Monday, December 1

See Buttercup fall in love with Kai

I love shoes. And I have a major addiction to baby shoes.

Seriously, Buttercup has had more shoes in her short life than I probably have purchase in the last 10 years! And while I was totally devoted to a certain brand who shall remain nameless until a short while ago, I am now a total convert to the See Kai Run line of shoes for little feet.

These shoes really are the cutest, most modern, most flexible, and highest quality I have come by in my 18 months of devoted research. And it certainly helps that I love the story of Mom Creates Hip Namesake to Meet Needs Even Hipper Son. Just two years after getting the company up and running, See Kai Run was a hit in children's boutiques across the country and continues to win over parents and tots alike when they try them for themselves.

I hate spending full price on anything clothing-wise for Buttercup, and many of her clothes are hand-me-downs or bargain-basement specials. But I won't skimp on her shoes. It's too important to me to ensure her little feet are given the flexibility essential right now, and See Kai Run shoes are honestly so easy to flex I can bend the shoe in half with one hand without any effort at all! the soles, which are made from an extremely flexible rubber, are perfect for outdoor use allowing for little feet to flex in all the right places, and Buttercup loves the easy on velcro-straps.

For our review, Buttercup and I got to try the beaut-ee-us Elaine Mary Janes ($40), which are absolutely adorable with their mismatched line of silver stars on each shoe. These are perfect for the holidays, and go with everything.

I've had them since October, and so far have used them for family pictures in early November and then again on Thanksgiving. Buttercup will wear them again for Christmas, and then all bets are off and she can use them anytime her little heart desires.

We also got to take a look at the new Smaller line of soft-soled booties made specifically for babies 0-18 months. The Mazi style ($32)arrived on our doorstep and was a perfect choice for my nine-month old nephew, and will fit him for quite a while. My sister loves that her little man has a kickin' pair of shoes with a major dash of style and I love that little Aiden's feet are just as flexible as if he wasn't wearing a thing!

And perhaps my favorite feature of all the See Kai Run shoes is the butter-soft leather used in their design. It looks classy, expensive even, and yet they are priced no higher than many of their competitors who use lesser materials.

Bottom line? I heart See Kai Run. And I know you will, too.

Thanks to my new fave shoe company, I've got a great contest for two winners to win ONE PAIR each of either the regular See Kai Run line and the Smaller line. And it['s winners choice on style and size! To enter, visit See Kai Run and leave me a berrie (read: comment) telling me what style and size you would prefer if selected a winner. And remember, this is a two-in-one contest for one winner each for the two styles I just reviewed! Entries will be accepted until midnight, EST, on December 8 and will ONLY be considered if they include a valid email address. Winner has 4 days to contact me after the announcement has been made, and please-U.S. entries only.
Additional extra entries are also available if you:
* subscribe to my RSS feed and comment letting me know you did so.
* Blog about contest and link to this post.
* Non-bloggers can email three of their friends about the contest at berriesweet.info (at) gmail (dot) com and CC me on the email. Girl Scout's honor that I will never bother these sweet people. I promise!
* Grab my Berrie Sweet Picks button and place it on your blog page. I'll check!
* Follow me on Twitter! (nickname: berriesweetest)
* Tweet the contest and leave a comment with your username telling me what you said to your "tweeple"!
Please note all entries MUST include a valid email address to be considered for the drawing! That means that well, all entries must include an email address to be considered valid. Simple enough, right? ;)
(Oh, and PLEASE forgive the awkward positioning of the photos above. Blogger would not cooperare with me today and I was running out of patience. :-)

158 comments:

valerie2350 said...

The Jessica's are cute - size 7

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Jesica said...

I'd really love to have a pair of "Jessica" for my daughter. Size 9

Jesica said...

I'm subscribed through Reader

ReggieMann said...

I like "Clara" and now that you have featured it, also "Elaine"
Size 7 for my niece :)

Super Blogger Girl! said...

I would choose the peter in size 0-6!

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cdziuba said...

I would love the Clara Shoes from the See Kai Run collection in Size 5 or 6. cdziuba@aol.com

Alexia said...

I would love to win the Kenso shoes, size 9!

Alexia said...

I tweeted you!
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superfizz said...

I love the Neo shoes in size 6. Adorable.

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Reiza said...

I follow you on Twitter.

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I tweeted.

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Reiza said...

This is a tough one. My little guy can wear the regular SKR shoes, but we could use the smallers for the baby due in March.

I do love the Pauls. I'll go with those in a 9. That way, they can always be passed down. If the baby is a girl, well, she'll just deal. They look cute enough to work for a girl.

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Gaitha said...

I heart see kai run too!!! I love the Emilie black shoe as well as SO many others!
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Baba said...

I would love the Elaine shoes for my grand-daughter. So stylish and she would love the shiny stars! Size 9

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Renee said...

I'd love the Julie boots in a size 5!

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reb said...

I love the tine.

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samsakara said...

I would love the Paul shoes in size 9 from See Kai Run line.

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The Jacobsen Family! said...

I love the Radik in a size 6!

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jenny said...

i so love all the girl shoes and i realy love to win a pair for my little one in a size 6 baby shoes thanks

mom2anutball said...

I like the Jessicas size 9

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Stephanie said...

probably Kenso size 8 -- but there are so many incredible choices!
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Seeryus Mama said...

I love the Steph boots (size 5). The color is just brilliant...and they look like they are really well made shoe. Love them!

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Seeryus Mama said...

I'm a subscriber via google reader!

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Vicky H. said...

I would love to win a pair of Pauls in size 6 for my God-nephew.

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freakfaceone@yahoo.com said...

Monica in 12-18 months, so cute!

Christina said...

My favorite are the Brian in size 5!

Christina said...

I'm a subscriber!

Christina said...

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Christina said...

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mverno said...

pauls in size 9

lisagee said...

Monica-12/18 months is nice.

Sandy said...

monica is size 7

strawberry3d said...

I'D PICK THE JAKE PAIR 12-18MOS.

Amber said...

I love the Monica smaller shoes in size 3-6 months, sooooo cute!!

thanks!!
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bluenude3 said...

Jake 6-9.

clynsg said...

Either the Paul or the Jake in 3-6 months

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iggysaysno said...

I like the Ali in newborn... my sister-in-law is due next Monday!

mogrill said...

Love the Clara's! Super cute.

vboackle said...

jake in 12-18 mos.

littlelatina said...

I'd love a pair of the Aki in size 7

poodlemom said...

I love the Lillian Grace pink boots-so soft and stylish!

LIDARKSIDE said...

I would pick the "Henry" in Size 8.

agordon10 said...

love the jessica's in size 10

Dree said...

Mazi 9-12 mo.

Jill said...

Love the Melody, probably size 5 - my email is in my blog profile, thanks

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Gisselle said...

These shoes are really super cute and adorable.

kdkdkd said...

THe Mike in size 9 would be great

Smiles Across Miles said...

I would choose the Henry in a size 5

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Dumaurier said...

I really like Paul and Tristan for my son

Jennireesa said...

I would pick the Bunny shoes in size 6-9 months.

Stacy said...

Love the Paul, so cute.

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vee said...

My favorite pair is the Emilie.
size 7
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Melanie said...

I would choose the Elaine size 8

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LINDALSHOT said...

Steph boots in 9

cherylc said...

I love the Emilys in a size 7 !

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thanks!

Barbara said...

Pink bunnies in 12-18 mo would be perfect for keeping the tootsies warm this winter!

caseydeuce said...

I cant decide between the kenzo and the aki for my son!!

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Caroline said...

I'd love the Geneva in size 5! cwilds@mac.com

cwilds said...

and now I subscribed!

miriama said...

June, size 7.

paula h said...

I would love the Dominic in size 5 for my son.

Aura said...

Avery in size 5

Aura said...

I'm a subscriber
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Aura said...

When I entered as Avery size 5 I forgot to add my email address aahaft at gmail dot com

stacitk@yahoo.com said...

I love the Tristan in size 8 or 9! thanks!

Jinxy and Me said...

I would love the Paul in size 4. Thanks for the giveaway!

Kari said...

I love the Jake in a 6-9

Kari said...

Im a subscriber!!

SeahorseLady said...

They do make great looking shoes. I like Aki in size 4.
Thanks for the nice giveaway.

SeahorseLady said...

I'm also a subscriber.

blueviolet said...

I love the Mazi in 12-18 months!
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sherri419 said...

These are great shoes!!! My fave is the Nancy from the Smaller line. I would choose it in a 0-6 months for my new goddaughter!!!

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Jaye Reilly Photography said...

I am in love with the Hannah's in size 4! These are great!
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artmarcia said...

I would love the Elaine shoes in size 4.

martha said...

My favorite syle is the Jake size 0-6 months. Please count me in and thanks for the contest!
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dolls123 said...

Yuna size 9

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thao said...

I'd love the Bunny in the 6-12 months size! Soo cute!

lifeglutenfree said...

Yuna size 6! These shoes are so stylish!

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Lisa said...

I love the melody in a size 8!

Carolsue said...

I like the Nancys in size 3
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Anonymous said...

I'd love to win Melody in size 7. Thanks.
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sito50 said...

The See Kai Run Hannah are so cute! Size 4, if I win.

Kendra Field-Bennett said...

The Kenzo in size 9 are super cute!

Kendra Field-Bennett said...

I'm a subscriber

amber said...

Monica smaller shoes in size 0-6 months. So cute! Thanks.

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*Meg Larsen* said...

I'd get the Paul's in size 5...

Jennai said...

I'd love to get the Monica's in a size 4
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Jennai said...

I subscribed via Google
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Noggy said...

I would love to win a pair of Melody in size 7. They are adorable.

Mtlgrl4evr said...

I love the Clara style size 9, so cute!

Brooke said...

I love the Stella in size 6

Brooke said...

I susbcribe.

Laura said...

We love SKR. For our son, I'd choose the Radik's in size 7. Thanks so much!
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Jennifer R said...

I love the Sylvia style size 6.

brooke said...

They have the cutest shoes... I love the dresser one but would go with the Nancy in 9-12months (or maybe 12-18)since that way she could wear them everyday... wiicked13 [at] yahoo [dot] com

The Halton Mom said...

I love these. I would love the Paddy size 6.

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bonobo said...

I would pick the Melody (from the See Kai Run line) in a size 6. Thanks for a super giveaway!
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tarahsfoodreviews said...

I would love the Addison in a 0-6 month!

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christi28 said...

i would have to pick the oliver in a 7 or 8 and the tristan in a 7 or 8. i wish the girls shoes came in larger sizes, my daughter wouold love these shoes!

thanks for the chance to win!

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klp1965 said...

i love the moicas in the 3 to 6 month size :)

Kat said...

The Eliza in a size 5 for my daughter

Jodi said...

I love the Julie in a size 9.

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Sherry R said...

My favorite is Paul in size 5!

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Lisa said...

I love the Jakes in size in 0-6 months.

Lisa said...

I subscribe.

rosannepm said...

I love their shoes too. In the See Kai Run the James in Size 9 or in the Smaller the Addison in 9-12 months.
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rosannepm said...

I'm a subscriber via e-mail.
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Jayme said...

i love the Yuna in size 5 for my niece.

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dvice said...

I like the Addison shoes

piece of me said...

I love the Tamar style in size 9-12 months.
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bkh61959 said...

Love the Pauls, in a size nine for my little man, thanks

Bakersdozen said...

I would love the Peter shoes in 12-18 months. vidomich(at)yahoo(dot)com

Aisling said...

My favorite is the Sasha from the Smaller collection.

Helen said...

My favorite are the Mike in size 8.

lilyk said...

Please enter me into the contest for the Emilie shoes size 9. Thanks!

cdrury said...

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Jake in 3-6 months for my grandson!!!!

Tracye said...

I'm a subscriber.

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Tracye said...

I love the black Dominic boots.

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Andreah said...

I would choose Melody in size 3. Thanks!

Andreah said...

I am a subscriber in Google Reader.

Andreah said...

I have your button on my blog.

Andreah said...

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Alli said...

I'd love the Nancy in size 12/18 months. Thanks!