If kids shoes are a car, then I present you a Mercedes. The new Tikki MOON shoes for kids are now also available in the much-anticipated larger sizes, where the offer for kids is very limited. And I couldn’t wish for a better leather shoe for my kids to wear.
I can’t tell you how eagerly I waited for Tikki to make shoes for kids in bigger sizes. My kids are having long feet for their age and my 8-year old son is size 36 already, so there are not a lot of options for him left.
I immediately saw that Tikki MOON shoes are top quality. They are extremely light and the sole is so soft and flexible. But I don’t want to tell you everything here. Read to the end to find out all the great details about these amazing shoes.
Disclaimer: I was sent these shoes as a gift to review, but as always, all opinions expressed here are my own and I don’t receive any compensation if you choose to buy some for yourself.
- Brand: Tikki Shoes
- Model: MOON
- Colour: Graffiti
- Tested on: boy, medium wide feet, 21.9 cm long and 8.4 cm wide, low instep, skinny ankles with narrow heel, fin-shaped foot – see my how to measure guide and foot type
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2. Material characteristics
Tikki MOON shoes are available in two different colours and materials. Graffiti model which I review here is made from luxurious waxed nappa leather in black colour. The leather is very soft to touch and it has a high quality look.
The Feather model in blue colour with feather design and shoelaces is made from water-repellent suede leather and it can be a great model for girls.
Shoes have a very nice football design added to the side, which the boys will really like.
The Graffiti colour has a velcro closure, which my son finds very practical because he can put the shoes put on very quickly.
The pull loops in a vibrant orange color make it easier to put on the shoe.
MOON shoes are lined with smooth chrome-free leather lining. The collar is lightly padded which makes them very comfortable to wear.
The 2 mm thick chrome-free leather foam insole is removable and you can swap them with a wool insole which can be bought separately at Tikki website.
MOON shoes are featuring the new Tikki® flexible 3mm sole. Sole has a very beautiful design. Not only that is super soft and pleasant to wear, it is also pleasant to see.
The flexibility of the sole is extremely good and you can roll them and squeeze them in any direction you want with no problem.
Also check my video for the close-up and to see how they look on my son’s feet.
3. Sizing information
MOON shoes are available in sizes 24N-39N, but models with new sole and design start from size 30N.
My son’s feet are 21.9 cm long and I chose a size 36N with internal length 23.6 cm. This means 17 mm space for him now. The optimal recommended space inside the shoes is 12 mm, but kids feet are still growing, therefore I decided to get him a bigger size, so he won’t outgrow them too fast.
See my post How much space do we need in shoes if you want to know more about that.
He has no problems with walking in them and he will be able to wear them with no problem in spring too.
3.2. Toebox shape & width
Toebox in MOON boots has a great foot-shaped form. It is square-shaped with a gentle slope towards the little toe which makes them suitable for different shapes of feet. They wook the best for feet with the longest first toe with milder slope towards the little toe, but they work well also for feet with the longest second toe.
More about different foot types you can read in my post What is my Foot Type?
If you look at the shoe from the outside, you can get a feeling that the straight line at the big toe part is tapering inside, but you can see from the insole shape that this is not true.
You get this feeling because the outsole expands in the middle part of the shoe and the front part now looks optically curved inwards.
MOON shoes are suitable for medium-wide feet in smaller sizes, but from size 35N and up they are getting narrower. Our size 36N is suitable for medium wide feet, but bigger sizes are even slightly narrower.
My son’s feet are 8.4 cm wide and the width of size 36N is 8.7 cm.
3.3. Fit around the instep, heel and ankle
MOON shoes are suitable for shallow feet with skinny ankles and heels. They are not suitable for feet with high instep.
My son’s feet are very shallow and with his skinny ankles and heels he couldn’t wish for a better fit in his shoes.
The son is quite demanding about his shoes. He quickly complains if he doesn’t have enough space above his toes, if they rub him, or if he only needs too much time to put on his shoe.
But he never complained about these shoes. They were comfortable to wear since he put them on for the first time.
5. How and when to wear them?
The shoes are very versatile and kids can really wear them with any outfit. Due to their attractive design, they will also be interesting for older kids and they can also be worn by adults who wear smaller sizes.
They are suitable for spring and autumn, and children can wear them on milder winter days too without any problems, as my son wore them. I only recommend you to buy wool insoles to make them warmer.
6. Price & where to buy
MOON shoes can be bought at the official Tikki website.
Price for the Tikki MOON model start at 65.48 € and vary according to color and size. The price for the size and the colour from review is 80.95 €.
7. Shipping info
Tikki ships worldwide and the shipping costs depend on the shipping country, weight and the number of items you order. Shipping is free of charge for orders above 200 € for most EU countries and free of charge for orders above 300 € for the USA.
8. To sum up
Tikki MOON is a wonderful shoe for older kids. The new Tikki sole is especially soft and flexible and their leather is of high quality. The shoes will be ideal for kids with feet with less volume and larger sizes are suitable for kids with medium wide feet.
You know, Tikki is a perfectionist and you can expect nothing less than top quality with their shoes. And MOON shoes are an amazing result of their hard work.