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Back to School Ready Fashion from Rack Room Shoes


When it came to back to school shopping, one of my favorite parts growing up was always the shoe shopping. I just loved picking out some special sneakers, as well as a dressy pair of foot candy or two each back to school season and, let me tell you…the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree. My kiddos love shoes as much as their mama does. In fact, they had no trouble picking out their favorite pairs at Rack Room Shoes when tasked with our latest back to school mission.

Well, to be fair, my son was ALL about picking out some new kicks, but he accepted the fact that he needed something more than sneakers in his closet. And my daughter, in true shoe lover form, wanted about a million pairs. Haha! Considering the large and in charge on-trend collection of shoes that Rack Room Shoes offers for the whole family, mama just might have to pick up a pair or two as well now…PLUS, they offer a buy one get one 50% off promo EVERY day. Score!





First we settled on a pair of Sperry Halyard Canvas boat shoes and Bearpaw Abigail boots, both of which I consider fall fashion must haves. Little dudes can rock boat shoes SO many different ways and cozy boots like my lil’ lady bean’s are perfect to wear with both denim AND dresses! The dude looks quite dapper in his denim on denim look paired with the boat shoes no? And my daughter is rockin’ that open knit sweater, skinnies and boots combo. I want that outfit in my size! Just sayin’.


As for the sneakers, we settled on  the New Balance KV890 Kids’ Shoe and Skechers Flex Advantage. My son has been wanting Skechers for a while, so he was beyond pumped to lace those bad boys up…And he immediately told me that it was like walking around on little pillows, so I’d say he gives this pair two thumbs up! From the way his sister was tearing after him on the playground, I’m willing to bet hers are pretty darn comfy too! Both pairs of sneakers played perfectly with their new graphic tees. While their dressier looks were more on the neutral side, these outfits are all about COLOR!



And my kiddos aren’t the only one rocking Rack Room Shoes this season. Meg’s little guy Jake is headed to a new preschool in Maryland and some new shoes are just what was needed to get him excited about the big change to come. He loves the Sperry Haylard H&L shoes because he can do the velcro all by himself and I think they look just so cute! Great for shorts or pants so a good fall transition. Meg let him pick out his own look so it was a race car with stripes and plaid shorts. And of course his super cool sunnies. Ha!

Sperry Back to School

Rack Room Shoes

Sperry Back to School

For playing after preschool, Jake is wearing his Converse Axel Mid shoes. This is one active little guy on the playground and these shoes totally fit his personality. The great thing too is that they are slip ons. The laces can be tightened, but the tongue of the shoe is stitched to the sides so no coming off or retying laces. That’s playground perfection in my world!

Converse Rack Room Shoes

Converse Rack Room Shoes

Converse Rack Room Shoes

Now that you’ve seen our back to school style picks from Rack Room Shoes, make sure you check out their Shoes that Fit program. Customers can donate to this initiative, that is focused on raising funds for families in need, right at the register or online!

Disclosure: We were compensated for this post.


  1. LydiaF says

    We LOVE Rack Room Shoes, but I have to admit I haven’t paid attention to the kid’s section in a long time. What cute shoes your children are wearing 🙂

  2. Michele says

    I have not seen Rack Room Shoes around here but they certainly have cute children’s shoes. Bet my Mom would LOVE to get into that store-she is a shoeoholic!

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