Saturday, September 24, 2011

Children's Shoes Give Away

Looking for an adorable pair of shoes for your little one? We have found the most adorable shoes at 5 Lil Monkeys. I was thrilled when I was given the opportunity to review a pair of their shoes. I choose these blue suede shoes by Kai for my grandson. I'm glad I did, he loves them. My grandson couldn't wait for me to get them out the box. He immediately take off the ones he was wearing, and put these on.

These blue suede shoes are so cute. Elvis would have loved them too. I guarantee you won't be disappointed with your purchase. As you can see they have a white stitching, which really draws your eyes to the shoes. They are so soft and have a box toe so there's plenty of wiggle room for those little tootsies. I also love the thick, rubber sole. You know that you have a sturdy and quality shoe. What I love most about the shoe is the velcro closure. They are so easy to get off and on. As a mother or father, you know what it is like when you have a 2 year old that's ready to jump off your lap so they can play with a toy or run. This velcro closure is heavenly. No strings to tie over and over. My grandson will get plenty of wear out of them this winter. They look great with jeans. This is my first encounter with Kai shoes, I'm sold.

5 Lil Monkeys has a diverse selection of shoes to choose from. They carry Pediped, Rileyroos, Squeaker and Wee Squeaks. I'm quite pleased with their selection of shoes for little boys. The black and white shoes above would be so cute for Sundays or any occassion requiring formal wear. You can always find adorable shoes for girls, but boys are a different story. I'll be visiting the 5 Lil Monkeys often. They carry as many adorable shoes for boys as they do for girls. I have my eye on a pair of sandals for my little sweetie for the summer. This site has been Bookmarked!

Too bad I don't have a little girl. Look at these cupcake shoes. You can find then at 5 Lil Monkeys. Don't you love the colors. These would look great with jeans, skirts and tights or shorts. They are made by Squeaker Sneaker. In addition to the cupcake, you can find them with ladybugs, sunflowers, strawberries, apples and balloons. This is a fun shoe for any little girl to wear, and they are Pediatrician recommended.
Susana Castaneda, co-owner, of 5 Lil Monkeys wants one of our readers to enjoy a pair of shoes from their store. The winner chooses. You could be that lucky person. Just visit 5 Lil Monkeys and let us know what pair of shoes you would like to win and the size. (Please select from the inventory on their site). Leave us a comment with a valid email address and we will randomly select a winner from the posts.
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At the moment, a range of children's shoes 'Nautical Charm'

From my last entry, 'Just a little humour (children's shoe)', here is the final range done with the group project with Clarks started in January. This was one of the group project I had the most fun though at some points I was a bit tense at some points.

Here is our 'Nautical Charm' range!

Pictured: Fanny making the sole.
Too bad I don't have a picture of me making the sole. I enjoyed using the drill to make the sole as well that I came out of the classroom all white, like someone covered me with talcum powder!

Super Cute Cartoon Animal Shoes for Kids .....OK and Adults too

Super Cute Cartoon Animal Shoes for Kids .....OK and Adults too!

This is just a small selection of the super cute shoes for kids available at Animatastic. Don't worry though, we have ultra cute sneakers for adults in store too. Go on and give your feet a treat!

For Girls:

Umi Shoes on Hollywood Celebrities

Umi Shoes on Hollywood Celebrities!

Jennifer Garner and her daughter Violet were seen in Brentwood shopping in the rain. Violet was seen wearing Umi's Autumn/Winter 2010 style "Orchid" in black. Violet has been wearing Umi since she was a baby.

Marcia Cross (Desperate Housewives) and her daughter Eden were spotted in Hollywood visiting a Pumpkin Patch for Halloween. Eden is seen wearing vintage Umi. (Photos courtesy of Celebrity Baby Scoop)

Umi Shoes on Hollywood Celebrities!

The Children's Place (USA) green shoes

Memorial Day Sale

Shoe of the week: Memorial Day Sale USA tennis shoes for girls and boys! Save 20%, now just $12. They are available in off white, navy, red, or pink. Available for shipping to the US only. The squeakers in these USA shoes are glued in and are not removable.

Ol' Chuck Is Turning Over In His Grave!!

That would be "All Star" Chuck Taylor, you know the guy who's name is synonymous with Converse High Top Tennis Shoes. Oh yeah I have had a secret love affair with those hi-top bad boys since I was a kid.
Now mind you back then there were not a bazillion choices of super hi tech "athletic shoes" Oh no there was just tennis shoes. The guys wore converse hi-tops and us girls wore "keds". Yeaaah keds, those cute little white canvas tennies, so feminine and lady like... But definitely not cool!
So it was back in those early teen (everything embarrasses me) days when it was important to fit in that I became a closet hi-top chick. :) Course there was those glorious teen rebellious years when Mary Shaddle and I wore our enormously wide "bell bottom" jeans. You know (...well some of you know) when we split the outside seam to the knee and pieced in some truly obnoxious print fabric to widen our jeans.
But with those "it can never be tooooo wide jeans we wore our, here to fore "worn only at home" converse hi-tops! Oh what heady rebellious freedom we lived those days! :) But all to soon came the responsible days of college, nursing school, working nurse, wife, mother and the responsible shoes that went along with those roles.
Ha but by the time I had little acorns to dress, Converse made little people hi-tops. And my 3 kids loved them. Could be cuz when they were taken to the store to buy their "fall-winter" shoes they were always steered over to the hi-tops and told they could have any color they wanted. ;) Then came the glorious couple of years when my "the acorn doesn't fall far from the tree" daughter decided she was going to wear 2 different colors of hi-tops at the same time. Oh be still my heart!! Can you imagine?? one of the other girls mom's asked me how I managed not to die of embarrassment when my daughter went to school dressed that way??? "Heck I only wish those colors came in Mom size!!" I replied. "That poor child, what an odd duck her mother is. No wonder she's the way she is" Like I said, "the acorn doesn't..."
Fast forward to 2011 Mazatlan, Mexico, I while drifting along in a cyber-stupor stumbled onto the Converse website. Oh my what fun I must have been there hours first gawking and then creating. Did you know that you can now customize your hi-tops?? It's true!! And not only that you can design them from the color of the shoe laces to the inner lining! Weeell when I found the Dr. Seuss fabrics I was sucked in hook line and sinker.
I'm telling you those bad boys are going to be waiting for me when we get to the northlands in June! But, but... I'm an instant-gratification kinda girl. I want adorable hi-tops NOW!!! What is a girl to do, I ask you??? Well the answer is to go to the "sport shoe" store and buy a pair of Converse hi-tops. So off LW&I went, and I bought a pair of navy blue Chuck Taylor hi-tops. The perfect definition of Boring! But home we came and out came the fabric,the Super Seventy Seven adhesive spray,hole punch,glue,pins,tissue paper&pencil. And when the dust settled a few hours later these appeared out of the mist.
I traced patterns from the sides of the shoes onto tissue paper. Cut out the pieces of fabric, then sprayed the fabric pieces with spray adhesive. I didn't spray the shoes because I have never found a way to control the spray. So everything within a ten foot radius is always cover with stickup, including me!! Then I carefully lined up the fabric piece to the shoe and stuck them together. slowly, using my bone tool to burnish, and smooth out any trapped air as I went.
For the heel strip and tongues I used a different print in the same color family.
I decided I'd leave the edges unfinished. Just a bit frayed around the edges sorta like their creator ;) To prevent them from continuing to fray I spread a thin line of "Stop Fraying" from Aleene's on all the edges. It also added another layer of stickup on the edges to help keep the fabric from lifting.
I used my multipurpose hole punch to punch the lacing holes into the new fabric,then dabbed a bit of stop fraying on them. For the final touch I glued a little piece of red flower trim across the toes, where the toe pad meets the fabric tongue.
There you have them. Admittedly they aren't "One Fish 2 Fish", the "Whos" or "The cat In The Hat" but pretty darn spiffy and a might "Springy" if I say so myself. I can't help but think that when Ol' Chuck quit spinning in his grave he was kicking himself for not thinking of them first! And I'm almost sure somewhere in the world Mary Shaddle is turning ten shades of green!! :)

Primigi Shoes

Primigi Shoes
Primigi Shoes 'College 5' for Kids

Featuring loads of cute styles for toddler to school-age boys and girls, Primigi shoes are well-researched and well-built. Sandals to boots and everything in between can be found in this fun line of footwear.

Lelli Kelly Shoes 'Starry'

If only Lelli Kelly made shoes for grownups, I'd be a happy girl -- but alas, the kids get all the fun. Manufacturing some of the cutest girl's shoes I've ever seen, this line of footwear will blow you away. With sizes for toddlers to girls in grade school, these shoes are made in Italy. Lelli Kelly also offers girl's clothing and accessories.

Petit Shoes for Kids '43683'
Since they've been making kids' footwear since 1960, I guess they know a thing or two about children's shoes, and it shows. Petit shoes range from sandals to sport styles; are extremely stylish; and come in toddler, children and youth sizes. Lots of cutouts, appliques and unique color combinations really make these shoes stand out.

BabyBotte Shoes

BabyBotte Shoes - Children's Footwear
Great colors, unique designs and quality craftsmanship make Babybotte shoes stand out from the crowd, and are perfect when you're looking for something extra special. In fact, this line of boys and girls footwear is so adorable, it's left me wondering how my cats would feel about wearing shoes.

Oilily Shoes for Kids
This Dutch label makes children's shoes and apparel that will blow your mind, and possibly your budget. Bright colors, fun patterns, and classic styles make shoes from Oilily irresistible. With footwear for boys and girls, from toddler to youth sizes, you'll have a blast looking at everything this designer has to offer.

Beautiful Sandals

Anniversary Event 2011: Umi Children's Shoes Spring / Summer Collection (Review & Giveaway)

We are Umi 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.

(Riif Sneakers Pictured Above)
Browsing through the Umi Spring Collection, automatically put me in the mood for the warm weather of Spring and Summer, which is thankfully almost upon us. With a bright and cheery color palette, their is something to suite every little adventurer's personality in the new collection! As a parent, I can always be confident in the durability of the design of Umi shoes; they are built to withstand even the most rigorous exploring and play from your little ones.

B is very hard on his shoes, and has a tendency to drag his feet when he walks, so I was very pleased to see that the toe of the "Riff " sneakers is reinforced. With the fashion forward laceless design, these sneakers (pictured above) are the perfect Spring and Summer shoes (allowing little ones to quickly slip them on and be off to play). We love the Riff Sneakers and we will definitely be picking up a few more pairs of shoes & sandals for the kiddo's

Introducing Baby Bloch Soft Feather-Light PreWalker Ballerina ShoesBased on Bloch's world famous ballerina shoes, the Baby Bloch range is soft and feather-light, expertly crafted for comfort, style and the protection of your baby's developing feet.

Bloch presents a new gorgeous collection of 'Baby Bloch' prewalker shoes. Patent ballerinas, booties,mini taps and laceups, featuring luxurious Italian leathers, all inspired by Bloch ballet shoes and our latest ladies fashion range.