School is out for the summer in a few days (huzzah!) and we have already started in on the summer fun. Something that I think is vital for an easy and fun summer are shoes. That might sound a little strange, but since Elliott doesn't tie his own shoes yet, having some great shoes for him to put on himself and go out to play in is vital. These shoes look like Chuck Taylors (which we love so much Preston and I wore them on our wedding day) but they are actually from H&M. I have never been a fan of "knock offs" but these were too good to resist. They look just like the real deal and the price tag couldn't be beat so I gave them a shot and we are loving them. They come in a spectrum of great colors which is perfect for a stylish little one. But the absolute best part about these shoes is the laces are elastic! So Elliott can put them on all by himself. Unlike some other elastic shoes, they velcro at the top to stay secure. I love that the elastic looks like laces though. Finally a shoes that is practical, easy and looks great! We really can't say enough great things about them. Oh, Elliott also swears they make him run at cheetah speed. So there's that.