Kickin' It With Stride Rite

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Stride Rite petite Parade Fall 2013 Runway Presentation

petiteParade hosted its fourth edition of Kids Fashion Week at Industria Superstudio here in New York last month in collaboration with Condé Nast's junior fashion magazine, VOGUE bambini. The two-day kids fashion event is the most anticipated and acclaimed in the children's wear market showcasing the latest fashions and trends from all over the world.

Stride Rite Children's Group closed the show this season with a fall runway presentation of its brands including: Stride Rite, Sperry Top-Sider Kids, Keds Kids, and Saucony Kids.

Styled by Jennifer Smith (formerly of Cookie Magazine), the petite models strutted their little stuff to the haute-beats of DJ Fulano wearing suits from Avalon Kids, dresses from Tocca, sportswear from American Apparel, and denim from Lauren Henry. The footwear ranged from preppy Sperry Top-Siders and Keds in unexpected colors and prints to Saucony's bold-color sneakers to Stride Rite's classic fall boots and Star Wars Lightsaber sneakers. Here are some of the highlights:

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In November, Stride Rite will release the "Medallion Collection" of carefully-crafted, premium footwear for girls and boys featuring unique, sophisticated details and rich colors in honor of its history and in anticipation of its 95th Anniversary. Here's a peek at the "Roslin" boot:

Stride Rite Fall 2013 Medallion Collection

I was also excited to learn that Saucony makes extra wide sneakers. We've been pretty limited in the shoe department because of Sebastian's width but I ordered him this pair when I got home from the show and he's been rocking them comfortably ever since!

Stride Rite continues to push the envelope offering footwear both kids and moms love. While its baby line is its core, the company is continually providing more options for children as they mature from toddlers to preschoolers, and beyond.

{This is a sponsored post. Compensation was provided by Stride Rite via Momtrends. All opinions expressed herein are my own. Last photo via Associated Press.}