I am definitely a shoe-mama! I love putting shoes (especially unique ones) on my kids. When I came across Nowali Moccasins, I knew I had to add at least one pair to my toddler’s wardrobe. These little moccasins were too cute to pass up!
Nowali (rhymes with grow-a-tree) has been making moccasins in central Sweden since 1950 that are sold around the world. These adorable sock/shoe combinations are not only fun but keep your child’s feet warm and, best yet, stays on your child’s feet.
These Swedish Moccasins are a knit sock upper with a leather sole and color coordinated foxing. All the moccasins are still stitched together by hand in the traditional Swedish way.
The first thing I noticed about the moccasins was how darn cute they were! I was happy to get a pair featuring little cars since my 2 year old son has a car obsession right now. After obsessing about how cute they were, I was super impressed by the quality. These moccasins are top notch quality that is sure to withstand even the craziest of toddlers!
With its traditional moccasin one-piece design, they are easy to put on and the best feature is that the double elastic at the top helps to keep them on. I found that these shoes actually stay on a toddler’s feet! Love that! As soon as I put them on my son, he was excited about the cars on his feet and didn’t want to take them off. Since he’s also a very active toddler, he was off and running within seconds of putting them on. We have wood floors, so unlike with regular socks, I was thankful of the non-skid soles that allowed him to keep his grip as he dashed around the corners at full speed. I don’t know how many times he has gone flying into the walls wearing slippery socks while running on our wood floors at top speeds. No more, thanks to Nowali!
I ordered my 2 year old a size 2Y and they fit with no problem with room to grow! The Nowali Moccasins come in sizes 6M all the way up to 10Y (in some styles). New for this season, Nowali is also offering moccasins in women’s sizes. Moms (and grandmoms) can get cozy wearing the pink nordic or the brown striped, both in sizes 7/8 and 9/10.
The Nowali moccasins retail for $24.95. This is a good price in our book for footwear that is made extremely well, keeps a grip on the floor with our speedy toddlers, and is loved so much by our kids that they want to sleep in them.
To order online or for more details, visit http://www.nowali.com
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