These are now our third pair of Plae shoes for my daughter. They are robust and withstand the rough and tumble of kid life. Love that you can wash them in the machine, and they come out like brand new again. They are easy for my daughter to put on herself and fit perfectly. Love that you can take the inner sole out as they grow to get a bit more time out of them. Really great pair of shoes. We've also had the Mary Jane style which was amazing too. I'll definately be getting another pair when she outgrows these ones.