Tuesday, June 30, 2009

See Kai Run Review and Giveaway

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Please check out our FAQ in the left sidebar. We know you're all going to be excited about this week's sponsor! Because what parent isn't interested in putting their child in quality shoes that will stand up to heavy play and still look great. We're all concerned about putting the right shoes on our kid's feet so that they are protected but can still develope and grow as they should.

So Why Wear See Kai Run?

According to their website, See Kai Run is the right choice for you because:
See Kai Run and Smaller promote healthy development of babies' and children's feet with their ultra-flexible soles, soft leather and wide toe box. Our footwear meets the American Podiatric Medical Association's rigorous standards for foot health and functionality and has been awarded the APMA's prestigious Seal of Acceptance.

Healthy Fit
  • Very flexible soles are healthy for developing feet.
  • Wide opening and toe box accommodate even the chubbiest little feet.
  • Velcro closure allows for adjustable fit and easy on and off.
  • Leather lining is breathable and durable.
  • Padded collar adds comfort and helps our shoes stay on little feet.
  • Quality Construction

    • Leather used for our footwear meets the most stringent available U.S. and international guidelines.
    • Sheepskin leather uppers are butter-soft and more durable by weight than cow leather used by many other brands.
    • Durable construction and rubber sole stand up to heavy play indoors and out.

    Urban Style

    • Hip, urban styles in modern color palettes.
    • Bold designs and detailing.
    • Modern takes on classic styles.

    When I first learned about See Kai Run, I thought wow all those features sound great, but buying kid's shoes online? Do I really want to make a purchase without my child trying them on? Trying on See Kai Run shoes is as simple print out their sizing chart and lining up your child's foot on it. We got a great fit that way and the right sized shoe. It was all so quick and easy. Plus, I found out that even if I was still nervous about the fit, there are several stores in my area that carry See Kai Run.

    We received this beautiful pair of Celeste shoes to review. I loved the combination of leaf green, sunshine yellow, and rose pink the moment I saw them on See Kai Run's site. The Mary Jane design is sturdy but still feminine. They keep little toes covered up so they don't get scraped up during active play, and still keep out yucky things like rocks and wood chips from the playground. Those are the bane of my toddler's existance. There is nothing worse than to have to stop playing to dig out uncomfortable things from one's shoes!

    The colors are very pretty and soft. They match practically everything in my daughter's spring and summer wardrobe and the leather is so soft. I think they might be the nicest shoes in the entire house, including all of mine and my husbands! She wears a lot of dresses and skirts and they look so pretty with them. I like knowing that while she looks, in her words, "All fancy," she's also in comfortable shoes and her little toes don't have to suffer to look good. There's time enough for that once she starts wearing heels, right ladies?
    This pair has the following features:

    • Handcrafted from butter-soft sheepskin leather
    • Flexible rubber sole – healthy for developing feet but sturdy enough for outdoor play!
    • Generous width and wide toe box for plenty of wiggle room!
    • Adjustable Velcro closures make shoes easy to get on and ensure a great fit
    • Breathable leather insole and lining
    Win It!
    One lucky ABC & 123 reader will win a pair of shoes from either the See Kai Run or Smaller line of shoes! Giveaway open to US and Canadian residents only.

    To Enter:
    Go over to See Kai Run for your first and mandatory entry. Browse their selection of shoes and then leave us a comment telling us which shoe style and size you'd pick if you won. Pick carefully, as that's the pair of shoe's you'll win if chosen!

    For Additional Entries: Leave us an additional comment for EACH extra entry.
    • Sign Up for See Kai Run's email list, find it at the bottom of their home page
    • Tell us which two shoe features you consider the most important when choosing shoes for your child.
    • Tell us the name of one of the charities See Kai Run supports.
    • Leave us the name of a local See Kai Run retailer that you could visit to check out See Kai Run shoes in person.
    • Follow ABC & 123
    • Follow us on Twitter and tweet about the giveaway, leave a link to tweet in your comment.
    • Add us to your blogroll.
    Good luck! Giveaway open until next Monday, July 6th at 12 midnight EST. Winner will be announced next Tuesday.

    Disclaimer: We received our review product from
    See Kai Run, free of charge in return for writing a review of their products and hosting a giveaway on our blog. We want to stress that our opinions are genuine and no effort was made to influence them by the company.

    128 comments:

    1. I get their newsletter too

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    2. these 2 features RULE: # Adjustable Velcro closures make shoes easy to get on and ensure a great fit
      # Breathable leather insole and lining

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    3. Kadence in size 12-18 months. So Cute!

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    4. I follow you!!! And love your blog by the way!!!

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    5. Soles4Souls is a charity they partner with.

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    6. Definitely love the Yuna in a 7, every girl needs a pair of red shoes!

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    7. My top two features in choosing shoes are flexible soles for climbing and running, and adjustable velcro straps for helping her to put her own shoes on.

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    8. Eleanor in size 7...these are awesome!

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    9. They support Souls4Soles through their Share a Pair program.

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    10. Soft leather and velcro closures are important features for me!

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    11. Stores near me would be Baby Bliss or Zoe&Jack.

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    12. I could go to BellaBoo store in Lancaster to see some live shoes.

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    13. They give away shoes through the Soles4Souls program.

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    14. Flexible rubber sole and Breathable leather lining.

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    15. I would choose Kaya shoes in size 7 - really liked their design.

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    16. Two features in shoes - fit and visual appeal (to me :)).

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    17. I would chose Elaine in size 6

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    18. ABC and 123 are on my blogroll

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    19. signed up for their email list

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    20. features-flexible rubber sole and adjustable velcro closures

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    21. I can shop at Little Posh in Memphis, TN to see these shoes

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    22. Lowena in a size 8 but I love the ones you got too!

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    23. Two shoe features I consider the most important are comfort and value.

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    24. See Kai Run supports Souls4Soles

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    25. I could shop at sassy babies in gardner village

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    26. I consider comfort and sturdiness the two most important features in shoes for my little girl

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    27. They support Soles4Souls charity

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    28. I could visit Globe Kids in Greenville, NC to see them in person.

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    29. Love the style Sara in 9. They'll go with anything!

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    30. I love the velcro closures and flexible soles features.

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    31. See Kai Run supports Soles4Souls

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    32. I could shop for See Kai Run at either The Growing Keiki or Little Sprouts

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    33. I love Forrest in a size 3.

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    34. Soles4souls is one of the charities.

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    35. Bugs and Butterflys
      130 E Front St
      Traverse City, MI 49684
      231.392.3487

      That is a shop near us.

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    36. I love the 'Dominic' shoes. I have a thing for boots :)

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    37. I am now signed up for their emial list

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    38. I have to say the most important features when picking shoes is... they have to be comfortable for the kids to wear, if not it's a waste of money and they have to be pretty durable.

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    39. See Kai Run supports Soles 4 Souls and they also donates $5 to UNICEF from every T-Shirt sale.

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    40. I could go to Lily Bee's when I am in OKC in 2 weeks.

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    41. I love "Becket" soooo beautiful!! I think I need T12-18months :)

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    42. The nearest shop I can visit is this:
      La Casita de Lydia
      San Nicolás 21
      15001 La Coruña

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    43. For me is important that the shoes are made from leather and the sole must be flexible :)

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    44. SKR, donate to United Nation's Children's Fund, that's great!! bravo!! :)

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    45. I'm a follower (and a subscriber) :D

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    46. I have no blogroll but I have your button :)

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    47. We like the Forrest shoes in size 8.

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    48. We signed up for the email newsletter.

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    49. In the past we have bought our see Kai Run shoes from Nordstrom.

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    50. You have been added to our blog roll. :)

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    51. Oh those are stinkin cute shoes! I'm having a hard time deciding... I think the Kaya shoes in a size 7. Although my dd is 3.5 years old, she has a really small foot!

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    52. I signed up for the email newsletter from see kai run

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    53. Two shoe requirements... covered toes and durability. My children seldom grow out of shoes... so I want them to last.

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    54. They donate shoes to Soles4Souls

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    55. I'd have to drive about an hour to check them out in person at Nordstorms

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    56. I think I follow your blog... it's in my reader - does that count?

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    57. So fun! I love the Lowena in a size 9.

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    58. The flexible sole and the adjustable Velcro straps are the most important features for me.

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    59. See Kai Run donates money to UNICEF with their t-shirt sales.

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    60. I've seen these shoes at Nordstrom's in West County Mall.

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    61. I would pick the Mike ankle boots in size 7.

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    62. I just signed up for their mailing list.

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    63. For my sons very flexible soles for healthy developing feet and a wide opening and toe box to accommodate even the chubbiest little feet are the most important things.

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    64. See Kai Run supports Soles4Souls.

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    65. I'd most likely take a trip to the Nordstrom on Michigan Avenue to see the shoes in person.

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    66. These are amazing shoes! I love the Joaquin size 12 for my daughter. I actually love them all but so many aren't in her size. And their sales are wonderful!!

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    67. I also follow you in google reader

      email is jodi at jodimichelle dot com

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    68. And! The two shoe features that are most important to me when shopping for shoes for my kids are: The fit on the instep, can't be too tight as both my kids have very high insteps (adjustable shoes are my fav) and the fit around the heel/fabric used to avoid blisters.

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    69. The most important features: comfort for my daughter, easy to put on, cuteness factor.

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    70. Local retailer I could visit: Baby's Room - Marietta, GA

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    71. You are on my blog roll at http://theadventuresofbear.blogspot.com

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    72. I love Grayson in size 9 (my lil dude has HUGE feet!)

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    73. tweeted! http://twitter.com/iheartfrutopia/status/2446258964

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    74. I would love to win the Carter in size 7 for my son.

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    75. The breathable leather lining and the flexible rubber sole for outdoor play are the two most important features for me

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    76. See Kai Run has donated shoes to international, national, and local charities, most notably Soles4Souls

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    77. There are several retailers within driving distance of my home; one I might visit is Village Belle Stride Rite in Acton

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    78. With a little girl on the way, I LOVE Monica in 6-9 months.

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    79. My old favorite store - Chic 'n Little in Wisconsin Rapids carried See Kai Run. Too bad they went out of business =( I loved shopping there. Now, I can go to the Easton Mall instead, which isn't too far away!

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    80. See Kai Run supports Soles4Souls, which matches our purchases with shoes given to those who are less fortunate. What a neat cause!

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    81. If I won, I would love the Sofia shoes in size 7. All of their shoes are too cute!

      sekacamam@gmail.com

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    82. I signed up for See Kai Run's email list

      sekacamam@gmail.com

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    83. The most important shoe features to me are flexible soles & velcro, so my daughter can learn how to put her own shoes on.

      sekacamam@gmail.com

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    84. See Kai Run is a partner with Soles4Souls.

      sekacamam@gmail.com

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    85. The closest store to me is Sike's Children's Shoes in Homewood, AL. I was actually there about a month ago, I'll have to check them out next time I go.

      sekacamam@gmail.com

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    86. I follow your blog :)

      sekacamam@gmail.com

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    87. So cute! I would pick Jake in 12-18months

      Valerie

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    88. Carrie OVard

      I would pick the boys Jayce shoes size 6 or 7 if they co me in that size.

      caovard@yahoo.com

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    89. Carrie OVard

      I think the most important thing for kids shoes are comfort, second would have to be cost. They grow out of the shoes so fast.

      caovard@yhaoo.com

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    90. Carrie Ovard

      Kai Run supports Soles4Souls helping to supply thousands of children around the world with desperately needed footwear.

      caovard@yahoo.com

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    91. Carrie Ovard

      One of the places that are close to me that I could go and look at the shoes is:

      Nordstrom - Fashion Place
      6191 South State St
      Murray, UT 84107
      801.261.4402

      caovard@yahoo.com

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