Thursday, April 4, 2013

Umi Shoes: A Little Love for Little Feet {Review & $60 Gift Certificate Giveaway}

Umi logoWhile I'm hesitant to say anything in hopes that I won't look out the window to yet another snowstorm, I think that springtime is finally, truly almost here in the Midwest. The ice and snow is melting, the sun has been shining, and the hint of flowers and green grass are beginning to appear.

As well as rejoicing in being able to pack away our snow pants, boots, hats and scarves, the kids and I are also extremely excited to reach into our closets and pull out the stylish footwear that our tootsies have been longing for.

Don't get me wrong, a great pair of boots is awesome, but they somehow don't bring the same satisfaction as super cute flats or sandals. Maybe it's just because my toes are dying for the sunshine!

The same goes for children's shoes and the fact that although there are a million pairs out there, having ones that are well-made and designed just for growing feet can make a huge difference. Which is why we know that to consistently find a wide selection of fashionable and top-of-the-line styles for kids, we need to turn to none other than Umi.

Umi shoes

Founded in 2004, Umi doesn't just care about little feet, they care about the earth as well. While making sure that every shoe they produce is safe, durable and meets strict guidelines for child-safe materials, they also only use non-toxic, drum-dyed leathers and other environmentally-friendly components.

pink sandalsDuring manufacturing they even use a waste disposal system safe for the planet and then complete the process by protecting and sending your shoes in recycled packaging.

Is there anything else that they can do? Well, how about fact that their quality, comfortable and stylish footwear is simply adorable? Whether you are shopping for the rugged, outdoor look, something with glitz and glamour to dress up in or simple, stylish sandals to celebrate spring and summer, Umi has boys' and girls' fashions to suit everyone's tastes.

Which works perfectly around here, as Big Sister E tends to lean more towards the sporty, comfortable designs, while Little Sister B opts for girly girl colors and embellishments. When the Belair and Halina A Big arrived, I had no doubt that they were going to be a big hit with both.

Umi spring shoes

Beautifully constructed out of soft, man-made uppers with man-made and leather linings, I could instantly tell that the Belair were much more than another pair of flimsy, cheap sandals. The sturdy construction and the flexible sole give plenty of support, yet are just right for providing traction and, of course, comfort.

Not to mention that the yellow polka-dotted straps and magenta and lime fringed flowers are just the most cheery combination around. Is there a way to not smile when you see a pair of shoes this cute?

Umi Belair Shoes

At the same time, I love that the Halina A Big combine a standard mary jane styling with the rugged, athletic feel of a sneaker. As they are available with two eye-catching prints — polka dot and metallic croc — on the sturdy canvas, the wearer has multiple ways to show off her style.

Big Sister E was especially drawn to the silver detailing throughout these shoes and immediately loved the grommet embellishments on the adjustable strap. Add that to the durable sole and rubber bottom and these can easily be worn with or without socks with jeans, shorts, pants, dresses, skirts and more.

Umi Halina A shoes

Big Sister E was so thrilled with these, she began wearing them immediately — they were her shoes of choice for our recent spring break trip!

Umi Halina A

As I had used Umi's convenient size chart (I even printed off their downloadable measurement chart to be sure) and knew that their shoes are handcrafted to include room to grow and fit generously, I was pleased to see that these shoes are a tiny bit large on both girls (more so on Little Sister B).

That just means that they'll be able to wear them all throughout the summer and into the fall!

Umi review

With sky-high standards for quality and a mission to please parents and be good to the earth, Umi shoes are a great purchase for expectant parents, babies, toddlers and all the way through big kids. Designed with children's feet in mind, there are new styles added every season that can keep your little one fashionable for years to come.

Plus, thanks to their generosity, one person will get to include this great footwear in their child's wardrobe this spring season, because...

One lucky person will win a $60 Umi gift certificate!

Umi gift card


A big thank you to Umi for providing two pairs of shoes for me to review as well as a $60 gift card for one lucky giveaway winner. The opinions shared are my own and honest and if you really need to see more, click here to see how I roll.

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Sandy VanHoey said...

I love the girls Karolina Big

J @ IHeart-Motherhood said...

I love the Elain for my toddler daughter :)

JACLYN said...

Zander in multi gray would be perfect for my son!

Gina F. said...

I love the Roxanna Big for my daughter.

Nicole Larsen said...

I love the big girl Arabella pair

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Allyson Bossie said...

I would choose shane for big boys
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Jet'set said...

Love the Tyler!

618mom said...

I like the Shane Little styles

nicole / Twitter: BTHM1 said...

my daughter fell in love with the halinas!

Angela Anzhelika Yeremenko said...

I love the Elain

gahome2mom said...

Morie B is my pick. Nice. http://www.umishoes.com/shop/style/322571A-004.html

WENDY Price said...

I like the grey Zanders.

Jayne Townsley said...

I like the Mary Jane style Halina A Big in Purple.

Randi said...

I love the Elain in Coral Multi for my baby granddaughter!

Sarah VM said...

I love the Morie shoes in Orchid.

Accidental Farm Girl said...

I love the Cassia in brown.

Kelly R. said...

I like the Halina B shoe.

Susan Johnson said...

The girl's shoes are adorable, but I would be getting shoes for my nephew, so I would choose the Benet Outdoor Sandal.


kelly thompson said...

giselle in blue were so cute

Lara said...

I love the Elain for my daughter!

wigget said...

i like the ryder

mummytotwoboys said...

I really like the Brogan in nav/multi

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Michelle said...

I like the Roxanna Ii in silver for my daughter! Thanks for the chance to win!
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latanya t said...

The Damian shoes

McKim said...

I like the Bodi shoes for little boys.

Tamar said...

I like the halina B.

Mammamayor said...

The roxanna shoe theses are really cute Natalie
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Wendi S said...

I like the shane in big boys!

Laurie J. said...

I like the Zander for my toddler!

Natalie Parvis-Nichols said...

I like the Zander Gray Multi

Tara Martin said...

Im a sucker for Mary Janes for my little girls. This pair caught my eye right away http://www.umishoes.com/shop/style/307133-690.html

Ken Ohl said...

the gray zander. thankyou, ken pohl19@comcast.net

Courtney B said...

i love the cassia shoe

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Carrie Phelps said...

My favorite are the Shane sneakers.

s said...

Hayman

Jennifer said...

I like the boys' Zander

Bethany C. said...

I like the cassies.

Teresa said...

I like the Zander.

SueZH said...

I love Belair.

jackeline said...

I love the Kyraa bootie.

Erin Rok said...

I like the Carrter boys sandals

Nikki said...

I like the Elaine in Coral Multi :)

Stephanie said...

Hayman for big boys
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B. Wilson @ Windy {City} Wilsons said...

I like Zander and Carrter

Rachel said...

Wheelie

aperry said...

I like the Zander 350083-062

hollygunter said...

the elain is my favorite :)

blessedintexas said...

I love the Chaarmy boots!
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Khanh Tran said...

I love the Zander in Gray Multi!

leanne_mac said...

I love the Cassie shoes

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♡♥♬ Louis ♬♥♡ said...

I love the Natalia Big

Thank you for hosting this giveaway

Louis
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Renee Walters said...

I like the bodi shoes in blue! Thanks so much for the fantastic giveaway!
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kellyr78 said...

I like the Connor sneakers for my son.
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Missypen said...

I love a lot of the boy and girl shoes but my fave is the girls Misha :)

Lisa Bolduc said...

the weelie shoes are cute for a little boy

Homegrown and Healthy said...

Love those Giselles!

Jennifer T. said...

My favorite are the Giselle sandals.
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Dianne McVetty said...

the Halina A in purple :) Thanks.

Space Monkey said...

I like the Immani Big. The kids live in sandals all summer and they have to be secure! Besides comfy. These would fit the bill perfectly.

delaney's mom said...

i like benet! so cute

sonyamorris (Sonya Morris) said...

The Natalia Jr in Pink.

Robert said...

my daughter likes the halina b

Brit Christianson said...

I like the Umi Baby Weelie shoes!

carol said...

I like the Ariell

intensev5 said...

I really love the Immani Big shoes

jlmk said...

I like the cassia in cocoa multi.

msilba said...

love the brogan in leaf green!

bxcrochet said...

Love the Ariell in Silver

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LS said...

I love the Misha shoes!!!

Peppin Karras said...

I like the Carrter sandals.

walk9 said...

I like the Immani big sandals in blue.

Tamara said...

I really like the carter in gray multi!
Thanks for the giveaway
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tamara

Courtney Renee said...

Elain toddler girl shoes!
Courtney Renee
octoberbaby1990 at yahoo dot com
awesome giveaway!

Mayla Moore said...

I like Shane 380055A-975 for my son.

Mayla Moore said...

I like Shane 380055A-975 for my son.

Cassandra said...

I love the Carrter in black/blue. Great summer sandals for my toddler boy!

lisamercy said...

i like the brogan
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Laxmi Aryal said...

I adore the blue jiselles with the yellow flower

gladys garcia said...

I adore the blue jiselles with the yellow flower

dawn keenan said...

I like the Zander in blue.

Leslie Galloway said...

I love the Tala Ii in pink multi.

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Leslie Galloway said...

I love the Tala Ii in pink multi.

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Jennifer said...

I like the Damian boys shoes

ivy arrington said...

Their Etude shoes are too cute.

Dayna W said...

I like the Zander shoes for toddler boys.

Dave said...

The Shane sneakers

JRFrugalMom and Family said...

I'd get the Adeline sandals in pink

Christy said...

I like the big girls Louise sandals.

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carole said...

like these
Halina A Big

tzar1213 said...

I like the Adeline style #320123

Lloyd Family said...

i love the carrter in black and blue
http://www.umishoes.com/shop/style/360071-966.html

Keara B. said...

I just love the Cassia shoes in Orchid!

jcwega27 said...

the elain in coral
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dropastitch@yahoo.com said...

Zander for my grandson

raven said...

I like Zander

Jessica said...

Dann for big boys

Kayla said...

I love the Giselle sandals for girls! :)

amkj2002 said...

I love the Brogan in green.
http://www.umishoes.com/shop/style/350064-324.html

grammy65 said...

my favorite shoe would be moraine

Guy Henderson said...

Zander is my fav.

Kathy Davis said...

Favorite shoes: Cassia baby girl shoes
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Heidi Carlson-Reid said...

I like the Belair Big for my daughters - so cute!

Sean Cuthill said...

I think my niece would like the Lianas.

My Flower said...

Kayley 322461-001

Marisa M said...

My son said he likes the looks of the Hayman.

Breenah said...

I adore the Misha sandals!

Chelle Thompson said...

Adeline 320121-100

Miranda M said...

My favorite pair is Glena

Mikaela said...

My favorite is the Adeline (Silver)!

Bo said...

The Weelies are adorable!

Ruben Ramos said...

the Elain

Annie Kotik said...

i like giselle pink shoes best!

Nadya said...

i like giselle pink shoes best!

Tara said...

I like the boys Ryder

bloomerbear said...

Carrter 360073-062


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thank you

Bethany Reeves said...

The umi Dann would look so awesome on my little man. They match his mature, all-grown-up attitude ;) Definitely a must-buy!

Michelle M. said...

I like the Lainas

Cassandra Eastman said...

I love the Glena shoes!

Jennifer Reed said...

I like the MORIE girls shoe in purple.

Bethany said...

Callie in Red

SharonC said...

Morie F (ii) in Pink

melmorgan4 said...

I like the Elain shoe

Super Blogger Girl! said...

I like th girls aeline most!

Leanne Hill said...

I love the Elain style

Annette Rosenberg said...

The UmiBaby Elain's are my favorite!

krun said...

I like the Elaine ones!

CindyWindy2003 said...

i like elain in silver, carawling(at)hotmail(Dot)com

Stephanie Larison said...

I love the Adeline 320122

squiresj said...

to pick one pair - can't. Need toddler girls, toddler boys, and bigger girls so more than one for grandchildren
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BrunoDogg2 said...

I like the Hayman in Black for my son!

Sadie said...

I like the Elain shoes.

Carol said...

I like the girls Adeline shoes.
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Dwayne Berry said...

Misha
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size 9

Carolyn said...

Love the Misha shoes!

Teresa Koedyker said...

I love the girls adeline shoes!!

smarieee said...

The Adeline shoes are totally cute!

melaniecrutchfield.com said...

The Glena shoe is totally cute. Nice blend between a full shoe and a sandal.

mecarolks said...

I like the Shane 380055A-975

Tabathia said...

the terri for girls in silver

Punxgirl said...

Love the Tala shoes! So cute!

Allison said...

I like the Naomii Ii in silver and green

crystalf said...

I would get the Karolina Big sandals. Thank you!
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Jennifer Hiles said...

So many cute shoes! I would love to get my daughter the Misha.

SnowflakeDay (Audra) said...

I like the girls Karolina sandals with the little flower details.

Heather McDougle said...

I love the elain in pink multi for toddler girls.

Robyn said...

I really like the brogan shoes

Carole Ingram said...

The "Carrter" are adorable for my baby boy!!

Mami2jcn said...

I like the Oleson shoes for boys.

Peggy Greco said...

natalia jr in pink is a cute pair.

Kathie Craig said...

Oleson or Hayman for boys

Laurel said...

I absolutely love the boys Zander shoes in Gray Multi. So cute!
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Kristy Thiel said...

I love the Elain in pink! Thanks for hosting!

Melissa said...

My fav was the Zander in blue.

Carrie said...

Shane

Patty Schuler said...

I like roxanna

tina reynolds said...

I think the halina is super cute

GeorgiaBeckman said...

I like the Morie in blue.

hjurgelis said...

I like the denim weelie shoes

Kristen said...

I like the Cassie in red.

Constance Zimmer said...

The Hayman http://www.umishoes.com/shop/style/357201-001.html

BlondeMomBlog (Jamie) said...

LOVE the Terri Giraffe Print Big shoe. Fun!

Michelle Koerner said...

I think the roxana sandals are ADORABLE!

iggysaysno said...

I like the Karll Iii

Sunnymay said...

Zander is the Umi Shoe I like for my grandson whose feet are growing daily as he'll be one on Monday.

Holly said...

Glenna

Julie said...

karolina big are cute

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Amanda said...

I like the Glena style for toddler girls

Beth Gallinger said...

I like Weelie in Navy Multi.

Klydra Pugh said...


The Little Boys Braden shoe is my favorite.
Thanks for the chance.

Helga said...

The elain shoe in pink

Erica Chao said...

The Umi Elain

Mirm said...

Belair Big

Kristy Figueroa said...

I love the Natalia white sandal for my daughter!

Nicole Becker said...

The Elaine pink multi are my favorite Umi Shoes!!

Sherry said...

I love the Shane Little shoes.

Terra H. said...

I like the cherry Marisa shoes. Thanks.
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Hearthkeeper In Christ said...

I love the zanders!

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Cserafini said...

I like the misha.

betty baez said...

i like the Damian in the grey multi color angelgenius27(at)yahoo(dot)com

dailymom said...

I love the Elain shoes in Coral

Lauren Eggers said...

Morrow in black

Tammy Shelton said...

Boys:
Ryder
Style: 380062A

Heidi said...

I'm loving Morie in red!

Candace said...

I really would love the Elain style for my daughter! :)

Carmen Van Deursen said...

I like the Payton for my son

Michelle Frame said...

I love the Roxanna sandal

Christina Pohlman said...

Elain (307133) are my favorite

Lisa Ehrman said...

Cassia are so cute!

Rebecca O said...

I like the Laren li for my son. The Adeline is adorable or my toddler girl. Thanks for e chance.

Nikki Strong said...

I like the Chaarmy boots for my daughter.

polly said...

I like their #30094 boys sammie

The Riebeek Family said...

http://www.umishoes.com/shop/style/307133-690.html

Love these!

Gina said...

Zander for my toddler son

Ranu Tanu said...

My favorite would be Shane for Little Boys.

Yesenia said...

I would love the Dersent Iii for my son!'
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clenna said...

My grand daughter would love the Belair

clynsg said...

I like the Immani Big in white.

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shebebes said...

I LIKE THE Carrter SHOES FOR TODDLER BOYS :)

(SHAYNA)

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Rebecca Shockley said...

Roxanna

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$60.00
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jackiekatie1105 said...

I love the Elain

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