Featured Review: Sesame Street Feet: New Balance Launches Sesame Street Footwear Collection

07/29/2008 at 05:00 PM ET


In this world of licensed characters, it’s not uncommon to see yourkids’ favorite cartoon plastered on every other tee shirt or even diaper. Usually,the addition of the character is an afterthought and easily replacedwith another. So, it was with some trepidation that I awaited theintroduction of New Balance‘snew Sesame Street footwear collection this summer, but it turns out, Ihad nothing to fear.

The blending of three of the most popularcharacters, Elmo, Cookie Monster and Oscar the Grouch – with NewBalance’s heritage running shoe – the 574 – is seamless. These are realrunning shoes, not merely rubber-soled vehicles for Dora or Diego. Theycost more than those superstore plastic sneaks, but the premiummaterials like EVA cushioning in the midsole and heel, solid rubberoutsole, and leather translates into comfort, support, and durability.I’m also quite happy to report that these shoes do not light up.

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barbara on

My 23 month old daughter has the Elmo ones and loves them! She is an Elmoholic so these were perfect because they are great for her growing feet!
I hope the come out with other colors especially some to match Abby Cadabby so that way they will be a little more of the girlie colors of Pink and purple!

tink1217 on

i saw these recently and they are so cute! I would love to get a pair for myself actually! Love Cookie Monster!

monica on

I agree with Barbara! I noticed the new balance sesame street collection for the first time in Parents magazine and was suprised there werent any girlie colors. Although, my daughter will probably wear them anyways, I love new balance!

Jen on

I saw these in the mall a few weeks ago and they look awesome! I love New Balance, I want an adult pair of Oscar the Grouch for myself!

Lorus on

It’s nice to see a good shoe manufacturer making kids’ shoes with characters on them. All the other character shoes out there are poorly made. I like to buy good quality shoes for my kids’ growing feet!

Vivian on

I just wish they had a girly pair for my daughter – I mean Zoey and Rosita are monsters too!

april on

I applaud this & will support this.
Sesame Street/Children’s Televison Workshop are great great programs.

jasmine on

Those are the cutest! I’m not having children for *awhile* but they’re so cute (and I have always loved Sesame Street) I’d probably snag a pair for future use! haha

tone on

Gotta get my son a pair of the oscars.

Sabrina on

thanks for the review! i’ve been thinking about getting a pair of these for my son & now i think i will! i personally love the cookie monster pair, but he likes oscar the best. 🙂

Lisa on

They do make an Abby pair. They are very cute. I dont know why they arent in stores yet. If yous search new balance sesame street on ebay you will see them.