Alex is incredibly picky about his shoes. We've been to lots of stores and he doesn't like anything.
But, a little searching online reveals the shoe that looks the most like the one he has. He's like Dad. Dad has been wearing the same brand, same style, same shape running shoe for 20 years. Why switch from a good thing. BTW, if you're interested, they are Asic Gel Lites, half size larger than normal works great for Dad's ordinary size footies.
For Alex, the new NORDSTROM.com - Nike ?Terra Sebec VI? Running Shoe (Big Kid) - Kids looks like the winner. Just need to find it in 3.5M and try it now.