What’s New in the Kid’s Shoe Market #Skechers #Giveaway

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I like to consider myself a little bit of a shoe connoisseur. I know, that’s a bold statement, so let me back this up by explaining myself. I collect running shoes (some people might call it odd but those who know … know!). There are women out there that like to collect purses, some like to collect jewelry, other like to collect high heeled shoes, but me, I get excitement looking at my shoe closet (yes I have one) and pick a pair of sneakers to wear for the day (it’s the little things right?!). I am well versed on the newest styles, new releases and what the hottest colour schemes/colour blocks are.

When you procrastinate doing work or laundry or cleaning something up, what are you doing? Big shocker … I am on my couch with a computer on my lap looking online for my next pair of sneakers. One thing to know about me, this shoe love of mine is not just my shoes, my kids have pretty awesome shoes I must say. In fact, I kind of pride myself on their shoe collection and secretly love when someone notices a pair. When I bring home a new pair of shoes, they get just as excited as I do. What more can a mother who loves shoes ask for 😉

A while back I reviewed the new Women’s Skechers Burst which got major props from me because … well … they are simply amazing. I was thrilled to just recently hear that Skechers now have the mini version of the Skechers Burst and of course I was more than thrilled to review them along with the Skechers Nitrate-Pulsar.

Skechers Kids Shoes - Kid's Shoe

Why I love the Kids Skechers Burst Shoe
– great colour options to choose from
– they are SUPER lightweight but not taking away from the quality of the shoe
– knit fabric with a unique colourful interwoven design
– Comes with two different coloured pair of laces
– Interwoven ventilating design on the side (because we all know shoes need some ventilation system especially for kids with their stinky feet)
– has a soft tongue
– air cooled memory foam cushioned comfort sole (one of my favorite features about Skechers shoes)
– soft responsive Burst compound allows maximum flexibility
– Burst grip traction design
–  1 1/4″ heel
– Burst compound midsole has amazing impact cushion protection 

Boys Skechers Burst - Kid's Shoe

Why I love the Skechers Boys Nitrate – Pulsar Shoe
– sporty style
– has a gel infused memory foam making these shoes SUPER comfortable
– stretch laces making the shoes easy to slip on
– breathable fabric
– padded tongue
– supportive shock absorbing lightweight midsole
– non-marking outsole
– 1 1/4″ heel height
– 3D printed details
– velcro closure to help secure the shoe on the foot

Skechers Boys Nitrate-Pulsar - Kid's Shoe

Warning: if you are buying the Skechers Boys Nitrate-Pulsar shoe, I highly recommend going up a 1/2 a size because of the gel memory foam

GIVEAWAY! GIVEAWAY! GIVEAWAY!
Thanks to our VERY generous friends at Skechers, they are giving away 2 pairs of Kids Skechers to 2 lucky winners. Must be residents of Canada. Here’s how to enter:
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These will make a killer addition to your kids shoe closet
Happy shoe shopping
T.
xo

Freshly Picked Moccasins – ENTER TO WIN!

Freshly PIcked

The Google dictionary defines OBSESSION as “the state of being obsessed with someone or something” and “an idea or thought that continually preoccupies or intrudes on a person’s mind” that pretty much sums up how I feel about baby shoes! I swear I look at baby shoes and my ovaries explode (wait TMI?!)

So as it seems (from my SwimZip post), I like to watch Shark Tank a lot and a few months back I was watching an episode about a brand Freshly Picked. Not having any clue what the brand was, I kept watching (good thing) and the moment I laid eyes on the adorable moccasins, I instantly checked them out on all forms of social media and like a stalker, I went through every picture, post etc and just couldn’t get enough … I HAD TO HAVE THESE!!!!

There are no words to describe how ridiculously adorable these moccasins are and I feel so lucky that I had the opportunity to chat with their amazing team and review a pair. I don’t think I was on the website for more than 30 seconds before I spotted the pair that I wanted (camo of course) and within days they were in my hands and immediately on my little guys feet.

Freshly PIcked Moccasins

Here’s what I love about Freshly Picked
– They are made in the USA
– The patterns they have are so unique (ie. ant print, pineapple print, watermelon print) and they also have standard colours for those who don’t want a print
– An amazing mama started this company making shoes from scrap leather at her kitchen table
– They have elastics to help stretch the moccasin to get your child’s foot in (because we all know that getting shoes on baby feet is near impossible) and they help with keeping the moccasins on their feet
– They come with a little shoe bag and button
– Made out of genuine leather
– They are HAND MADE (how often do you hear that)
– Their website is fresh (you will see what I mean) and is easy to navigate and to order from
– They have a size chart in order to determine what size your little one is and if you don’t know your little one’s size than they give you a guide on how to measure his/her foot 

Freshly Picked Moccasins

Now I have to note that these aren’t cheap ($60 a pair), but remember you are getting a handmade product, made in the USA, good quality and you will see that when you get them in your hands … they are SOOOO worth it!

GIVEAWAY! GIVEAWAY! GIVEAWAY!
A huge thank you to our very generous friends at Freshly Picked they are offering one my very lucky readers a chance to win a pair!!! The contest is open to residents of Canada and the US. Here’s how to enter:

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T.
xo

The Summer’s Best Kids Shoes #TinyToms

Tiny Toms Shoes

I am sure most, if not all of you know about TOMS shoes (I do have a few myself), and with their amazing initiative coupled with the cutest, trendiest and most comfortable shoes, these are the must-have shoes for the summer.

Tiny Toms

I recently had the opportunity to review Tiny TOMS for my two boys and I can’t say enough wonderful things about the shoes.

Tiny Toms

I always have issues getting slip on shoes on my kids because both of them have “puffy” feet (that is really the only way I can describe it), but these are the ONLY one’s that I can get on without having a massive fight with my older guy and trust me I have tried many.

Why I love these Shoes:
The question is what don’t I love about these shoes! Beyond the fact that they easily slip on to my kids feet, they give back with their One to One campaign. For every pair of TOMS shoes you purchase, a pair is given to children in Argentina – AMAZING right?!
– They have shoes for children aged 0-5 (tiny sizes) and 5+ (youth sizes)
– There are many styles to choose from
– One style (the one’s we tested) have a velcro strap which makes it super easy to get the shoes on
– Their website is extremely easy to navigate and order from (I am a big online shopper so this is very important to me)
– They have a Canadian site so you aren’t paying duties and international surcharges
– They are lightweight and come in a ton of colours and adorable prints

Tiny Toms

TOMS on Social Media:
Twitter@TOMS
FacebookTOMS
Instagram@TOMS
YouTubeTOMS

For more information on TOMS and ordering check out their website www.toms.ca

Happy wearing
T.
xo