See Kai Run is a shoe company for kids and babies whose motto is "Urban footwear for first steps." Created by a mom who wanted to give her son, Kai, something flexible and comfortable to wear outdoors, these shoes first hit stores in November of 2004 and have been taking the shoe scene by storm ever since. You'll find their shoes to be fashionable and fun as they come in a multitude of designs and sizes ranging from newborn to age 8 with modern bold color palettes and interesting variations on classic shoes. The American Podiatric Medical Association has also awarded See Kai Run the APMA's Seal of Acceptance, providing us moms with the added benefit of knowing these shoes are designed with health in mind.
See Kai Run sent me a pair of their "Holly" model from the Smaller line to try on my daughter. Choosing just one style was very difficult, but the sizing is made easy with their sizing chart.
Sizing- My daughter has boxy feet so it's very difficult to find shoes that will fit her...and these shoes do! I was extremely happy with how true to their chart the sizing was, and also how the shoes provide a wide opening and toe box. They look so comfortable, and the padded strap that's on them made it so we had no instances of the shoes coming off unexpectedly.
Safety- Made with leather and flexible rubber only as the sole of the shoe, I didn't worry about my daughter chewing on them. In fact, she equally loved wearing and looking at them as she did chewing on them (she loves to look at and touch shoes!). The rubber part of the shoe is also fantastic in that it's grippy enough to keep your baby from sliding, but not so grippy that she'll fall from it.
Durability- After two months of wearing these shoes every day (and all of the chewing and sucking on that was done as well), they're still holding up! There's a thin insert that lies on the inside of the shoe which did come off after about a month, but it's not necessary to the shoe's function so I'm not too concerned. They don't look brand new any more as you can see the "wrinkles" that happen to leather shoes, but they still look great and I plan to pack them away to use on any future babies!
Style- I LOVE, love, love the styles of these shoes! I really wish that they made them in "big people" sizes because I would definitely buy them. It was hard to choose which style we wanted to test, and I know that you'll also fall in love with their lines when you look at them. We get so many compliments on these shoes when we go places!
Price- Okay, $32.00 for a pair of infant shoes? Expensive, yes. I do think that they're worth it, but I also understand from personal experience that being worth it still doesn't mean you always have that money in your pocket to spend. So if you do, then don't feel bad about buying these shoes because you're going to love them. If you don't have the money, though, definitely hunt around for sales!
- Handcrafted from butter-soft sheepskin leather
- Soft suede sole with non-slip rubber pads
- Adjustable Velcro closures make shoes easy to get on and ensure a great fit
- Breathable leather insole and lining
- Padded collars for extra comfort
- Arrives in snazzy silver packaging for easy gift giving
Overall, I love these shoes so much that when my daughter grew out of them (last month...I'm so sad; I didn't even get photos of her in them yet!), I actually drove over an hour to a store that was having a sale on them. I got lost finding a parking space to the store, and sure enough, all of the See Kai Run shoes in my daughter's new size were already sold. I wanted to cry...
Buy It! Visit See Kai Run's website at http://www.seekairun.com/. Be sure to check out their sales.
Win It! The fabulous folks at See Kai Run are giving away a pair of shoes to one of my readers. *big cheers* To enter, visit their site and tell me which pair of shoes you want and in what size. You must choose from the Smaller or See Kai Run lines--NOT the Eleven line. If you win, what you told me is what you'll get! Leave a separate comment with an email address for each entry.
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