lower back aren’t experiencing any cramping or pain.
Flexibility plays an important role in footwear comfort. You should go for shoes which roll with your foot as you move, which have soles that aren’t too rigid. The best option would be those which flex in the forefoot area.
Before you settle on a purchase, you should check that your shoe fits well. Your toes, or any other part of your foot, shouldn’t be hanging off the edge, and the straps of the sandal should be comfortable. They shouldn’t be so loose that your foot is slipping out – as you may risk losing your shoe in the middle of a hike – but they also shouldn’t be too constricting and painfully digging into your skin.
Lastly, try to avoid heavy, bulky models. They tend to put a lot of stress not only on your feet but also on your shins, and they aren’t ideal for all-day activity.
One of the key characteristics of a great design is being versatile enough to be worn with a variety of outfits. Usually, this will be something that isn’t too fancy or too plain.
Another important aspect of overall versatility is the color options. The colors available are important because even if the style is attractive, it won’t be quite as wearable if you aren’t able to get a color that will match with what your wardrobe.
Another important criterion that we used when picking out products is the price tag. The truth is, we all know the price is important. When picking out footwear, we have a budget in mind and try to stay in-between a specific dollar amount. However, when it comes to this type of evaluation, we are looking at something a bit different. Here, we focused on a way to ensure that no matter what product you decide, you receive your money’s worth for the purchase.
We paid very close attention to the highest priced items and the lowest price. In this, we were able to draw some conclusions as to what perhaps maybe an average price tag.
Expert Interviews & Opinions
Cartoon shoes are, in a way, like any other print style of footwear. You can pair them easily with casual denim or colored jeans, or rock them with playful skirts. These particular shoes add an element of fun to your outfit, making it playful, and they can be considered a statement piece, sure to drum up a lot of chatter!
Keep your footwear away from direct sunlight when storing to help maintain color. If your cartoon shoes should start to fade, many times shoe paint can actually be a quick fix to help fill in faded coloring, especially on canvas shoes.
Other Factors to Consider
It can get a little dreary in grown-up shoes and clothes, can’t it? Neutral colors, always trying to look sharp, well put-together, doing your best to maintain an image of a mature, responsible adult. When you become tired of that, and when you’re ready for a short travel back in time - to when your biggest preoccupation was what time your cartoon was coming on the program - why not treat yourself to a pair of cartoon shoes? They’re whimsical, cute, and bound to brighten up your day.
Frequently Asked Questions
q: Aren’t cartoon shoes a bit silly for me?
Absolutely not! That is the beauty of cartoon shoes – they are suitable for everyone! Your age doesn’t matter, and neither does your gender. Cartoons are timeless, and – let’s be real – anyone who says they’re not into cartoons gets an immediate ‘dull and uninteresting’ stamp on their forehead, don’t they? So look up shoes with your favorite cartoon on them and wear them with confidence!
q: My cartoon shoes are made of canvas. How do I wash them?
There are two ways of effectively washing shoes made of canvas. One is by hand, which is a longer – or more arduous – process, but which will help your shoes last. Scrub the outside of the shoe with a toothbrush or a sponge, using warm water with a mild laundry detergent. Avoid submerging the shoe entirely, and rinse it with clean, warm water when you’re done.
The other way of washing your canvas shoes is by using the washing machine. Set it to a gentle cycle with cool water, add half the usual dose of mild detergent. Bear in mind that using a washing machine risks discoloration and weakening of the glue that holds the shoes together.
After you have washed them, it is preferable to leave them to dry naturally, in the sun if you can. Stuff the inside of the shoes with paper to preserve their shape.
q: Are these for dressing up?
Probably not! While this style look does pair perfectly for most daily wear, the style really probably won't work with anything fancier. That’s why it’s important to see all of the versatile styles we’ve chosen today.
q: Can you replace the insole?
This is a great question to ask when purchasing any type of footwear. Now, given the nature and style of these, most often, the insole is sewed or glued into the actual footbed, making it impossible to replace the insole. However, we can say, during our research, we did find a few brands and products that did come with a replaceable insole.