I LOVE shoes. They are definitely one of my favorite things to shop for- especially when they are for Raileigh! For the first almost year of Raileigh’s life, she really did not care for shoes. If we tried to put them on her, she would instantly take them off. Then, one day something changed and my little girl began to love shoes just as much as me. And that, of course, makes shoe shopping even better!
Just as with clothes, I am quite picky about Raileigh’s shoes. Durability is important, as is comfort. I also like for the appearance of the shoe to be unique. However, I can’t afford to spend a lot of money, and I don’t want to waste my time visiting numerous different places. So, when I came across TinySoles– an absolutely amazing online source for children’s footwear- I was a bit ecstatic!
TinySoles was started by three mothers. They were disappointed with the selection of quality footwear in their area, as well as online. They wanted shoes that would hold up to the standards set forth by pediatricians and podiatrists. Since Darren and I have both had issues with our feet, finding quality footwear that will help prevent that for Raileigh is important to us. So, I am quite happy that these mother’s took their frustrations and everything that they had learned and formed TinySoles.
TinySoles has brought together many of brands that I know and love- Teva, See Kai Run, Keen, Robeez, Stride Rite, and more! There doesn’t have to be anymore searching for quality footwear because all the top brands are represented at TinySoles. Plus, TinySoles is very easy to shop. You can search by brand, size, or style. It’s so easy to weed out the shoes that aren’t relevant to you and only see the ones that are.
When we play outside, I like for Raileigh to have a rugged, durable shoe that covers her toes and helps to keep her feet protected while she plays. However, I like for the shoes to be cute as well. So, I sorted the shoes into Girls styles that fell within Raileigh’s size. It wasn’t long before I came across the perfect shoes- the Keen Newport H2 in Striking Purple.
I was drawn to the Keen brand for Raileigh because I have worn Keen shoes myself and was quite pleased. The shoes had everything I wanted in shoes for Raileigh- durability, comfort, a unique design, and they are even currently shipping completely free! The shoes dry quickly, so they are ideal for amphibious excursions. Since my little one loves to jump in the slightest puddle, this feature was a great selling point for me! Plus, I knew that Raileigh would flip for the fun purple color.
TinySoles ships extremely fast- meaning it took less than 48 hours for the shoes to reach me. Incredible! I was also quite pleased with the packaging. The shoes were wrapped up like a present in bright purple tissue paper and Raileigh really enjoyed opening them. Plus, there was a cute little foot shaped sucker included. It was a really unique and fun touch!
In addition to fast and superior customer service, we really love our shoes. They are easy for Raileigh to get on and off herself. They are also quite breathable, which is great for my active little one. Plus, they come in a large assortment of colors, so you can find the color that is best suited for your child.
I couldn’t be more pleased with our Keen Newport H2 in Striking Purple and the amazing experience we have had with TinySoles. I have already been scoping out the site trying to decide on Raileigh’s next pair of shoes. Here’s just a few of the ones I like:
Plus- I haven’t even mentioned all of the accessories that TinySoles carries. Just as with the shoes, TinySoles only carries high quality brands when it comes to this line of add-ons. You’ve really got to check them out for yourselves.
Has something caught your eye yet? Silly question- I’m quite sure you’ve found at least one thing you’ve got your eye on! Lucky for you, TinySoles has agreed to send a $30 Gift Certificate to one lucky reader!
Here’s how to enter:
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Take a few minutes to visit TinySoles. Let me know what you might spend the $30 Gift certificate on if you are the winner.
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Giveaway is open to US Only. Giveaway will close September 16, 2010 at 11:59 pm EST.
No monetary compensation was received for this post. A pair of toddler shoes were provided to me for review. A $30 Gift certificate is being provided as a giveaway for my readers. All opinions expressed above are my own.