I purchased my 18-month-old daughter a pair of Sketchers tennis shoes because I believed the quality of the shoes would make them a good choice.
Overall I have been very dissatisfied with this pair of shoes.
The design of the shoes features a very cute elastic lacing system with Velcro flaps designed to keep the shoes snug. The problem with this design is that the elastic stretches too easily. As a result the shoe falls off whenever it is tugged on. My daughter loses her shoes whenever she gets her foot slightly stuck anywhere, including places like between the cushions of the couch. Fortunately for us she announces to us "shoe" whenever one falls off but it is way too common of an occurrence. The shoes are the correct size so the issue is not that they are too big but rather than that the elastic is simply too stretchy.
My biggest complaint about these Sketchers, however, is the durability. After my daughter had worn the shoes only about a month I noticed obvious wear on the soles of the shoes. Sections of the soles have worn away enough so that different colors are showing through and in several places there is a great deal of "pitting" or small open bubble type holes.
While these were not extremely expensive shoes I did expect better wear out of Sketchers based on their reputation. The shoes are cute but I will not be purchasing children's sized shoes again.