Monday, October 3

Skechers for Kids: Twinkle Toes and Hot Lights Review and Giveaway!

Giveaway open to Canadians.

Frannie had the good fortune of inheriting her mom's big feet. At age five with a shoe size of 13 1/2, you can imagine how often we have to buy new shoes. When Skechers asked me if I wanted to try out their new Twinkle Toes line for girls, I didn't think twice.

The Skechers Twinkle Toes line features sequins, lights, and colorful tattoo designs. When it comes to the boys, there is the Skechers Hot Lights line - these sporty sneakers feature smooth leather, synthetic and metallic mesh fabric, zigzag straps, and flashy lights.

Frannie loves the light up design, and finds the shoes very comfortable. As soon as she saw them she wanted to start wearing them to school, but the only glitch was that her pair is the regular lace-up style, and my little girl hasn't mastered the tying of laces. (Though they do come with two neat interchangeable lace colours.)

No fear though, as my friend Crystal over at 3 Jewels In My Crown posted about QuikSnaps a few weeks ago, so I picked some up and solved that problem. (The laces tie into the QuikSnaps, which the child only has to snap together - no lacing required! See photo below.)

My apologies to Frannie's teacher for the frequent flashing light shows...but at least there's no audio involved! (Please, Skechers, do not take that as a tip that you should design shoes with sound. Please.) And coming from a teacher: if you think your kids already have their school shoes and you're set for now, just a reminder: they'll be complaining that they're too tight by Christmas!

It should be noted that these are not the controversial "Shape Up" toning shoes for girls; just a regular funky sneaker style. (Though I have to say that for grown-up ladies, the Tone-Ups are fantastic, as I wrote about here. )

And yes...Skechers is offering one Canadian This Mom Loves reader a chance to win a gift certificate for a pair of Skechers Twinkle Toes or Hot Lights shoes (retail value $40-50)! All you have to do is fill out the form below. Contest will close on Monday, October 17th at 11:59 p.m. Eastern, after which time a winner will be chosen by random number generation. Good luck!