Best Paw Patrol Shoes Reviewed & Rated
Criteria Used for Evaluation
Ease of Use
Here at Nicer Shoes, we like to encourage independence. Not every child has the same level of skill and progress, and that is totally okay. To level the playing field, we offer shoes that even a tyke struggling with motor skills can feel in charge and responsible. while wearing
From handle boots to velcro, our options are all super simple to get on and off. It can be really so stressful to dress your child. Early childhood brings a phase of rebellion. A kid doesn't take being told what to do lying down. I mean, if they did, it probably would be way easier to dress them in the first place.
All of these shoes are little hand and feet friendly. Clogs from Crocs and a stretchy backed sling from PAW Patrol make going out in the summer sun a much more streamlined operation. At the end of the day, we want to encourage kids and show them what they're capable of.
Comfort is so integral in shoes. Kids shoes especially. A child simply will not put on a shoe they deem to be too tight, too scratchy, or too hard. They would rather stay inside all day than put something they decided to hate.
This can be really overwhelming sometimes. You want your child to feel good, but you also want something that will make them happy and put a smile on their face. The light up shoes on this list are ultra padded and fun. I love that their LEDs are super bright, and your kids will feel like they're walking on air.
Puffy snow boots and soft lined sandals shouldn't be forgotten. Your child's character preference and the weather should be the only two things you have to worry about after reading our list!
The best thing for a young child's feet is to go sans shoes. That really isn't possible. If it were, we would let them. How can we try to combat this in a way that protects their feet without interfering with growth? By choosing light, flexible shoes.
This list is all super lightweight options, the handle rain boot is the heaviest weight here. That is really impressive for kids shoes, especially factoring in this list includes winter boots, light up shoes, and sport sandals. Your child won't be caught dragging their feet in any of these!
Can we just take a moment to be thankful for hook and loop closures? Almost all our options have them, and if not them, they have an adjustable velcro panel, or elastic to keep them on. Children's feet come in as many variations as adult feet, some run wide, some run narrow.
That makes perfect sense considering they grow into adults. However, parents often forget this and are quick to blame the shoe instead of the foot. This can cause frustration and confusion on shoe size and needs. Kid's options that utilize adjustable features and straps are indespensable for parents. Not only do they allow them to size up and get longer wear out of them, but they also can make adjustments when the foot just isn't quite lining up.
Kids grow like bean sprouts. Their tastes can change even faster. We don't want you breaking the bank on themed shoes for them. Today they could love PAW Patrol, tomorrow they could be begging for Big Bird shoes. It isn't easy in the always indecisive mind of a child.
The easiest thing to do from here is to not buy extremely expensive footwear. Budget their themed items, and be mindful of spending during growth spurt periods. This is really simple despite it being impossible to anticipate a spurt, just go by your child's age and their previous growth rate.
Top 10 Picks
1. PAW Patrol Sport Sandal
Skye is a brave, no-nonsense pup, so it makes perfect sense she would adorn PAW Patrols sport, sparkly sandal. She calls to her fellow rescuers with her cute quip, "let's take to the sky". Her favorite things to do are flying her helicopter, or going for an airy spin with her pup pack wings. Skye inspires the adventure and courage in all of those who watch her, and this little sandal will ensure her biggest fans are ready to show off their bravery.
These sparkly sports sandals open completely up with the straps, so this is really easy to wear for kids and easy to get on for parents. Adjustable to accommodate varying foot widths, this is a great choice of summer shoe for your fan. Durable outsoles on both shoes to prepare your little one for play turn this into a perfect playground shoe!
Soft lining inside the whole shoe avoids complaints from the Skye fan’s and keeps little feet happy. Of course, this means the insoles are also padded, making the whole wearing experience not be the normal nightmare of a kid’s sandal. The strip of glitter is sassy and cute and the price is optimal for a shoe specifically used during only one or two seasons.
2. Nickelodeon High Top
Many of our options will be from Nickelodeon or PAW Patrol themselves, but not only because they don’t allow many brands permission to use their characters. Nickelodeon has spent years creating and distributing storylines and characters that are beloved by so many children, and their product offerings don’t disappoint the fans they have made.
A denim option, this high top has hearts and stars printed on the denim, which any budding fashionista would go gaga for. The glittery silver laces draw attention with their distinct glitter. Pink lines are used to accent the vulcanized rubber sole and toe, mixing it up from the basic black trim on similar canvas style sneakers. Skye and Everest are depicted in hearts at the heel, and have never looked so good!
The silver laces are super stretchy, but because these are high top, a zipper inside the shoe is also added. Great for kids not yet comfortable with tying their shoes, or chronic procrastinators when it comes to getting out the door. The non-marking outsole is built up from the base to protect the stitching and add durability. These are wildly affordable and come complete with a padded footbed, a purchase both parent and kids will be glad to make!
3. ACI Beach Sandal
For over 30 years, ACI has been a leading manufacturer and distributor of multiple shoe brands. Their understanding of the market and consumer allows them to offer top-notch products affordably, so everyone can own their fashionable styles. Headquartered in Los Angeles, these beach sandals were made to look like they were for as big a star as Everest and Skye are. Hot pink and dripping in attitude, this ACI look is one to be proud of taking home!
Can we first please talk about these charms? This beach sandal has 3D charms that are honestly too precious for words. Hearts and paw prints jump out from the straps to create a fun addition to the classic sandal. I don’t know how anyone wouldn’t absolutely love them. The backstrap is elastic so it gives a custom fit and ensures no slippage or tripping as flip flop styles often can’t avoid.
The lined elastic won’t rub or bother your little one’s feet either, so you don’t have to bring back up shoes for a stroll on the boardwalk. Rubber, non-skid soles make these a no brainer for taking poolside or to any place with fun, sun, and water. Everest and Skye are only on the footbed, but these still somehow manage to send the PAW Patrol message with every step. So durable and inexpensive, if your PAW Patrol fan doesn’t yet have a summer shoe, this is the one!
4. Crocs Funlab
Crocs has distributed over 300 million shoes worldwide, and their company loves every second of it. A family oriented business with employee involvement and pride, Crocs is famous for their crazy comfortable clogs that are made into an unusual, sporty silhouette. Foam is used to create a lighter than light, water resistant, easy to clean casual shoe that people from all walks of life flock to.
Funlab is known for making clogs themed with children’s favorite television and movie characters. The fully molded Croslite cradles your offsprings feet like a newborn, and the patented foam cushioning will make them never want to take them off. An officially licensed product, these have all the hit characters on the show. This Croc features Chase, Marshall, Rocky, Rubble, and Zuma!
Children love showing off their fandoms, so when they see this ensemble Croc they will be eager to introduce you to their pup friends! The graphic is on the top of the Croc, which means they can easily see the design and can enjoy their clogs as much as their friends do! The back strap is adjustable, so this shoe can be worn backless or with the added security of the strap. Crocs can be a little pricey for such a casual shoe, but the price is still reasonable, and I encourage you size up because you can get quite the rough and tumble play out of these.
5. PAW Patrol Lighted Runner
PAW Patrol of course makes their own officially licensed products, because who can do it better than PAW Patrol themselves. They lovingly create merchandise that reflects their perfectly precious pup characters, in the best way possible. PAW Patrol has had multiple successful seasons on television, and their products will give you multiple successful wears!
Skye is the pilot member of the search and rescue team. These light up shoes feature the ambitious cockapoo as she soars through the clouds to help those in need. Everest, the husky, makes a return appearance to make this the cutest pink light up option around. Shiny as heck and covered in accents such as the heroes scrawled across the shoe and the paw prints on the outsole make for a unique twist on the usual themed sneaker.
With stretchy laces and a hook and loop closure, this is little hand friendly, and help encourage clothing independence! The footbed is padded for ultra cushioning as well. An outsole that prevents against marks and slips is ideal, and luckily this light up runner has just that! These will light up with every step and their low price makes them an exciting addition to the wardrobe of kids that parents won’t regret!
6. PAW Patrol Slip-on
Marshall is the star of this officially licensed pair. His dalmation spots are too cute to not instantly love, and he is, of course, the firefighter of the group. He is also, not so expectedly, the klutz. You can often find Marshall struggling with his elevator, or otherwise managing a sticky situation. His classic phrase is “I’m okay” to reassure his puppy friends that he didn’t get into anything he couldn’t get out of.
Slip-ons are such a perfect choice for young ones. They are easy to wear, cute and stylish, and there is no fussing when it comes to throwing them on before heading out the door. A durable outsole makes these a no brainer, and the padded insole and collar are great for even the most difficult kid.
Jersey and canvas make up the upper that features twin side gore to stretch and allow your child’s foot to glide in and out with ease. The lining is so soft and it contrasts well with the printed fabric of the collar. They have a textured outsole that won’t easily mark, and a rounded toe for a sweet profile. These are low priced and trendy, an ideal grab for any fan’s parents.
7. PAW Patrol Chase
“Chase is on the case,” that is what our favorite german shepard utters when posed with a tough assignment. Paw Patrol developed a great little character in our police dog friend, working as a spy and an officer, Chase is mature and ready for everything. If you child models themselves after any puppy, Chase is a pretty awesome choice. PAW Patrol knows that these two pups are loved, and they made this shoe with the tiniest fans in mind.
Padded tongues are important in kids shoes, because generally your child will decide whether they want to wear the shoe by how good they feel on their feet. This lighted runner has a padded collar along with the tongue, and the insole is also cushioned, so they are sure to be a favorite of your tyke.
The great traction and slip resistant sole has texture that is in the shape of bones and paws, a fun, hidden design element of these shoes. The stretchy laces make this possible to slip on, but for a closer fit they have the velcro strip hook and loop to pull tight. These light up with every step just like your babe’s face when they see their shoes in action! This is a no guilt buy, the price is reasonable and caters to all the needs of growing feet!
8. Josmo Snow Boot
Another pick from Josmo, this brand is one of the few that was able to get permission from Nickelodeon to use the Paw Patrol name and likeness, and it is for a reason. They trusted this children’s brand to do right by their characters, and this snow boot is an adorable imagining of the show’s favorite girl pups. Josmo’s large collection is distributed in multiple countries, and they are a reliable brand for any parent on a budget, that still wants the cutest styles.
Your child’s feet will truly be on patrol in this lavender and pink option. Adorned with the likeness of the two cuties named Skye and Everest. Everest fits here, because she is a little husky who loves the snow. Your child will certainly love it too outfitted in these sparkly boots! Three hook and loop closures provide the perfect fit and a secure feel. You kid will be able to get these on and off themselves which is always a plus.
The boot is fleece lined and ultra warm and cozy, a must for any cold weather childrens boot. The straps have a fun font reading paw on one, and patrol on another, with all three straps accented with paws. It doesn’t hurt that these are really affordable for a snow boot! White and pink stitching makes for a precious contrasting color scheme, and the heel will protect your little one’s feet from impact. This super sparkly option has a padded collar and tongue, which adds insulation and a soft fit.
9. Nickelodeon Rain Boots
Nickelodeon is known as the first children’s network, ever. Based in New York, they have been making shows for the toddler to teen demographics since 1977, when they were first launched. They get their name from the old five cent movie theatres of the same title. Initially commercial free, they have been long committed to providing programming that enriches and entertains.
100 percent waterproof, these rain boots are completely rubber are built to last. Including handles for parents to grab on the way out or for kids to use when dressing themselves, these are an easy, out the door option for inclement weather. The rubber on these is supple and pliable, so they won’t restrict play or movement and will feel nice on your child’s feet. These feature Chase, Rocky, and Marshall, all community based pups who encourage helping others and the world around them.
Easy to clean, these just need a rinse or wipe after wearing, depending on level of soilage. These are lightweight and not insulated, making them a rain boot that can be worn in summer and spring! The shield shape enclosed characters are a sweet design element, and it is perfectly accented by the all over bone print of these rubber rain boots. Average in price to other handle rain boots, if you want to show your pup obsessed kid some love, come home with these waterproof cuties!
10. Josmo High Top
A quarter of a century ago, Josmo shoes came to be to outfit kids as best they can. They are simple, and operate under the desire to provide anything a child wears. They want to give parents affordable, adorable options that will hold up to the rough wear of a child. They succeed, and their brand has grown to include multiple other divisions angled towards babies, toddlers, and kids big and small.
This high top is that classic look that old school sneaker lovers immediately gush over. Navy canvas outfits this Chase themed pair, and the color matches those of the recognizable police officer uniform, the profession Chase is based off of. Textured non-skid soles ensure that you don’t have to worry about your child in hot pursuit!
The ankle strap features a hook and loop closure, and the laces across the foot are elastic to make it an easy shoe to wear and an even easier one to get on and off. Little details like this help your child to be more independent in getting dressed, and they will be sure to love the accessibility of this little high top. These are priced less than multiple name brand sneakers, and with all reinforced stitching you can make sure your child grows out of these rather than destroying them first.
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