Performance Rating: 4.5 out of 5 Stars
When it comes to blending soft sole shoes with style, See Kai Run shoes are a winner. We received a sample of the Stella shoes which is part of their See Kai Run line.
The company makes them in sizes for babies 6 months to 3 years old and has two other lines to accommodate newborns and older children. Stellas (pictured below) are actually on clearance now because they introduce new styles twice a year.
The variety in the selection is just one of the things I love about these shoes. Read below for more…
- The variety of styles and colors is great. You don’t have to settle for primary colors with this brand – chocolate, olive green, robin’s egg blue and pumpkin are just a few of the modernized colors.
- I like that the company makes shoes for every aspect of childhood; pre-walkers, toddlers on up to 8 years old. Plus, they seem make “urban” or hip footwear for any occasion I can think of.
- The sole is flexible and the leather frame is soft and breathable. At the same time, the shoe has substance and is perfect for putting baby down to do their own walking for a change – that’s both in and outdoors.
- The shoes have a wide toe box, which means more room for toe-wiggling.
- The velcro closure means the shoes go on and off easily. In spite of this, my daughter keeps them on for long periods of time.
- See Kai Run believes in philanthropy and has a Soles4Souls program. Through their “Share a Pair” matching fundraiser event, they gave away more than 17,000 pairs of shoes in 2008! The soft sole shoes went to children around the world with a desperate need for shoes.
- I can’t think of any.
Other Features and Recommendations:
According to the website, the “footwear meets the American Podiatric Medical Association’s rigorous standards for foot health and functionality and has been awarded the APMA’s prestigious Seal of Acceptance.”
Another statement obtained from a company representative says “See Kai Run wants to assure you of the safety of our products. We have submitted our products for testing and they meet the most stringent available U.S. and international guidelines. Our most recent third-party testing was done in November 2008 by a CPSC (US Consumer Product Safety Commission) certified laboratory.”
The above information is comforting, however, without knowing the specific testing guidelines, I would still do my best to keep the shoes out of my child’s mouth – as an extra precaution.
I’m happy to incorporate these into my daughter’s growing shoe wardrobe as they are high-quality, shoes with lots of styles and colors to choose from.
I recommend them for active toddlers with an appreciation for urban fashion. And while these are not the most expensive shoes on the market, I do consider them an investment in healthy baby feet.
If you’re interested in finding See Kai Run shoes, you can browse the styles available on Amazon.com.