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We love (organic) polka spots!

March 24th, 2011

See Kai Run socksNo, they’re not really called “polka spots” but we prefer that to the common “polka dots.” But no matter how you say it, they are super cute on See Kai Run’s new line of organic children’s socks. Brought to you by the same company who brought my kids some of my most favorite shoes of all time (so. not. kidding.), I knew they had to be reviewed on Boutique Cafe’s Daily Dish.

See Kai Run socksFirst, the basics about See Kai Run’s new organic sock line (other than they come two pairs to a package):

  • Certified organic cotton blend

  • Smooth, seamless toes (I absolutely LOVE this feature because my little ones are picky about that dang seam on the toe. It takes us five minutes just to put socks on in the morning!)

  • Non-binding cuffs (Wish I could say the same about some of my socks!)

  • Pairs perfectly with See Kai Run & Smaller footwear (How awesome is that?)

Who better to review these fab socks than Olivia, a big fan of pink and polka spots? She received the Dots with Moxie set so she could review them all for you. And review them she did!







See Kai Run socksI have washed these socks in hot water (not on purpose) and though they shrunk a titch, they still fit wonderfully and are one of Olivia’s favorite pairs of socks…right up there with Fancy Nancy. See Kai Run’s organic socks have a much nicer, much sleeker fit and I can already tell they’ll hold up well to the wear and tear my kids put their clothing through (even if Mom doesn’t follow the washing instructions). What can I say? Yay for polka spots!—Emily

Lola Discovers See Kai Run Shoes

February 9th, 2011

Lolasnewshoes Emily is always raving about the adorable shoes offered at See Kai Run. I decided that a little shopping was required for Lola my 13 month old, so I wandered on over to their website to take a peek. When what to my wandering eyes should appear?!! but these incredible mustard yellow/RUFFLE shoes (called the Tiana Yellow on the site).

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To me these were utterly irresistible, they might as well have been dripping in chocolate! So the package arrived today, and inside were Lola’s new ruffle shoes. I ordered them a bit big so she has to wait a few months to wear them, but we’re ready to be all stylin’. Lola’s reaction was priceless, she literally gasped when she saw them. That’s my girl!

Thanks Emily and See Kai Run for adding yet another vice into my life. XOXO - Daria
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Fall means more fab shoes from See Kai Run!

October 7th, 2010

See Kai RunI love this time of year. Sure, the changing leaves are beautiful and breaking out those cozy sweaters is fun, but one of the best things about fall are the new children’s shoe designs popping up online from favorites like See Kai Run and Eleven Collection.

I have been one of See Kai Run’s biggest fans since I first reviewed them in 2006. Yes, 2006! And I plan to keep being a fan because they keep designing the most fabulous shoes! This season the girls’ collection includes ruffles, boots with buttons and sueded Mary Janes. For the boys you’ll find stripes, rich yummy colors and even a bit of argyle. I love me some argyle!

See Kai RunSee Kai Run sent my little Livi their new Jada girl’s shoe, and boy does this baby say fall! It’s yummy dark orange color mixed with mustard yellow flower and purple accent trim has me wishing it came in my size—with a three-inch heel!

You know how I love to snap photos of my kids for these reviews…unfortunately we’re having an Indian summer out here and she’s lived in flip-flops and sandals. But with the recent rain showers I’m hoping she’ll be sporting them soon as she walks through the preschool door. Sadly George has outgrown See Kai Run, but thankfully he has Eleven Collection (sister company to See Kai Run) to grow into!

See Kai RunYou can see all of See Kai Run’s new styles for girls and boys online. They even have select styles on sale right now! Happy shopping!—Emily

***Giveaway! See Kai Run is giving away one pair of shoes, winner’s choice!***

Here’s how to enter. You can do as many of these as you’d like. Each one is worth one entry into our giveaway:

•  Visit SeeKaiRun.com and leave a comment telling us your favorite shoe style.
•  ”Like” See Kai Run on email newsletter and let us know you did.
•   Sign up for See Kai Run’s email newsletter and leave a comment telling us you did so.
•  Tweet about this giveaway and leave a comment with the URL of your tweet.
•  Blog about this giveaway and leave a comment with the URL to your blog post.

Include a valid email address for our drawing. We’ll draw the winner from the comments and contact her via email. Deadline: October 14, 2010 (midnight). The winner will have 24 hours to claim her prize or a new winner will be chosen.

  • Congratulations to Piroska B., the winner of the See Kai Run giveaway! Thank you to everyone who took the time to read the review and add a comment. Keep reading the Daily Dish for your chance to participate in more giveaways!

Welcome Fall with fab new styles from Eleven Collection {giveaway}

September 10th, 2010

Eleven CollectionI love, love, love Eleven Collection children’s shoes. Don’t believe me? Check out this review or this review. The shoes are fun and fashionable and perfect for growing feet. The pairs we’ve reviewed in the past are still going strong. These babies last forever, or at least through two kids so far!

Eleven Collection’s Fall line is chock full of yummy colors and styles. From ruffly red Mary Janes to handsome black suede boots, your child can go back to school (or to holiday parties) in style. Here’s a little tidbit about Eleven from a past review:

Eleven shoes feature soft leather uppers and flexible, durable rubber soles for traction. With a cushioned insole and easy on-and-off Velcro or zipper closures, the shoes are just as child friendly as they are style friendly. Plus they are low maintenance (wish my kids were too) because the high-quality leather makes them naturally water resistant. You only need to use a mild detergent or leather cleaner to and damp rag to keep them looking their Sunday best.

Eleven CollectionEleven sent us the Miles, which is a black suede ankle boot with contrast stitching and inside zipper. I chose this style for George because it’s a unisex design, and I know how long Eleven shoes last. I wanted to be able to pass these to Livi once George outgrows them. Unfortunately I didn’t get a chance to snap any photos because it’s been so warm. Instead of black boots, George has been wearing his Joaquin sandals here there and everywhere. (Also from Eleven Collection and also lasting forever because he wore them last year as well!)

Eleven CollectionDesigned for children ages 3 to 8 years, Eleven Collection shoes are a must for your little one’s shoe bucket (or shelf or basket or whatever you use to hold them all). Though a bit higher priced, these babies last so long and through so many little feet you’ll definitely earn back your original investment. Of course if you’re like me and love every single design, you may buy far too many to do so.—Emily

*** Giveaway! Eleven Collection is giving away one pair of shoes, winner’s choice! ***

Here’s how to enter. You can do as many of these as you’d like. Each one is worth one entry into our giveaway; please leave a separate comment for each one you do:

•  Visit ElevenCollection.com and leave a comment telling us your favorite shoe.
•  ”Like” Eleven Collection on Facebook and leave a comment telling us you joined.
•  Follow Eleven Collection on Twitter and leave a comment telling is you’re their newest follower.
•  Tweet about this giveaway and leave a comment with the URL of your tweet.
•  Blog about this giveaway and leave a comment with the URL to your blog post.

Include a valid email address for our drawing. We’ll draw the winner from the comments and contact her via email. Deadline: September 17, 2010 (midnight). The winner will have 24 hours to claim her prize or a new winner will be chosen.

  • Congratulations to Meredith A., the winner of the Eleven Collection giveaway! Thank you to everyone who took the time to read the review and add a comment. Keep reading the Daily Dish for your chance to participate in more giveaways!

I just can’t get enough!

March 30th, 2009

See Kai RunThat phrase is from one of my favorite 80’s tunes (I shouldn’t have to tell you but it’s “Just Can’t Get Enough” by Depeche Mode…can you believe it’s a Wikipedia entry?!) and it runs through my head whenever I catch site of a pair of See Kai Run shoes (even the ones my kids have worn umpteen times).

No matter how many times we feature See Kai Run on the Daily Dish, I can’t get enough! Hopefully you’re not satiated either or we’ll have to stop reviewing their latest and greatest and simply-the-cutest styles and you’ll miss out on one of our favorite giveaways—and some fabulous shoes to boot (pun totally intended)!

See Kai RunToday’s featured shoe is from See Kai Run’s new Spring Collection, and it is to die for! The Jennae takes the peep-toe style and turns it into a shoe fit for your mini me! It comes complete with butter-soft sheepskin leather in a delicious raspberry color accented with cream piping and the sweetest little flower on the strap. Like other See Kai Run shoes it features a flexible sole, which makes it perfect for growing feet but can hold up to all those outdoor garden parties. Unfortunately, we live in Utah and you won’t find garden parties until mid June. Peep toe and snow don’t mix well!

In true See Kai Run style, the Jennae has a generous width with a wider toe box. This means even the chubbiest of feet can wear See Kai Run shoes. Honestly, we have not had a pair that hasn’t fit perfectly, and I’ve tried out many pairs and two sets of chunky feet! The shoes also have a breathable inner sole and lining, so no juicy feet even in warmer weather. (Maybe I should see about getting some custom-made SKR’s for myself!)

See Kai RunFor some the price tag that comes with a pair of See Kai Run shoes is a bit high, but I’m telling you, they are more than worth it. These shoes last forever, and once your little one has grown out of them you can hand them down to the next—often in near perfect condition. And if you don’t have a “next,” See Kai Run shoes have great resale value. Plus right now See Kai Run has a few of their styles on sale in both their main collection and their newer Smaller line. Just try to control yourself when looking at the new Spring Collection. Like myself (and Depeche Mode), you won’t be able to get enough either!—Emily

** Giveaway! See Kai Run is giving away one pair of shoes, winner’s choice! Please visit the See Kai Run website and leave a comment telling us your favorite SKR style. Include a valid email address for our drawing. We’ll draw the winner from the comments and contact her via email. Deadline: April 7, 2009 (midnight). The winner will have 24 hours to claim her prize or a new winner will be chosen.

  • Congratulations to Sky S., the winner of the See Kai Run giveaway! Thank you to everyone who took the time to read the review and add a comment. Keep reading the Daily Dish for your chance to participate in more giveaways!

See Kai Run: When “smaller” is better

October 30th, 2008

See Kai RunHere on the Daily Dish I do have favorites. You’ll know them by the fact that they’ve been featured more than once, a few featured more than twice. See Kai Run is one of those favorites. I am one of their biggest fans (and a new fan of their sister company, eleven, but you’ll have to wait until December for their first-ever review on the Daily Dish).

See Kai RunSee Kai Run is known for their chic styles, superb fit and most importantly for me, their durability. I have a pair of black boots George wore as a walker and they are in perfect condition for Livi to use. Unfortunately her feet are a lot chunkier than Geroge and she outgrew them before she could wear them! Right now I’m anxiously waiting for George’s feet to get big enough to fit into his new Kian boots. Well, I’m not anxiously waiting since that means he’s growing up, but they are really cool.

See Kai RunBut today’s review is not about See Kai Run’s new fall styles, as cool as they are (check out the Melody—to die for!). Today’s review is about See Kai Run’s new Smaller line, soft-soled booties designed specifically for infants age 0 to 18 months. Smaller soft-soled booties are made from the same butter-soft sheepskin leather uppers as the original and combine a suede sole with non-slip rubber pads for extra protection and traction. That means these babies are perfect for crawling and cruising. A breathable leather lining and Velcro closures—and their Velcro actually sticks—make them easy to put on and take off and comfy to wear.

See Kai RunLivi received the Tine, a sweet little black ballet flat with white piping. They’re the perfect shoe, easily going from daytime to nighttime like my favorite pair of grownup ballet flats. I don’t break a sweat trying to put them on her chunky little feet and the softer sole has been perfect for her wobbly walking. Smaller booties are available in 15 new styles and are packaged in a snazzy metallic silver box with a see-through window; no gift wrapping necessary!

** Giveaway! See Kai Run is giving away a pair of shoes to two lucky Daily Dish readers! (We have one pair of Jakes, size 12-18m, and one pair of Monicas, size 6-9m.) Please leave a comment telling us your favorite new Smaller style; include a valid email address for our drawing. We’ll draw the winners from the comments and contact them via email. Deadline: November 7, 2008 (midnight). The winner will have 24 hours to claim her prize or a new winner will be chosen.

  • Congratulations to Amy P. and Tricia H., the winners of our See Kai Run giveaway! Thank you to everyone who took the time to read the review and add a comment. Keep reading the Daily Dish for your chance to participate in more giveaways!
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