I am in LOVE! I recently discovered the U*Neaks shoes on another blog that I read and I just had to try them out for myself, well my son did anyway. I had even mentioned them to a couple of my mommy friends because they were so doggone cute! So, I contacted the people at U*Neaks to see if they would like me to review their shoes and host a giveaway for my readers and they said yes! I was so EXCITED and I can't even wear them!
Before I start my review, here is a little bit about the company and what they offer, from their website, www.uneaks.com:
"U*neaks patented customizable footwear are sneaker style shoes with side clear panel windows and specially designed socks that allow kids to continuously customize their shoes by simply changing their socks. Pair the shoes with any of U*neaks’ double-sided decorated socks for footwear that’s fun and chock full of personality.
U*neaks brand of customizable footwear was created by Ingenuity Express Corp. in Somerset, NJ. The footwear concept was invented and developed by company founders Steve Braynock and Jeff Gabriele, Ingenuity Express’ CEO. Both Rutgers University alum, Steve Braynock, came up with the product concept in 1990 and shared it with Jeff in 2003. Together they developed U*neaks, which included a collaboration with the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) in Manhattan, N.Y. On September 9th, 2008 Steve and Jeff were awarded patent number 7,421,806 for their customizable footwear system."
So what do I think about these shoes? I think they are one of the coolest new things available to kids and it enables them to really "choose" their clothes and what they want to wear each day! When I first showed them to my 3 1/2 yr old son he thought the socks that they offered were cool, but he didn't really get the concept of how the shoes work with their clear side windows so you can see the socks on the outside. The socks alone were pretty cool to him. I let him pick out the pairs of socks he liked and I told him they were going to come to him in the mail(nothing quite lights up his face like hearing he is going to get mail, lol), so of course he asked about them each time he thought the mail was here. Luckily for both of us they were here within a couple days! We opened the box together and he was so excited about the different socks and when I pointed out that they are two-sided he was just delighted!
He had Madagascar, Dinosaurs, Safari animals, cats and dogs, construction vehicles...anything a boy could want! Then it happened...I showed him the shoes...now that was a cool reaction! He couldn't believe that his socks would show through those little windows in his shoes and had to put them all on to see for himself; heck the kid was still in his PJ's! He tried them on and was twisting his foot around so he could see the cool designs through each little window. There are windows on both the inside and outside so he could see both designs. He wore them around the house for quite a while after that and I know he was just ecstatic and couldn't wait to show them off.
On the Mom side of this review, I really liked the fit of the U*Neaks shoes. I was a bit worried because it can be hard to fit his feet, either the shoes can be too narrow or too wide, but these seemed to be a perfect fit for him. They are a little wider than a normal shoe I think, but definitely not bulky like the wide-styles are. They seem to be very well made and look like they can stand up to the destruction my son is capable of putting them through. I fully expect these to last him until he needs a new size and I know he is going to wear them a lot. Even the socks themselves seem to be very well made. My son doesn't usually wear socks indoors, but now he wants to wear these a lot and they seem pretty durable.I believe the shoes are worth the money since they will stand up to destruction, plus they are not as expensive as a lot of pairs I have seen sold in certain stores before, these are very well priced in my opinion.
I am overall VERY pleased with the shoes and the socks and I am considering buying them for my 2 yr old daughter as well. I know she would love the cute pink styles they offer--she has a shoe fetish already! ;)
The only thing that they could do to make these shoes better would be to make them in my size-- you better believe I would TOTALLY wear them!! :D
If you would like to buy these shoes and try them out for yourself you can buy them online at:
or you can check to see if there is a store near you by clicking this link:
If you do order online, U*Neaks has a special arrangement with Shoebuy.com where my readers can receive free shipping, free returns and a 10% discount on U*Neaks simply by clicking on this link: www.shoebuy.com/uneaks or entering the coupon code: UNEAKS at checkout.
So, would you like a shot at winning these awesome shoes? You have come to the right blog! I am so excited to be able to host this giveaway as I know some lucky little girl or boy is just going to LOVE these shoes and socks! So, on to the giveaway!!
WHAT you can win:
Your choice of 1 pair of U*Neaks shoes and 2 pairs socks.
HOW you can enter: Be sure to leave a way for me to contact you in case you win!!
Mandatory entry to be Eligible to win, must do BOTH steps:
1. MUST be a public follower of my blog
2. MUST visit www.uneaks.com and leave 1 comment here telling me you are a follower and which pair of shoes and 2 pairs of socks you would choose if you win.
Want EXTRA entries?Just follow these simple tasks and leave a comment for each one you do!
2. Follow U*Neaks on Twitter (1 comment)
3. Follow my blog on Twitter (1 comment)
4. Tweet about this giveaway & leave me a link (1 tweet/comment per day)
"Win a pair of @UNeaks Shoes & Socks from @SAHMFrugalBlog ~SAHM Frugal Finds and Reviews~ http://bit.ly/92WCT3 ends 5/26 #SAHMFrugalBlog"
5. "Like" me on Facebook (1 comment)
6. "LIKE" U*Neaks on Facebook (1 comment)
7. Grab my button for your blog(on the right side-bar)-be sure to leave me a link (2 comments)
8. Blog about this giveaway(mention my blog, a link to this giveaway and a link to the U*Neaks website)-be sure to leave me a link (3 comments)
This giveaway is open to the US only
Good luck everyone!
Contest ends Wednesday May 26, 2010 at 11:59 p.m. EST. I will use random.org to choose the winner. Winner will be contacted on May 27th and will have 48 hrs to respond or a new winner will be chosen. Product was provided in exchange for review, but all of the opinions and experiences are all my own. I only do honest reviews on my blog.