We love getting kids into a great pair of shoes, parents love us, and kids love the style, fun, and experience but don’t take our word for it…
“We come here to find shoes for very NOT chubby toddler buy and even less chubby 11 year old girl shoes. I have never left this store disappointed or empty handed. Daniel is great at fitting and choosing the perfect kids shoe, AND he always checks for something on the sale racks first. Beware, they also sell a pretty darn good selection of Melissa and Doug toys that are bound to get you in even more financial trouble than the shoes! For anyone interested, my toddlers shoes of choice are typically geox, stride rite, and Keens. The 11 year old has a fondness for Tevas and the geox ballet flats w/ sequins!”
– Mary C. | Austin, TX
“Sandy’s Shoes kicks ass, if a kid’s shoe store can kick ass, that is. I love, love, love Sandy’s Shoes. They have the most amazing customer service anywhere. They treat the kids respectfully, they ask questions about what shoes would work best for the child’s needs, and they don’t try to push you to buy the most expensive shoe. I love that they measure the child’s feet, and recommend the right brand for the shape of the child’s foot. My son has extra wide feet, and I love that they folks at Sandy’s know which brands are best for his little piggies. And I love that the store is locally owned. We always buy the kids’ new school shoes here. Great store! Can’t say enough great things about them.”
– Amanda S. | Austin, TX
“Have a kid with hard-to-fit feet? Sandy’s is your best bet in town. Everyone on staff knows how to assess your child’s feet and advise you on which size, brands, & styles could work well for you. These shoes are NOT cheap – brands like Stride Rite, Jumping Jacks, Teva, Primigi, Robeez – but they are well made.
Our particular issue is super chubby, stumpy feet that are too young to wear complicated, heavy, lugged sole boots or fancy sneakers. My son wears double extra wide shoes, and only a couple of brands even make his size. Beside going into debt to get some custom-made kicks, Sandy’s was our only hope. (Yep, we had already tried http://Zappos.com, but after the disappointment of returning 3 pairs, we realized we needed live, experienced help to get a proper fit).
We went in on a weekday afternoon and there were only a couple of other customers in the place. Because I had called ahead, they already had our best bets set aside to try on. The helpful gentleman patiently fit the first pair onto my squirming son’s feet and eureka, they worked! Bonus, we were in and out in less than 20 minutes!
Other than kid shoes, Sandy’s carries a few lines for adults, like Earth and Simple, plus the dreaded (at least in my book) Crocs (if you like that sort of thing). Finally, they have an amazing variety of wooden puzzles and toys by Melissa & Doug, as well as a few other toys and gift items.”
– Shannon B. | Austin, TX
“I like these guys. Honest, straightforward, knowledgeable customer service is refreshing and makes shopping MUCH better/faster with the kiddo in tow. I’d describe them as a mom & pop store with service like it used to be, before the big boxes. For example, I lost my receipt but they remembered me from the day before and got me taken care of. Zero chance of that at the mall. As long as my daughter has feet, we’ll be back.”
– Scott T. | Austin, TX
“Exceptional service, amazing selection of shoes, and a great experience for kids. Both pairs of shoes that we bought there for our son were of very high quality and looked super cool!”
– Marina P. | Austin, TX
“What can I say? I’m a sucker for giving 5 stars to places, but usually there is some emotional connection to the place I go. I’m sure I could get pretty detailed about the store, but here’s my review.
I have a 3 year old little girl with Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis so choosing shoes for his is not an easy task. Forget Safeway (a little old school for the Original Austinites) or Wal-Mart because their shoes do not provide the support my little girl needs for her feet. I usually go to Stride-Rite at Barton Creek Mall, but have not been too happy with their shoes and selection. My sister-in-law told me about a place across from Northcross Mall called Sandy’s Shoes. Being that I live in Kyle, it’s quite a hike, but I figured it would be worth the drive if I can find great shoes for my little girl.
When I walked in I immediately began browsing. I was told after a few minutes to sign in. Sign in? At a shoe store? As my little girl checked out the shoes and all the toys they called our name and a gentleman approached us and said he would be assisting us. I told him about my little girl’s condition and what she needed in a shoe. He listened attentively and suggested a few styles. What a selection they had! We finally settled on a Japanese brand – Tsukihoshi Shoes – which I’m just crazy about because they are light weight, easy to put on, wide at the toes, and provide arch support for my little girl’s feet (which she definitely needs). I couldn’t have been happier with my experience there. I loved the personalized attention, I didn’t feel rushed, and they had lots of toys to distract my little girl while we waited.
If you check them out, I hope you have as great of as an experience as I had. Good luck!”
– Chris N. | Kyle, TX
“Cute place! Is your child a budding artist, musician, karaoke star, piano player, or puppeteer? Or maybe you just need to get them a pair of really cute. And I mean Really Cute shoes. All of the above can be found here. Yes. Sandy’s.”
– Susie G. | Austin, TX
“I always head here to get my son’s shoes. The salespeople are very patient and will spend as long as they need to measuring feet and finding the proper fit. Sandy’s is the only store in town that carries a Japanese brand of shoes – Tsukihoshi – that are extremely light & flexible, machine washable and great for kids with wide feet. They also carry Stride Rite, Keen and Crocs. They have sales fairly often – about once at the end of each season (there’s one going on right now) and you can get some pricier shoes at a discount. Alas, I’ve never seen the Tsukihoshis on sale. There are plenty of toys here (educational, art, stuffed animals) as well so it’s a good stop for gifts too. I always bribe with a gumball – ony 25 cents. With Zinger on one side and Terra Toys on the other, it’s a fun morning to hit all three.”
– Anna G. | Austin, TX
“Sandy’s Shoes houses a considerable collection of kids shoes, but you’ll have to walk to the back of the store to find them. At first I was thrown off by the strange layout. Who puts their featured product in the back of the store?! Jeesh. But then I realized that Sandy’s is actually quite clever. They’ve devoted the front half of their store to toys, puzzles, trinkets…basically attention-diverters. This way, when mom or dad grabs little Joey and attempts to shove shoe after shoe on his foot, he can have something in hand to distract. Nice. Anyway, check out Sandy’s for shoes AND toys. The place is usually busy on the weekends with a crazy-but-fun family vibe. Search Sandy’s for Susie’s Sneaks.”
– Sarah M. | Austin, TX