See Chloe in See Kai Run (+ GIVEAWAY)

Posted by Jennifer on May 7, 2009 – 4:45 am

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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.

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  1. 1. rebecca Said:

    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?

  2. 2. rebecca Said:

    I subscribe to their mailing list.

    gitrecca at gmail dot com

  3. 3. rebecca Said:

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

    gitrecca at gmail dot com

  4. 4. shopannies Said:

    I like the alina in shoes
    shopannies@Yahoo.com

  5. 5. shopannies Said:

    subscribed via email
    shopannies@Yahoo.com

  6. 6. LaVonne Said:

    I love clara, peggy, kaya… so many cute shoes! Thanks for the chance to win!

  7. 7. KCShipe Said:

    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!

  8. 8. Veronica Said:

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

  9. 9. Veronica Said:

    subscribed to see kai run email newsletter

  10. 10. Veronica Said:

    subscribed to your blog via email

  11. 11. Veronica Said:

    subscribed in google reader

  12. 12. Adventures In Babywearing Said:

    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

  13. 13. Christy Said:

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

  14. 14. The Woodall family Said:

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

  15. 15. The Woodall family Said:

    I subscribed to the email list:)

  16. 16. The Woodall family Said:

    I already follow you in google reader

  17. 17. The Woodall family Said:

    subscribed to your blog through email

  18. 18. Brianna @ Heart(h) Management Said:

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

  19. 19. Brianna @ Heart(h) Management Said:

    I subscribed to their email list.

  20. 20. Kelly Said:

    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. :-)

  21. 21. thediaperdiaries Said:

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

  22. 22. My Moms View Said:

    I like the Alina’s

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  23. 23. My Moms View Said:

    subscribe to your blog 2

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  24. 24. mom2boys Said:

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

    hottmomma_03(at)yahoo(dot)com

  25. 25. mom2boys Said:

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

    hottmomma_03(at)yahoo(dot)com

  26. 26. mom2boys Said:

    I subscribed to your email list! : )

    hottmomma_03(at)yahoo(dot)com

  27. 27. Anonymous Said:

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

  28. 28. Brynna Said:

    I love the Anne shoes from the smaller line!

    lukeandbryn@gmail.com

  29. 29. CC Said:

    I’d love the Lillian Grace in size 9!

  30. 30. CC Said:

    I subscribed to the SKR email list 2

  31. 31. CC Said:

    I subscribe in email: speechforme gmail 1

  32. 32. jamaise Said:

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

  33. 33. jamaise Said:

    I subscribe to their newsletter :) #1

  34. 34. jamaise Said:

    I subscribe to their newsletter :) #2

  35. 35. jamaise Said:

    I signed up for your newsletter :) #1

  36. 36. jamaise Said:

    I subscribe to your feed as well :))

  37. 37. The Noble Fat N Happy One Said:

    i like the Hannah and the Kaya shoes

  38. 38. The Noble Fat N Happy One Said:

    i sub to skr #1

  39. 39. Amanda Bohl Said:

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

  40. 40. DieselMonkey Said:

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

  41. 41. Aimee Said:

    I love the Anne and Isabelle.

  42. 42. Aimee Said:

    I’ve subscribed to their newsletter. #1

  43. 43. Aimee Said:

    I’ve subscribed you via google reader.

  44. 44. Amanda @ Mommy's Idea Book Said:

    I like the See Kai Run Clara shoes.

  45. 45. Amanda @ Mommy's Idea Book Said:

    I’m a subscriber via reader.

  46. 46. Kylee Said:

    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 :)

  47. 47. Kylee Said:

    I subscribed to the newsletter too

  48. 48. Kylee Said:

    and again :)

  49. 49. goldenecho Said:

    I like the Brian shoes!

    ecaria at hotmail dot com

  50. 50. Andi Said:

    I like the Astrid.

  51. 51. Susan Said:

    Love the Kaya – and I enjoyed your review as well.

  52. 52. Tarasview Said:

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

  53. 53. Tarasview Said:

    I subscribed to your email list

  54. 54. Tarasview Said:

    and I am thrilled to find another great Canadian blog!

  55. 55. lace Said:

    Avery is a really cute shoe.

  56. 56. Marin Said:

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

  57. 57. Marin Said:

    I subscribe to the SKR mailing list:
    frugonomics101 (at) g mail

  58. 58. Anissa Said:

    Love the Smaller shoes “Anne” and the See Kai “Cameron Sky”

  59. 59. Donnetta Said:

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

    pong7@comcast.net

  60. 60. Donnetta Said:

    I subscribe to the Kai Run newsletter.

    pong7@comcast.net

  61. 61. Sylvia Said:

    I liked the Bunny from the smaller line
    sylviawhit@gmail.com

  62. 62. Carrie Said:

    i like the Holly shoes from the Smaller line

  63. 63. Carrie Said:

    I subscribe to the See Kai Run mailings

  64. 64. auntrene Said:

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

    itsjustmerene2003 at yahoo dot com

  65. 65. Elizabeth Said:

    I love the Cameron Sky and Jude sandals. These would be perfect for my 2yr old. What a great give away. Thanks!
    etjette622@aol.com

  66. 66. Elizabeth Said:

    #2 I ubscribed to the See Kai Run mailing list.
    etjette622@aol.com

  67. 67. Sarah Said:

    I love the Kaya shoes!
    bs.webster at sbcglobal dot net

  68. 68. Dee Said:

    I like the Isabella ones!

  69. 69. Sweet Mommy Dreams Said:

    I think I would like the Kaya.

  70. 70. Sweet Mommy Dreams Said:

    I subscribe to their newsletter.

  71. 71. Jenny Said:

    i subscribed via reader :)

  72. 72. Hélène Said:

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

  73. 73. Amy Yoder Said:

    I put you in my reader!

  74. 74. Amy Yoder Said:

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

  75. 75. Amy Said:

    I subscribed to the newsletter

  76. 76. Elizabeth Said:

    I subscribed to their newsletter.
    etjette622@aol.com

  77. 77. Anonymous Said:

    Love the Jennae, and the Ali and the Nora!!
    sush_b@yahoo.com

  78. 78. Anonymous Said:

    mailing list#2 – sush_b@yahoo.com

  79. 79. ~Sandy~ Said:

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

    cheekybowtique at hotmail dot com

  80. 80. ~Sandy~ Said:

    signed up for See Kai Run Newsletter #1

    cheekybowtique at hotmail dot com

  81. 81. ~Sandy~ Said:

    i subscribe via google reader!

    cheekybowtique at hotmail dot com

  82. 82. Donna Said:

    I like Becket.
    donna444444@yahoo.com

  83. 83. Donna Said:

    I subscribed to their newsletter.
    donna444444@yahoo.com

  84. 84. Donna Said:

    2.I subscribed to their newsletter.
    donna444444@yahoo.com

  85. 85. Donna Said:

    I subscribed by email.
    donna444444@yahoo.com

  86. 86. james and lindsey Said:

    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

  87. 87. james and lindsey Said:

    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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