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Thursday, May 7, 2009

See Chloe in See Kai Run (+ GIVEAWAY)

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I recently had the opportunity to review a pair of See Kai Run shoes. They have a large selection and it was so hard to narrow it down to one pair. I chose the Kaya, from their latest styles! If you’ll allow me to tell you a little bit about our experience with See Kai Run, then you’ll also have the opportunity to enter a giveaway generously sponsored by See Kai Run.

shoes 018A Little About See Kai Run:

The company was started by a mother with a toddler. She had a desire to create comfortable shoes with flexible soles for her little boy, Kai, to wear that would be healthy for his developing feet. When I read that, immediately my confidence in this brand increased. Knowing that it was designed by a mom for her own child, I knew that they would be a quality product!

They have a “Smaller” line which features adorable styles with suede soles in sizes 0-18 months and they have the “See Kai Run” line with the flexible sole available for 6 months – 3 years. Shoes are available for purchase in their online store or you can find a retail location near you!

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My Experience:

I mentioned in my initial announcement that the customer service was efficient and friendly, the shipping was speedy and one of the most impressive things was their printable sizing chart. Most companies put a size chart on their site; you measure and order accordingly, but with this one there is no measuring involved. (Hurray!) You simply print it out, have your child stand on it and order the correct size!

So of course the shoes arrived, fitting exactly as I expected them to! As soon as I opened the box, I was happy to discover that they were even more adorable up close than in the online picture. Now for the the bottom line - adorable is important but how hold up is crucial! Any shoes can look great if they are only ever used for pictures and church but I’m interested how they stand up to the adventures of everyday toddler life. I imagine that you’re interested in that too.

Well, a month is certainly more than enough time for Chloe, my rough and tumble princess, to completely wreck a pair of shoes! Chloe went scootering in them, rode her tricycle, went for walks, played in the sandbox, went to the park and wore them to church. The answer is…yes, the hold up beautifully! Here is a close up picture of the shoes. The dirt and black marks wiped off easily with a damp cloth. There is some minor stuffing on the toes but not anywhere near what I honestly expected.

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The shoes seemed very comfortable. Her feet were never hot or sweaty when I removed the shoes. They have a Velcro strap that is easy enough for her to undo herself and yet it was strong enough to keep them firmly in place through the day! The shoes are wide enough to give her plenty of room and the soles are so flexible that my mother said they “practically walk themselves”.

Overall, I am very impressed with them. Definitely a quality shoe. I don’t have a single negative thing to say about them. The only thing that comes to mind is that if the rubber sole was extended up the front a smidgen, it would eliminate any scuffing of the toes altogether. shoes 016

You know, I was impressed with the confidence that See Kai Run has in their own products to be willing to have real life little ones racing around in their shoes just living life and then have a review done. This is just one mom’s honest opinion; I think these shoes are awesome!

From now until May 8th they are offering FREE shipping for all USA orders online!

You’ve been a patient reader my friend, and now on to the giveaway!

Lots of Chances to Enter:

Go to See Kai Run and choose your favorite(s) from either the Smaller or the See Kai Run, come back here and leave a comment. If you are commenting anonymously, please be sure to leave a way of contacting you!

For an additional two entries subscribe to the See Kai Run email list on the bottom of their home page. Come back and leave two additional comments on this post.

For an additional two entries subscribe to my blog via email (you will need to subscribe and then verify your subscription for it to be active). In order for your win with these comments to be valid, your email address must show 'active' status. If you have done this, leave two comments!

For one additional entry subscribe in a reader. Make sure to leave a comment letting me know!

You can also have an entry for blogging about the contest. Just leave the link in your comment!

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This post is paticipating in: Things I Love Thursday (because I love toddler shoes!), Frugal Friday (It's a giveaway how frugal!), Family Friday (clothing is a famiy issue!) and Works for Me Wednesday (because these shoes certainly work for me!) and Mom Most Travelled.

123 comments:

  1. I like the Oliver, Maverick, and Jayce! I would have a hard time narrowing it down, for sure.

    gitrecca at gmail dot com

    ps- when does this giveaway end?

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  2. I subscribe to their mailing list.

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  3. I subscribe to their mailing list. I love their shoes! I really would love to try them.

    gitrecca at gmail dot com

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  4. I am now subscribed via google reader. I love your purpose statement! What a beautiful calling.

    gitrecca at gmail dot com

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  5. I like the alina in shoes
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  6. subscribe see kai run newsletter
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  7. subscribed to see kai run newsletter
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  8. subscribed via email
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  10. I love clara, peggy, kaya... so many cute shoes! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  11. Oh, and by the way, I linked this post to my own TILT post today. Hope you don't mind. Stop by anytime! ;)

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  12. Your daughter is adorable!
    I love how the names of the shoes are kids' names. I likes Spencer - it looks so All-American/little boy to me :)
    Thanks for a great giveaway!

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  13. I love the Henry shoes. Too cute! Your daughter is adorable by the way!

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  14. subscribed to see kai run email newsletter

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  16. subscribed to your blog via email

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  17. subscribed to your blog via email

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  18. I am a HUGE fan! Actually last night at MNO Ivy was wearing the Smaller "rhondas" and are getting too small. Would love to win her a pair of Smaller Lily Jeans!

    Steph

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  19. I think I would choose the Kayas too, cute! (christy.vw @ gmail)

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  20. I love Brian and Marley! I love all these shoes! So cute!

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  21. I already follow you in google reader

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  22. subscribed to your blog through email

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  23. I love the Peter shoes! So cute on a new little guy, don't you think?

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  24. I love the little sneakers you got! Those are the Kayas, right?
    They also have some sweet sandels - I like the style of the pink Isabellas, although I usually prefer a white sandel so I might prefer the Sara. They're both adorable. oh - darn it. I just checked and they don't have size 8 in either sandel right now. :-( Sneakers it is! ;-) My little one's a bit of a tomboy anyway. :-)

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  25. Love the Isabella or Jennae. Super cute shoes and I love that they are soft soled.

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  26. I like the Alina's

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  27. subscribe to your blog 2

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  28. subscribe to SKR

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  29. subscribe to SKR two

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  30. It's so hard to pick just one pair! I do love the
    Radik shoes for little boys. My son would rock these! : )

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  31. I subscribed for the See Kai Run email list! : )

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  32. I subscribed to your email list! : )


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  33. I love the Peter shoes... and the Tristan ones too...sooo cute!
    Heather
    cjlmom04 at yahoo dot com

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  34. I love the Anne shoes from the smaller line!

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  35. I subscribed to their newsletter!

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  36. I'd love the Lillian Grace in size 9!

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  37. I subscribe tot he SKR email list 1

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  38. I subscribed to the SKR email list 2

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  39. I subscribe in email: speechforme gmail 1

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  40. I subscribe in email: speechforme gmail 2

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  41. I subscribe to your blog in reader

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  42. I really like the Jennae or Dorothy - SO cute. Great giveaway & Happy Mother's Day to you !

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  43. I subscribe to their newsletter :) #1

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  44. I subscribe to their newsletter :) #2

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  45. I signed up for your newsletter :) #1

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  46. I signed up for your newsletter :) #2

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  47. I subscribe to your feed as well :))

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  48. Jude for my son and Holly for my daughter. Thanks!

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  49. i like the Ainsley (smaller). we need some good summer sandals.

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  50. I love the Anne and Isabelle.

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  51. I've subscribed to their newsletter. #1

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  52. I've subscribed to their newsletter. #2

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  53. I've subscribed you via google reader.

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  54. What gorgeous shoes! I love the flora or tamar ones. My son's name is Malakai (Kai for short) so it was pretty cool seeing the name of the store :)

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  55. I subscribed to the newsletter too

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  56. I like the Brian shoes!

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  57. Love the Kaya - and I enjoyed your review as well.

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  58. I love the Sara! And the Lowena. So cute!

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  59. I signed up for the See Kai Run email list

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  60. and I think your blog is very cute

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  61. I subscribed to your email list

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  62. and I am thrilled to find another great Canadian blog!

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  63. Avery is a really cute shoe.

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  64. I love the Jayce & Grayson shoes in the SKR line, and the Anne in the Smaller line.

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  65. I subscribe to the SKR mailing list:
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  66. I subscribe to the SKR mailing list #2:
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  67. I subscribe by email:
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  68. I subscribe by email #2:
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  69. Love the Smaller shoes "Anne" and the See Kai "Cameron Sky"

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  70. I love the Jude and ocean sandals. They were be great for summer.

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  71. I subscribe to the Kai Run newsletter.

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  72. I subscribe to the Kai Run newsletter.

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  73. I liked the Bunny from the smaller line
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  74. i like the Holly shoes from the Smaller line

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  75. I subscribe to the See Kai Run mailings

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  76. #2 I subscribe to the See Kai Run mailings

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  77. I love the June, claire, and Isabella.. Thanks for the chance..

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  78. I love the Cameron Sky and Jude sandals. These would be perfect for my 2yr old. What a great give away. Thanks!
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  79. I subscribed to the See Kai Run mailing list.
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  80. #2 I ubscribed to the See Kai Run mailing list.
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  81. I love the Kaya shoes!
    bs.webster at sbcglobal dot net

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  82. I like the Isabella ones!

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  83. And for a second post on the newsletter. I signed up for the newsletter.

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  84. i subscribed via reader :)

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  85. I like the Celeste and the Kate in See Kai Run.
    schola.athenarum at gmail dot com

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  86. I put you in my reader!

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  87. I love the Tristan shoes-how cool to have shoes with the same name.:)

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  88. I subscribed to the newsletter

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  89. I subscribed to the newsletter

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  90. I subscribed to their newsletter.
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  91. Love the Jennae, and the Ali and the Nora!!
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  92. mailing list - sush_b@yahoo.com

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  93. mailing list#2 - sush_b@yahoo.com

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  94. I simply adore the Jennae pair!!! super cute :O) thanks so much for the chance to win!!

    cheekybowtique at hotmail dot com

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  95. signed up for See Kai Run Newsletter #1

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  96. signed up for See Kair Run newsletter #2

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  97. i subscribe via google reader!

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  98. I like Becket.
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  99. I subscribed to their newsletter.
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  100. 2.I subscribed to their newsletter.
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  101. I subscribed by email.
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  102. Kaya for a girl,
    and Jayce for a boy...
    they seem to go with anything, and wearable all year.
    thanks for the site.
    Lindsey at jameshardymorgan@gmail.com

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  103. I like Kaya for a girl, and Jayce for a boy. They seem to go with everything, and wearable all year.
    thanks for the site.
    Lindsey at jameshardymorgan@gmail.com

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