Thursday, March 15, 2018

My Favorite Baby Shoes- {Review & Giveaway}

Have you ever received a gift and thought it was cute and then after actually using it you became obsessed with it?  That happens with me all the time. Or sometimes I think I'm going to love something and end up hating it.  It just goes to show that I don't know what I like!   These days I mostly buy products for my kids because, well #momlife.  When I find something really really good, I like to share it with you because I know a lot of you are moms and dads too.  Even better? When the company lets me give away a pair!!! Guys, I'm in love.




[Disclaimer: I have received free product from Clamfeet in exchange for an honest review.  I only collaborate with companies that I personally use and trust.  All opinions are my own and from my own experience.  Giveaway items are a gift from Clamfeet.]

So here's the deal. I received a pair of these adorable baby shoes (in the gwynth style) as a gift when my daughter was born.  I'm not big on putting babies in shoes but I gave them a shot when the weather got cool.  That's all it took. I. was. hooked.  She just recently has started to outgrow them so I looked up their website to see about getting more. Upon scrolling through all the beautiful prints and reading the backstory about this amazing small business I loved them even more! I'll keep it brief but let me tell you why I like them so much and what makes this company extra special:





Why I like them:

Number 1: They stay on babe's feet. Obviously this is a big deal.  We've only owned about 2 brands of shoe that actually stayed on our baby's feet.  This leads me to my next point:


{Moccasin style elastic at the ankle keeps these little shoes on and ready for action!}



Number 2: They are half the cost of the other "stay on their feet" shoe that we own.  I used to be a big advocate for the other company- that was until I found these. I'm never going back.

Number 3: They are machine washable. That's right. I literally toss them into a regular load of laundry and they come out good as new. I've washed ours multiple times and they look amazing, especially considering how dirty my daughter gets them!


{Same shoes about 1.5 hours apart after being washed in the machine with a load of kid's clothes}




Number 4: They're cute!  I'm shocked at how many cute fabric prints they have available for boys and girls.

{These are the 2nd pair we've owned, in print style June... my daughter's name! It was a sign I had to get them!}


Here's my top 'boy' prints:




And my top 'girl' prints (that I don't own... yet):



Of course, lots of these prints are actually pretty gender neutral.  They also have more solid colored options if you aren't looking for a wild print!  Check out the full list of options (because I don't have room to share them all here!)




So what makes them so special?




Not sold on them yet? How about this:

Number 1: This business is owned and operated by a woman named Julie.  I don't mean she's the big CEO that oversees everything I mean, she literally sews your shoes.  This is a true small business success story and my heart is melting over it!  (check out her instagram to see her setup!)

Number 2: All of her patterns are either created by Julie herself or independent artists (and printed in North Carolina!) How's that for unique product?






Number 3: I know I said this in the previous bullet points, but they are WASHABLE!  If you have kids already, you'll know this is enough said.

Number 4: This is a biggie.  These shoes are made from completely vegan materials and lined with an organic lining.  Do a little research on the other shoes you are buying and you will see that few use sustainable resources like Clamfeet does! Cute shoes. Great price. Good for the environment. It's a win-win-win.



{I love how flexible these shoes are! I'm a big believer in the idea that kids should go barefoot but that's just not possible sometimes. That's why I love shoes that give my child some protection while also allowing for foot movement and being able to feel their surroundings better than with a standard hard sole}



Is there anything I don't like?

Of course, no product is perfect.  I do have my complaints.  Although it says that "baby shoes" (sizes 1-5) are indoor/outdoor, the larger sizes are meant for indoor use only.  (This is because the smaller sizes are more of a moccasin style where as the bigger ones are more of a slipper sock style). I would LOVE to get a matching pair for me that I could wear out and about!  I may have to get some with a grip bottom and wear them outside anyway... be a rebel and all.  She will substitute any size shoe with the "grip" bottom though if you ask- so don't worry about your little walker sliding around!

(For the record, my daughter walked for a few months on the faux suede bottom and had no trouble sliding around as she walked- although she did have a little trouble climbing the plastic slide!) but we have mostly carpeted floors so if you have any doubts, ask for the grip bottom!


{This is the grip bottom. See my "before & after" picture above for the faux suede}



I bet you are pretty psyched about these shoes now aren't you?  Well hold on to your hats folks (I've always wanted to say that) because we're GIVING A PAIR AWAY!!!  It's easy to enter, just follow the Rafflecopter prompts below and complete the tasks.  One lucky winner will be chosen randomly on March 30, 2018.  Make sure you are following Cut, Craft, Create on facebook because I usually post some "bonus entry" options for my giveaways that you wont want to miss!




Giveaway is for (1) pair of Clamfeet shoes in the size of your choice (in sizes 1-4) and fabric of your choice.

a Rafflecopter giveaway



17 comments:

  1. I would choose Landon or Stivi!

    Shaina Hiatt

    ReplyDelete
  2. I didn’t find one that I didn’t live but I think Charlie was my favorite for a girl.

    ReplyDelete
  3. The kait is adorable! Love these.

    ReplyDelete
  4. Super cute!!! Love them!!!

    ReplyDelete
  5. They are all adorable. How do the sizes work?

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hi Diane! There is a size chart on their website but I have found that it's pretty consistent with other shoes sizes!

      Delete
  6. Levi, Jordan, and Shannon are my favs, for matching more clothes. But they are all so cute!!

    ReplyDelete
  7. How does sizing run? Is it pretty true to size? How about in comparison to fp moccs?

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I think they are pretty true to size. I personally like them better (I thought I loved my FPs but they dont seem to hold up as well, especially the fringe.) and these are much easier to wash! I can send you a pic with our size 2 FP and our size 2 Clamfeet if you mean comparison size wise!

      Delete
  8. My new neighbor had a little girl 6 months ago. and I just found out. this would make a great gift for her. I love the Kait print.

    ReplyDelete
  9. I love Emma! Would look so cute and cheerful on my baby girl's tiny feet!

    ReplyDelete
  10. I got a pair for my now toddler and have had such a hard time deciding on a pair for my youngest (another boy!). I LOVE both the Landen and the Claudia (clouds)!

    ReplyDelete
  11. I loved all the prints for boys— but if I won, I would probably get a striped or solid pair to match the most outfits! Sam wears a lot of patterns so I wouldn’t want them to clash! :)

    ReplyDelete
  12. Thanks for the valuable information and insights you have so provided here...
    women sandals

    ReplyDelete