Thursday, August 15, 2013

Getting Ready for Fall with Umi Shoes {Review & $60 Gift Certificate Giveaway}

Umi logoAlthough we still have a few more weeks of summer left, there is no doubt that the excitement over going back to school is heavy in the air. Meeting new friends! Reuniting with old ones! Learning! Playing! Schoooool!

So, while my kids rejoice in being able to return to school for educational as well as entertainment reasons, I have been focusing on ensuring that their closets are ready for the change in schedule.

Instead of throwing on any old t-shirt and shorts, both girls have all of their favorite outfits washed and ready to go. And, instead of the sandals that they have been putting through the ringer all summer long, it's time for stylish footwear that is durable, dependable, stylish and comfortable.

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.

girls shoesDuring 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 footwear for every day at daycare or school, 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 Glimmerz II and Estele shoes arrived, I had no doubt that they were going to be a big hit with both.

Umi review

Beautifully constructed with leather and man-made uppers and leather linings, I could instantly tell that the Glimmerz II were going to be the perfect mix of sparkly and sporty for Big Sister E. The sturdy construction and the flexible sole give plenty of support, yet are just right for providing traction and, of course, comfort.

Add to that the hook-and-loop strap closure and there will never be any worry of my big girl needing to hurry to get her shoes tied in the morning or them coming undone in the middle of gym class.

Umi Glitterz review

Not to mention that the combination of the navy blue and brighter blue glitter gives these such a super cool twist that there's no way to not smile when you see them!

At the same time, I love that the Estele combine a standard mary jane styling with an elastic strap across the top and the athletic feel of a sneaker. As they are available with three eye-catching color combinations — black, brown and the red that we received (although they definitely look more pink than red to us) — each young girl can decide which bold option is her favorite.

As well as the pink of the leather uppers, Little Sister B was especially drawn to the silver, purple and yellow of the larger flower detailing on the sides. Each stitch is extremely well-done...

Umi shoes detail

...and the overall result makes these completely and utterly adorable. 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 Estele review

As I had used Umi's convenient size chart and knew that their shoes are handcrafted to include room to grow and fit generously, I was pleased to see that these shoes were slightly large on both girls. That just means that they'll be able to wear them all throughout the fall and well into the winter!

Umi shoes 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.

Although there is no shortage of children's shoes on the market, having ones that are well-made and designed just for growing feet can make a huge difference in your child's comfort. Why risk sending them off to school with footwear that might pinch, rub or leave their arches sore? Just go with the best, Umi!

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

224 comments:

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J @ IHeart-Motherhood said...

I think my daughter would love the Viola, so cute!

Michelle Underwood said...

Shane

Melanie Montgomery said...

Davan

latanya t said...

Dersent I

Monica said...

The Elaina.

Thanks!

Jackie said...

I like the Henley and Dann shoes.

Rebecca O said...

I like the Morie G and the Laraa for my daughter!

618mom said...

Shane

MissieFaye said...

Heather Freeman said: I like the Terry Big in silver.

Janet W. said...

Zander is my favorite pair!

Elizabeth Pyo said...

I like the Evie.

Chantelle Knick said...

The big boys Collinn II

Jeanna Johnson said...

I like the girls Tala shoes!

Andrea said...

The Shane shoe

CarrieAnn13 said...

I love the boys Shane

Christina said...

I like the Marnie in Purple Multi - http://www.umishoes.com/shop/style/32018-540.html

Sandy VanHoey said...

I have too many favorites but one is the Wendi II

Andrea said...

I like Wendi in Black!

Danielle PB said...

I like the Elaina and Morrows.

leanne_mac said...

Stefi II

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wigget said...

I like the ryder II

Christina Carattini said...

I like the Morie H II in silver

Tammy Shelton said...

I would like the Boy’s BRADENs for my 6 year old grandson, Andrew

Tiffany Schmidt said...

I love the girls Leola A

aperry said...

boy's Henley

Baby James Mommy said...

Love the boys Shane

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CindyWindy2003 said...

my favorite pair of baby girl shoes is Jasmyn30716-690 in pink multi, thanks! carawling(at)hotmail(Dot)com

B. Wilson @ Windy {City} Wilsons said...

Weelie shoes for little boys. Lynn w on rafflecopter

BrunoDogg2 said...

I like the Reeves in black for my boys!

Patricia Wojnar Crowley said...

I like the Henley II in black.

Nicole Larsen said...

I love the Leola B II for girls!

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Sam Smith said...

My favorite pair of shoes are the "Dersent III" located at: http://www.umishoes.com/shop/style/357171-005.html

Laurie J. said...

My favorite pair is the Braden.

Mary said...

Evie. So cute!

Christina F. said...

tough choices! i love the toddler girls' morie h and calie in silver, but am dying over the ada boots!

Chelsea said...

I love the Abbie boots!

Bethany said...

I like the Callie
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kellyr78 said...

I like the Tyler in Brown.
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Fari said...

I love the Brooke in Pink

Ken Ohl said...

the girls tala shoes. thankyou, ken pohl19@comcast.net

Julie Lynn Bickham said...

I like the Wendi II shoe.

Bethany C. said...

I like the black glimmerz.

traci jarrett said...

Naomii II

s said...

Henley II

Aleksandra Nearing said...

I like the Callie shoe. Thanks!

SueZH said...

I love Marnie.

Julie @ Director Jewels said...

I like Cassia and Etude.

Veronica said...

I would love to have their Henley II for my oldest son, love these!

Nikki said...

I like the Cassia in Plum Multi :)

Randi said...

My little granddaughter is 15 months and already a shoe freak! I think she would be very pleased by the Elain in peach. That's my favorite, anyway!

Sandra Davis said...

my favorite ones are the Leola A

Michelle said...

I love the Morrow boots in tan for my youngest daughter. Thanks for the chance to win!
mrsmchappell at gmail dot com

Tara Martin said...

Leola B II pink flats with sparkle toe and heal are my favorite!

Laurie Nykaza said...

Laraa so cute

Carrie Phelps said...

My favorite are the Oleson shoes. As they are water resistant they're perfect for my grandson.

My Wild Crazy Life said...

I would choose the Tyler shoe for boys in brown
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stOOpidgErL said...

I love the Leola B shoe!

Jennifer L. said...

I love the Hectorr II for boys.

KentuckyCooking said...

I'd choose The Brooke - perfect for this fall.

Carolyn said...

Love the Estele shoes

Bailey Dexter said...

Theses are too cute! Weelie

jdeemarie said...

I love the new Brooke shoes - they'd be perfect for my little girl to wear this fall.

Jodi J

Mijal Photography said...

I like the Ryder II

Linda Petteys said...

I would love to get the Stefi and/or Brooke for my granddaughter!

D Schmidt mummytotwoboys said...

My favorite design is definitely the Zander in Navy Multi for my son

Brit Christianson said...

I like the Raymon!

Jean Brinkley said...

I love the Morrow boot in black! And I'm crazy about Umi flats for my girls. The Estele you reviewed is beautiful and would certainly fit into my girls' wardrobes.

SG said...

I like the Violas.

Magnolius T. said...

My favourite shoes are the green and black Bodi shoes.

Darby Elizabeth said...

leloa b

Cynthia Sizemore said...

I love the Morie G 11 andm daughter would love them too.

Michelle Frame said...

My daughter would love the Leola B in pink

Dorothy Teel said...

My youngest granddaughter would love these shoes I love the color green and silver - Naomii II322621A-041 she could dance and twirl all day in these shoes. Than you UMI

Eva said...

red keds

Courtney B said...

i like the davan shoe

Emilia Turner said...

I love these http://www.umishoes.com/shop/style/322672A-660.html

They would look adorable on her

Lisa Bolduc said...

i like th weelie shoes in Light Gray Multi

spike said...

I like the Brooke in Chocolate

Julie said...

my daughter would like the Irena ll

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betty baez said...

I like the Torrance shoes in navy multi color angelgenius27(at)yahoo(dot)com

Christy said...

I like the girls Jenna shoes in black.
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kelly c said...

Like the Laraa shoes.

blessedintexas said...

I love the Ellise boots!
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Brooke said...

Bodi
35009
Size 20-26 (US 5-9)
$60.00

Steph Bkn said...

Love the girls Tala Shoes, too cute!

Julie Bolduc said...

I like shane

Missypen said...

love the DANN shoes :)

Helga said...

marissa 2 in red is my pick.

Jessica Kesson said...

My favorites are the Elains...but there are so many other cute shoes!!

Tabathia said...

I like the eeva in pink

Sarah VM said...

I like the Ranna II shoes.

Sara Stokking said...

Shane!

Rich Morris said...

Leola B II in pink for my girl

JRFrugalMom and Family said...

My favorite is the Carolina sandal for little girls

Abbi said...

I like the Morraine II in brown.

elizamatt said...

I like the Evie shoes and I'm sure my granddaughter would too.

Mirm said...

I like the Leola A and the Morie D

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Julie Goetz said...

My daughter would like the Estele.

Ardamus.com said...

Great contest. Count me in :)
Good luck everyone..

Ashley said...

I love the Damien in blue multi for my son!

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polly said...

I like the baby boy Weelie in navy

noreen said...

Leoba II for girls

Emily said...

Leola B II

Heather M said...

Jenna in Pewter!

Rochel S said...

I love Hectorr for my son!

walk9 said...

Morie G II

Tamar said...

I like the Natalia Jr.

ReggieMann said...

My favorite is the Girls Roxanna Big in Pink

Rachel said...

Weelie

Rebecca W. said...

Morie

Edna Williams said...

I like the Shane. Thanks!

Jodi Holmes said...

Shane

Katie Ashley-Bascombe said...

I like the Raymon

ReviewsSheROTE Pamela R said...

Henley are cool for my son =)

Nicolthe pickle said...

I really like the Wendi shoes in blue.

Jennifer Lleras said...

irena shoe for my daughter

Rita M said...

I like the Brooke - toddler bootee.

caseyrusso said...

i like the girl's quin sneaker!

ufg8trj said...

I like the girls estele

ufg8trj said...

OOps I meant the evie!

Jennifer T. said...

I like the girls Ranna II booties.

golden storm said...

I like the boys Henley boots in black

Beth Gallinger said...

I love Cassia in Cherry!

B said...

I love the Brooke style!

-Brooke Adametz

Emily B said...

Love the Cassia shoes! Too cute :)

Jess&James said...

I like the Halina A Big
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mogrill said...

I love the Leola b's
Thanks for the chance.
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Nikki Strong said...

My favorite is the Abbie II

Lindsey said...

My daughter would LOVE the Leola B II shoes! :)

Keely said...

the boy Torrance shoes

Di said...

I like the Raymon

Sherry said...

I like the Stanton III.

Erika Messer said...

I love the Estelle line! Any of those would be adorable on my daughter :D Thank you!

alissa apel said...

Dersent III

Nicole said...

I like brown Davan

Treesa said...

I really like the green and black Bodi shoes

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Stephanie Larison said...

I like the Adeline 320122

Stephanie said...

Shane for big boys - LOVE it!
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kyl neusch said...

the Evie.

fancygrlnancy said...

I like the Raymon

jcwega27 said...

love the callie shoes
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John-Paul Thomas said...

I really like the Torrance shoes for my older son. :) Cool & stylish! ~Lynda

Kristin sims said...

My favorite are the Big Boys--the Collinn II

MELINA said...

My favorite pair of umi shoes is the girls Irena II

Tara said...

love the boys henley!

mecarolks said...

I like the Davan
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lana said...

Rydon II

Laura Miller said...

I love the Ariell shoe!!!

Robert said...

My daughter would love the Morie II in anything but pink.

Sarah said...

I like the ryder in blue for my son!

kolpin said...

the stefi boots are very cute!

Francine said...

Raymon

tweetyscute said...

I live the unmi bodi boot

CSeppala said...

The Eeva II32301A-009 is cute!

Linda Peavy said...

I love the Elaina.

Diane Cooper said...

I love the Conner Little in gray and yellow.

kim burnett said...

The Elaina

Melissa Storms said...

My son would love the Dersent 2 dress shoe to wear with his suit for holidays.
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teachinmomma123 said...

I would like Wendy 32269-249 for my new grandbaby. :)

Bo said...

I love the Wheelies in Light Gray Multi!

Yoga Mommy said...

Love UMI Shoes, I would choose:
Elaina love the pink.
thanks
toni marie caravello feimer

Megan Parsons said...

Hagen II boys shoes!

Kerry said...

My daughter would love the new girls Leola B in Pink/multi

coliebear said...

I like the zander shoes.

Katy Emanuel said...

My favourite is Cassia

Katy Emanuel said...

My favourite is Cassia

Jennie said...

I am a huge fan of the hagan for toddler boys

Yesenia said...

I would love the Karl II for my son.
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Amelia Perkins said...

I love the Evie

katlynwomack said...

Ryder II

Erika P. said...

I love the Hagen boots in chocolate

Paula Michele Hafner said...

I like the Reeves boots in black.

Carmen Van Deursen said...

I like the Morrow boots in black.

Tram Le said...

I love the Irena II flats.

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jessica holybee said...

I like the Zander35008-207

Cindy Brickley said...

I love the Leola B32276-690.

SolDucky said...

love the brooke shoes!

ContestPatti said...

I like Zander

Mtlgrl4evr said...

My daughter would love Belair Big pair! Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

Tiffany Hearn
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shaunie said...

I am really loving the Weelie 30407-012

shaunie said...

I am really loving the Weelie 30407-012

Anissa said...

The Naomii shoe is so cute!

Jennifer Aldridge said...

We love anything that sparkles, so the Leola B would be our top pick!

LIDARKSIDE said...

I like the boys "Shane" sneaker.

ewhatley said...

I like the Roxanna Big in Gold

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judy gardner said...

Shane is my favorite

Jill Myrick (jsc123) said...

My favorite is the Raymon in Cognac MLT.

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Erin said...

Irena II

gahome2mom said...

EEva 2 in black for my daughter. Thanks.

Lisa Garner said...

I like the Leola B in Pink Multi.

Kelly Falcone said...

I like the Quin Girls shoes

Pip444 said...

I love the Wendi shoes

Julieh said...

I like the girls elaina shoes
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Dana Beeman said...

I'd choose the 'Carrter' shoes.
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Robyn said...

I really like the Hagen boots!

kathy pease said...

i like the Raymon
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Emmy Coffee said...

I love the Irena II shoes

Mihaela Day said...

I like the Evie.

Michelle B said...

I love the Wendi in brown!

Becca Ann said...

I love the morie d

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