Slip into Summer with a pair of versatile Vans ($25) for your lil one. In the past, I've been partial to Pumas, but as the warm weather moves in and trips to the beach become more frequent, the traditional canvas shoes allow my tots to take them on and off on their own. And, the sturdy soles help them navigate hillsides a bit better than sandals. Practicality aside, Vans come in a myriad of designs from old-school black-and-white checkerboard to flames of fire and animal adornments. If you're into family dressing, mom and pop can also sport these comfortable kicks.