As if the pitter-patter of little feet wasn’t cute enough, spring brings irresistible new kids’ shoes. Here’s where you can size up some of our favorites.
The Southport Corridor gem fits tiny pedals from prewalkers through size 6. The owners have a thing for Euro-inspired, under-the-radar brands like Morgan & Milo (it makes the Woodstock D’Orsay girls’ canvas slip-on shown here). Another fave: Umi’s polka-dotted lace-up tennies. See everything that’s afoot when the shop hosts an Umi trunk show next week. 3715 North Southport Avenue, at Waveland Avenue (773-472-3338).
The only thing that will make you cry wee-wee-wee is having to make a choice. Our dilemma: Kickers or Camper. Kickers flaunts leather fisherman and open-toe sandals for beginning walkers; Camper counters with durable sports shoes and ruffled metallic silver T-sandals. 2205 North Halsted Street, at Webster Avenue (773-281-5583); 4548 North Western Avenue, at Wilson Avenue (773-878-1122 or ptoes.com).
The mom-and-pop shop has been in its Andersonville location since 1974, so these folks know a thing or two about sizing feet. An up-to-the-moment selection includes favorites from Keen, Pediped, and Stride Rite, along with lesser-known kicks from Tsukihoshi. Plus, kids’ shoes are always 10 percent off. 5321 North Clark Street, at Summerdale Avenue (773-784-8936 or alamoshoes.com).
Now you’re ready to step it up.
Cookie Bar After-School Special
What: Satisfy the afternoon munchies with any two cookies and milk for $3.
Why: Lip-smacking choices include potato chip/chocolate chip and half brownie/half cookie. Vegan and gluten-free options, too.
When: Every Mon.-Fri., 3-5 p.m.
Where: 2475 N. Lincoln Ave., at Altgeld St. (773-348-0300).
Rosie Pope Maternity Trunk Show
What: The new label from Bravo’s Pregnant in Heels star dresses your bump for summer.
Why: Score 15 percent off Pope’s line, plus 10 percent off everything else in the store.
When: Tues., 7-9 p.m.
Where: Kickin’, 2142 W. Roscoe St., at Hamilton Ave. (773-281-6577).
Breakfast with the Bunny
What: Dig into a buffet of scrambled eggs, pancakes, sausage, cereal, French toast, and more.
Why: Photo ops with Mr. and Mrs. Cottontail.
When: Fri. & Sat., 9 & 11 a.m. (Also Apr. 17 & 23.)
Where: Brookfield Zoo, 8400 31st St., Brookfield (708-688-8000). Adults, $38; children, $26.50 (includes zoo admission). Reservations online at czs.org.
Photo: Courtesy of Morgan & Milo