|Venue name:||Stride Rite|
151 W 34th St
|Cross street:||between Sixth and Seventh Aves|
|Opening hours:||Mon–Sat 10am–9:30pm; Sun 11am–8:30pm|
|Transport:||Subway: B, D, F, M to 34 St–Herald Sq; 1, 2, 3 to 34 St–Penn Station|
Since 1919, this chain has gained renown for the fit and durability of its kids' shoes. Soft soles and elasticized ankles keep prewalkers' toes protected, while toddlers can take their first steps in rounded-sole shoes that help prevent the inevitable stumble. In addition to its own original styles, this one-stop shop stocks name brands like Sperry and Saucony as well as socks, tights and other accessories. Kids who need specific shoes for their school uniform have standard options to choose from, while Sesame Street, Disney Princess and Frozen fanatics can even pick up fun sneakers inspired by the liscensed characters.