See attached chart below:
|I like charts.|
So anyway...growth spurt. Her feet apparently also grow. Sometimes I forget that. My parents noticed her toes might be stretching the fabric of her current footwear and took her shoe shopping. Mom sent me a picture. Lily's favorites were the powder blue ones, but I liked both. She refers to colors by their corresponding wiggle. The powder blue were "Blue Anthony Shoes".
|Side by side comparison of blue anthony shoes and also...blue anthony shoes|
It will become more complicated when she wears the red and navy blue ones. All blue shoes are blue anthony shoes...so... pointing may be involved.
At Lily's current shoe size...(Big kid size 1) the velcro options are dwindling. I reached out to fellow autism parent, blossoming autism blogger, and AC of PA staff member, Jen for suggestions on clickable shoe closures. I knew her son had them because she had initially struggled getting them on his shoes. She pointed me to Zubits website. I then went to Amazon and found a pair of knockoffs (Aircity) at half the price. I bought white because I thought they'd look sharp with the shoes, but also look decent with ANY athletic shoe. But they have tons of colors.
In a nutshell...they are powerful magnetic closures that you lace your shoelaces through then use the magnet to open and close them. They look like this...
She's been wearing the powder blue ones pretty much, but when I picked clothes out for her first day of school I thought the darker shoes would be a better contrast and not too "one note".
So...today I'm shoelace shopping. We'll try again tomorrow.