for kids' shoes, i have been to nordstrom and payless shoes both at northgate mall, sole food, and to the shoe zoo, but none of these stores seems to emphasize (let alone offer) easy velcro shoes. i always go for kids shoes that have 2 things: (1) one (not two) wide velcro strap, and (2) wide-tongue so that you can splay the shoe wide open... that is what i want as a busy mom who is juggling a baby and a 2 year old. shoe zoo only had one model for boys and a couple umi brand pink boots for girls. the store does have free easy parking and helpful knowledgable staff -- just no shoes i want to buy. so, i won't go back
on the other hand, zappos on-line has tons of shoes with just one velcro strap that open up wide to make putting the shoe on a little foot super easy (you can even search for such shoes on their website as they have a whole search category for 'hook-and loop' aka velcro). so, i bought on ebay a childrens brannock device which is the foot measuring device and now i just measure my kid's foot at home and then order on line. easier than visiting the shoe zoo, prices are better on line, and you don't have to bundle the baby or look for parking. sorry, shoe zoe. zappos is not only easier, it is superior.