I bought this shoes for my then 3 year old grandson, who just turned 4 in May. He loves these shoes. He wears them all the time & has always been able to put them on & take them off by himself. The still look like new even after months of wear & this boy can go through shoes in a month. Ordering another pair because his foot is getting bigger quickly. Anyone who has a boy or girl who is hard on shoes, this is the shoe for them. Love them!