Kids love stylish shoes, but parents have another concern: the health of their children's feet. "If you don't have a shoe that fits right, it can affect your body for the rest of your life," says Amy James, owner of Kicks for Kids Shoes in Tulsa.
Kicks for Kids' experienced staff measures and custom fits every young customer to exactly the right size. "We can find shoes to fit just about anybody," Amy says. She says fit issues for kids include especially narrow or wide feet or feet that are broad and also have an extra high arch. To accommodate every type of growing foot, Kicks for Kids stocks shoes from infant to youth size 7 in a variety of widths.
The store carries over 50 brands of quality shoes, including Nike, New Balance, Nina, Reef, Teva, Keen, Saucony, Sperry, Keds, Tsukihoshi, Pediped, Robeez, Jessica Simpson, Twig, Stride Rite, See Kai Run, Chooze, Umi, Morgan and Milo, K-Swiss, Mia, Kenneth Cole, Skechers, Geox, Livie & Luca, Reef, Jumping Jacks, Chaco, Merrell, Crocs, Sperry, Old West and Saloman. Shoppers will find dance shoes, cleats, dress shoes for boys and girls, cowboy boots, crib shoes, early walker shoes, flip flops, golf shoes, and much more.
Kicks for Kids also carries adult size shoes in Keen, Chaco, Nike, New Balance and Reef, partly for the convenience of parents who might want to shop and also because older kids grow into adult sizes.
"We carry what's trendy because kids like fashion but we avoid anything that's cheaply made or ill-fitting," Amy says. In the two and a half years since she opened the store with her husband John, Amy says customers have helped shape the inventory. If someone is looking for a new brand or something special, Kicks for Kids is happy to try to track it down.
The store also carries Kidorable rain gear, socks and tights, hair accessories, and an assortment of toys and gifts. Kicks for Kids Shoes, 8191 S. Harvard, Tulsa, OK 74137. 918-493-6465,