See Kai Run – End of Year Sale

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Jun 262016
 

See Kai Run

When you have a big family like ours hand-me-downs are often the norm, in fact some of our baby girl’s clothes have been worn by all three of her sisters before her! The one thing we do buy new for all of the kids is shoes, as we feel their growing little feet are too important to be wearing footwear that has been worn down by older siblings.

MykahIf you care about a proper fit and excellent quality as well as stylish looks you are sure to appreciate US label See Kai Run. Last year I purchased some gorgeous styles for the oldest three kids (on sale of course!) and they have lasted really well, I think it is safe to say we are big fans. With five pairs of feet that are growing rapidly we’re due for another big shoe shop and luckily for me it happens to be sale time at See Kai Run stockist Shoes of Seddon.

LeeannSee Kai Run has kids’ feet of all sizes covered with three great collections: Smaller, See Kai Run and Kai. Across the range there are some huge bargains waiting to be snapped up, with savings up to 70% these amazing shoes are guaranteed to run out the door so you better be quick. To celebrate the launch of the new Shoes of Seddon website all Australian orders over $50 ship free (Excludes Micro Scooters).

Handy tip: Thought the deal couldn’t get any better? If you sign up for the Shoes of Seddon newsletter you will receive a bonus $10 gift voucher, now that’s awesome!

See Kai Run

To find out more about Shoes of Seddon, to browse the See Kai Run range and to order online visit www.shoesofseddon.com.au.

Stepping out in style with Bobux

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Jan 312016
 

Bobux

With the spotlight on ‘Back to School’ it’s all about our oldest three kids at the moment. Trying on uniforms, picking new backpacks, testing out lunch boxes and drink bottles… it may seem like miss Sybbie is missing out on all the fun but with her 3rd birthday just two weeks away she is getting ready for her own dose of excitement.

Bobux Sybil

It feels like yesterday that we battled to get some food into our tiny baby who was struggling to grow, now she measures almost 1 metre tall! She is such a cheeky, active girl and sitting still is definitely not her thing. She is always on the move, climbing, running, chasing, jumping, skipping, hopping as fast as she can and ideally as loud as she can too.

Bobux climbing

Her long, skinny body is not always as coordinated as she would like it to be so not a day goes past without a little slip, slide or fall, it’s good I keep a big supply of band-aids on hand! A good supportive pair of shoes is an absolute must for her growing feet and preferably a design that looks lovely, is non-slip and able to withstand the rough and tumble of active kids as well… I know, we have quite a wish list.

Bobux wood

At Bobux they understand that when it comes to children’s shoes parents don’t just want ‘cute’, ‘pretty’ or ‘cool’, they want quality, support, durability and comfort to encourage healthy, strong feet. Those little feet have to last a lifetime so, even though they will be hiding in socks or shoes most of the time, they are not something to mess around with. Children’s feet are serious business!

Wildflower Mary JaneLuckily the foot experts at Bobux know that the eye wants something too so they have combined al those must-have features with awesome looks that kids (and their parents) love, no wonder Bobux footwear is a hit around the globe. After careful consideration we decided the beautiful Wildflower Mary Jane (RRP $80, size 20-29) ticks all the boxes for us and miss Sybbie is super chuffed with her ‘red flower shoes’, happy faces all around.

Bobux solesThese versatile Wildflower Mary Janes are sweet and strong, flexible and feminine, comfortable and cute, safe and supportive, leather and long-lasting… they simply have everything we look for in the perfect girls’ shoe. Sybbie can be quite fussy with clothing and shoes and if they are ‘not right’ she will let us know immediately and refuse to wear them. For her to be happy with these gorgeous shoes says a lot.

The vibrant red colour is bright and cheerful and the leather is soft and beautiful quality. They really go with everything in her wardrobe and look lovely with bare feet in Summer but awesome with tights in Winter too. Also important: Sybbie loves being able to put them on and take them off herself thanks to the Velcro strap, our little miss independent is growing up…

Bobux slide

To find out more about Bobux, to locate a stockist near you or to order online visit www.bobux.com.au.

Dec 112015
 

Skeanie

Christmas Countdown – Day 11

If you are anything like me you have picked your children’s Christmas clothes well in advance, ready to be worn on the big day. I decided on five lovely outfits and even sourced the hair accessories to match but only this week realised I forgot all about the footwear, oops! Upon closer inspection some of their shoes really aren’t up to Christmas standards anymore so I did some quick shopping to complete the look.

Skeanie Mary Janes

Just like her older sisters our cheeky Sybil is crazy about shoes, I wonder who she gets that from? She is also quite picky and if shoes aren’t 100% comfortable there is no chance of getting them on her feet again. Lucky for me these gorgeous Skeanie shoes totally passed the test.

Skeanie Snug BootsAustralian footwear label Skeanie ticks all the important boxes: the range is stylish and on trend, the leather is soft and comfortable, the materials are high quality and durable and the designs are supportive for healthy, growing feet. As an Associate Partner of The Australian Podiatry Association (NSW) Skeanie is putting our children’s foot health first, such a great reassurance. The range is even Fair Trade, how awesome is that?

Skeanie SandalsBoots and loafers, Mary Janes and sandals, trainers and gumboots, the Skeanie collection is always growing and with sizes ranging from teeny infants up to size 41 (depending on the style) they have all kids covered. With the Christmas season around the corner festive colours like red, silver and gold are always hugely popular so you better grab your party shoes before they sell out. How sweet are these Cross Over Sandals?

SkeanieFor Sybbie we decided on the classic Mary Jane shoes (RRP $49.95, available in 8 stylish colours) in timeless patent navy leather, they look gorgeous with bare feet in the warmer months and equally awesome with tights in cooler weather. I particularly love how the elasticised back adds that little bit of stretch to make the shoes more comfortable and easier to put on for little hands and of course the velcro closure is quick and convenient.

Skeanie Mary Jane Navy

To find out more about Skeanie, to browse the range and to order online visit www.skeanie.com.au.

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Jun 232015
 

Safe Lace

During the last school holidays I discovered a nifty little Aussie product called Safe Lace that promised to make life easier (and safer) for me and the kids. We have been testing it thoroughly for weeks and now that we’ve reached the end of term I am ready to make a verdict: it’s a winner!

Safe Lace (RRP $12.95 per pair) is a compact but very effective gadget that keeps laces in place and therefore people safe, no more tripping over loose laces! To ‘install’ Safe Lace you simply thread it onto your regular shoe laces at the top of your shoe, tie your laces like you always do and then fold down the top flap and ‘lock in’ your knot, it is so easy! Made from strong, flexible silicone Safe Lace is designed for everyday wear and can withstand the rough and tumble of kids’ play.

Safe Lace range

With four small children and a rapidly growing baby bump I was forever kneeling down to tie up loose laces, I’m so glad that tiring task is now taken care of. These days I secure the kids’ shoe laces in the morning with Safe Lace and I know they’ll still be neatly in place when they come home from school. Unlike the old-fashioned double knot (which can be tricky for young children to undo when it’s time for PE or sandpit play) you only need a single bow, the Safe Lace locks it tight and kids can still independently undo/do up their laces throughout the day.

Safe Lace

No more muddy, loose laces for Master 6!

Not only does Safe Lace prevent tripping and saves you the hassle of re-doing the knots over and over again, it also keeps laces clean and stops them from dragging through muddy puddles and dirty toilet floors. Clearly it is a great invention for school aged children but it can be very helpful for adults too, particularly those who work in high-risk places were safety is important (nurses, tradies, athletes, hospitality workers, swimming coaches and many more).

The universal Safe Lace design is suitable for most adult and children’s lace-up shoes and is available in ten stylish colours to suit your footwear, outfit, (school) uniform or personal taste perfectly. Right now you can pick up a pair of Safe Lace locks for just $10 in the Safe Lace EOFY Sale, be quick as this great offer ends June 30, 2015.

To find out more about Safe Lace, to browse the range and to order online visit www.safelace.com.au.

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VIVOBAREFOOT, healthy shoes for active kids

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Apr 172015
 

Vivobarefoot

When it comes to babies and infants most parents are well aware and agree that going barefoot is the healthiest choice for little feet. We let our small children crawl and toddle around without shoes whenever possible or opt for soft soled shoes that allow their growing feet to develop naturally. The big question is, when does ‘barefoot is best’ end?

VIVOBAREFOOT Kids

At VIVOBAREFOOT they believe that ‘barefoot is best’ is a lifestyle, and by walking barefoot from early on people can grow strong and naturally healthy feet. They first created the original barefoot shoe in 2003 and today they offer the largest range of barefoot shoes on the market. You may have seen the ‘grown-up’ VIVOBAREFOOT shoes around but have you spotted the VIVOBAREFOOT kids range too?

Neo Velcro WhiteBecause a child’s foot is not fully formed until late teenage years and consists of bones that are soft and malleable, any artificial alternations in the shape of ‘pre-formed’ shoes (e.g. stiff materials and hard soles, padded pitch and arch support) will interfere with natural foot development. Allow your child’s feet to get naturally strong and go barefoot with one of VIVOBAREFOOT’s trendy kids shoes.

Neo Velcro PinkWhether you need a traditional black school shoe, a white runner for PE, a stylish boot, a comfy water shoe or a colourful sneaker for sport and play the VIVOBAREFOOT range has got all kids feet covered from a tiny size 18 up to a generous size 36. Our very active miss 4 is always running, jumping, climbing, crawling, hopping or skipping so these bright pink Neo Kids shoes (RRP $89.95) are perfect for her and the velcro closure makes them super easy and quick to put on (ideal for kindy days!).

At first the VIVOBAREFOOT design takes a bit of getting used to, but when you see how easy her feet slide into the shoe, how lightweight and breathable the shoe is and how it wraps around the natural shape of the foot the barefoot principle is very obvious. According to miss 4 her Neo Velcro Kids shoes are very comfy and she can run really fast in them so she’s a happy little camper.

VIVOBAREFOOT Juliet

To find out more about Vivobarefoot, to locate a stockist near you or to order online visit www.vivobarefoot.com/au.

Apr 022015
 

FRANKiE4

A few months ago I told you about Australian designer footwear label FRANKiE4 and I showed off my ALiX sandals. Teamed up with jeans, dresses, skirts and shorts, I have been wearing those gorgeous leather sandals as much as the weather allowed. They are just so versatile and super comfortable, even when I am on my feet all day with the kids. Now that Autumn is here I knew I could count on FRANKiE4 to keep up my comfort level throughout the chilly season:

FRANKiE4 Winter

Pretty ballet flats, cool sneakers, trendy boots, beautiful loafers, no matter what style you like to wear this winter FRANKiE4 has got you covered with their stylish new Autumn/Winter range which has just hit stores across Australia:

LiZ CamelAs I grew up in The Netherlands I used to (and loved) wearing boots all Autumn/Winter, so even though I am living in Australia now I still dig up my boots as soon as I feel a little breeze. FRANKiE4’s first-ever winter boots are right on trend and available in neutral black and camel colour ways so you can mix and match them with your entire winter wardrobe. How stylish are feminine LiZ with her high heels and casual JAMiE with her elasticised sides?

I won’t lie, I am not a hero on heels so I generally avoid them, as much as I like the look I don’t like the foot pain most heels cause. But knowing that FRANKiE4 footwear is designed by a podiatrist and physiotherapist I knew I was in for a welcome change and after trying on LiZ all I can say is WOW. I can not even describe how strange it felt to slip my feet into these beautiful boots, and I mean strange in a very, very good way. You immediately feel your feet being supported in all the right places, without being restrictive and squishy like many other closed in shoes.

FRANKiE4 Boots

Obviously I was already super impressed by the comfort and support of the ALiX sandal, but this season’s boots with their patented Custom Fit system are yet another level up from that. Whether you have ‘regular’ width feet, narrow feet or wide feet, using the complimentary footbed pieces (included with all FRANKiE4 shoes except sandals) you can create the ultimate correct footbed to support your feet perfectly.

Janelle GoldWith 5 weeks to go until Mother’s Day now is the perfect time to start dropping some hints for the hubby or kids and tell them about your favourite pair of FRANKiE4’s. I know it is not always easy to put yourself first and often we don’t look after ourselves (and our feet) the way we really should, so Mother’s Day is the ideal excuse to treat yourself to new pair of stylish and healthy shoes.

To find out more about FRANKiE4, to locate a stockist near you or to order online visit www.frankie4.com.au, shipping is FREE Australia wide.

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Mar 152015
 

Skeanie

While most days it is still a lovely temperature outside the nights are noticeably getting cooler which can only mean one thing: Autumn has begun! Personally I love this cosy season that sees nature’s colours change and leaves fall, I also very much enjoy snuggling up near the fire place and wearing warm boots. Make sure your little one doesn’t feel the chill during the cooler months with these gorgeous new Winter arrivals from Skeanie:

Skeanie Winter

Australian footwear label Skeanie creates classic leather shoes for stylish kids. Proudly named as an Associate Partner of The Australian Podiatry Association they value the health of growing little feet and use only high quality materials. Add to that the fact that the Skeanie range is Fair Trade made and you’ve got a winning combination.

Skeanie Infant Snug CreamFeaturing beautifully soft teddy bear fur lining the Skeanie Infant Snug Boot (RRP $39.95) is the ultimate luxury shoe for precious little baby feet. It’s super soft, comfortable and keeps small toes toasty warm during the cold season. Thanks to the adjustable velcro ankle strap you can ensure a correct fit for your child at all times and it makes it super easy and quick to get these little booties on (we all know how hard it can be to fit shoes on chubby baby feet!)

Skeanie Infant Riding Boot RedThis handmade Pre-Walker Riding Boot (RRP $39.95) is probably one of my favourites, I love the smooth, buttersoft leather and with a range of colours to choose from it’s a fantastic winter shoe for both boys and girls. The elasticised sides will help create a nice snug fit so that cheeky little tots can’t kick them off too easily. Depending on the size the Pre-Walker Riding Boots are fitted with a suede sole or split suede/rubber sole to provide excellent grip and flexibility.

To find out more about Skeanie, to browse the range and to order online visit www.skeanie.com.au.

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