I don't know what it is about these shoes, but I purchased two different sizes and both cause pain and friction around the ankle on the sides. Neither of my kids will wear these again so now they basically sit there after 2 uses.
I purchased these shoes for my 6 year old daughter. She has only owned them for about 2 months and only wears them twice a week for gym day at school. First of all, one of the shoestrings had a defect, but we kept them as she needed them right away, and I figured I could always purchase a new set of laces. But now the rubber tip is separating from the front of the shoes. Not what I would expect from the Champion brand - sold thru Target or not.