This is our first sponsor sneak peek preview for our “Help for the Holidays” Giveaway Event next week (over $700 in prizes). I will be revealing them over the next couple of days, so keep your eyes peeled for EXTRA BONUS entry opportunities!
By now you have most likely heard that infants and toddlers should be barefoot whenever possible, as it is best for their growing feet. However, the weather is changing, getting cooler and soon it will be even colder. So even my daughter’s tiny tootsies need some protection from the elements (not to mention the thousands of acorns that have fallen from our trees, ouch!). Shooshoos makes wonderfully durable, high-quality soft soled leather “shoos” that combine my desire to have her in “bare feet” while still giving her a layer of protection and warmth.
Both of my children were “blessed” with chubby little feet. I remember the first pair of (expensive, well-known brand) soft soled shoes that my son, now 3, wore. It barely fit him widthwise (poor little guy), and the leather tops scuffed pretty badly within a week of usage. I was sorely disappointed and was afraid it would be the same deal with my daughter. Shooshoos constructs their shoes with a wide toe box and in such a way that the natural leather flexibly forms to the shape of her foot while allowing her foot to breath and stretch. Plenty of space = plenty of comfort and zero pressure and pain.
After some serious crawling sessions, where she can most easily scuff the tops, the shoes still look brand new! Unbelievable! It must be some serious high-quality leather.
Another issue I had with my son’s previous pair of soft-soled shoes was that he constantly slipped on our hardwood floors. Shooshoo’s soles have non-slip soles that are also flexible and lightweight, which is perfect to simulate that “barefoot” feeling that podiatrists proclaim as key. So I was beyond ecstatic to try on the two pairs we have.
The brown Mary Janes are my go-to pair of shoes – adorable with no “visibly loud” stitching, and a perfect pink flower to compliment. With velcro fasteners and an elasticized ankle, these shoes definitely “stay put.”
We also have a pair of the sand suede winterboots that are lined with fleece. They are so incredibly soft and precious, and even though they are too big for her now, I can’t help but dress her in them. The side velcro also makes for easy entry.
They have cute little boy shoes as well as Smiley light flexi rubber soled shoes for the slightly older toddler. I am looking forward to getting my daughter this pair when she is ready for the rubber soles:
Of all the great aforementioned qualities, my favorite is the price. You can buy these incredible shoes for $19.95 (Smiley light flexi rubber soled shoes retail for $29.95), which when compared to some of the other major brands is a steal. OR you can take advantage of their special right now: Buy any regularly priced item and get any clearance soft sole for $10 or Smiley for $15 (that’s 50% off).
Or as a third option, you can WIN some of these cute shoes (winner’s choice, excluding boots) during our “Help for the Holidays” Giveaway Event next week. Open to residents of US and Canada.
Want some BONUS ENTRIES into this particular giveaway? 3 easy steps:
- Start now by following shooshoos on Twitter and FaceBook for ONE EXTRA ENTRY EACH (if you haven’t already done this from our previous post).
- Leave us a comment for each “follow” right on this post.
- Don’t forget to come back to the main giveaway post next week and leave us your main entry comment there.
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