**Disclosure – I received a pair of New Balance sneakers for each of my boys and a family four pack of tickets to the Franklin Park Zoo at no charge to help facilitate this post. All opinions expressed here are strictly my own and were not influenced in any way.
As the mom of two very active little boys, having comfortable sneakers for their little feet has always been a high priority for me. While comfort is the number one thing I look for when it comes to my boys footwear, style is a very close second. I want their feet to feel good and I want them to look good at the same time. And that’s why I love New Balance. Not only are they a Boston based company (yay Boston!), but they make really, really awesome sneakers, too. I have been wearing NB kicks myself for years and the gruesome twosome have each had numerous pairs of New Balance sneakers over the years.
Just in time for back to school this year, my boys were each sent a new pair of New Balance sneakers. For my little guy, I chose the Hook and Loop 574 sneakers. He can tie, but is still a newbie & it’s a little slow going, so I thought the velcro closure might be a little better for him while he’s away all day at school. My oldest picked out his own sneakers and chose the Varsity 574. I’d say both pairs are pretty sharp looking, wouldn’t you?
I am excited to tell you about New Balance’s newest line – the Trip to the Zoo collection! This colorful collection of kicks is perfect for kids planning to hit the playground, explore the zoo, or impress at school! Featuring a lightweight EVA midsole, synthetic/mesh upper, and hook & loop closure for easy on/off, the new collection has been available since October 1st in infant and preschool sizes at www.newbalance.com & in New Balance stores for $47.95-$54.95.