Best of Boston

1995 Best Children's Shoes

The Barn

The Barn’s motto is It’s Hard to Find a Better Buy in Shoes. We’d add that it’s hard to find The Barn, hidden as it is behind a Citgo station off Washington Street. But when you do, you’ve found the Holy Grail: high-quality children’s shoes, from little Keds to soccer cleats, experienced fitters, and discount prices. Also, lots of sports gear—bike helmets, lacrosse sticks, and backpacks. Adults will appreciate the grownups’ selection of athletic shoes as well.

25 Kempton Place, Newton, 332-6300,