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