I've mentioned before how much I love kids shoes. I'm not sure why. Maybe it's because they are so small and cute, maybe because they are fun and funky, maybe because I tend to gravitate to the same pairs of shoes in my closet and I'm not the shoe hound most women are. I just love kids shoes instead.
But did you know that having good quality shoes for your children's growing feet is super important. Just like giving them the proper nutrition, providing quality shoes for their feet is just as important. We need to support the stores and shoe companies that can provide the knowledge and support in choosing the correct pairs of shoes and sizes for our little ones.
Little Feet is one of these special retailers that focus only on providing premier quality shoes and ensuring you get the proper fit. Little Feet is also a fellow Oregonian and there is nothing I like better than supporting local!
About Little Feet
Little Feet is a family owned business and they have over 60 years of combined retail shoe experience. Established in 2006 by Orthopedic surgeons after realizing the shortage of quality footwear for children, they sought to give parents a better option. After consulting with a children's shoe expert they started Little Feet to provide quality footwear, consultation and proper fitting.
Little Feet only carries what they consider premier quality shoes and rely on wear and tear and research and development as being key factors in their inventory selections.
Little Feet/ Merrell Tailspin Toggle Shoes Review
Nothing makes me happier than to support a local store. And even though Little Feet isn't right in my neighborhood I can still visit their web site and chat with them about any of my shoe buying decisions online or by phone.
As all of the shoes they carry are top of the line shoes for children you can feel good about any purchase you make with Little Feet. With many brands to choose from and many styles per brand, you are bound to find the perfect shoe. I was also very impressed to see many of the shoes they carry come in wide width. They want you to have the precise custom fit for your children's growing feet.
Also as with anything price is a huge factor in decision making. I was so happy to see that most of their shoes are on sale or priced lower than many other stores. They even offer FREE SHIPPING on all orders placed in the US. So not only can you save money, but you can get top notch customer service and that small town store feel, all online!
The shoes I had the opportunity to review from Little Feet couldn't have been a more perfect pick for Big Brother. We reviewed the Merrell Tailspin Toggle. Why so perfect? Because the Merrell Tailspin is a sturdy rugged shoe that is meant for adventures, outdoors, camping and boys! Most importantly, they are also waterproof! For an outdoorsy camping adventure family living in Oregon, these shoes were meant for us!
Other features that make these shoes so awesome are the elastic cord and lock lacing system. Big Brother loves to put on his own shoes and even though these aren't the velcro he is used to, he can do this easily and be out the door. They also have a breathable mesh lining that is treated with an antimicrobial solution to resist odor. Tell me that is not ideal for stinky boy shoes?!!
The tread is thick and sturdy and Big Brother will be able to put lots of mileage on these shoes. He is now to the age where shoes are starting to get worn out and used and abused a lot more. The footbed is soft and Big Brother loved the feel immediately when he put them on. He has had tennis shoes and boots before, but nothing like this boot/shoe combo! This very well may be our go to shoes from now on, as these are nice and stylish enough to be worn with a nice casual outfit, or for tearing it up outside!
If you have never really checked out the Merrell line of shoes, I highly suggest you take a closer look at them. This is just one of many very nice looking shoes as well as their line of quality boots. I absolutely love that these are waterproof, that is one feature that is just super smart for kids shoes.
I am so happy to have found and had the opportunity to work with Little Feet. And although I know many of you who will read this won't be located in Oregon, but still would love your support to a small family owned business who truly cares about your child's feet.
Have a question about shoes or feet? Check out Little Feet on Facebook or send them a tweet! They are happy to answer your questions and help in any way they can! Also make sure to check out their awesome selection of kids shoes. Huge selection for both girls and boys. Many fun unique styles.
WIN IT: So did you check out the shoe selection? Well one lucky winner is going to receive a $35 Gift Certificate to Little Feet Online Store as part of the Get Moving 2013 Giveaway Hop! $35 can go a long ways toward a quality pair of shoes that will keep your little ones active and on their toes this year! Head on over and ENTER! Good Luck!
Disclosure: I received this product for the purpose of review. I did not receive any compensation for this review. The opinions in my reviews are my own, and others’ opinions may vary. This post was written by me and not edited by anyone.