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Little Green Trike Shoe Company was kind enough to send us a complimentary pair of shoes for review. Here are my thoughts and experiences.
I first heard about squeaking baby shoes at the ABC Kids Expo. I went to the Expo (long before having a child) and back then I thought the idea was really cute. I even purchased one of my friends children a pair of silver mary janes with a black bow. I wondered who wouldn't like a baby that walks around squeaking? This week I had the chance to try out a pair of Squeakers for toddlers from the Little Green Trike Shoe Company. I was both excited and curious to see how I would feel about them now that my perspective has shifted (Motherhood will do that to you).
The shoes arrived in a super cute box with a peekaboo circle cut out of the front. The box also had a little carrying handle on the top made of ribbon which got a lot of attention from Weston. Prior to ordering the shoes I measured Weston's foot so that I could order based on the sizing chart. Unfortunately, the first pair I received were too small. Weston's toes were pressed up against the tip. The company quickly rectified the situation by sending out another pair but I recommend ordering a little on the larger side. I also checked out the company policies and was very pleased to see that they do accept returns within 30 days. This is very important to me! It can be so hard to order things online in the right size and I feel strongly about not ordering from companies that don't have a good return policy.
The shoes, on Weston's little feet, are beyond adorable. I love the soft feel of the material, the slightly cushioned lip on the heel, the white stitching, and the buckle. The buckle is a nice accessory to the shoe but the best part is that you don't actually have to buckle it! These shoes are velcro, which is a must considering I take his shoes off and put them on multiple times a day. It is also nice that you can pull the velcro tighter or looser depending on the shape and size of your child's foot. These shoes could be great for child with a high instep. Adjustable shoes are very helpful!
On to the most important part, the squeaking itself. The high pitch noise was super cute, at first. Weston was so proud of himself when he figured out that his own movement was causing the noise. His little smile really lit up the room! It was when we got to the park and received SEVERAL comments such as "Oh, wow your not going to loose him in those shoes", that we realized the sound might be annoying others. No worries though, we quickly popped the little squeaker valve out of the shoes and Weston went on to play (sans squeaks). The bottom line here: The squeaking is a really fun novelty but when your done hearing it you can just pop out the valves. It is important to note that due to the removable feature of the squeaker each shoe has a choking hazard warning!
After extended wear of the shoes I can honestly say that I love them (although I prefer them sans squeak). They have worn well despite the rough playground scuffs my boy gives them. After a month they still look like new. I know that when Weston outgrows these I will want to buy another pair. I think this is the ultimate compliment by a product review blogger. In my little part of the world I was excited to find two local children's boutiques that carry this brand (The Orient Expressed and Berry's Children's shoes). Check out the list of locations to see if you can find them in a store near you!
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Disclosure: I was sent a complimentary product for review. All opinions are 100% my own. Additionally: According to Jenny, So Easy Being Green, the Blogging Mamas Network, and the Showered with Love participating bloggers are not responsible for sponsors who do not fulfill prize obligations.