A reader recently wrote in to inquire about a staple shoe for her toddler daughter for fall/winter. Her criteria: an everyday style that can be dressed up or down, not unlike our beloved Salt Water Sandals. The answer? The Elephantito Mary Jane. In a rainbow of colors, including patent, metallic and two-tone, this style looks adorable with tights or folded-down eyelet socks. And at only $59.50 (for the Toddler version), it’s a relative steal. We love the sweet pre-walker version for babies, too. In addition to making the perfect fall/winter shoe, Elephantito is also known great shoes for little boys (hello, driving loafer!). Please, send us your queries—there’s nothing we love like a little investigation.—CC
All styles featured available on Elephantito.com. Prices range from $39.50 (baby) to $67.50 for certain styles and bigger sizes.