Written by Leah
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I don’t know about you but it seems like each time I blink my kidlets have grown out of their shoes and need new ones – any excuse for a little shopping, though! Besides, stepping out with new shoes is a great way to welcome the warmer weather.

Last summer my little miss spent sunny days in her Saltwater sandals. They were so durable and comfy that I even bought myself a pair! The gorgeous Hayley from Little Pinwheel recently revealed the new Saltwater Sandals Mash Ups, and they are high on my seasonal shoe wishlist. Aren’t they great?  The other investment we made was the first purchase of Natives for my son. Again, such comfort and functionality saw further purchases from the range for other members of the family. Much more stylish than other shoes of similar material, and they’re easy to put on and off in a hurry (which kids love).

One of the biggest shoe selections is always found at Buckets & Spades. With over 12 pages of delights for boys and girls in most age brackets, you are spoilt for choice. You’ll find a couple of my favorites below.  Another favourite of mine is the See Kai Run range as they are soft to touch and lovely to wear. My daughter learned to walk in this range and they have always been one of my favourites, so much so I regularly gift them to my friends when their little ones celebrate their first birthdays.

If you’re keen on Australian design check out the new Walnut sandals for boys and girls, or the awesome range from Old Soles, who now make shoes for bigger kids, too. What will you be buying this season?

KidStyleFile's 2012 Spring/Summer Shoe Roundup

1. Saltwater Sandals Mash Ups Little Pinwheel $77.00
2. Avalon (White) See Kai Run $59.95
3. Chris (Green) See Kai Run $64.95
4. Mini Melissa Ultragirl Cat Melissa $65.00
5. Campana Mini Melissa Zig Zag Melissa $60.00
6. Ruby Sandal (Chilli Red) Walnut $64.95
7. Blue Leather Shoe Bimbi Buckets & Spades$95.00
8. Ted Sandal (chocolate) Walnut $64.95
9. Cazoleta Flower Sandal Buckets & Spades $129.00
10. Native Jefferson Shoe $49.95
11.Garvalin New Dragon Shoe Buckets & Spades $125.00
12. Old Soles Summer 12 Collection from $49.95
13. Sandy Sandle I’m Estelle $40.95

Before you purchase, see the round-up of the current deals and discount codes available to KidStyleFile readers here.