Tuesday, December 17, 2013

See Kai Run Winter Favorites & Giveaway

Take a moment to browse the winter See Kai Run children's shoe collection, these fun and sophisticated shoes are sure to please both parent and child!  We had the chance to review a few pairs from the 2013 collection, particularly shoes that are perfect for the holiday season.  With festive occasions and parties already upon us, we've been able to test out these shoes in a few key scenarios and we'd love to share our experiences with you.  Check out our kids wearing See Kai Run styles in the pictures below, read our review, and be sure to enter our giveaway today!

As you may know, See Kai Run is a Seattle based company that began in 2004.  Since it's inception, they have been successful and continue to grow in the shoes, styles and sizes they create.  See Kai Run carries a wide range of sizes for all stages of infancy and childhood. Our children have been wearing this brand since day one and they're still going strong with their big kids line, Kai.
Sam wearing the "Alden" boot.
For boys, it was a tough choice between the Alden boot and the Marcus boot as our favorite, although we are also big fans of their classic styles, Aaron and Kaleo. We ended up selecting the Alden boot for this review (pictured above), an easy to wear brown leather boot made with a wide velcro strap for closure.  This handsome boot does have a dressier look, with no faux laces and a clean, simple toe. These look awesome with dark cords or jeans and a nice sweater, for a dressy but comfortable outfit.  These boots have been adorable for Santa photos and tying together everyday styles for a more polished look.  Sam, who is six-years-old appreciated how easy these were to get on and off. He remarked on the soft, flexible sole and padded ankle. Nothing in these boots bothered him and as he's gotten older, he's actually become somewhat picky lately! The colors in the Alden boot are subtle, neutral tones of brown, blue, and grey which means they match everything. We love these for holiday parties, Santa visits, school concerts and beyond. These are a must have winter style for any little man. Take a look at the photo above of Sam modeling his boots, so handsome!
Ruthie wearing the "Amanda" Mary Jane
For our girls, we chose the lovely Amanda in black.  This black leather mary jane is an extremely versatile shoe that is both comfortable and stylish.  The best attribute of this shoe is it's sturdiness and flexible rubber sole, enabling busy childhood play, while also maintaining a dressy look.  These shoes are not noisy or clickety, clackety like some dress shoes can be, this is more of a disguised sneaker.  Because of it's structure, Ruthie (wearing the Amanda above) slipped these on easily and resumed her busy life without complaint or unease.  The interior of these shoe offers a bit of padding, which allows extra comfort, and we love the generous width and wide toe box.  Ruthie has worn the Amanda for multiple outings, wearing either socks or tights, and has never grumbled about the feel of these shoes.  What she has commented on are the gorgeous flower stitching on these shoes, this unique and one-of-a-kind embellishment is design feature that we love.  Upon further inspection, it has been cool to investigate how this was done.  Each supple flower is stitched atop the shoe, and the extra dimension they give adds a touch of intrigue and charm.  These stylish girls shoes have been perfect for holiday attire and events!  The Amanda style is also available in the colors navy and hot pink, both charming and fun.

If you are interested in shopping at See Kai Run today, they always have a nice selection in their "Sale" department.  And for a limited time, SKR is offering free ground shipping on orders over $30 for 48 states.  If you need shoes before Christmas, pay a special flat rate of $12 for two-day shipping until 12/17.  We are also hosting a fun giveaway from See Kai Run.  One winner will be given their choice of shoes from SKR.  If you would like a chance to win, leave us a comment stating which shoe style you would choose.  One winner will be chosen randomly on December 31, 2013.

24 comments :

Jenny said...

We're huge SKR fans in this house! I'd love to win the Pip gray sneaker. My little one would go nuts over those cats!

Gillian said...

We love SKR! I'd love the Imelda in Gray for my daughter. Too cute!

Teresa said...

Love that Alden boot for my five year old!

Cindy A. said...

For my daughter I would choose the Geah Boot in Brown since they would go with so much. For my son I would choose the Noel - Navy.

Danielle Davis said...

I like the kya hot pink sneakers! We love love skr

Kathy c said...

Marcus for my big boy!

Alison said...

We are in love with the Amanda, especially in navy.

Cambria said...

Would like to try that Alden boot. He already has the Marcus and loves them!

Anonymous said...

A pair of the Marcus perhaps?
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cw said...

LOVE LOVE the Freya boot or the GiGi boot...Gigi is on sale too!

Heather Corona said...

I would choose the Kanoa-Blue for my one year old son. My daughter loves her SKR shoes and boys should be able to have just as much fun!

D Schmidt mummytotwoboys said...

I would pick the Kaleo - Blue for my son

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Bethany said...

Oh, man! I would love to win a pair!!! Thanks for the giveaway!

Mami2jcn said...

I love the Harper Mint Sandals. They would be great for my daughter for next summer. Thanks!

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Molly said...

Cute pictures! We love SKR, and our current favorite is the Noel sneaker in Grey.

Beth Yost said...

SKR shoes are great. I've been eyeing the Gigi boot lately. They'd be so cute with tights!

Carmen Van Deursen said...

I like the Mateo in black for my son!

BethC said...

We too love SKR!! They are the only ones that really fit my son's wide feet. If I had to choose, I would go for the Irwin's, but the Aldens are pretty sweet too! Thanks.

April Buckmier said...

I've been eyeing the Alden for my son. This has been our favorite brand for quality, comfort, and looks!

Sara said...

My daughter would love the Mayumi - Berry
Sneakers .

Michelle Lee said...

I'd pick the Geah boot in brown for my daughter.

Engine Emily said...

Alden boot as well for our 8 year old son. Love that they expanded in to the bigger kid market. We've grown up w/ SKR too :)

Mrs Chaplin said...

My daughter would love a pair of Kora - she puts on her cousins pair whenever she sees them!

Ashley said...

I'd pick the Octavio for my son

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