Our 2-year-old daughter wears tennies on most days. They're comfortable, chic, and rugged - and they compliment her "rough and tumble" way of playing well. Besides, she's normally dressed in jeans and a tee so tennis shoes are the logical pick.
That said, she does have some outfits where sporty shoes just won't do. That's when we'll pull out her new TT Nicolette dress shoes (pictured, $55) from Stride Rite. They're shiny and fancy-schmancy, yet classic enough to wear with just about any dress.
If I had a little boy, I think I would have gone with the NMS Blake pair (pictured, $50) because they just seem to say, "I'm an outdoorsy guy, but I can dress up too."
Stride Rite offers high-quality dress shoes for boys and girls. From shiny patent leather to suede modern slip-ons, it's easy to find a pair that will compliment your child's style/outfit.
Prices range from $36-56, but you can find them on sale for as low as $19.99.