Wednesday, July 15, 2009

See Kai Run

I have been eyeing these shoes at a local store for a long time now. There are so many different styles I've been wanting to add to our collection, but in all honesty - our kids don't really need more shoes (not that I really let that stop me). We both knew See Kai Run was a company we just HAD to review. Upon further research we discovered that this company started from one mom's dream (we LOVE that).
Two years after giving birth to her son, Kai, Cause found herself looking for comfortable shoes with flexible soles - something Kai could play around easily in outside. Unable to find what she was looking for, See Kai Run was born. Cause wanted to create a line of shoes that was *as happening as Kai* - bold, hip, fun, with an urban sensibility. Something entirely different than what was offered. Looking at the variety of styles, we think she's succeeded. Cause designs 15-20 new shoe designs twice a year, which only makes the decisions more difficult!

Here's the thing, $40 is a little more (sometimes a lot more) than we typically spend on a pair of shoes for our kids - particularly when we have 2 or 3 to buy for (as we do). So the test really was to see if these shoes *fit the bill*, so to speak.

Julie at See Kai Run was so incredible and accomodating, nevermind generous - sending us each a pair of shoes to *review*. We both chose a style for our boys (Megan chose Jayce and I chose Maverick) and couldn't wait to receive them. I'm pretty sure we're both smitten. The first thing we noticed was how soft they are. In fact, I think I made every guest that week feel them, and yes they were expected to ooo and aahhh upon doing so. Lucky for me, I didn't have to prompt them, it just happened. You can tell by just holding them that they are great quality. I honestly wish my shoes felt this soft and comfy. I couldn't wait to try them on my son, but as he's a flip flops boy in the summer, I was forced to wait for a bit of a gloomy day - but I'm pretty sure it was one of the first things I thought of when that day came. If even possible, they look even cuter on! I could have just stared at his chubby little feet in these adorable shoes all day long. He loves them - I can't blame him -they just ooze comfort. In addition (and I wish I had a photo to show) the soles of the shoe are soooo cute! Something cute and fun- you may have to purchase a pair to see what I mean - but really just sort of adds that perfect finishing touch. Megan's twin boys love the shoes too. They fight over them every Sunday morning before church! They are seriously sooo comfortable and good quality. We love them!

So to answer our question - are these shoes really worth $40 a pair?
Well, if I told you I ran out within days to buy Brooklyn a pair too, would that tell you something? I'll admit, the sale at the local store was enticing, but I would have paid the $40! In short, if you want our honest opinions - We heart these shoes!

AND they currently have selected sandals marked down 25%! How awesome is that!

*For those of you in Canada, the shipping estimate is really accurate - so don't think they are making a pretty penny off your shipping cost. They aren't. And for those of you in the US - FREE shipping for orders over $60 (I love free shipping!!)*

Not only did Megan and I receive a pair of shoes to review, but one lucky winner is going to as well (your choice of style and size)! As mentioned in our last giveaway - we definitely want you to check out their website - they have too many styles not to (and a fabulous new collection out in August). But we also understand that we are all busy, with limited time for browsing websites and such. So to enter this giveaway, please comment below stating which of the following styles is your favorite: Clara, Boden, Dorothy, Jude, or Celeste.
For additional entries (please make each a separate comment):

*Visit their site and name one shoe style not mentioned here (don't forget to check out the *smaller* collection for babies) - 2 extra entries

*Blog about this giveaway and send us the link - 3 extra entries

*Follow us on twitter and tweet this giveaway - 2 extra entries

*Place an order with See Kai Run and tell us what you're getting - 5 extra entries



This giveaway ends Tuesday July 21 at 9pm and is open to all residents of Canada and the United States (if you live elsewhere and are willing to pay shipping, please feel free to enter anyways!).


GOOD LUCK!



**Don't forget to check out THIS giveaway, ending Sunday 9pm*

121 comments:

Lindz said...

They are all adorable, but I love the Clara!

Lindz said...

I visited their site and love the Cameron Sky sandals - although honestly, it's hard to pick, they're all so cute. lindsay.toth@gmail.com

Lindz said...

I'm following you on twitter and tweeted! lindsay.toth@gmail.com

Onofrychuk Family said...

I like the Jude ones. sonofrychuk@hotmail.com

Onofrychuk Family said...

I checked out the site, i like Jake. sonofrychuk@hotmail.com

Onofrychuk Family said...

and Lauren. sonofrychuk@hotmail.com

Dashanne said...

I Love the Jude Shoes!!!!!!

Dashanne said...

Seriously they all are so cute I think my fav on the website is the Sylvia shoes!!!!!!

Skye and Aaron said...

I love the clara...but they're all super cute!

Skye and Aaron said...

#1--I visited the site and i love the Elaine! Adorable!

Skye and Aaron said...

#2---I visited the site and i love the Elaine! Adorable!

Jennifer said...

I love the Dorothy sandals!!

wildejen@gmail.com

Jennifer said...

online:

I think Lowena are really cute too!!

wildejen@gmail.com

Skye and Aaron said...

I've blogged....#1 http://vartyparty.blogspot.com/2009/07/i-want-these.html

Skye and Aaron said...

I've blogged....#2 http://vartyparty.blogspot.com/2009/07/i-want-these.html

Skye and Aaron said...

I've blogged....#3 http://vartyparty.blogspot.com/2009/07/i-want-these.html

Lindsay said...

I think I like the Pauls the best!

Jo said...

I love the Isabella but if I win I would choose the Dorothy!!!

Jo said...

Following on Twitter and tweeted
@lifesperfecpictures

BarefootTams said...

I love them all, but Dorothy is my favourite!

BarefootTams said...

On the site, I love the Nancy!

BarefootTams said...

Already a twitter follower - retweeted about the giveaway!

Alysha said...

These shoes are all adorable!!! I love the Clara ones. And on their site, the Nora shoes are absolutely darling!!!

Anonymous said...

Very cute. I checked out the site and thought id use the name Alistair from teh site! ha ha ha!! i dont do twitter, but do think i should get points for using the name allistair for creativity!!!
radelle

Mary said...

Dorothy is my favorite!

mfalcon13@hotmail.com

Mary said...

Another style on their site is the Peggy!

mfalcon13@hotmail.com

Mary said...

I also found the Sofia on their site!

mfalcon13@hotmail.com

The Lowry's said...

My favorite out of those would be Clara
jclowry@shaw.ca

Chris, Carrie and Chloe Carlton said...

I checked out their site and LOVE the Lowena ones... too cute chrisandcarrie dot carlton at gmail dot com

Chris, Carrie and Chloe Carlton said...

#2 I checked out their site and LOVE the Lowena ones... too cute chrisandcarrie dot carlton at gmail dot com

Twyla said...

Broden for my boys

Twyla said...

Dorothy for my girls! They are soo cute!

Twyla said...

I like the Hugh ones for my boys

Twyla said...

I also like the Kasota for my girls!

adam_joan@hotmail.com said...

Clara!!!! Oh SO cute!

adam_joan@hotmail.com said...

I LOVE these shoes, my favorite is Kadence!!!

Jo said...

Posted on blog!

http://lifesperfectpictures.blogspot.com/2009/07/cute-hats-weddings-weather-oh-my.html

Chansy said...

I like the Dorothy ones.

Chansy said...

On their site- I love the Kaya ones.

Tenille said...

Of the ones you have shown I like Celeste the best. See Kai Run shoes are great and if I won they will be a birthday gift for someone special.

Tenille said...

On the See Kai Run site, my current favorites are Sylvia - I think they'd be great for fall.

ReggieMann said...

I Love Clara!! I waited to long to get a pair for my niece but I found a pair in her size on eBay. Lesson learned - if you like it, buy it!!

ReggieMann said...

I also bought my niece Cameron Sky and Lowena. I had my eye on Sara but again it is gone.

Amber said...

Sylvia is Adorable!!

Amberdenie at aol dot com

Amber said...

Dorthy ones are cute also

Amberdenie at aol dot com

prairie mom of 2 girls said...

I like the clara shoes

prairie mom of 2 girls said...

One pair that are cute that wasn't mentioned are the Kaya shoes (entry 1)

prairie mom of 2 girls said...

I also thought the Hannah shoes were sweet (extra entry #2)

prairie mom of 2 girls said...

I'm blogging about this giveaway (entry 1)

prairie mom of 2 girls said...

I'm blogging about this giveaway (entry 2)

prairie mom of 2 girls said...

I'm blogging about this giveaway (entry 3)

prairie mom of 2 girls said...

I follow you on twitter

prairie mom of 2 girls said...

I tweeted about your giveaway.
http://twitter.com/prairiemom22

Dana said...

I like the Boden!

Dana said...

I like the sylvia off of the site

Dana said...

I like the sylvia off the site, vote 2

Max's Mommy said...

My favorite is the Clara

Max's Mommy said...

I would also like the Jayce shoes.

kimberley said...

i like the clara

Colleen said...

I love the Elaine shoes they have

Tammi said...

The Celeste's are my favorite!!
Thanks
:)

Tammi said...

I visited the site and I'd love for the Twins to have the Kaya pair!!
So Adorable!!
#1

Tammi said...

I visited the site and I'd love for the Twins to have the Kaya pair!!
So Adorable!!
#2

Tammi said...

Follow you on Twitter and Tweeted!

http://twitter.com/MyChaos/status/2768391844

Tammi said...

Tweet #2

Michelle said...

I've had my eye on the Dorothy sandals for a while now! Thanks for the chance to win.

katy said...

Clara is my fav!

katy said...

#1 I visited the site and I love Isabella.

katy said...

#2 I visited the site and I love the Isabella.

Chelsey said...

I love the Boden -- so handsome! Thanks for the giveaway! mybabyappleseed(at)yahoo(dot)ca

kenziesmum said...

my favorite is the celeste!

zooscapejennifer@rogers.com

Chelsey said...

#1 On the site Aubin and Kai are two of my favourite shoes! mybabyappleseed(at)yahoo(dot)ca

Chelsey said...

#2 On the site Aubin and Kai are two of my favourite shoes! mybabyappleseed(at)yahoo(dot)ca

kenziesmum said...

i follow you on twitter and tweeted #1 http://twitter.com/kenziesmum2009/statuses/2772502582

zooscapejennifer@rogers.com

kenziesmum said...

i follow you on twitter and tweeted #2

zooscapejennifer@rogers.com

kenziesmum said...

another shoe name is Holly from the smaller collection! #1

zooscapejennifer@rogers.com

kenziesmum said...

another shoe name is Holly from the smaller collection! #2

zooscapejennifer@rogers.com

Ryan, Corrie, and Max said...

I like the Dorothy style!

Ryan, Corrie, and Max said...

They also have a cute Lowena style!

#1

Ryan, Corrie, and Max said...

They also have a cute Lowena style!

#2

Ryan, Corrie, and Max said...

I follow on Twitter and I tweeted! http://twitter.com/newwife777/status/2778418780

#1

Ryan, Corrie, and Max said...

I follow on Twitter and i tweeted! http://twitter.com/newwife777/status/2778418780

#2

Shelly said...

Like the Dorothy

Shelly said...

Like Jennae #1

Shelly said...

Like Jennae #2

Shelly said...

follow and tweeted #1 http://twitter.com/phxbne/status/2779381894

Shelly said...

follow and tweeted #2 http://twitter.com/phxbne/status/2779381894

Smithjn16 said...

I follow you guys on Twitter and am tweeting about you! I love the ones on the website that are called 'Spencer'

Smithjn16 said...

Oh ya I also like the 'Kenso' ones!!!!!

Cora Putz said...

Clara is my fave... I love these shoes. Too cute!

Cora Putz said...

The Becket shoes for babes are cute too!

Megan R. said...

I LOVE the Boden! My guy would look SOO cute in them!!

Megan R. said...

I also really like the Beckett, from the smaller line! They are sort of similar to the Boden!

Megan R. said...

I also LOVE the Larkin! They are so bright and fun!!

Megan R. said...

Follow & Tweeted: http://twitter.com/Mom2chunkymonky/statuses/2782219548

Megan R. said...

Follow and tweeted 2: http://twitter.com/Mom2chunkymonky/statuses/2782219548

Nancy said...

Love the Celeste

Nancy said...

On their site I love the Nancy

Nancy said...

On their site I'm loving the Nora too!

Kara said...

My favorite is the Celeste for sure. I love the colors. thanks for the giveaway. lil_lolas@hotmail.com

Nancy said...

Following and tweeted http://twitter.com/nanceattack/status/2782363857 entry # 1

Nancy said...

Following and tweeted http://twitter.com/nanceattack/status/2782363857 entry # 2

Kara said...

I really like the Kaya shoes too they look like little runners. super cute. Thanks for the giveaway lil_lolas@hotmail.com

Kara said...

I also like the Jennae alot too #2 lil_lolas
@hotmail.com

Nancy said...

blogged http://diapersanddimples.blogspot.com/2009/07/see-kai-run-giveaway.html entry #1

Nancy said...

blogged http://diapersanddimples.blogspot.com/2009/07/see-kai-run-giveaway.html entry #2

Nancy said...

blogged http://diapersanddimples.blogspot.com/2009/07/see-kai-run-giveaway.html entry #3

Kara said...

I follow you on twitter and tweeted today http://twitter.com/evyready/status/2782450551 lil_lolas@hotmail.com

Kara said...

I follow you on twitter and tweeted #2 -evyready lil_lolas@hotmail.com

Nicole said...

Celeste is so cute!

Nicole said...

The cameron sky shoes are so cute!

kidsmartmama said...

Kadence is sooo cute, but they all are!

Crissy said...

I really like the Clara..soo cute!

brumley05(at)msn(dot)com

Crissy said...

From the smaller like I love the Kadence or the Nancy..sporty but cute!

brumley05(at)msn(dot)com

Crissy said...

Following on Twitter and tweeted!

http://twitter.com/MommaCrissy/status/2785050047

brumley05(at)msn(dot)com

Crissy said...

I'm also a fan of the Tines on the smaller line!

brumley05(at)msn(dot)com

kidsmartmama said...

http://kidsmartmama.blogspot.com/

Candi said...

I love the Dorothy ones.

Candi said...

I checked out their site and these are ones I like: Spencer, Peggy, Kaya, Jayce, Aubin.

Candi said...

Tweeted here:
http://twitter.com/canDlinZ

Candi said...

Oops...just realized that this giveaway ended on Tuesday! LOL!

 

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