Saturday, August 17, 2013

Taking Advantage of Back to School Sales at Famous Footwear #ReebokMom #Sponsored

Disclosure: "I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Reebok. I received a Famous Footwear gift card to purchase a pair of Reebok shoes to facilitate my review and to thank me for participating. All opinions are 100% my own"

   I am the Mom of a toddler that does not attend school. While it is not necessarily back to school time for my family I always like to take advantage of back to school sales and try to get myself a new pair of tennis shoes every year. Its such a fun treat to have a new looking and smelling pair of shoes. I  have a Famous Footwear in the same plaza as my gym so it is easy for me to take advantage when they have a sale going on. When I received the gift-card for this program I purposefully waited until I noticed a good sale. I was thrilled when they ran a buy one pair get the second half off promotion. Then I signed up to receive their emails and received a $5 off coupon.

   In full disclosure, I usually buy Nike's (since middle school at least). Why? I couldn't really tell you. Good marketing? Good fit? Stylish? Maybe all of the above? Whatever the case I was excited to give Reebok another try. I ran to Famous Footwear one day sans kiddo and in my haste I bought the first pair I liked in a 9.5 (The Reebok Zig Kicks) and I purchased my husband a matching but much more manly pair (yes that's right we now have matching shoes). Since my time is limited I assumed that they would fit the same as Nike's and did not try them on. This big mistake landed me with shoes that were too small and the need to head back with toddler to try on more shoes and execute an exchange.

Back to the store with toddler in tow. Here he is trying on shoes while testing my patience. 

  This hasty sizing mistake did afford me the opportunity to test the customer service at Famous Footwear. I have to tell you they were pretty darn quick with my exchange- which with a toddler in tow earns them an A + from me. Once I had the right size shoes I found them to be much more comfortable. The pair I bought is what I consider to be stylish although I am no style expert. They are much heavier than some of the other uber lightweight shoes on the market right now. I would say I prefer them for walking or lifting weights and think they would be great if I was still working as a nurse. I would not wear them for running as they do seem kind of heavy. I do recognize that everything is a trade off though and these shoes have great support and cushion.

Proud #Reebok Mom hahaha. Love those pink laces son. 

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