[1/6/06 update: Sup? If you're looking for news and gear and stuff for dads who roll with their kids, you're in the right place. If you're looking for news about Daddy Yankee's new shoe deal with Reebok, that's cool, too, but all I have on that is this news release for the deal which says the shoes will be dropping in Spring '06, which looks like a short version of the original Reebok announcement. You need daddy info, you come on back anytime, papi.]
The wife reported seeing these very Robeez-y baby shoes at Target, so I pulled off the turnpike the other day to snap a photo. They're from Circo, Target's in-house baby brand, and the concept--soft-soled leather booties with stay-on elastic and an over-decorated vamp--is clearly the same. Even some of the designs look the same. [Although if there's a too-cutesy design Robeez HASN'T put on a shoe, I'd love to hear about it. We got black.]
While even a cursory glance through the package shows the quality of the leather, cutting, and stitching is below Robeez', but then again, so is the price. $12.99 is officially "less than half off" Robeez' $26 price tag. For shoes your kid'll probably grow out of in no time, they might be tempting.