As a shoe store, we're no strangers to the words “They’re soooo cute!” The phrase has echoed so often through our downtown Victoria BC location, it's practically a permanent store fixture.
But at Baggins, there's a special kind of reaction reserved for our Kids Section.
Whether it’s a squealing customer catching their first sight of our children’s collection, or a Converse Veteran watching wistfully as a toddler tromps by in their first pair of sneakers, one thing has become clear: no one is immune to the charms of the baby Converse or Vans shoe.
Here are some of our favourite Converse and Vans for kids! (Warning, sudden heart swells and high pitched awwwww's may accompany this blog post.)
OMG look at these stubby little guys! And the teeny tiny laces?! Eeee!
Okay, now that that’s out of our system, say hello to Baggins newest summer line – the Peanuts Collection! The Vans X Peanuts collaboration features shoes for kids of all ages (including the ones over the age of 25). The Toddler Authentic Snoopy/Skating Shoe above has all the design aspects of that we’ve come to know and love in adult-sized Vans, including a catchy canvas design, metal eyelets and a waffle sole.
For the more fidgety toddler, check out the Vans X Peanuts Toddler Sk8-Hi Zip Joe. Offering laces in the front and a zipper in the back, this mini canvas and suede shoe provides a quick entry and exit for the tot on the go.
We get it. Laces can be a chore. (Why do you think half the Baggins staff wears slip-ons to work?) That’s why we love velcro for kids’ shoes! With double hook-and-loop closures, and a re-enforced toecap, the Flying Ace Kids Sk8-Mid is sure to stand up to just about kid-approved activity.
Speaking of activities, summertime is the perfect time of year to break out the prints (like the above Vans Soccerball Todller Slip-On). At Baggins we offer a variety of kid-friendly designs perfect for a trip to the beach or treat shop! (Check out even more exciting patterns, check out the Baggins Custom Print Shop!)
Dolphins AND convertibles? Why not! The Crystal Blue Vans Toddler Authentic features all the unapologetic enthusiasm that only a 2.5 year old could muster!
If toddlers had Pinterest, it would probably look something like this guy. The Vans Toddler Authentic Delicacy features delectable treats accented with glitter. These adorably delicious shoes are easy to slip on and off thanks to elastic laces and a heel tab!
Help your kids appreciate the classics with the Vans Authentic Nintendo Controller shoe for toddlers! Featuring tiny prints of the iconic controller, these shoes take our love for video games to the next level with their Game Over messaging on the soles! (Don’t worry, parents! There’s also an adult-sized version.)
Adults everywhere are sure to feel a twinge of envy when they see a pair of these dangerously cool Van Classic Slip-Ons for kids. Featuring circling hammerhead silhouettes overhead, this sneaker is our childhood dreams and nightmares rolled into one.
And if that’s not enough shark for you, check out the Vans Kids Authentic Shark Tornado which features some big smiles on the sole!
You’re never too young for your first pair! Converse has introduced a version of the infamous All Star perfect for tiny feet! Featuring a soft sole and easy to clean canvas, the Infant Low Top ‘First Star’ is the most adorable addition yet to the Converse family!