Monday, March 23, 2009

See Kai Run - Review & Giveaway


I've been looking for some shoes for Rowan lately.  After watching him trip repeatedly in his little church shoes a few weeks ago, I took them off to see why he was tripping so badly.  They were shoes that Chandler wore when he was little as well, and I'm sure he tripped in them lots too, but as a first time mom I guess I thought that was normal the first few months of walking.  I pulled the shoes off, and couldn't believe I'd never noticed how hard the sole was.  They don't have any give and had hardly any padding.  They sure are cute though.  When I stumbled upon See Kai Run, I was immediately excited to learn that they had a nice flexible sole.  And that's only the beginning.


Pros:  This company was inspired by a mom, who, like me and many other moms wanted to find shoes for her little Kai that had a flexible sole and were comfortable.  I love mom inspired companies.  You know that someone behind the scenes has been there and really knows the market.  Plus, it means that much more thought and effort goes into the product.
We got a pair of the Grayson Sandals, size 5 for Rowan.  I was immediately pleased the moment I pulled them out of the box.  The leather is a sheepskin leather and is extremely soft.  Because they are a genuine leather, it means that they will wear well.  Unlike a pair of shiny black shoes I just bought Chandler.  They are NOT leather and already have some ugly scuffs on them.  The insole and leather of this shoe are also leather, making it very soft and comfortable.  
The very next thing I did was test the sole.  They are extremely flexible and have a great amount of traction on the bottom.  I'm a big fan of the soft soled leather shoes, but many of them aren't too feasible for outside play.  These are great for outside play and offer the flexibility and comfort a little walker would need.  
One thing I notice when talking to a lot of moms is that they have to buy "wide" sized shoes for their babies and toddlers.  This is hard sometimes as it really narrows down the selection.  See Kai Run has taken this into consideration with their wide width they have on their shoes.  Rowan doesn't have wide feet, but the shoes still stay on perfectly and give him some extra room.  
After putting these shoes to the test, I am officially a See Kai Run fan.  We went out to the playground and had no tripping!  Rowan seems to
really like his shoes, and I love that they are incredibly cute.  Plus the shoe that he orders goes up to a size 9, meaning your older child can enjoy the flexible well made shoes.  (Chandler is almost 3 1/2 and is wearing a size 9 if that gives you an idea of the age group.)
The whole See Kai Run  line is incredibly fashionable and trendy.  Comfort plus style, what more could you ask for?
Lastly, I can definitely tell these shoes will last.  I will put them away after Rowan has outgrown them.  Maybe there will be another little boy in our future a few years down the road. :)

Cons:  I am in love with these shoes and don't see any cons with the shoes, I'd just like to see more retailers carry them in their stores.   If you are interested in a store carrying them in your area, they have a form you can fill out.

The Bottom Line:  Flexible, well made children's shoes with fun trendy styles.

Price:  $24-38 depending on style and sale.

Where to Buy:  See Kai Run 

Rating:  EXCELLENT!

See Kai Run has generously offered to give away a pair of shoes to one of my readers! 
Here's how to enter and earn entries:

Visit See Kai Run and tell me what pair & size you would like if you win (Shoes must be from the Smaller or See Kai Run line)  - 1 entry

Become a follower on this blog or let me know you already are one - 1 entry

Follow me on twitter and tweet about this giveaway - 1 entry  (See twitter icon on right hand sidebar.)

Sign up for See Kai Run E-mail Alerts (Sign up at the bottom of the home page) - 3 entries

Contest is open to US and Canadian residents only.  Last day to enter is April 1st, winner to be announced April 2nd!

132 comments:

Tequilamama said...

the Anne is so precious!

Tequilamama said...

I signed up for alerts !

Anjie said...

I love the Kaya style. I would want a size 7. :) Love your reviews.

Anjie said...

I follow your blog on my Google Reader.

Anjie said...

I signed up for alerts.

Anjie said...

following you on twitter now too.

Cassandra said...

I'm a follower, I signed up for the email, and I love the Kaya too, so cute. Size 6. & April 2nd is my birthday. ;)

Sara said...

OMG--these are TOO CUTE. I'd have to go with the Sara(for obvious reasons) in a size 3 for Zoe's abnormally small feet.
Loving all these reviews!

Christine said...

I would love the Celeste style, size 4.

Christine said...

I'm also signing up for the alerts, and I signing up as a follower, too!

Jamie Ortega said...

I am already a follower of your blog, I am following you on Twitter, and I signed up for e-mail alerts. I am having a hard time choosing what shoes I like. They are all adorable! Isaac really needs new sandals so for him it will be the Greysons size 8. I also looked at the girls smaller and Isabella would look super cute in the Anne size 9-12 months or the Kadence size 12-18 months. If I win it will be hard to choose just one! Thanks for the great give away.

Frosted with Love Custom Cakes said...

~I like the Dorothy shoes.
~I am a follower
~I follow on twitter
~I get e-mail updates now

Holly Mayer said...

I love the flora size 12-18 months!

Holly Mayer said...

I am a follower of this awesome blog

Holly Mayer said...

I signed up to get the emails.

We have been trying to fins some shoes for arora with nice soft soles for summer.

ecky said...

i love the cameron sky in size 6

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ecky said...

i get their email alerts

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Cory and Becca said...

I follow you

Cory and Becca said...

I like the Ainsley..size 4

rebecca said...

I would like Maverick size 5 or 6. They are so darn cute!

gitrecca at gmail dot com

Laura said...

I'd pick the Bent in a size 4 for my son. Thank you!

Laura said...

I signed up for email alerts as well.

Karen said...

Jayce size 9--These are some of my favorite shoes!

Dee said...

I just found out that I'm not having another boy..I'm having a GIRL!! So I'd LOVE the sara ones in 4 I think

Dee said...

SKR email subscriber-1

Dee said...

SKR email subscriber-2

Dee said...

SKR email subscriber-3

~~~KnM's Mom~~~ said...

I would love the super cute Cameron sky in size 7. thanks!!!

correaohana at gmail dot com

Lin said...

I like the Grayson in a size 5, woulc be perfect for the warmer weather!

Mellin79 at gmail dot com

~~~KnM's Mom~~~ said...

I signed up for See Kai Run E-mail Alerts #1

correaohana at gmail dot com

~~~KnM's Mom~~~ said...

I signed up for See Kai Run E-mail Alerts #2

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~~~KnM's Mom~~~ said...

I signed up for See Kai Run E-mail Alerts #3

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Sara said...

I would love the Jake size 6-9.

Lo said...

I would love the Henry in size 5. Thanks!

Lo said...

I follow you on Twitter and here's my tweet: http://twitter.com/prizealert/status/1388423857

Denise said...

I'd go for some sandals for my little peanut, maybe the Jude style.

Mary Avinger said...

Our favorite pair are the Paddy boots size 7. Thanks for the giveaway.

auntrene said...

I would love to win the Isabella shoes for my adorable little niece. I am not sure if she needs a 6 or a 7.. I think 6. Thanks for the wonderful giveaway.

auntrene said...

I am a follower, Thanks!

auntrene said...

I subscribe to the See Kai Run alerts., Thanks!

Sara said...

I love the Jayce, size 7! And I signed up for the SKR email alerts.

MakeLifeDelicious.com said...

I would LOVE the Nora in size 0-6 months!

info @ makelifedelicious.com

MakeLifeDelicious.com said...

I'm following your blog!

Just the five of us said...

I am a follower

Just the five of us said...

I love the Aki in size 7

Just the five of us said...

I signed up....

LN said...

Grayson size 8 for my will be 4 year old this summer:)
Thanks!

The Dreamer said...

I'd get the Kenso in 5!

thanks

addeviant006 at gmail dot com

Sara and Alex said...

I love the Kadence for my daughter

Sara and Alex said...

I am a follower

Sara and Alex said...

I follow you on twitter and tweeted it http://twitter.com/SaraMama

Ladamomartinez said...

I'd love the Cameron Sky in size 9 for my daughter, please!

Thanks for the chance to win...

Ladamomartinez@msn.com

Ladamomartinez said...

I signed up for email alerts!

Jenny said...

I love the Holly shoes from the Smaller line - can't wait for my girl to get here in June so I can start dressing her in cute stuff!

Jenny said...

And I'm a follower.

Wrongtree09 said...

Becket, 12-18 months would look great on my son.

Katie said...

I would really love to have the fur-lined Lillian Grace in a size 9!
katiekarr at gmail dot com

Katie said...

I'm on the SKR mailing list.
katiekarr at gmail dot com

Ellie's Mama said...

My little girl would love Celeste in a size 7!

moushka said...

My 3yo daughter would look great in Jennae (her middle name Janee') in size 8.

cdziuba said...

Lowena Size 8!

cdziuba said...

I follow you.

cdziuba said...

See Kai Run newsletter Entry #1

cdziuba said...

See Kai Run newsletter Entry #2

cdziuba said...

See Kai Run newsletter Entry #3

cdziuba said...

I follow you on Twitter (cdziuba) and tweeted:

http://twitter.com/cdziuba/status/1389793443

Celeste said...

Cool! They have a shoe called Celeste! (like my name)...I'd love to have the Anne shoes in size 0-6 months.

contact me at:
celeste@mail4me.com

Celeste said...

Blog follower

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annsu said...

I love the Ali shoes for girls

annsu said...

I already signed up for newsletter

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annsu said...

Tweeted.

http://twitter.com/anncsu

bocktalk said...

I love the Henrys!

Mrs. B said...

I'd choose the Bent in size 5. Thanks.

Mel said...

I follow you know

Mel said...

I like boden in size 5

Kristie said...

I would love the Paul's in size 7!

khmorgan_00 [at] yahoo [dot] com

M's Mommy said...

I love the Sylvia shoes. Thanks!

CodynStacey said...

I love the Tine size 6-9 months!

And I am a follower!!

And I signed up for email alerts!!

Woohoo!

Sara Birch said...

I am a follower!

Sara Birch said...

I would love either the Peter or Oliver, size 5. They are too cute.

Sara Birch said...

I signed up for email alets.

Sara Birch said...

I'm following you on twitter.

Justin and Ashley McDermott said...

Tiffany,
It's so great that all these companys give you their products to giveaway! I like the Grayson size 6. Jack will need new sandals this summer! I follow your blog and signed up for alerts. Justin can't believe all the reviews you do!

Ryan and Jessica said...

I love the Ainsely size 6-9 months. They would be perfect for my little guy. I am now a follower (my sister Ashley McDermott sent me to this great site!) and I signed up for the alerts.
Thanks!

Jeff and Mandee said...

I would love to win the Isaac sandlas for my son in a size 4!

mandee220(at)aol(dot)com

Janaca said...

Grayson size 4 is what I'd love to win! I already follow your blog as well. :)

Erika said...

I am a new follower.I love the Tristan size 4.

The King's said...

You are so awesome tiffany!!! I really love your blog. If I win I would love to get the Jude size 6 for my little man.

The King's said...

I also signed up for alerts

The King's said...

I also now follow this blog!

Emily B said...

I would love to win the Addison shoes from the Smaller line in 0-6 months!

Emily B said...

I'm a new follower!

Emily B said...

I'm on See Kai Run's mailing list (#1) with email address ebickell (at) hotmail (dot) com

Emily B said...

I'm on See Kai Run's mailing list (#2) with email address ebickell (at) hotmail (dot) com

Emily B said...

I'm on See Kai Run's mailing list (#3) with email address ebickell (at) hotmail (dot) com

Shelly said...

I love the Jayce in size 8 for my little one. These are adorable shoes!

icefairy said...

I'd like Becket 12-18 months. Thanks for the giveaway!
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icefairy said...

Blog follower
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icefairy said...

I'm on the mailing list #1
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icefairy said...

I'm on the mailing list #2
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icefairy said...

I'm on the mailing list #3
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icefairy said...

Follow and tweeted
http://twitter.com/luckytoddler/status/1423030401
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Jenny and Jeremy said...

I am a follower!

Jenny and Jeremy said...

I love the Kaya style in a size 4!!!

Johnson Family said...

I like the Nora style, probably a size 6-12 months so she can wear them in a few months!

Johnson Family said...

I am a follower!

Johnson Family said...

I signed up for email alerts.

icefairy said...

Blogged
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silverhartgirl said...

i like the Grayson size 9
silverhartgirl at gmail.com

DanL said...

The Isabella in Size 6

~~~KnM's Mom~~~ said...

I follow.

~~~KnM's Mom~~~ said...

I follow you on twitter and just tweeted...
http://twitter.com/lovemykeiki

Valerie said...

I like the Hugh - so cute! I would get them in a size 8.

Xenia said...

I would love the Dorothy style in size 9 for my daughter, they'd be perfect for this spring and summer!

Thanks!
xpsundell(at)gmail(dot)com

Beki said...

Kaya in a size 7 would be perfect for my lil one.

Brad and Megan McGinity said...

Lindsay shoe size 0-6... SO CUTE!

celebrate.others (at) gmail (dot) com

mel said...

I would love the Kaya size 7 for my daughter.

mdhohn(at)msn(dot)com

mel said...

I've signed up for SKR e-mail alerts.

mdhohn(at)msn(dot)com

Salem said...

I like the Ocean sandals.
lkziegler[at]gmail[dot]com

Rachel C. said...

I love the Becket! Thanks so much!

myshadow28(at)aol(dot)com

lace said...

I love the Avery in an 8 or the Sylvia in an 8

Erin said...

I'd love to win a pair of Elaine shoes in size 9 for our little girl. Thanks for the giveaway!

emhagedon at gmail

Leah said...

I love, love, love the Boden shoes (Size 8)!! : ))) Soooo cute and perfect for my ds! : )))

Thanks so much for this fabulous give~away! : )))

leahita[at]gmail[dot]com

Leah said...

I am following your BLOG! : )))

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Leah said...

I am following you on TWITTER....username mamaleahita.

And, I TWITTERED about this fabulous give~away.

http://twitter.com/mamaleahita/status/1436540690

Thanks again! : )))

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Leah said...

I signed up for SKR's e~mail alerts! : )))

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Leah said...

I signed up for SKR's e~mail alerts! : ))) #2

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I signed up for SKR's e~mail alerts! : ))) #3

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~Sandy~ said...

I adore the Jennae pair! they are just too cute :O) thanks so much

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~Sandy~ said...

follow you on twitter and tweeted too....

http://twitter.com/colormemommy

~Sandy~ said...

signed up for SKR newsleter #1

~Sandy~ said...

signed up for SKR newsletter #2