Thursday, September 10, 2009

See Kai Run Shoes Review & Giveaway


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!


Other Stuff You Should Know... Check out the features of their shoes:


  • 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.


For additional entries:


- Blog about this contest (2 extra entries)

- Sport my button (2 extra entries)

- Email some friends about this contest or my blog

- Follow me

- Subscribe to me

- Fav me on Technorati (see button on left hand side of page)

- Tweet about this contest with a link (1 tweet/day maximum) (leave a comment for each tweet)

- Share your worst shoe experience with us


Good luck and be blessed! Contest will end on Monday, September 28 at 0730 hours, EST.

162 comments:

  1. Oh, I like the Kelley in 9-12 months size ;).

    I was tempted by the Lilly Jean, just because my daughters name is Lily Jean, but the Kelley is my fave!!

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  2. Can you tell I really want to win these :D.

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  3. I am going for the Harry as they are the most gender neutral - only 10 weeks along, no clue what we are having!
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  5. I would love the Violet shoes in size 9. thanks! ruth dot gray at gmail dot com

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  7. I'm certain this is not what you had in mind, but it is what came to my mind. One day I was walking past my brother's dog. I had the unfortunate timing to take a step (in flip flops) right as the dot vomited. In my shoe. I didn't realize what had happened and finished my step..into a shoe full of vomit. Yummy. ruth dot gray at gmail dot com

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  8. I love the Harry shoe in 18-24 months for my son!

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  12. My worse shoe experience would be walking in my 4-inch BCBGirls heels into an executive meeting and tripping on the carpet and falling in front of everyone. I was okay but I was so mortified. After that, I hung up the heels for a while, LOL.

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  13. My fave are the sylvia and i would need a size 5.
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  16. Worst shoe experience- there are many that involve dog pooh...but besides those. A few years ago i went out for my b-day dancing and wore new heals. My feet were so sore and covered in blisters within the first hour that i ended up having to sit at the table all night watching my friends dance. It was an awful birthday.
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  18. I already follow you, does that count? LOL I'd love the Harry shoes, in 12-18 months for Gabey. We've been putting faux-Robeez on him sonce he was born, but he's outgrowing his latest pair, and we've been contemplating SKR's for the winter. They're sold at Mama Goose! :-D

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  50. My worst shoe experience was when I graduated high school. I had heard last minute that all females had to wear silver shoes, or they wouldn't be able to walk in the ceremony. So of course, the morning of graduation, I ran to the mall to see what I could find. All they had were one pair of silver shoes - in a size and a half too small for me. I bought them and wore them so that I could walk and get my diploma. Talk about painful! They were, however, extremely cute shoes!

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  51. It's so hard to choose just one style! They're all so cute! However, I really like Jake. (Size 12-18 months.)

    And I just now realized that I didn't put my email address on my prior entries! Apparently, I don't have any reading comprehension skills at 12:30am! For all of the "Hey" entries, the email address should be Heyheybaby83 at aol dot com. I hope that's ok. Let me know if they're not and I can try again.

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  61. I love the Violet shoes in size 7.

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  64. I would pick Coleman size 3. My email address is in my profile :)

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  67. My worst shoe experience was I packed fancy shoes for my daughter on holidays and didn't realize the sole was coming off until we were getting ready to go out for a fancy dinner. Poor girl kept tripping over her own shoe. My email address is in my profile :)

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  69. My worst shoe experience must be my dog chewing up my nice sandals!

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  70. I'd love to have the Kaya shoes for my little girl! Thanks for the chance!

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  100. I like the Finn style in a 9-12 mo. size. O is not that big yet, but he will be!
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  102. I once found myself sitting in the Sistine Chapel changing bloody band aids because my shoes were rubbing too much as I was trotting around Rome.
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  108. If I won I would choose the See Kai Run Violet in Size 9

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  109. My worst shoe experience - I have 2:

    1) I had 2 pair of the same shoe in Navy and Black. One day I went to work with one Navy shoe and one Black shoe - yikes!! From that day forward I had to put them under the light to make sure they were the same color.

    2) I bought a really cute pair of Black Mary Janes with a 2 inch chunky heel from Clarks about 10 years ago. I never tried to wear them until the day of my mother's funeral. I put them on and when I started walking in them the heel of one of them literally started to disenergrate. I guess they had been sitting to long. I was totally bummed - those were nice shoes!! :)

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  111. The Rebekah in size 6 are my absolute favorite!

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  115. I would love the Rebekah in a size 8, they're so cute!

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  121. The worst shoe experience that comes to mind was when I was on my honeymoon in Jamaica and my husband and I went on a horseback riding expedition and my flip flops broke just when we were getting there. Let me tell you, going barefoot with your feet in the stirrups is not comfortable, not to mention walking around on the rocks and avoiding the horse droppings.

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  122. I'd choose the Adelaide size 5.5. Thank you!

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  125. My worst shoe experience: When I was about 8 or 9, my older cousin had given me some handmedown shoes, you know those shiny black patent shoes? I loved them but they were too big on me. We were gathered at my grandparent's house and I ran down the street wearing these way too large but cute shoes! Of course I fell and bloodied my knee and I still have that nasty scar on my knee!

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  130. I love the Sadie shoes from SKR

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  134. I've got to pick the Elise from See Kai Run line--they're the same name as my daughter! size 3.
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  138. My worst shoe experience was a comment made when I was a teenager. I was wearing white shoes, which are not good for making long feet appear smaller, and someone said "look at those boats." They were also very decorative, which made them stand out.
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  142. My worst shoe experience actually isn't about be but deals with one of my students...everyday he sits there with his feet out of his shoes and I constantly ask him to slide his feet back in. He came in Thursday with different (new to him) sneakers and was so excited to tell me about them but he took his feet out of them as well. When I talked to him he said they were too tight and sure enough when I felt them his toes were tight to the shoe....Poor guy, I am trying to get him a new pair now.

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  148. Since sophia is so young, we haven't had much exp with shoes. other than going to put shoes on her, that we already had any they didn't fit :(

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