Monday, November 1, 2010
One of the things I try to include in our Christmas gifts every year to my little “Bug” is a new pair of shoes and usually they are boots or tennis type shoes since the weather is so cold and really just wet and yucky here in Arkansas during the winter between Christmas and March. So while searching for the perfect pair of shoes to put under the tree this year I ran across Umi Children’s Shoes and immediately fell in love with their adorable collection of shoes for both boys and girls, so of course when the agreed to let me do a review and giveaway for them I was beyond ecstatic! Now came the hard part to decide what pair of shoes to choose for “Bug”.
About Umi Children’s Shoes (Taken From Website):
We Are Umi Children’s Shoes
And around here, happy little feet begin with our gentle hands. Hands that meticulously craft each and every shoe for the utmost in comfort and fit. Hands that simply know how to make a better children’s shoe. So, what makes a better children’s shoe? Years of experience working with age-appropriate lasts, patterns and buttersoft leathers give Umi a step up over everyone else. At Umi, all we make are children’s shoes, and we believe every step your child takes is as important as their very first.
Protecting The Ground We Walk On
At Umi, caring for little feet also means caring for the earth—which means we set our standards sky-high. Every shoe we make is tested for safety and durability and meets strict guidelines for child-safe materials. We use only non-toxic drum-dyed leathers and other environmentally friendly components. Protected in recycled packaging, Umi’s a brand sure to please parents and Mother Nature alike.
We Sweat The Small Stuff
Shoes are made for much more than walking. Umi shoes are specially designed for the littlest and hardest working feet in mind. At Umi, our focus is on quality, comfort and style.
From years and years of hand crafting shoes for babies, boys and girls we’ve developed a deep understanding of materials, patterns, footbeds—the building blocks of creating the most comfortable shoes around.
We were sent a pair of Umi Borneo in Chocolate size 26 for “Bug” to review and I must say that “Bug” was extremely excited when these shoes arrived at our door. Unlike some of the other kids I know he really enjoys getting clothing and shoes and it really seems like he sometimes prefers them over toys, so these shoes was a real treat for me and him both!! Just between me and you I’m a shoe nut especially when it comes to my little “Bug” between me and him we have way to many shoes if that’s possible!
He had to immediately try the shoes on and they fit him perfectly with just the right amount of grow room! These shoes must be really comfortable because these are the shoes he wants to wear daily and the ones he chose to wear on Halloween when we would be doing a lot of walking and he seems to really love them and to me they look super comfortable and seem to keep his feet pretty dry! I love that they are super easy to clean when he gets them a little dirty I just use a damp rag and wipe them down and they are like new!
I’m also loving the style of these shoes I think they are just adorable and the colors are perfect for “Bug” and match everything in his closet so they are perfect for any occasion! As I mentioned he has wore these shoes several times and they are holding up wonderfully to the wear and tear to a very active toddler so the quality of these shoes are wonderful! I am so impressed with these shoes I’m defiantly going to be turning to Umi Children’s Shoes for all of “Bug’s” footwear needs!
Both “Bug” and I love the shoes we were sent to review and they have been quite popular with the family, friends and even others we meet out in town! I love that “Bug” has a pair of unique shoes that not every little boy in town has and the quality is amazing!
If you have a little boy or girl on your holiday shopping list this year and you want to give them a gift that will last a while and be stylish and cool you should defiantly check out Umi Children’s Shoes, not only are they super stylish and adorable but they are very durable and super easy to keep clean!
To purchase Umi Children’s Shoes visit their website!
Umi Children’s Shoes has offered one of my readers their choice of Adelaide in Red, Teaberry in Black, Borneo in Navy or Tiberius Lo in Black (your child’s size of course)!
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Want or need extra entries? Check out how to grab em’ below! (Mandatory Entry must be complete for these to count)
1. Become a public follower of my blog (2 extra)
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Giveaway ends Nov 14, 2010 @ midnight CST. Winner will be chosen at random, using random.org and contacted by e-mail and has 48 hrs to respond before a new winner is chosen.
This review is based strictly my opinion. Others may have a different opinion with the product listed above. I did receive the Borneo Children’s Shoes mentioned above complementary for this review. No monetary compensation was received.
Posted by Stephanie Grant at 12:31 PM