***Disclosure: I received complimentary samples to facilitate my review. No other compensation has been provided, and all opinions are 100% honest and have not been influenced in any way.***
Here in Ohio we may be drowning in snow, but that doesn't keep us from thinking about warmer weather. I assure you, Spring is coming, eventually! Maybe. I hope. Winter DOES have to end, right?
Anyway, with warmer weather coming, we're looking forward to all the awesome things my town has to offer for families. We have a great outdoor water park, tons of playgrounds, and even fun festivals and live concerts a couple blocks away on the riverfront. (Can't wait for the Italian Festival and Rockin' On the River!)
So now, as I stare at all of the snow in the yard, I am planning for sunny days and tons of family fun. Oh, and I have even started breaking out some of the kids' springtime wardrobes, shoes included! After all, the kids would look pretty silly showing up at the park in shorts and snow boots, right?
Luckily, choosing footwear for the little ones was simple. Of course I chose Umi children's shoes. This is a brand I have loved for quite some time, ever since Sophie and Xander were babies. Umi offers tons of fun, functional styles that are perfect for active kids like mine.
Haven't heard of Umi Children's Shoes? Allow me to introduce you to this wonderful brand!
About Umi Children's Shoes :
Umi hand crafts children's shoes that walk through the meltdowns and major milestones with style. Umi selects only the best patterns plus the highest quality leathers and materials to keep them a step above everyone else. Umi obsesses about fit to ensure that every shoe with the Umi name gives that little love some room to grow.
Umi is also dedicated to helping the environment. At Umi, they understand the importance of picking up after yourself—after all, this is the only world we've got. Every shoe they make uses child-safe materials, like non-toxic drum-dyed leathers and other environmentally friendly materials, and goes through a series of strict quality and safety tests. Always protected in recycled packaging, Umi's a brand that believes going green isn't just a trend, it's our responsibility.
When you're a kid, every moment counts. So Umi makes their shoes for much more than walking. All along the way, from design to manufacturing, they focus on all the little details—like patterns and footbeds—that'll make sure your Umis deliver the quality, comfort and style they've always promised. The folks at Umi are just real people who love making kids' shoes that'll last through all the wear and tear of growing up.
Our Umi Spring Review :
My awesome pals at Umi Children's Shoes sent us a couple of adorable pairs of sandals from their new spring line to check out for ourselves.
Xander will be rocking these adorable Reece Sandals. They come in a few different color options, and these are the Dark Tan. I love the neutral colors paired with a bright red!
These sandals are very rugged and durable, and are perfect for all those playground visits and camping trips. They feature 3 hook and loop closures to ensure proper fit, and they're also quite easy to get on and off.
They also feature very durable rubber soles. One thing I love about Umi shoes is that they offer great traction on all kinds of surfaces. So puddles, gravel, mulch, and grass are no match for these babies!
Sophie received the adorable Tamela style. These are unique because they give the look and feel of both sandals and sneakers. They're kind of a hybrid, if you will.
The Tamela comes in some great colors, including this stunning silver. They also feature hook and loop closure and are easy to get on and off.
Similar to the Reece sandals, the Tamela also offers durable rubber soles, perfect for play. I love the fact that while these shoes are pretty enough for special occasions, they're also perfect for playtime.
So if you're looking for stylish warmer weather shoes for your little ones, definitely check out Umi Children's Shoes. They have so many fun styles for both boys and girls, and these shoes are amazing in quality and are built to last! We've been Umi fans for quite some time, and I can tell you that the kids outgrow these shoes long before they wear out. Yep. They're pretty darn awesome, and worth every penny!
How to Connect :
You can check out the awesomeness that is Umi Children's Shoes on their website.
While you're there, be sure to check out their Deal of the Month and sign up for their Birthday Club to receive a special gift around the time your child's birthday approaches!
You can also follow them on Facebook, on twitter, and on Pinterest to stay on top of their latest products and promotions. (And they have some GREAT ones!)
Enter to WIN :
I am thrilled to announce that one lucky reader will receive a $60 Umi Gift Certificate so they can try some of these awesome shoes for themselves! How cool is that?!
Simply enter using the easy Rafflecopter form below!
This giveaway is open to US residents 18+ until 11:59PM March 25, 2014. No PO Boxes. Winners will be drawn using Rafflecopter's Random Number Generator. All entries will be verified, so play fair! I will notify winner via e-mail and they will have 48 hours to reply before I am forced to redraw winners. No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited. This contest is not affiliated with Facebook in any way. Thanks for entering, and Good Luck!
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I'm Brandy, a happily married, proud Mom of 3 amazing kids. If you're interested in building a working relationship, please feel free to e-mail me at: NewlyCrunchyMamaOf3@gmail.com
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