Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Review and giveaway (closed): WeeSqueak shoes



Congrats to my winner: Jenny
 
My daughter, Vivian, is now almost 14 months old and she's not just walking, she's running! Everywhere.  And Ethan, who is weeks away from turning 3, is gaining confidence and no longer wants to stick close to me when we go out places.  So going out with the kids is a little more stressful than it used to be, now that I have two little ones to keep track of all the time!

Enter a great solution to this problem- WeeSqueak shoes! I'm sure you've all heard of these shoes before- I'd seen them reviewed on lots of other blogs and thought they looked really cute.  So I was excited to get the chance to test out a pair for myself.  I REALLY wanted to choose a pair for Vivian- look how cute these little girl's shoes are!



And what about this Red Mary Jane with Daisy!

But, when I went and took a look at the kids' closet, I realized that Vivian has lots of shoes in her current size, while Ethan has outgrown all of his. So I turned my eyes over to the boys' section, which is also full of lots of great options.

I was very tempted by this Suede Two-Tone Mocha shoe



In the end, I settled on the Chocolate Tennis Shoe. My package arrived quickly in the mail, and we opened it up to find our stylish tennis shoes inside! Ethan decided that his stuffed animal needed to wear them first.


But then I got the shoes on Ethan, and the fun began! 
video


As you can see, he was quite intrigued by the squeaking! I could hardly get him to take the shoes off again later in the afternoon, he just wanted to run around squeaking all the time.  The squeak is fairly loud, so they aren't shoes that I would recommend letting your child wear for too long in a small space :)  A few days after they arrived, Ethan wore the shoes on a trip to the zoo. The squeaks made it easy to keep track of him- and he got lots of attention as well! The squeaking shoes are particularly popular with teenagers and older kids- they kept making comments about how cool his shoes were. 

If your child is wearing the shoes in a situation where squeaking isn't a good thing, then the squeaks can be disabled by pulling out the nozzle. When you're ready for squeaking again, just put the nozzle back in! I did end up breaking one of mine when pulling it out, so pull carefully!  If you do break a squeaker or if one gets lost, replacements can be requested at the WeeSqueak website.

We're very impressed by the shoes and think they are made well and are very sturdy and fit Ethan well. Ethan has seemed comfortable in them every time he wears them, and they look nice too. I chose a pair with actual shoe laces, as I want him to get used to the idea of laces. But there are lots of WeeSqueak shoes that have the more typical velcro closures, so if you're not a fan of laces, there are plenty of other options.

WeeSqueak has so many great shoe options- I think you'll have a hard time not buying all of the cute shoes! But if you do buy lots of pairs, you'll be helping out a worthy cause as well as getting some great shoes, since WeeSqueak donates 5% of their profits (up to $1000 contribution per charity per year) to Half the Sky. This is a wonderful charity organization working in China- one my family also supports and feels strongly about. I love it when a company that I love works with a charity that I love! 

Good news, one of you will win your choice of a pair of WeeSqueak shoes!  Open to US mailing addresses only, please.

Mandatory entry (must be done for extra entries to count):
Visit the WeeSqueak website and let me know what your favorite pair of shoes is.

Extra entries (please leave a separate comment for each):
1. Follow my blog on Google Friend Connect
2. For 5 extra entries (please leave 5 separate comments)- blog about this giveaway with a link to this post. Leave me a link to the page where you blogged!
4. Follow me on Twitter and tweet this: "@gabreviews is giving away a pair of WeeSqueak shoes! Visit http://bit.ly/8Yoeii to enter. #giveaway"
You can tweet once per day, please leave a separate comment each time, with a link to your tweet.
5. Enter any of my other ongoing giveaways. Leave a separate comment for each.
6. Put my button up on your blog/website. Let me know where to find it!

Giveaway will close at 9PM Pacific time on August 17, 2010. I'll choose a winner with random.org and will email that person, who will have 48 hours to respond. Good luck!

Disclosure: I received a pair of shoes to review for myself. I was not compensated in any other way and all opinions posted here are mine and mine alone.

188 comments:

Amanda said...

Brown Maryjane Ribbon Tie ---love these!!!
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The Elwells' Weekly said...

I would choose the silver pansy boot in size 6 for my daughter this winter!
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Sara said...

The brown tweed mary janes are so adorable!

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ReggieMann said...

My favorite is the Girl's Purple Sparkle Sandals

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deanna said...

fave: red tweed mary jane
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Lindsey said...

Those shoes are adorable! And I love the squeaking - my daughter had a pair when she was first learning to walk and it was so cute to watch (and hear). If I won I would probably get a pair of boys shoes in 6-12 months (love the Suede Two-Tone Mocha). Thanks for the great review!

Lindsey
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Sylvia said...

I like the Brown Suede Boot
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Karen said...

Here I go...

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Karen said...

I only get to choose one? Really? How about one for each child? Let's see...

For the boy I'd definitely choose the Brown Boys Shoe Cross Design in size 10. It's so hard to find decent quality boy dress/casual shoes. He'd have a blast with the squeakies.

Daughter 1 flipped out when she saw the Tan Ankle Strap.

Daughter 2 would look pretty cute stumbling around in the Punched Leather Mary Jane next spring.

Decisions, decisions!

Karen said...

I "liked" WeeSqueak on Facebook!

I don't feel comfortable posting my FB name here. Email me if you need it.

Karen said...

I posted on my blog!

http://thebigtradeoff.blogspot.com/2010/07/weesqueak-makes-mesqueal.html

Karen said...

And now I leave 5 more comments? Why is this so confusing to me?

Karen said...

The more I look at that website the more shoes I am convinced that we MUST have.

Karen said...

I'm pretty sure that I have more comments than anyone else right now.

Karen said...

Okay, there. That's five. I feel like a big comments pig. But man, I want some shoes. Free shoes. FREE SHOES!!

fluerdelyis said...

these shoes are so sweet: Hot Pink Mary Jane Orange Daisy - they are my fav.
Thanks,
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Katy said...

I love the White Peony Maryjanes!

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sweetpea08 said...

I love the Boys Lace Up Shoe - Brown Leather
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jakiesmom said...

i'd love maryjane silver sparkle
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Amber said...

I like the hot pink Peony Sandals.

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Sarah said...

The crystal Mary Jane in pink are my favorite

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rebecca said...

I think I like the navy with white stripe tennis shoe... but those two tone mochas are Super cute too!

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wmmahaney said...

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Julie said...

My favorite shoes are the brown suede boot! Way too cute!

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Jill said...

Love the WeeSqueak girls pink with white stripes tennis shoe.

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Jenny said...

I love the Black Crystal Mary Janes. And my daughter loves squeaky shoes!

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Cara said...

I like the boy's navy w/ white stripe tennis shoe.

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degood said...

I love the red tweed mary janes

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I like the Crawford Navy Baby Shoe! Thanks!

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Love the Black Tweed Maryjane!!!!

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Jessica said...

How cute are the Brown Anklestrap Shoes with Brown Peony? Although my daughter might tear off the flower, doh! Thanks for the opportunity!

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The Tuazon's Three said...

My first give-a-way entry. I am new to your blog and think it's a great idea. I to am a NW girl. I have seen squeaky shoes before but have never given them a try for my 2.5 yr old girl. I'm sure she would love them!
I'm eying the Brown Suede Boot, thinking ahead for our fall and winter rainy season.
Thanks for the give-a-way!
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