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The Best Children’s Shoe Stores in New Jersey

The latest update for The Best Children’s Shoe Stores in New Jersey is written by Lindsay Podolak.

NNothing says “back-to-school” like a fresh new pair of shoes. Children’s feet tend to grow like crazy over the summer and they always need a few stylish options to start off the school year. Making sure that your kid’s new shoes fit properly can be a challenge. Luckily there are several “old-school” children’s shoe stores located throughout New Jersey.

These great shops are staffed with professionals who can expertly measure your child’s feet and help to properly fit them with comfortable and stylish shoes. So skip the big department stores and take your kids to one of these great independent shoe stores instead.

Quick Click Guide: Select an NJ Region below to find the best Children’s Shoe Stores near you.
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North Jersey


Jay’s Shoe Box

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Location: Denville and Livingston
Details: Originally opened in 1954, Jay’s Shoe Box is currently run by 3rd and 4th generation family members. Known for personalized service, the store is staffed by team members who are all experts in fitting first walkers, toddlers and big kids. Whether your child has a wide or narrow foot, a high or low arch, or is just particular in terms of style and comfort, Jay’s friendly staff will work to find the perfect shoe. The store carries more than 50 brands, from sandals and sneakers to boots and dress shoes, in all of fall’s trendiest styles.
Why I like it: New arrivals come in every week, so your child will be on trend with the latest fashions in the shoe world.
More info: Visit the website or call individual locations.


Ped-Agree Shoes

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Location: 637 Wyckoff Avenue, Wyckoff
Details: Ped-Agree is a family-owned and operated shoe store that’s been in business since 1895. They are known for their old-fashioned, personalized service. Not only will your child benefit from their fitting expertise and footwear knowledge, you’ll also feel like family as the staff makes every effort to get to know their customers on a first-name basis. Ped-Agree carries a wide assortment of name-brand shoes and boots for infants, children and young adults.
Why I like it: Huge semi-annual sales to make room for new inventory mean you get up to 50% off.
More info: Visit the website or you can click here to call.


Central Jersey


SOLE Shoes

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Location: 201 E. Broad Street, Westfield
Details: Owner Anna Mastroianni has only the best quality shoes in her downtown Westfield boutique-type store. If you’re in search of timeless classics that will last (until your little one grows out of them!), let the SOLE Shoes staff help.
Why I like it: Every customer is treated like family here, which is just one of the reasons the store has such high customer reviews on Facebook.
More info: Visit the website or you can click here to call.


Village Shoes

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Location: 1340 Route 206, Skillman
Details: Village Shoes has all the top brands that your kid wants – Adidas, UGG, Nike, Capezio and more. Whether you need a sporty pair or a dressy pair, this store has you covered and will make sure the fit is perfect.
Why I like it: The knowledgeable staff has over 75 years of experience in the shoe industry.
More info: Visit the website or you can click here to call.


Jersey Shore


Fischer’s Shoes

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Location: 199 New Road, Linwood
Details: Fischer’s Shoes has been fitting families and children for more than 70 years. As a third-generation owned and operated business, the store is known for personalized service and fitting expertise. Fischer’s carries a variety of name-brand shoes in sizes and widths for every young foot. Store owner Alan Fischer knows that finding the right fit for each child is a science. They measure every child that walks through the door to ensure they find the perfect shoes for the season.
Why I like it: Can’t make it in during the Monday through Saturday hours? Call the store to make an appointment to come in on a Sunday.
More info: Visit the website or you can click here to call.


A Shoe Dream

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Location: 306 1st Street, Lakewood
Details: If your taste veers towards the more refined, A Shoe Dream stocks the latest fashions from European shoemakers like Clarys, PèPè and Valludi. Every item in the store is high-quality, making it the perfect place to buy baby’s first shoe.
Why I like it: Follow the store’s Instagram page for information on flash sales and new arrivals.
More info: Visit the website or you can click here to call.


South Jersey


Al’s Shoes

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Location: 639 E. Landis Avenue, Vineland
Details: Since 1961, Al’s Shoes has been serving the Vineland area with the highest quality orthopedic shoes, work shoes and boots, dress shoes and dance shoes. Have a flower girl or ring bearer who needs footwear for the big day? The staff at Al’s will find that perfect pair, plus the shoes can be dyed to match a color right at the store!
Why I like it: Mention the website and get $10 off your purchase of $100 or more, or $5 your purchase of $25 or more.
More info: Visit the website or you can click here to call.


Shoe Carnival

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Location: Deptford and Mays Landing
Details: Whether your child is sporty, trendy or classic, there’s a shoe for him at Shoe Carnival. The store has everything from dance shoes and sneakers to sandals and slippers for infants through teens. Check out the selection of name-brands like Adidas, Crocs, Converse and more online or just pop in to one of the New Jersey locations and see for yourself.
Why I like it: Shoe Carnival has shoes for the whole family, so you may just end up shopping for yourself, too!
More info: Visit the website or call individual locations.


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Jay’s Shoe Box: Livingston / Facebook
Ped-Agree Shoes in Wyckoff / Facebook
SOLE Shoes / Facebook
Village Shoes / Facebook
Fischer’s Shoes / Facebook
A Shoe Dream / Instagram
Al’s Shoes Inc. / Facebook
Shoe Carnival / Facebook