My very picky, ultra-girly first grader has PE 3 days a week and I was scouring this site for a pair of shoes
that she would find "pretty" enough to wear every day with her dresses but would be suitable for PE. I ordered 4 pairs for her to choose from, and she chose these. They are very lightweight, I was really surprised when I took them out of the box. She deems them comfortable with socks and without. She chose them over shoes
with flowers on them, so they must be really comfortable! They are easy off and on (which is also important for her). Mom is happy because she's wearing a solid pair of shoes
and the PE teacher won't give me dirty looks. Because they are so lightweight, I'm a little concerned about durability (which I can't comment on since we have had them for 2 days), but am glad to know they can be washed. I agree that they run 1/2 size large. I ordered my daughter's usual size and 1
/2 size down to make sure we have room for growth, and the larger ones slipped on her feet.