So we bought these shoes for my 5 year old because he needed dry shoes for the classroom. My son who is really picky about everything doesn't seem to mind them. I had him wear these shoes everyday for about a week and this is where the short comings of the shoe came to light. This shoe is great for non active situations because they are comfortable and easy to get on and off and my son really liked them. On the flip side these are pretty cheaply made and my son's heel once in awhile would slide out if he was running around. So, in summary these shoes are working great for what I bought them for, but definitely not a shoe that will hold up to everyday kid usage.