My son had a pair of Chuck Taylors with laces before these, and they were a real pain to get on his feet. The velcro on these shoes is fantastic: they open wide to let his feet in, and he can strap them on himself.
These are our go-to shoes for preschool and playing outside. They're easy to wash, durable, and sturdy. My son hates bulky tennis shoes where he can't feel his feet, but he loves his Converse. He's been wearing these since he was almost 2, and I will be buying them in the next size when he outgrows them.
Bought these for my 1.5 yr old and he wore them for months and they've held up great and looked super cute! They are a little pricey, but lasted way longer than the ones I've bought for cheaper at discount shoe stores. In fact, he is now outgrowing them and I plan to buy the same shoes in the next size. Worth every penny!
My son has been wearing these since he started walking. The are -or seem to be- comfy and are easy for us to get on and off him. And even though they seem a little pricey for a baby shoe, we have really gotten our money's worth. He wears them every day and the first pair lasted about a year. He finally outgrew them before they wore out! So we got the same kind in the next size up, for an easy transition. We're sticking with them!