i bought a size 8 (toddler) -- it fits just right, she currently fits a 7, but I wanted something she could grow into. She can wear them now with or without socks and put them on herself. I'm expecting them to fit for the next few months until it's time to get sandals for spring and summer.
OMG! Adorable. I bought these cuties for my 8 year old daughter in size 13 and they fit as expected - if anything slightly small. My daughter's foot is relatively narrow/regular so these would not work at all for a wide foot. They are super darling and surprisingly go with pretty much everything she owns! She likes them as well, though she has a bad habit of walking on the backs of her shoes and these just can't take that kind of abuse. The printed section on top is hair/fur like -- like a real hide. She has a hard time keeping the ties tied as well. I generally have to tie them for her because they are a little stiff. Finally, they do stain -- meaning both her feet and dirt stains them. Maybe try them with socks for the first couple of wears and spray them down with a leather protector? In any case, I love Minnetonkas. All the girls in the house own some and I will continue buying them because they are adorable.
I wasn't sure how my 5 year old was going to feel about these. I have some Minnetonka shoes and I love them, so I was hoping she would too. I got them for school, in the winter. She will wear her snow boots to school, and change shoes by herself after getting to the Kindergarten classroom. She can't quite tie shoe laces yet so I thought these would be great to just slip on. She can be picky about shoes so I was worried, but she LOVES them. The price was unbeatable and they're adorable. Definitely a good buy!