Our first day of school is quickly approaching so it's time to get serious about books and supplies and everything else we need for back to school. In addition we have to stock up on school-appropriate clothes and shoes - the fun part. For shoes we are proud to partner with one of our favorite online destinations, Rack Room Shoes, to pick the perfect pair for the first day of school. Rack Room Shoes is a great one-stop shop because they carry on-trend footwear for the whole family with a wide selection of nationally recognized and private brands of great shoes for men, women and children. And, good news for families, Rack Room Shoes is known for it’s everyday “Buy One Get One 50% Off” promotion on all styles. You can't beat stylish, name brand shoes at a discount!
When picking the first day of school outfit, we want to find the balance of allowing each kid to show their individual style while also being practical for a day of school. The kids have to be comfortable from head to toe in clothes and shoes that can go from the desk to the lunchroom and the playground.
My daughter is in one of her standard cotton dresses (with boy shorts underneath). My oldest soon has a fun graphic tee, button down and khaki shorts. My youngest is wearing a fun tee (that is totally him) and khaki shorts. Do you see a theme here? Easy clothes that reflect who they are.
First Day of School Shoes
Rack Room Shoes carries the top brands for your family’s Back to School shopping needs including Nike, Skechers, Vans, Converse and more. Indeed, we picked shoes from Keds, Crocs and Sperry for the first day.
The Crocs Santa Cruz are not your mama's Crocs. They have the Crocslite sole and footbed we love with a laid-back slip-on vibe. The color is versatile and will go with everything.
As far as my daughter is concerned, it doesn't get much cooler than sparkly blue shoes and that perfectly describes the Keds Double Up sneakers. I like the fun twist on classic Keds.
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Last but not least we have the Sperry Halyard H&L for Max. They may be "perfect for little sailors" but we think they're also ideal for school. The canvas material and easy on and off make them super kid (and playground) friendly.
Shoes That Fit Campaign
This Back to School season, Rack Room Shoes is raising funds for families in need through their annual Shoes That Fit campaign to provide new shoes to at-risk children to start the school year. Every year, children head back to school with ill-fitting or damaged shoes because they don’t have any other option. Even worse, some children aren’t able to attend school because they have no shoes at all – this program combats that issue. Over the last two years, Rack Room Shoes has donated more than $1 million to Shoes That Fit through the annual fundraiser.
Rack Room Shoes works with local school liaisons to identify children who need new footwear and supply them with new shoes. So 100% of the donations are distributed to local area where shoes were purchased, meaning you can benefit students in your own community through a donation.
It is very easy to help: make a donation to Shoes that Fit at the register of Rack Room Shoes stores or online. This year Rack Room Shoes has committed to match customer donations up to $300,000.
Shop! For all the season's latest trends in comfort, dress, casual and athletic shoes, visit Rack Room Shoes online or in a store near you. Make sure you check out the Rack Room Rewards® program which allows customers simple, instant savings on shoes for the family. Some of the member’s only perks include exclusive discounts, coupons, and $15 in rewards for every $200 spent on the retailer’s extensive offering.
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