Saturday, April 25, 2009

Inchworm Shoes Review & Giveaway

Isn't it crazy how kids outgrow shoes and clothes in a ridiculous amount of time?  It seems like I have just bought Chan or Rowan a new shirt or pair of shoes, and next thing I know, it's too small.  Wouldn't it be awesome if there were a shoe that could grow with your child?  There is, they are called Inchworm Shoes.


Pros:  I absolutely love the concept behind these shoes.  We were able to review the Milan Strap in a size 10-11.I really like the style and color of the Milan and feel that it is very trendy. Inchworm shoes have 2 sizes in one.  Their iFit technology allows the shoe to "grow" expanding it's size right before your eyes.  Chan is in a size 10 right now.  Once that is too small, there is a button on the side that you push. You then pull on the shoe to expand it.  The bottom part of the shoe has a small view window that let's you know what size it is.  It starts as a size 10, and can expand to a size 10.5 and size 11.  Since his foot isn't growing quite so fast, I expect that these shoes will last us a good year.  To understand this concept fully, with great pictures, visit here.  Nice, right?  Chandler loves these shoes because they are easy to take on and off.  This particular style has a velcro closure on the top which is holds in place very well. The velcro really stays in place.  The shoes are very durable, and although we've only had it a few weeks, they still look brand new.  The inside sole and padding seem very comfortable and the bottom of the sole is quite thick with great traction.  We are planning to do some hiking this summer as a family, and I think these shoes will be great for Chandler because of the comfort and traction.  Inchworm shoes are offered in children's size, starting at a size 10-11, and going up to sizes 4-5.  With 18 styles to choose from, there is bound to be something you'll love.  

Cons:  These shoes are a bit heavier than Chandler's other shoes, and I think it took him a day or two to get used to that.  The middle part of the shoe that extends is also not very flexible.  I think this could be due to the fairly new technology, and the fact that it needs to be less flexible to provide support and be able to extend.  I'm sure that it is something that will get better in time as Chan breaks them in.  It's also hard to extend the shoe, I struggled with a bit, but it seems like consumers have also been concerned about this aspect, as it is in Inchworm's FAQ's.  Here's how Inchworm responded:

"We like to say that our shoes are, "parent adjustable". They do require some hand strength to adjust- however, we would not want children to adjust the shoes, and we would not want them to inadvertently change sizes while in use. Therefore we have made them firm in the adjustment area. Consider also that the shoes will be adjusted only a couple or a few times during the time that they are owned.
We also find that it is helpful to view the size on the bottom before attempting to change the size. This way, one can tell whether to "open" or "close" the shoe."


Fair enough, this definitely makes sense.  And honestly, how often are you going to be changing the size?
I would also love to see how Inchworm was founded and a shoe sizing guide put up on their site.

The Bottom Line:  Wonderful Innovative product that will save Moms time and money when it comes to buying shoes.  A bit heavy and unflexible, but seem to be outweighed by the Cons.

Price: $39.95

Where to Buy: Inchworm Shoes

Rating:  Great

Want to win your own pair of Inchworm shoes?  Inchworm is giving a pair to one reader!

Here's how to enter:

Visit Inchworm and tell me your favorite style - 1 entry

Follow this blog - 1 entry

Grab my button or blinkie - 1 entry

Please leave each entry as a separate comment.  Contest is open to US residents and will end May 9th, 11:59, MST.

126 comments:

Janaca said...

What an awesome idea! Jordan and Jackson both have big feet and a shoe that will grow with them would be a big plus. I'd like to try them out!

Janaca said...

The style I like is Prowler in Navy/Bone.

Janaca said...

I am a follower of your blog!

Janaca said...

I also have your blinkie on my blog! Thanks for doing fun giveaways. :)

Ashley Hancock said...

I am following your blog1

Ashley Hancock said...

I have your blinkie on my blog!
Love the site!

Ashley Hancock said...

Brynlee's feet grow so fast! What a great idea! I love the primer in Pink! Cute!

CodynStacey said...

These shoes are adorable!! I love the Lucette style.

CodynStacey said...

I'm also a follower!!

mverno said...

i like the prowler mverno@roadrunner.com

Justin and Ashley McDermott said...

My favorite style is the Prowler - Navy/Bone. What a great idea for shoes!

Justin and Ashley McDermott said...

I follow your blog!

Justin and Ashley McDermott said...

I have your button on my blog!

cdziuba said...

I love the Primer in Pink!

cdziuba said...

Blog follower

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Johnson Family said...

I like the Prowler in Navy/Bone.

Johnson Family said...

I am a follower of this blog!

Stephanie said...

I like Digger!
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The Bluths said...

I like the Primer in Green. So cute!

The Bluths said...

I am a follower!

The Bluths said...

I don't have a blinkie? but I do have you linked on my blog! Does that count?

Andrea said...

I like the Stretch shoes for my son.

Andrea said...

I am a follower.

MOMFOREVERANDEVER said...

the prowler are sweet

Nad said...

My favorite are the Basic Blue and the Prowler.

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Nad said...

I follow.

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KristiLynn said...

Prowler - Navy/Bone in a 12/13 would be my fav choice! Very cute and unique shoes! I'd love to win for my son!
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Meredith said...

Primer Pink is the best one.
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Meredith said...

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clc408 said...

I think my nephew would like Prowler. Thanks for the chance.

deedleweedle said...

I like the Prowler style best.

Katie said...

The Primer in Green is cool!
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Mary Avinger said...

This is such a cool idea. The Primer - Green are our favorite. Thanks for the giveaway.

Whimsical Creations said...

Love the Lucette.

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Whimsical Creations said...

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littlelatina said...

I like Chomper

clynsg said...

What a good idea--wish it had been available when my children were small. Oh, well, on to grandchildren. Would like the Milan Strap style.

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clynsg said...

I follow.

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Misadventurous Mommy said...

I love the primer in pink my kids outgrow shoes like crazy and these would be a life saver!

Misadventurous Mommy said...

I'm a follower.

The Cederstrom's said...

We really like Bergamo or Crawler, in the pink of course.

The Cederstrom's said...

I have your blinkie on my family blog...

The Cederstrom's said...

I have your blinkie on my cake blog...

The Cederstrom's said...

I am a follower

aggiemomof2 said...

I would have to go with the Crawler for my son. I love this concept!
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aggiemomof2 said...

I subscribe!
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Kristie said...

I like the Prowler - Navy/Bone.

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beth said...

Thank you for a great giveaway! I like the primer pink for my daughter. Thank you!
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darlanpaulsmamma said...

I like the Prowler

Sue said...

I like the Primer in green. Thanks for the giveaway~

samsakara said...

I like the Primer in Green.

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darlanpaulsmamma said...

blog folloer

Insignificon said...

My favorite is Crawler - Earth/Silver.

Insignificon said...

I'm following!

tarahsfoodreviews said...

What a cool idea! I like the Chomper shoe.

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kdkdkd said...

I like the Primer Grenn- would be great for my son

mogrill said...

LOVE the Primer in Pink!! Thanks for the chance.
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Manic Mother said...

I like the primer in green

Manic Mother said...

I have your button.

auntrene said...

I would probably pick the Bergamo Cyclamen for my niece. Not sure though because I have a little kiddo at my house who has one foot a little larger than the other, and these would work great for him. Thanks for the chance at the giveaway.
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Manic Mother said...

Following :)

mail4rosey said...

I like the Milan Strap the best, and the Powler in Navy and Bone almost as much!
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socmama said...

My favorite is the Milan Strap, but the Basic Blue is also nice.

sweetsue said...

The Stretch Magenta is my favorite shoe. I love this idea!
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sweetsue said...

I am now following your blog.
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Amanda said...

Love the "Bergamo - Cyclamen".

Jeni said...

I like the stretch in magenta

Linda @ My Trendy Tykes said...

What a great concept!
I like the Primer-green.

Thanks!

Joel & Lila said...

follower!!

Joel & Lila said...

I have your blinkie on my blog!

Joel & Lila said...

I really love the Chomper style!!! I need to find some good shoes for C-babies feet...they are large and growing rapidly!

Jen said...

I like the Digger in Grey/Black.

icefairy said...

My favorite is Primer - Red. Thanks for the giveaway!
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icefairy said...

Follower

icefairy said...

Grabbed your button
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vboackle said...

i like the Crawler - Earth/Silver.

MAC Mom said...

I liek the Lucette ones fo rmy daughter. Thanks

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MAC Mom said...

I follow your blog.

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MAC Mom said...

I have your button on my blog.
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Couture Lady said...

My favorite style is the Lucette-White Thanks for the chance.
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Couture Lady said...

I follow your blog.
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Couture Lady said...

Button on my blog.
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katers2714 said...

I like the basic blue shoe.

justicecw said...

LOVE the Primer in green for my son! thanks for the chance, justicecw@hotmail.com

justicecw said...

I am a follower. thanks, justicecw@hotmail.com

The Noble Fat N Happy One said...

i love the Bergamo - Cyclamen and so does my 4yo, she said "mom, i want those!!!"

Noggy said...

So many of the styles have sizes out of stock...must be popular shoe company. But if I won I would choose the Primer-Green in size 10-11.

Noggy said...

I've become a follower. Look forward to visiting your website again.

jennem said...

I like the Crawler - Pink. But I do notice that almost all the girl's styles are out of stock!
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mel said...

My son would love the Primer in Green.

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kawaii crafter said...

the venice silver, my son would love those. only five and already into shoes *sigh*

Marie said...

I like the Milan Strap.

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Marie said...

I am a follower.

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dctm said...

Prowler - Navy/Bone is my favorite

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yellowlabs said...

I love the Lucette - White!

pamtufts said...

I like the primer in Pink!

ky2here said...

It's all about the Prowler

mom2anutball said...

I like the Stretch shoes! Thanks for the chance! hawkgirl_16 {at} hotmail {dot} com

mom2anutball said...

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crystalf said...

I like the Bergamo style. Thank you!!

lace said...

I like the crawler in pink or the stretch

ktanjatk said...

I love Primer in red

ktanjatk said...

follower

souldolphindream said...

Digger - Black is the one that I would choose for my son. What a cool idea. I am always buying new shoes.

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thanks

sherri419 said...

What a great idea! The Lucette - White would be my pick! Thanks!

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kathy pease said...

i like the Primer - Pink

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Lindsey said...

I would choose the Prowler - Navy/Bone I think. :-) Thanks for the awesome giveaway! I appreciated your honest review, too. :-)

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Lindsey said...

I'm a follower!

Lisa said...

That's a neat idea. I think I'd pick green primer style.
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Jinxy and Me said...

I like the Prowler in Navy/Bone.

Jinxy and Me said...

I'm a follower!

nightowl said...

I like the Crawler in Pink

nightowl said...

I follow your blog.

dvice said...

My favorite is the crawler

Gianna said...

I love the Prowler - Navy/Bone :)

liliesrnice said...

I love the crawler shoes!

masonsgranny59 said...

Primer - Green

*Heather* said...

I like the Primer - Pink!

*Heather* said...

following your blog

bndraldy said...

My favorite is the Cruncher. Thank you for the opportunity to participate in this giveaway!

Donna said...

I like the basic blue shoe.
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Donna said...

I am a follower.
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Donna said...

I put your button on my blog.
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lilyk said...

I love the Lucette - White style!