Five great deals on kids' shoes

The best deals this week on children's shoes from Target, Ralph Lauren, and more. 

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A woman picks up a shoe in the Nike store in Santa Monica, California, September 25, 2013. The week's best deals on kids' shoes include offerings from Nike, Lands' End, and Clarks.

As your little ones will gladly remind you, it's all about the kids, all the time — or at least it is with this roundup of kids' shoe deals. We've got the whole playground covered, from PUMA Sneakerinas for girls to the way-funky Drainmaker water shoes by Columbia. So while your young whippersnappers dream of puddle jumping, why not start jumping on these deals?

  • Converse Kids' One Star Stretch Mid-Top Sneakers
    Store: Target
    Price: $13.98 with $4.99 s&h
    Lowest By: $14

    Is It Worth It?: Converse Chuck Taylors were prized by everyone from Bruce Springsteen to the Ramones, and the One Star line lets kids get into the Converse world with simple, clean lines and a price that won't break the bank (especially when it's $14 off list). They're available in Gray and in sizes from Kids 12 (fit for about age 6) to 6. They feature all-textile construction with a rubber-textile outsole.

    The kids' deals don't stop there, as Target offers more discounts on select boys' and girls' clearance shoes. Other choice deals include the Circo Girls' Hydee Flip Flops in Black for $2.98, Girls' Butterfly Glitter Flip Flops in Black for $3.98, and Cherokee Boys' Graham Casual Boat Shoes in Tan or Navy for $11.48.

  • Columbia Kids' Drainmaker Water Shoes
    Store: REI-OUTLET
    Price: $13.73 with $5.99 s&h
    Lowest By: $20

    Is It Worth It?: With this Editors' Choice deal, you need to get moving before the bargain drains away. Sizes when we first posted this deal were 8 to 12; now they're limited to 10 and 11. These shoes feature polyester linings, EVA midsoles and heels, and lugged rubber outsoles. They're built to function like a sneaker/water shoe hybrid, though your boy cares mostly about how many puddles he can jump in with these babies. Tell him that the sky's the limit (or the puddle, if you prefer).

  • Ralph Lauren Girls' Cataleena Sandals
    Store: Ralph Lauren
    Price: $33.74 via coupon code "RLGIVE2013" with free shipping
    Lowest By: $11
    Expires: October 2

    Is It Worth It?: Holy Editors' Choice! Does Ralph Lauren know how to throw a kid's party or what? These shoes, which retail for $60 and currently sell for $44.99, drop an additional $11 when you enter the coupon code. Features include a woven raffia sole, T-strap silhouette, and a textured rubber outsole. They're available in Tan, with accents of Red (pictured), Navy, or White, and in sizes Kids 13 to 3.

    The slip-on shoe fun continues, with two more great Editors' Choice deals from Polo Ralph Lauren that also require the "RLGIVE2013" coupon code. You can get the Ralph Lauren Boys' Cove Sandals for$11.24 and the Ralph Lauren Girls' Bowman II Espadrilles for $14.99, both with free shipping. No matter which shoes you choose, your kids will cruise in fine Polo style.

  • Ralph Lauren Toddler Girls' Terrence Flip-Flops
    Store: Ralph Lauren
    Price: $7.49 via coupon code "RLGIVE2013" with free shipping
    Lowest By: $14
    Expires: October 2

    Is It Worth It?: Woo hoo! Or, shout whatever it is they shout when Sir Bodsworth scores another goal from his intrepid polo pony, Dealhunter. It's another Editors' Choice on Ralph Lauren footwear, this time on sandals in Bright Blush Stripe, available in toddler sizes 6 to 9. Not enough, you say?Come, Dealhunter, and score us another win! You can snag the Ralph Lauren Girls' Terrence Flip-Flops, also for $7.49 via the "RLGIVE2013" coupon code, and also with free shipping. They're available in sizes Kids 11 to 3.

  • PUMA Girls' Sneakerina Shoes
    Store: 6pm
    Price: $26.99 with free shipping
    Lowest By: $9

    Is It Worth It?: In the famous Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale, Sneakerina is the heroine who traverses hills, valleys, and rocky rivers to find the lowest price on a pair of cute slip-ons. (Then, sweet little Sneakerina lays waste to the Big Bad High Price Wolf; don't you just love happy endings?) These shoes feature a lightweight EVA midsole and textured rubber outsole, and they're available in sizes 7 to 13.5.

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