- Stride rite: great shoes for children of all ages; knowledgeable staff; most shoes accomodate for orthotics inserts nicely.
- Tsukihoshi: can be found in most bay area children’s shoe stores; very light weight; accomodate for orthotic inserts nicely.
- Ecco: light weight; accomodate for orthotic inserts nicely.
- Merell: great arch support; very durable for outdoor activity.
The brands mentioned above do tend to run a little on the expensive side. However, if you find what you are looking for and the price is out of your range, take a picture of what you want to a less exepnsive store such as target or payless and you’ll be surprised that you can actually find a very comparable shoe.