Finding kids’ shoes that are easy to put on can be a stumbling block—especially when you can’t try them on before you buy. However, Nordstrom at NorthPark Center and Kids Foot Locker at Stonebriar Centre now carry kicks from BILLY Footwear. Thanks to a wraparound zipper, the top of each BILLY shoe flips completely open so your child can step right in. The laced hightops and lowtops can then be tied with just the right snugness, and all styles come with removable, cushioned footbed inserts. Choose from seasonal colors like grey, denim and forest green or a black-and-white floral print. Have a big kid to outfit? Adult sizes are available online from Zappos and Amazon.
BILLY Footwear, from $45
Nordstrom, 8687 N. Central Expressway, Dallas, 214/231-3900
Kids Foot Locker, 2601 Preston Road, Frisco, 469/362-8294