These StarFall shoes are a laced Maryjane style with a star cutout on the instep. The laces are leather with metal eyelets and when you order a size 4 and up they will come with Toughtek soft rubber soles that are water and heat resistant.
In order to get accurate sizing please measure the child's foot from heel to biggest toe and add .25"-.5" for growing room (personal preference).
You are able to now upgrade to a harder rubber sole that is still flexible. The sole will be sewn onto a leather sole for double durability. Search for the listing "Rubber Sole Upgrade" and add it to your cart.