Monday, February 10, 2014

Quality, Comfort and Style this Spring with Umi Shoes {Review & $60 Gift Card Giveaway}

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Even though I look forward to spring by this point every winter, this year the yearning for warmer weather, more sunshine, green grass and flowers is even stronger than usual.

Go home, Polar Vortex, you've made your point.

But as well as rejoicing in being able to pack away all of our snow gear and actually set foot outside the house without 17 layers covering every exposed inch of skin, 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 as much as the rest of me!

When it comes to children's shoes, the fact that there are a million pairs out there means it makes an even bigger difference to shop for ones that are well-made and designed just for growing feet. 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 kids 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 sandals to celebrate spring and summer, Umi has boys' and girls' fashions to suit everyone's tastes.

And, although I've liked all of the past Umi shoes that my girls have worn, when the Roxanna B II in the vibrant New Blue color option arrived, I was instantly jealous that they didn't come in my size as well.

kids gladiator sandals

Also available in silver, gold and blush pink, the Roxanna B II are handcrafted with durable outsoles and linings and the stunningly soft leather uppers feature lacy laser-cut designs that are eye-catching and attractive (and caused Big Sister E to dub these "snowflake sandals").

The sturdy construction and the flexible sole give plenty of support, yet are just right for providing traction and comfort, while the bright, contrasting zipper down the back allows for easy-on, easy-off. No struggling with buckles or even Velcro when these are quickly zipped up and down in seconds!

Not to mention that the overall gladiator style is so darn trendy and fun and the way that the vivid blue and the lime green zipper and soles are just the cutest combination around. Is there a way to not smile when you see a pair of shoes this fun?

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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 sandals are currently just a tiny bit large on Big Sister E.

That just means that they'll be just right for her to wear them when spring finally does arrive... and then all throughout the summer and into the fall!

Umi sandals

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.

Speaking of fashion, Umi is kicking off their A Little Love For Little Feet Sweepstakes today, February 10th! From now until February 16th, head over to their website to enter for your chance to win one of three $100 Umi gift cards!

umi sweepstakes

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

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

Umi gift card


A big thank you to Umi for providing 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.

187 comments:

Jet'set said...

Mack II is my fave!
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wigget said...

i like the mack II

lissa crane said...

I love,love,love, the Viola ! It's so cute and my daughter would flip over them too!

traci jarrett said...

Elaina II

Nicole Henke said...

love the cora ii in white for spring/summer!

Barker's Momma said...

I love the Luke II
33720A-074.

Elizabeth Pyo said...

I love the Wheelie

Janet W. said...

My favorite is the Reece in Dk Gray Multi!

Courtney B said...

i want the celia shoes

cubbysmom said...

I Love the Elaine shoes, found them in the clearence section ...soooo cute

618mom said...

I like the vance

walk9 said...

Morie J II

CarrieAnn13 said...

I like the boys Luke

Andrea Caruso said...

I love the Morie shoes! http://www.umishoes.com/shop/style/32232-542.html

Marisa said...

I like the Eva II!

Jennifer T. said...

I like the Eeva II shoes.

Maria Malaveci said...

I love the Viola Shoe! My daughter would love it too!

Christina said...

I like the Halina C in Pink Multi

SueZH said...

So may cute pairs. My favorite-Elaina B

Paula Peterson said...

I really like the Pink Verity!

Sandra VanHoey said...

I like the Vena II shoes for girls

Sarah said...

I like the Oliver in silver!

CindyWindy2003 said...

My favorite pair of shoes is the Jasmyn
30716-690 in pink multi.

Julie Lynn Bickham said...

I like the Elaina II in blush pink.

D Schmidt mummytotwoboys said...

I really like the Reece II in choc/multi

Carrie Phelps said...

I love the hot pink Eeva shoes.

adinatm said...

eeva shoes
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Laurel said...

I love the Zander toddler boy shoe in multi gray.
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Sunnymay said...

I like Oleson, a water resistant shoe for boys in black. My grandson who loves to move would get a lot of use out of these sturdy shoes.

Joanne said...

I like the Vance

mellyrox said...

Love the Cali in Red (Little girl's size)

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Bethany C. said...

I like the silver dyans.

lisamercy said...

i like the Oleson shoe for boys

SexyBrat said...

We like the Marisa II in Cherry.

leanne_mac said...

I like Sassie.

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Heather said...

I love the Gray Multi zander

Tamar said...

I like the Cassia girls shoes.

Carrie said...

SO many choices!! I love Mack and Luke :)

petchk79 said...

I really love the Vianne Ballet Flats, they are so adorable! I would love to get a pair for my daughter!

Tara said...

I Like the boys Luke!

taxchyk said...

Jasmyn would be my choice!

Dorothy Teel said...

I believe that my granddaughter would love these as they are pink and just her style and I think they are great - Morie J II 32287A-690 -

bison61 said...

I like Viola

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kellyr78 said...

I like the Moraine II in pink
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jdine said...

My favorite is Ranna II!

Mijal Photography said...

I like the Mack II

aperry said...

I like the Luke
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clc408 said...

I like Laraa in brown multi

Sharon Kaminski said...

My favorite pair of shoes is the Samantha.

grammy65 said...

nicer weather is not far off and im really lovin the Roxanna B in blush pink

Tara said...

Laraa black

Spring Ross said...

I love the ADA boots

Leah B said...

The Davan umibaby shoes are adorable!

Robyn said...

I really like the boys reece sandal!

tashamwilkerson said...

I love the Elaina B! SO cute!

nanuwins said...

Vena II shoes for girls

Barbara Platt said...

Adena
33429-040

Tram Le said...

I like the Cassie mary jane in cherry.

Lilia Kharabora said...

The Braden Boys shoe in size 9 :)

Minde Mills said...

I love the Luke II for boys!

Julie said...

I like the Weelie- Blue Multi shoe for babies.

Darlene Carbajal said...

I love these! http://www.umishoes.com/shop/style/30407-012.html

mecarolks said...

I like the Oliver 30718

bbrittbrat1398 said...

I like the Pink Verity!
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Jessica said...

I like the Noel in White.

angel d said...

Laraa in lilac

Frugal Tumbleweed Acres said...

I like the Irena.

Katherine said...

I like the Luke shoe for boys

betty baez said...

I love the Luke II shoes! angelgenius27(at)yahoo(dot)com

mogrill said...

I like the pink verity.
Thanks for the chance.
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Katie Ashley-Bascombe said...

I like the weelie

Rebecca Orr said...

The Celia sandals are adorable.

jenn said...

Dylan

Brandi Dawn Mendieta said...

My favorite is the Stefi.

kohndr said...

Verity in Fuchsia

one frugal lady said...

I love the girls gemma 2 sandals!

Treesa said...

I really like the silver dyans

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kdrae said...

I love the Quin B!

Cassandra Eastman said...

I love the Eeva girls shoes!

Michelle said...

I like the Celia II for my youngest daughter. Thanks for the chance to win!
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Lena said...

My favorite is the Luke II!

sonyamorris (Sonya Morris) said...

I love the Eeva shoes in the Gray Multi.

tweetyscute said...

I love the Hectorr shoe it is so adorable

Jeanna Johnson said...

I like the Eeva in Lilac!

Growl Tiger said...

I like the Raymon toddler boys shoe.

My Wild Crazy Life said...

My favorite shoes are Luke Ii in brown

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Marilyn said...

My favorite shoe is The Morie J moccasin sports w/striped bows

Hannah Ballou said...

Love the dyan 2 in gold!

latanya t said...

the zander shoes

Tracie Brown said...

LOVE the Gemma in light blue

Kelly Rae said...

callie toddler shoes in cherry

Kitty Iecvan said...

I like the black Stefi.

M Clark said...

I like Charlize in sillver

Amy B said...

I love the Pink Verity

Klydra Pugh said...

I like the Boys Luke sneakers.
Thanks for the chance.

Heather said...

My favorite pair is Vance in Dk Grey, Multi.

Nicole C. said...

My favorite is the Viola.

ReggieMann said...

my favorite is the Glimmerz II 32300A-467 in Dark Navy

LaurKnotter said...

I love the Vance in blue and orange! My son would adore them!

Jean Brinkley said...

Elaina B in mint green - sooo cute.

tina reynolds said...

I love the Abbie II in black

Amylynn said...

I like the boy's Reece II sandal

polly said...

I like the baby boy Weelie in navy

Christy McMillan said...

Gemma II

Rhonda Clemens said...

Laraa in Pink, size US 5

Nikki Strong said...

I love the Roxanna B II gladiator sandal in gold.

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Rita M said...

I like the Samantha in fuschia.

amos122902 said...

Luke II

Jackie buck said...

I would love the Cassia for my little girl

anna and matt said...

I love the Elaina B II, so cute!

Elizabeth said...

I like the Noel in navy.

Kristen said...

I like the Calie in red.

Amanda said...

I love the Ryder II for boys.

sweepinmomma123 said...

Girls Edrea 32302-001

akritical said...

I love the Eeva in black/multi.

PaulineMilner said...

I really like the Braden style shoe. Thank you for another super giveaway opportunity. Please keep up the terrific blogging.

Unknown said...

The Cora sandals would look great on my girls.

kim burnett said...

I like the Oliver/silver

Helga said...

I lik the Oliver in blue multi

Jennifer Q. said...

I like the Reece sandal for boys.

CHRIS HOEY said...

I lik the Oliver

Courtney W said...

Love the Roxanna B II!!!!! So Cute!!

Kelly Nicholson said...

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Calie in red.

Diane Cooper said...

The Cassia Pink Multi Baby Shoes are my very favorite.

Tiffany Dustin said...

I'd love the Reece for my toddler boy in size 9!

jcwega27 said...

The EEva ii shoes
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Dawn Monroe said...

I like the Daisy in brown and pink for girls.

coriwestphal said...

I'd LOVE to get my daughter the Abbie II in black! Very cute!

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Cylina Williams said...

My favorite are the Moraine II

Renea Greathouse said...

I like the reeceII

Renea Greathouse said...

I like the reeceII

contestrobyn said...

I love the Oliver in blue

Danielle PB said...

I like the Vianne in blush pink or silver.

E. Diane said...

I really love the Weelie and the Mack sneakers. They would be so cute! ^_^
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jlee said...

Love the Weelie and the Hectorr shoes for my boys!

Nicole Larsen said...

i really like the Ellise pair for big girls

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Tammy Woodall said...

I really like the Cassia shoes - they are absolutely adorable.

Sky Evans said...

I love the oliver.

Julie said...

I liek the http://www.umishoes.com/shop/style/32284A-690.html

cute shoes

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Sarah VM said...

Moraine II are my favorite shoes.

Darth Mama said...

Love the Moraine II, in pink!

Natalie said...

I love the Karl I dress shoes for boys!

tat2gurlzrock said...

I love the UmiBaby Weelie

Paula Michele Hafner said...

My son would love the Luke tennis shoes in Dark Gray Multi.

Rachel said...

Mack

Lmummert said...

the Dyan is sweet

Still Reviewing said...

I like Mack and Reece.

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MamaStace said...

I love the Lara baby girl shoes

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Xty C said...

I like the Stefi

Regina Adamson said...

My little one would love the Roxanne!

Jennifer Hoffman said...

Luke!

terry maigi said...

I love the Elaina's!

Cinderella10383 said...

I'd love to get the Luke boys shoes for my son.
http://www.umishoes.com/shop/style/33720-074.html

Jamie Brigham

The Tesdalls said...

I love so many but I really like the Weelie boys shoes

Angela P said...

they really have a ton of cute option but my favorite are the girls dyan sandals in silver. i would totally wear them if them came in my size!

MARY DIEHL said...

I really like the Reece II and think my boy would like the also. thank you

Joanne Gentry said...

One of my favorites is the Oliver!

ellie said...

I like the Hector. So cute!

ide2678 said...

I love the Luke

Kristy Thiel said...

I love the Brooke. Thanks for hosting!

Melissa said...

I really like the little boys Mack II ;) Its super cute and I think my nephew would look adorable in them :)

Jennifer Reed said...

My favorite style is the Ranna II ankle boots for girls.

lisa said...

i Like the
Roxanna B
33433-684
They are so Cute!
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Erica C. said...

I like the Cassia.

Mihaela Day said...

My favorite is the Reece :)

Adrienne said...

I love the Roxanna B II in silver for my daughter and the Luke II in multi colored Bone for my son

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yellowlabs said...

I like the Cassia shoe.

trixx said...

My favorite is the Jules sandals, so colorful!

Candie L said...

I like the Edrea. Thank you






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blew415 said...

Stefi--32272-009

Susan Smoaks said...

i love the celia shoes.

crystalf said...

I like the Dyan II sandals. thank you!
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Karen Drake said...

I like the girls Laraa in Black Multi color.

Francine said...

I like weille

Sarah Issac said...

I like the Roxanna B II. Those are so cute!

MizVickik said...

I like the boys Dersent III!
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debhs said...

I love them all..but my fav is the Brooke.
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Jillian T said...

My favorite is the Weelie in Light Gray Multi.

Teresa Thompson said...

I love the Roxanna B 33433-432.

tlcfromtn said...

I like the Eeva II for big girls

Vikki Billings said...

My favorite are the Viola shoes, they are so cute!
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Tylerpants said...

I like the Reece sandals for my son. Lisa L tylerpants(at)gmail.com

lilyk said...

The Maddie shoes look very nice!

Shea =) said...

The Eeva shoes are so cute!

Clair Freebie said...

My daughter would love the Vena II sandals!

AEKZ2 said...

I love the Mira II shoes

janet m said...

I'd love to get the Luke boys shoes for my grandson.