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Footmates Tide: Stylish and Supportive Shoes for Kids

It may be only July, but schools will be starting again before you know it. A good practice for back-to-school shopping is to start early. This way you know the supplies you need will be in stock rather than going to 5 different stores for one green folder. Finding the perfect pair of school shoes for kids can also be a challenge. Parents often look for footwear that combines style, comfort, and durability to ensure their little ones can enjoy their activities while keeping their feet happy and healthy. Footmates is a brand that understands the needs of both parents and children and offers a range of shoes that tick all the boxes. If you're looking for a comfortable, stylish, and functional shoe for your child to wear this summer, and into the school year, Footmates is a great option. In this blog post, we'll explore the features and benefits of the Tide and why they are a stylish and supportive popular choice among parents.

Light blue shirt, khaki pants and Footmates Tide Light Blue

1. Superior Quality and Craftsmanship

If you’ve shopped at Boger’s Shoes before, you know Footmates is one of our favorite kids’ shoes. One of their standout features is superior quality and craftsmanship. These shoes are made from premium materials that are built to withstand the wear and tear of active kids. The brand takes pride in using top-quality leather and other durable materials to ensure long-lasting performance. Since Footmates has been crafting some of the finest kids’ shoes for over 90 years, you can trust that they know what they’re doing.

2. Comfortable Fit

Comfort is paramount when it comes to children’s shoes, and the Footmates Tide delivers exactly that. Small school-age kids usually enjoy some form of recess and P.E. throughout the week. As adults, we dislike having shoes that are uncomfortable and hurt our feet. For a child, their active time and even learning time can be hindered by shoes that are causing them pain. Footmates shoes are designed with the utmost care to provide a comfortable fit for growing feet. They feature cushioned insoles that offer excellent support and absorb shock, reducing the strain on the feet during prolonged wear. The shoes also have ample room in the toe box, allowing for natural movement and preventing discomfort. You can find comfort in the fact that your child’s feet will be pain-free all day long.

3. Style and Versatility

The Tide is only one of the many different styles Footmates offers. Their wide range of styles cater to various tastes and preferences. They include sandals, sneakers, loafers and booties. There's a shoe to suit every occasion. A few Footmates styles we carry are Ariel, Todd, Tina and Cheer. Each style of shoe comes in a variety of colors, sizes, and widths to accommodate your child’s foot. The Footmate-Tide-specific features help it to be a versatile shoe in your kid’s closet. The leather upper is water-friendly, so your child's feet will stay cool and dry even on hot, humid days. The flexible rubber outsole provides excellent traction, so your child can run, jump, and play without slipping. The hook-and-loop closure makes it easy to get the shoe on and off, even for little hands. And the traditional buckle closure provides added security and support.

Little girl spinning on beach in light blue whale dress and light blue Footmates Tide

4. Proper Arch Support

Whenever it comes to kid’s shoes, we would like to remind parents how important proper footwear is. Children's foot health is of the utmost importance since their feet are still growing. Footmates understands this well. The Tide is designed with proper arch support, which is crucial for the developing feet of children. The human foot doesn’t do well when walking on flat, hard surfaces. By providing adequate support to the arches, the Footmates Tide helps maintain proper foot alignment and prevent potential foot problems that may arise in the future. The cushioned insole also works along with the arch support to promote healthy foot development and provide optimal comfort.

5. Secure and Adjustable Fit

Another great Footmates shoe feature is their ability to adjust to each individual foot. Some shoes include straps and others include extra-width inserts. All to help with fitting the shoe to your child’s foot. The Tide comes with two secure closures and is adjustable to ensure a proper and snug fit. One closure is over the toes and the other is around the ankle. The adjustable features allow for personalized customization to accommodate different foot shapes and sizes, making it easier to find the perfect fit for your child.

6. Durability

It can’t be said enough how rough on their shoes kids can be. From recess and after-school activities to simply running through mud puddles, kids’ shoes deal with a lot. That's why durability is a key consideration for parents. The Footmates Tide shoes are built to withstand the rigors of everyday use. The high-quality materials, reinforced stitching, and sturdy soles ensure that these shoes can handle all kinds of adventures, making them a reliable investment for parents. It also helps that for scruffs and scrapes, a soft damp cloth can be used to clean your child’s shoes. Avoid using harsh chemicals or cleaners. With proper care, the Footmates Tide will last for many summers to come.

7. Easy On and Off

If you have a child, you know that putting shoes on them can sometimes be a challenging task. It can be especially challenging when you’re trying to get out the door for school in the morning. However, the Footmates Tide is designed with convenience in mind. Teaching a child to tie their shoes takes time. While they’re learning, the Footmates Tide can be a helpful shoe option. The hook-and-loop closures allow for easy on and off. This feature not only saves time but also encourages children to develop independence by putting on and taking off their shoes themselves.


When it comes to finding the perfect pair of shoes for kids, Footmates Tide stands out as a shoe that delivers style, comfort, and durability. With their superior craftsmanship, comfortable fit, proper arch support, and versatile styles, the Footmates Tide is among the shoes that are an excellent choice for parents who prioritize their child's foot health without compromising on aesthetics. It’s a great choice for active kids who love to run, jump, and play. It's also a good choice for kids who have sensitive feet, as the leather upper and footbed are both soft and comfortable. So give your little ones the gift of happy feet with Footmates Tide, and let them step into a world of style and comfort! So what are you waiting for? Stop by for your pair today!

Boger's Shoes Kid's Shoe Sale B2G1 50% July 2023

Make sure your kid’s feet are school ready with new Footmates! Buy two pair of Footmates sandals and get the third pair 50% off.

Some restrictions apply. Ends July 31st, 2023

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