- MANUFACTURER: ABERTINA
- MODEL NO: KIDS LIGHTWEIGHT RUNNING SNEAKERS
- SIZES: 7.5 M TODDLER – 3 M LITTLE KID US SIZES
- COLORS: BLACK, BLUE AND PINK
- OUTER MATERIAL: FABRIC
- SOLE: LIGHT EVA
- ALSO: SLIP ON /SOFT MEMORY FOAM INSOLE
- SHIPPING WEIGHT: 8.8 OUNCES
- FIT AS EXPECTED: 80%
- PRICE GUIDE: $13.90- $16.90
- OUR RATING: 4.2 STARS OUT OF FIVE
Okay. So these are not technically speaking a baby shoe. But they nearly are.
These delightful kids’ shoes from mystery manufacturer Abertina, are a shoe for the slightly larger toddler, going up to a little kid size.
If you are on the lookout for something inexpensive, which will combine everyday usage, with comfort, versatility and above all, the right sort of protection for your child’s growing foot, then you could be in luck.
Getting the right fit and type of shoes for your growing toddler is important.
At this age, their feet are still developing and need a level of care and consideration that an adult’s foot does not.
When a baby is born, its foot bones are actually still a soft cartilage.
This is why ensuring a correct fit and plenty of room to grow in matters so much.
Experts recommend soft leather for first shoes. Although these Abertina Kids Lightweight Running Sneakers are not made of leather, they are made from a soft and breathable textile.
This should ensure the right degree of flexibility for your child’s emerging feet. As well as making sure that they won’t stink to high heaven with sweat!
The design of these Abertina Kids Lightweight Running Sneakers pulls no punches.
There isn’t anything flash or novelty about these sneakers. There are no light up LEDs or exciting colors.
They are just good, solid, straightforward sneakers, which are available in three simple colors – black, blue and pink.
These sneakers are not a solid color, they’re a plain color flecked with a white stitching effect. But other than that, they are fairly uncomplicated.
Although these have a lace up front, this is just for show. In actual fact, the Abertina Kids Lightweight Running Sneakers are a slip on design.
This makes them nice and easy for even the smallest toddling child to put their own shoes on.
Fastening with a Velcro strap, it is simple for a child to learn how to adjust these sneakers, without any problems.
Furthermore, there is a degree of protection offered within the design of these Abertina Kids Lightweight Running Sneakers.
Precisely because they are designed to combine two potentially explosive elements into one shoe; namely speed and your child, the manufacturers have decided to take no chances.
So, these sneakers come with a toe cap, on the front of the shoe.
This will help afford a degree of protection for your kids’ feet, when they go wham! into the coffee table legs or crash land in a sorry heap on top of the cat. Although we can’t guarantee that fluffy will walk away from the incident still purring.
All the soles on these three designs are a chunky white. This is very on trend at the moment, if a slight pain in the ass to have to keep clean.
Having said that, these aren’t hard to clean up in the greater scheme of things.
Although Best Walking Shoe Reviews doesn’t have access to the specific care guide for these Abertina Kids Lightweight Running Sneakers, it seems as if these go in the machine just fine.
This sort of information is good news for beleaguered parents everywhere, who really could do without having to personally remove every last trace of doggie poop from their kids sneakers by hand.
Finally, these have a hook on the end of the heel. This means if – or should we say when – these get wet, you can dry them off quite easily by hanging them up. Perfect!
These are an entirely fabric and EVA construction.
This makes them very light, but also pliable. So, in short, they will not pinch or restrict your kids’ feet in any way, shape or form.
With a soft memory form insole, these will eventually mold themselves to your child’s unique foot pattern.
In other words, the more they wear them, the more comfortable they will get. And they arrive pretty damn comfy to begin with!
Finally, they are a lightweight and breathable fabric, making them perfect for wear in the summer sun.
Available only in a standard width, these appear to come in a half size. Although you will have to check to see whether your kids regular size is available.
The general consensus is that these Abertina Kids Lightweight Running Sneakers do indeed fit as expected.
In a small minority of cases, they might be a little large, but this shouldn’t be a big problem.
At least with kids’ shoes, you know that if they are a little big, they will eventually grow into them!
As a parent, you are always on the lookout for something that can keep up with your kids’ uncanny ability to destroy everything.
Naturally, the last thing you want is some airy fairy construction that will be reduced its’ component parts by tea time.
Well, with these Abertina Kids Lightweight Running Sneakers, we think you should be okay.
No, they’re not indestructible. But they’ll give them a reasonable run for their money. Despite being only a soft textile shoe, these do outdoors pretty well.
We think you can safely include them in your kids’ school PE kit, for either indoor sports or outdoor carnage.
Because you can clean them alright, you don’t have to worry about getting them dirty.
Which is just as well, because they will get dirty. And that is probably the understatement of the decade!
They’re not waterproof, but should dry up okay and the soles can handle running and climbing easily.
If we were going to pick a season to wear them on, we would choose summer. However, these should handle most scenarios ably, except perhaps for full on winter.
SHOULD I BUY THESE SNEAKERS?
We like these Kids Lightweight Running Sneakers by Abertina.
They aren’t going to break the bank and provide a good all round performance.
More importantly, they are comfortable and practical and offer the support your children’s growing feet need.
If you only pack one pair of shoes for your kids this summer, make it a pair of these!