Kids and shoes. They constantly need new shoes as little feet grow, and grow and grow! Whether it’s a few good pairs a year or a closet full of fashionable choices, kids and new shoes go hand in hand.
Looking for shoes for your kiddos in Champaign-Urbana and beyond? We asked our readers where they like to shop for shoes in Champaign-Urbana, and they answered!
Editor’s Note: Store or Site mentions are not endorsements from chambanamoms.com, but come from comments from real readers via our Facebook page (as surveyed in June 2014).
Champaign Surplus, Champaign: “I love shopping at Champaign Surplus! The staff is very helpful, and they they have a great selection for my kids.”
Heel 2 Toe, Urbana: “We do one good pair of shoes each season (summer keen sandals and a pair of tennis shoes in winter ) from Heel 2 Toe.” “Heel 2 Toe is our go-to local place.”
Checkered Moon, Champaign: “Checkered Moon for baby/toddler shoes. The ladies there are always so nice!”
Payless, several locations in Champaign-Urbana: “Bogo sales at Payless are great for kids’ shoes.” “I shop Payless for my 6 and 4 -year-olds.
Shoe Carnival, Champaign: “I shop the Buy One Get One Half-Off sales at Shoe Carnival for my kids, and it comes in handy when buying athletic shoes and dress shoes for my kids. They carry Sketchers and Converse, and also name-brand athletic shoes. I also like to shop the clearance rack at Shoe Carnival.”
Walmart, several locations in Champaign-Urbana: “I always get my kids at Walmart.” “My new favorite for my 16 month old is Walmart! The Garanimals brand is too cute and reasonably priced.”
Meijer , Champaign and Urbana: “Meijer has some great deals (like buy 1 pair get one for $1).”
Kohl’s, Champaign and Danville: “Kohl’s sale rack is sometimes good too. I have four growing children, we go through a lot of shoes.”
Target, Champaign: “We always have at least one investment pair from Heel to Toe and one or two cheapos from Target. ”
T.J Maxx, Champaign: “We buy our Sunday shoes from Target, Meijers, or T.J. Maxx.”
Nike Factory Outlet Store, Tuscola: “The Nike outlet store in Tuscola has been very good to us.”
Varagesale: “I shop garage sales and Varagesale for my kids’ shoes. They outgrow them way too quickly!”
Local Consignment shops: “Could try the couple kids resale shops that are local.”
One Week Boutique, seasonal children’s sale in the fall and spring in Champaign: “Just missed a great opportunity with One Week Boutique!!!” “One Week Boutique runs a sale each fall and spring and I stock up on shoes then.”
All Things Kids, Champaign: “Sometimes I find nearly new shoes for my little ones at All Things Kids! My kids wear shoes out too fast to spend a lot of money on them!”
Ebay: “I’ve gotten several pairs of Keens for my kids several times on ebay, not to mention shoes for me!”
6pm.com: “Name brands at 50% off and free shipping.”
zulily: Flash sale site.
Amazon: “Stride Rite either from their site or Amazon or 6pm. Every time I go cheap they fall apart within 2 mos. Stride Rites never fail!”
Did we miss your favorite place to buy kids shoes in Champaign-Urbana? Leave it in the comments below!