Friday, February 6, 2015

Learning to Tie Our Shoes with Umi {Giveaway - Ends 2/20} #NewArrivals



I received complimentary product for review purposes. All opinions are 100% my own.

It's only February, but we can count on warmer weather making it's appearance sooner than we may realize. You know what else that means? Umi Children's Shoes has a new Spring/Summer Collection! These new arrivals are fresh, colorful, and playful for the upcoming season.
As an Umi Certified Reviewer and Brand Ambassador, I've had the great privilege of being one of the first to get their hands on the new styles of each season. Umi is well known for their breathable, comfortable, flexible shoes and spacious toe boxes that put your kid's feet first.

Buddy has been wearing his last pair of Umi's (the Cruz II) to death, but I'm happy to report they have held up very well. The Jett B sneakers have similar features, but with an all canvas upper and laces instead of velcro. Buddy is now six years old and I figured it is time to teach him how to tie shoe laces!

This is the Jett B in the Taupe Multi color. We opted for the brown and taupe colors with the bold pop of orange this time since Buddy is becoming a bit more of a rough-and-tumble boy as he gets older. Hellooooo holy jeans and dirty shoes. 

This style arrives with elastic laces (making them slip-ons), but includes regular tie laces if you desire. The shoes were slipping off Buddy's heels a little with the elastic laces, but I'm sure we could have cut and tightened the elastic to make it work. My mission was learning how to tie shoes though!

This is our FIRST pair (of recent memory) that actually has laces! The convenience of velcro is great, but at some point I believe it's important that kids learn to tie shoes too. I think that waiting until your child has the dexterity necessary for tying shoes, it's not worth the frustration. Buddy is definitely ready, and picked it up almost immediately! We're working on keeping those loops tight and I'll still help if he asks, but I'm so excited he's learned this new skill. He's very proud of himself too, as he should be.

The all canvas upper is great for breathability as the weather gets warmer. The rubber toe-box is not only a classic sneaker feature I love, but it's added protection for my rough boy's little toes no matter what mischief he finds himself in.

As with the Cruz II we reviewed last, the rubber orange sole is a big hit with my orange-loving boy. It has definitely held up well with that pair, and so I'm glad that is a feature that was not changed at all! Buddy has wonderful grip in these!

The Jett B sneaker is available for $46 and comes in five colors - a couple girly ones too! For more adorable styles for boys and girls from Umi from this new collection, be sure to check them out at the links below.

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46 comments:

Literary Winner said...

I would get the Morie N II in pink for my daughter because what girl doesn't love sparkly pink shoes?!

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Rebecca Xavier said...

I would love to get the Cassia shoe in silver multi for my daughter.

Laura said...

I'd love to get the cassia show for my baby girl!

barnold barnes said...

I like the Mac in blue for my almost 3 year old son.

James Robert said...

I'd like the Vione II for m daughter. Thanks for the chance at winning

Heather62 said...

I'd get the Ria II in red for my daughter. So fun.

Cassandra Eastman said...

I'd love the Elaina shoes for my daughter!

rebecca williams said...

Jett sneakers in silver would be great for my 5 yr old!

Janet W. said...

I'd like to get the Mack shoes in Dark Gray Multi for my grandson!

Marilyn said...

I would choose the Halina E in Pink Multi for my granddaughter.

kellyr78 said...

I would get the Erin II in pink for my daughter.

laborders2000 said...

I love the Cassie shoes for babies. So cute! I would take one in each color available!

Julie Lynn Bickham said...

I like the Alexa II shoe. My daughter would look cute in them.

Linda Madden said...

I would love to buy the baby shoes Erin in purple.

aperry said...

I like the Cruz b for my son.

Mama Blamer said...

I would love to get my daughter the Rhian boots.

Audra O'Hara said...

I would like to get my daughter their Eeva sjpes om the gray multi color. Those look great for this spring.

LauraJJ said...

Oh I really love the Mac II for boys! Those are so cute for spring and summer! My grandson would love them! I love how they protect the toes too!

Fawn said...

I would like to get the Riker II in the chocolate/multi color for my son.

Allyson Tice said...

I would buy the Mac for my daughter Lily!

Allyson T
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Tj and Amy said...

I like the rozelle ll

Rebecca Parsons said...

I would choose the Marnie in Choc Multi for my granddaughter.

terry maigi said...

I would love to get the Quin C sneakers for my daughter!

CindyWindy2003 said...

If I won this giveaway I would love to get the Viola
32017-041 for my niece.

JRFrugalMom and Family said...

I would choose the Dane II sneakers for big boys, because my middle son needs a pair of new running shoes. He also use his running shoes for school, so they need to be great quality to last.

Amanda said...

I think I would get the Rozelle II for dd!

Kim D. said...

I would get the Quiltee B II for my daughter.

Courtney B said...

I love the MACK shoes in the color grey for my 3 year old.

Thank you! xoxox

Hannah Avery said...

I might choose the Moabb B 11 Shoes for my son!

-Hannah Avery

Rochel S said...

I like the Mack shoes for my son!

Jeanna Johnson said...

I'd love the Elaina in black for my daughter!

Keara B. said...

I'd love to get the Eeva Shoes for my daughter. They'd be perfect for springtime!

Beth R said...

I would pick the Mack shoes for my son.

latanya t said...

I like Cruz B II Dk Gray Multi

D Schmidt mummytotwoboys said...

I like the little boys Mac in Navy Multi.

Lauren said...

I would love to buy the Rozelle II for my daughter.

Ashley Garrett Nolan said...

The Rozelle Jr. in pink would be adorable for summer for my little girl!

Brandi Elam said...

I like the Mack for my 4 year old son.

Cori Westphal said...

I'd love to get the Quiltee B II boots in silver for my daughter! She'd love them!

Rhonda Clemens said...

These shoes are adorable, I would choose the Rena II 33443A-650 in pink or silver for my daughter!

Rachel said...

Mac for my son

Kristen said...

My friend's daughter would look so cute in the red Ria.

David Holder said...

I would get the Celia for my daughter.

Julie said...

my daughter loves the Quiltbee ll in brown they are so cute..

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Tara said...

Jett B's for my son!

Jessica B. said...

I'd like the wheelie shoes for my son.