I bought these for my son to use as indoor shoes for Kindergarten. He has other DCs that he/we love - they are trendy, great quality and he can get them on and off very easily by himself. I bought these because in the picture they looked the same as many of his other DC shoes, which have laces (but aren't tie ups) and that he can slip on/put on very easily by himself. When these arrived, I realized these were tie ups, which he doesn't yet know how to do, and isn't the best for kindergarten. So I was disappointed that they were different than how they were portrayed in the picture. I'm sure they're a great shoe for kids who know how to tie their shoes very well. And while my son needs to learn how, it is specified for kindergarten to have shoes that are easy for the children to put on and off themselves, so now we can't use these for school as we intended.
Mama of 3