Sure, they call them “slouchy canvas sneakers”, but these are definitely a very clever take on the French Bensimon sneakers (which cost way too much money for what they are—I think they’re in the $60 range). These cost around $18, and come in lots of great colors and patterns. You could argue that they won’t be as well made as the French sneaks, but I would say it doesn’t really matter, because 1. the authentic Bensimons aren’t made that well anyway, and 2. these should be a one season shoe. Frankly, after one season, regardless of if they are made in France or in China, they are going to be worn out and smelly. Much better to have an option like these that don’t break the bank. Unfortunately they don’t have them in kids’ sizes.