I saw the reviews on this shoe and had to show my husband. Our daughter has always worn mary janes for dressy occasions and our son (one year younger) has usually worn saddle shoes. We often dress the kids in coordinating outfits such as sailor suits, matching Eton suit/jumper or dress, but had never really considered matching shoes until now. We were amazed at how wonderful the white Nina Bonnetts looked with Jaxon's dressy summer outfits, and he loved his new shoes. His big sister did, too, and the kids seemed to like wearing their matching shoes. We just purchased them in black patent, and again it seems that we have a winner. Our kids look forward to every Sunday so they can wear their "shiny" shoes.