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Shh-oes {Review}

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The last time I sat and enjoyed all 3 hours of church without getting up in the middle was the day before my son was born.  Since then, church has been an endless take-the-baby-out fest of feedings, temper tantrums, and diaper changes.  I take the kids out so as not to disturb the quiet calm in the chapel, yet I find myself sometimes contributing more noise than the baby, and with my shoes of all things!  Click, click, click, click.  I try to walk as softly as I can, but sometimes nothing will help save taking them off and walking barefoot.
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I love the sound of heels on pavement, but there are certain occasions where a quiet shoe is needed.  Now could there be a more perfect name for a brand of quiet shoes than “Ssh-oes“?  How great, right?  Well, they stand up to their name, let me tell ya.  I was more excited than Christmas morning when a box of two pairs of Ssh-oes arrived.
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I didn’t know what shoes I’d be sent, and my first thought when I saw they were ankle strap shoes was, “Oh no!  I hope they are tight enough!” Having skinny ankles makes it hard to find straps with enough holes and a secure fit, so I usually avoid them, but these are totally great!  The fit was snug and exactly right on the first hole.  These are the Stacy shoes in black, sold for $89.00.  PS–I’m a true size 6.5, and these in size 7 were a PERFECT fit, so order a half size up.IMG_4486I think ordering shoes online without trying them on is VERY scary, but this brand must have been tested tried and true because they are instantly comfortable and well-fitting.  I didn’t need a day or two to break these black heels in, and three hours at church while roaming the halls with a baby and a bag was nothin.  These heels are so slick!  I think they look very ‘designer’, and are so lightweight.  They are made with blister-free lycra and leather lining, and I was SO IMPRESSED with the two extra heel stops included in the box.  What an unexpected surprise that will hopefully avoid a trip to the tailor’s when I wear these out after months of use!
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Next up are the Rita shoes, sold for $69.00.  See, I really was JUST thinking about how I needed to find some cute summer wedges, and almost hit “purchase” on a Payless order.  So glad I didn’t.  These are exactly what I had in mind for some fun outfits.
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Now let’s get back to the “comfortable” feature.  I have several really gorgeous pairs of shoes that I don’t wear for more than a 5-min photoshoot because they hurt like a bear.  I could wear either of these pairs all day.  They are truly designed well, and extremely lightweight.
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I am happy to report that these are every bit as quiet and comfortable as they claim to be.  Everywhere we walked, I kept pointing out to my husband how loud his shoes were and how utterly silent mine were.  On the way out the door, I kept tip-toeing on our hardwood floor so as not to bother our downstairs neighbors, then remembered I could put my heels down if I wanted to because they don’t make a sound.
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Ssh-oes Spring collection is full of some fun colors and styles!  I would wear any of these and love them.  Cute, huh!  Go check them out!

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*This posting was sponsored by Ssh-oes, but all opinions are strictly my own

Hey Dude Shoes {GIVEAWAY}–CLOSED

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I don’t know about you, but the old saying “When you have children, the days are long but the weeks/months/years are short” is SO true for me. Some mornings I wake up to screaming and fighting and I think, “Is it bed time yet?” but then all of a sudden I have times like right now where I think, “Is it really almost June? When did that happen?!” (which is when my husband would say “About 29 days ago!”). So here we are, one week closer to Father’s Day. Have you figured out what you want to get your favorite man this year? Well, here’s another great company for you to consider for your hubby/dad/brother: Hey Dude Shoes.

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Hey Dude Shoes has perfected the art of comfortable, cool shoes for men. They designed their shoes to be the lightest on the market and to be the most comfortable shoe possible. According to their website, their shoes only weigh 150 grams, which for us American folk is about 1/3 of a pound! That’s almost as light as a 1/4 Pounder with Cheese from McDonald’s! But they’re not flimsy; their “Flex & Fold Technology” ensures that the insole and outsole of each shoe gives proper support and flexibility to prevent injury and improve posture.  But enough talk about how great they are, check out the designs:

vinci-blueThese Vinci Shoes in Blue are super stylin’. They give a whole new meaning to the Elvis song “Blue Suede Shoes.” Definitely don’t step on these bad boys!
riva-fluo-chocolate2I LOVE boat shoes. I actually have a pair myself, so it’s no surprise I’m attracted to these Fluo Chocolate Rivas. I’ll admit, they are a bit flashy, but look how well this guy pulls them off with a pair of jeans. And they’re just so cool.
giveawayThe pair that I was sent was the Wally in Chocolate. True to their claim, my husband says they are totally comfortable and light. They only come in whole sizes and he normally wears a 10 1/2, but he was just fine with the size 10. Each pair of shoes comes with a pair of elastic laces so the shoes can be slip-ons and an extra set of hard laces for those who are anti-slip-on. He normally wears shoes with socks, so going barefooted was weird for him, but still comfortable.
shoesHe looks almost as good as the models in his shoes, don’t you think? 🙂 The shoes look good with shorts, jeans or khakis, so they’re totally versatile.
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I love their collection of men’s shoes, and at $40-$100, they’re not a bad deal, either. For now they don’t have a Women’s collection, but it says one is coming soon, so I’m keeping my eyes peeled and will definitely be checking it out once it’s available. But for today, one lucky winner will receive the same shoe I received, the Wally in Chocolate, as part of our giveaway.

Enter to win a pair of Hey Dude Shoes!

 

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** This giveaway is open to U.S. entries only.

** The winner of this giveaway will be drawn no later than the morning of June 10 and will be emailed within 24 hours. If the winner does not respond within 48 hours, a new winner will be drawn.

** This posting and giveaway were sponsored by Hey Dude Shoes, but all opinions are strictly my own.

Summertime!

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Right now I’m dreaming of warmer days and time spent on the boat:

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It’s going to be here eventually, right?  Please say it is.  Can you believe we has snow flakes falling last week???  Sure they didn’t last long and sure they didn’t stick, but just the sight of them sent shivers up my spine.  Plus, it was just toooooo cold outside!  That might have induced the shivering…  But seriously there shouldn’t even be the mention of the word snow in late April.  We shouldn’t have to be using our fireplace either.  April is supposed to be the time of rain showers to bring those May flowers, but the temperatures are supposed to still be in at least the 60’s!!!

So I’m ready to welcome in the humid St. Louis summer.  Bring it.  After our horrible winter and “spring” I’m actually looking forward to ushering in the heat.  (Don’t ask me my feelings on this in August.  We will just pretend that I love the humidity.  Even then.)  For now I can dream of the warmer days spent playing outdoors with these monkeys,

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and wearing my flip-flops and shoes without socks again!

But what’s a gal to do when the toes just don’t plead for the flip-flops?  Sometimes they ache for the support!  And the wearing of shoes without socks…  Well, who wants to ruin their favorite pair of shoes by sweating straight into the sole?  Solution to both problems can be found be found below:

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Give ’em pads that you can wear with flip-flops to create comfort.

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See that?  It’s a shoe insert that will keep the inside of your shoes cleaner and smelling fresh when you decide to go sock less!  🙂  Thank you Foot Petals for bringing comfort to the styles of summer!

*This posting was sponsored by Foot Petals, but all opinions are strictly my own.

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