By peoplestaff225
Updated October 10, 2008 09:00 AM

When kids are ready to start personalizing their fashion choices – whether with jewelry, temporary tattoos, or even footwear – Graffeeti Sneakers ($39-44) hits the mark. Kids can write on these high-top or low-cut basketball-style sneakers with a 6-pack of erasable markers. The special panels on the toes and sides of the sneakers can be decorated to their heart’s desire. They can even carry one of the markers right on the sneaker, for a spontaneous expression of a mood, or maybe topass a note to their friends!

My testers were a diverse panel of hip kids and cool tweens, ranging from ages 6 to 12, and they had a blast with Graffeeti’ing up these Converse-style sneakers. A few kids didn’t get a good fit, or didn’t like how easily the markers can rub off, but they universally loved how fun and cool theyare, and so did their jealous friends! One of the testers’ friends commented ‘Hey, nice Cons!’ The tween girls were hopeful for more colors from Graffeeti, but got a kick out of writing on their sneakers,with no evil looks from Mom.

Celeb fans include the kids of Kelly Ripa and Casey Affleck; Abigail Breslin has them too.

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