Tuesday, February 24, 2009

UMI - A little love * for little feet

I am not kidding you when I admit that one of the very first words both my girls said was shoes (pronounced without the "s", more like "oooes". My little ladies must take after their Mother, because my love for unique and stylish footwear has obviously been passed on to them.

My latest and greatest children shoe find is a very stylish, very chic company called UMI. Completely unique in style and design, UMI shoes are not just another pair of kids sneakers.

Created from the highest quality nappa and nubuck leathers, these shoes are playground tough; built to last. I can boast on these shoes with confidence, as we've been wearing and testing out a couple pairs of the UMIs over the past few weeks. My 4 year old is really, REALLY tough on her shoes. I'm not sure if she's clumsy or what, but within minutes of putting on a new pair of shoes they will have scuff marks all over the toes. Her UMI Selenia ($65) are currently the only pair of scuff-free shoes she has; and I believe it's because of how high quality the leather is.

In addition to being built tough, have I mentioned how chic they look?

Unfortunately, I don't have a little boy to buy for in my house, but if I did I would be all over the too-cool little man pair coolly named bugaboo ($55).

Spring is right around the corner; and UMI has just rolled out their Spring '09 collection . Their shoes are sized in euro measurments, but don't be intimidated - they've included a easy conversion chart for quick reference. UMI shoes sizes run from infant 17-children size 38. Quality is the name of the game, and you get what you pay for; the prices range from $40-$105.

Win it! UMI shoes are awesome and we want to share the love. Thanks to the very generous folks at UMI, we are giving away a pair of shoes to one lucky Simple reader. Simply head over to the UMI site, shop around, and let us know in the comment section of this post, what pair you would order if you won.

Contest runs through March 3rd, 2009. Winner will be chosen at random.

279 comments:

  1. Love the shoes! They are soooo cute. I would pick the Lauren shoe in white, size 34.

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  2. UMI makes some good looking shoes! I'd choose Bella in size 26 if I won.

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  3. I'd pick the Sail in raspberry/plum, size 17

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  4. I would get the lucy size 24. adorable

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  5. Cute shoes. I like Bugaboo in any size.
    meredycat*lycos*com

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  6. so cute!!! I would choose the baby Puzzle in choc/pink.

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  7. I like the Bo Peeps!
    teriannm AT gmail DOT com

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  8. I would pick the Selenia in pink.
    Alesha
    aleshafm@hotmail.com

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  9. I would choose the riley for my little man!


    jennifer.lleras@gmail.com

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  10. There are so many cute shoes!

    I would have to go with the Urchin for my little dude.

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  11. Well since summer is around the corner id have to go with sandles...for my girl id get Ada & for ym boy id go with Brazos...soooooooo cute!

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  12. Love the Puggle (size 18). Thanks!!

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  13. Those are so cute! Thanks for the post and the great giveaway. I would choose Selina in fuchsia and size 30.

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  14. I love the bugaboo for my son but they don't go big enough but the Pea Pod for baby's will be perfect for our new baby girl on the way!

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  15. There are so many cute shoes. I am having a hard time picking just one. I think I would choose the Brise.

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  16. freakfaceone@yahoo.comFebruary 24, 2009 at 10:17 AM

    Urchin in rose leopard size 19!

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  17. Glory in a 23!! Thanks
    e-mail: hmahan_0529@yahoo.com

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  18. I would order the Lumen for a boy and Adore for a girl(not finding out the sex before the BB is born). If Cayenne came in adult sizes I would snap that one right up!

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  19. These shoes are so cute!
    I would pick the Potpouri in pink size 20.

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  20. I'd choose the brown Riley shoe in size 25. I just LOVE these! Thanks for the giveaway.

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  21. I would choose the urchin in a size 22

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  22. Cute shoes! I'm loving the Bugaboos!

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  23. Adorable, I would pick the Rileys in chocolate and tan or the the amber print.

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  24. I like the Riley pair. Thanks for the chance.

    sweetascandy579 at yahoo dot com

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  25. I really like the Umi Suze sandales soooo cute! I woudl need them in I think a 36.

    Thanks for the opportunity!

    ajcmeyer At go DOT com

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  26. LOVE the "pearl" shoes for baby girls!

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  27. "Gator" in Euro size 26 would look great on my son.
    Alicia Webster
    5webs@comcast.net

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  28. I'd pick the Riley shoes for my son.

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  29. Yeah, shoes! My toddler would love the Tess style in size 29. She is a good 10.5 in US size. Thanks.

    gahome2mom(at)gmail(d)com

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  30. I'd choose the Ada for my God-daughter.


    lilnamekangelivy[at]aol[dot]com

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  31. The Sunshine ones are real cute. Thanks.

    sweet_soul_sistermi@yahoo.com

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  32. I would LOVE a pair of Gator sandals for my son for this summer. :)

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  33. Wow, high quality shoes! I love the Begonia- adorable :)

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  34. Love the Riley- Boy and girl are both awesome! I'd have to decide which of my kids needed shoes more, and go with that. =)
    garyandalesha@cox.net

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  35. I love these shoes! I would choose the PeaPod in size 17. How adorable!

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  36. I love the Sycamore boy shoes. What a great selection of shoes. Thanks so much.

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  37. I'm liking the carousel for my daughter this summer!

    mommainflipflops AT gmail.com

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  38. Gecko in chocolate for my son...CUTE!

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  39. I really like the Indigo boots. I would get them for Lance's cousin. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  40. My daughter would love the Selenia shoes.

    galeogirl at comcast dot net

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  41. I would love the Valentine in fuchsia in size 36.

    samsakara@twcny.rr.com

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  42. Wow! So I thought I would zip over to UMI and pick a quick pair of shoes and found myself shopping around for a good fifteen minutes! These are adorable and I absolutely LOVE them! It is very hard to pick just one, but I think I will go with the Geneva in Chocolate in size 22 if I win. Great giveaway! Thank you.

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  43. I love Glory, Enchanted and it is so hard to choose!

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  44. thank you for the great contest
    enter me please
    The Lauren is my favorite
    seesessel (at) gmail (dot) com

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  45. I like the bugaboo. They are so cute.

    member(dot)thao(at)gmail.com

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  46. Jasper would look sweet in the navy/olive Backpack and Roo would be elegant in all of the Enchanted slip-ons!

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  47. Great giveaway :)) My Ju looked with me & I encouraged sandals - he like the Mantis sandal.

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  48. would probably get trek for the summer but very hard to choose!
    tvollowitz at aol dot com

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  49. I would choose the Patch baby shoes,tan/brown in size 20.

    Elaine R
    emrosser@shaw.ca

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  50. If I won, I'd get the Scribble shoes in whatever size is equivalent to a US 7. Thanks!
    msurosey@yahoo.com

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  51. Such adorable shoes and boots!

    I would choose the Puggle shoes if I were so lucky to win!

    Thanks


    nancyrobster@gmail.com

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  52. If I won, I would order Bo Peep - They are just so adorable!! :)

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  53. my favorite pair is the Patch shoe. yyeres(at)gmail(dot)com

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  54. i realy love all there girl shoes and well i be happy with any one of them just have to find a size to fit my 2 year old thanks

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  55. I´d love Enchanted in size 31 for my little princess.

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  56. I would pick the Riley shoes for sure!

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  57. little boys sneaker

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  58. I love the Scribble ones!!
    hawkgirl_16 {at} hotmail {dot} com

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  59. The girls Enchanted in size 24. So stylish. Wish they had them in my size. Well, I can dream and if I should be lucky enough to win, at least enjoy looking at them on a precious young little ladies feet.

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  60. Selenia in cream is my favorite pair. These shoes are amazing.

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  61. If i were the lucky winner I would select the Maddie.

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  62. Riley shoes for a boy 5 years old.

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  63. I love the Urchin but my sons feet are too big, so I'd pick the Hopper

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  64. I would pick the Brise for my little girl. Thanks.

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  65. What cute boy shoes!! Those are so very hard to find! I'd pick Riley or Draco for him!

    autumn398 (at) yahoo.com

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  66. There all so cute! I like the Bo Peep in Fuschia. Thanks for entering me!

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  67. The Bo Peep shoes are so cute!

    plur268 at yahoo dot com

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  68. I would order the Mantis Sandal for my nephew. I'd have to ask his mom what size he wears. Thanks!

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  69. I would choose Adore from the Baby shop in size 24.

    jwalker8@canada.com

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  70. I love the Potpouri, size 18- very cute.

    clenna@aol.com

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  71. What adorable shoes! I would choose the Riley style in fuchsia for my daughter because they're just so cute!

    Thanks,
    xpsundell(at)gmail(dot)com

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  72. My daughter is going to need sandels. So I would choose the Tess sandel.

    laurieahigh at yahoo dot com

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  73. The girls 'Enchanted' shoes are adorable. My 2 year old daughter would adore these, she has already started a mini shoe fetish and it's to cute. She won't wear anything on her feet that she doesn't like. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  74. Love the shoes..
    I'd like to enter.Thanks..

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  75. Man these are so cute! I would get the Begonia. Thanks!

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  76. Hi I'd choose the enchanted in silver - size 27. Thanks :)

    anthonyandfarren@shaw.ca

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  77. The Selenia shoes in size 27 are my favorite-so pretty!

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  78. I *love* the Puggles in cloud/navy blue. Thanks! (I am not 100% sure of size since my little guy is only just starting to wear shoes, but I would figure it out!!)

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  79. Bo Peep is just so cute!! I would get them in size 22 for my growing little girl! thanks for the chance to enter.
    saraccross@yahoo.com

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  80. I've never seen these before, but I LOVE them! I would choose Puzzle in size 20. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  81. Love the boys Draco in a size 32. Love these shoes!

    mdhohn(at)msn(dot)com

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  82. There are so many shoes that are absolutely adorable! I am divided between the "Bo Peep" and "Lucy". My beautiful granddaughter Ambryanna will look so good in them!

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  83. I would pick the Puzzle shoes, size 17! Adorable!

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  84. If I won (cross my fingers) I would love the Trek shoes for my son:) Thanks for the giveaway:)

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  85. I love the Lucy and the Urchin, so cute!

    tuesdayef at aol dot com

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  86. The Sunshine sandals would be great for my daughter. Thanks for the chance!

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  87. I would love to have the Patch, size 17. So cute!

    laurakcowan/at/gmail/dotcom

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  88. Wow.... the Lyric boots are great. I wish they came in my size!
    gkstratos@yahoo.com

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  89. Sofia shoes.

    gjw823@aol.com

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  90. Mikado boots!!

    contact me at:
    celeste@mail4me.com

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  91. Love the Lyric boots.

    springshoot5@aol.com

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  92. OOO! The pea pod shoe is so adorable.

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  93. I love the Selenia and the Rue for my daughter. Umi makes some of the best shoes out there.

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  94. So hard to choose! We like the Glory or Maddie.

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  95. I would love the Bo Peeps! So cute!

    aandsrempel@yahoo.ca

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  96. Geneva, or maybe gingerbread...or carousel. So tough to pick!

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  97. The Freya shoes are adorable!

    khmorgan_00 [at] yahoo [dot] com

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  98. I love the little boy Bugaboo in size 23.
    brewerchickey78(at)yahoo.com

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  99. Love, love, love the Mikado! Gorgeous!!

    erica.zimmerman@gmail.com

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  100. I'd get the pair called "Action" for my son. Thanks for the chance!!

    treflea4 at gmail dot com

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  101. I can't decide. They have some of the CUTEST shoes I've seen! I am in love with the Lucy sandals, the Ithica mary janes and the Lyric boots. ALL way too cute! If I won I'd have to have my daughter pick from those three! After all they are her feet!

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  102. I love UMI shoes! I think my favorites are Begonia though it is a tough call.

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  103. I can't decide between the Begonia in chocolate or the Twirl in red! They are all so cute!

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  104. Wow these look so comfy! Out of our budget, but looks like once you own a pair, you might be hooked.
    We like the Tess in a size 22...any color!

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  105. My pick is the Selenia in pink size 8 1/2. Thanks. vrday68@charter.net

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  106. The Riley's are so cute! My little guy would look adorable in them!

    Ryanwithballard@hotmail.com

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  107. I would probably pick the Begonia pair for my niece. They are adorable.

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  108. My daughter would look adorable in the Enchanted.

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  109. I would pick the Flutter sandals for my little girl!

    jls_wss2003 at yahoo dot com

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  110. I like the baby "Pea Pod" Umi's

    email:keithadanielle AT yahoo DOT com

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  111. Urchin for my little grand-son. thanks.

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  112. I would order the sycamore shoes

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  113. The Scribble (21) ones are super cute.

    Thanks for the giveaway!

    hetz-junk(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  114. I love the Navy/Cloud Puggles!

    THANKS!
    newmommyin08 {at} yahoo {dot} com

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  115. I would choose the girl's Brise in size 30 if I won. jeansandts@hotmail.com

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  116. I would get Tess in a size 24!

    jessicabcote@gmail.com

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  117. Love the riley in 24

    thanks

    addeviant006 at gmail dot com

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  118. I would get my little fashionista the Lyric boots in a size 31. She would want to wear them every single day!

    Thanks for the giveaway! foxsquirrelrabbit at gmail dot com

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  119. I'd love Gloria for my little monster :)

    ry13_2000@yahoo.com

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  120. I think I would get the Urchin shoes for my son!
    teacherkrista at gmail dot com

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  121. We LOVE Umi at our house! Both of my kids have had at least 2 pair each! I would pick either the Tabitha or Lauren.

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  122. These are adorable! I would choose Selenia, but I would be happy with any of them. Thanks for the contest.
    Tonya

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  123. they are all so cute, but i think i like the selenia in cream the best!

    elkesten at yahoo dot com

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  124. I like the Maddies!

    bettinawellmaker at gmail dot com

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  125. the Hopper would be great for my son this summer

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  126. I'd get my grandson the Lumen in size 20

    thanks

    patcharper[at]gmail[dot]com

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  127. I like the Tess Sandals!! Thanks for the chance.

    mogrill@comcast.net

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  128. The dark navy Urchins in 24 would be perfect for my oldest this summer :)

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  129. I like the Treasure Map in size 18

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  130. Oooh, I love them! I would chose the Paisley girls shoes!

    Thanks for the chance to win!

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  131. How cute and comfy do these shoes look?! I would pick the Carousel in Fuchsia size 19!

    ~Megan
    kmk38@juno.com

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  132. I like the Sycamore!
    mrs_kateboard@hotmail.com

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  133. I would love the bugaboos for my son!

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  134. I'd like to win the Patch for my baby. It looks so cute!
    clubpengwordg68@aim.com

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  135. my fave is the ithica in bright pink. love that it's leather and the colors are GREAT!

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  136. Sunshine, they would be great for this summer!

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  137. I like the Riley in Chambray print

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  138. Oh my goodness!! I love the Luau sandles!! Those are soooo adorable!! I love them!! The Gecko boys shoes are super cute too!! I am not sure of the size though.....

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  139. I love the Gecko! I'd love to win for my son!
    kristi2bsb@yahoo.com

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  140. I would order the Hopper in the chocolate/jeans color, size 29 or 30. These are very nice! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  141. The Lucy! It is so cute! I love the flower, and I know my daughter would love them, too! I'd have to get back to you on the size though...

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  142. I like either the Tess in chambray or the selenia in blue. Size 7

    But truthfully, they would be for my granddaughter and her mom would have a say in the matter.

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  143. I would pick the Sunshine sandal for this summer.
    hematopoiesis at hotmail dot com

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  144. I'd choose Lauren.
    Jennifer, jennem22 at yahoo dot com

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  145. The shoes are too cute. I would probably order the bugaboo in size 22

    thao(dot)powell(at) gmail.com

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  146. I would totally order the Urchin! How cute!!

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  147. I would love to win the Flutter in fuchsia, size 7 for my daughter!!

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  148. are very cute shoe, if given the opportunity I would pick Selenia . I also like Lauren. Hard decision, so many choices of adorable shoes.

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  149. There are so many to choose from, but my choice would be for the Pearl baby shoes in red- size 20 for my baby girl.
    Thanks

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  150. I would love to win the Urchin shoe for my daughter in a size 24! Thank you for the chance to win.

    mandee220(at)aol(dot)com

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  151. i would love the suze in size 22 for my budding fashionista.

    chani.adams(at)gmail.com

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  152. Hard choice, but I would go with Lauren in size 26.
    Thanks

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  153. Very cute shoes. I would love the enchanted in pink in size 31!!

    jenfaison@nc.rr.com

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  154. I love the Selenia in Cream. So pretty but still fun and cute. Thanks for the chance!

    lkziegler[at]gmail[dot]com

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  155. The backpack. No. The Riley. Wait..the backpack. Ah geez...The riley. Yeah, the Riley.
    I love all the little boy shoes!
    But if i had to pick one pair, i think it would be the Riley. Its so cute! Pair it with a little pair of overalls and it would look so cute on my little redhaired boy.
    Thanks so much for the opportunity to win a pair of shoes!

    spitfyre@live.ca

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  156. I would pick the luau for my daughter in a 30 for my daughter!

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  157. I really like the Laurens, and the Bo Peeps, I am not sure of the size as they would be for my niece and I would need to check. I also love the Tiptoe Thru the Tulips. All are super cute. Thanks

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  158. Awesome contest, My family would LOVE this! Please enter me & thanks :)

    clemensrhonda@hotmail.com

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  159. I picked the Mantis

    tiramisu392 (at) yahoo.com

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  161. shoes are very nice... i would pick Potpouri in white colour, in size 20

    lubaska.k AT gmail.com

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  162. Our family loves Umi shoes - I would pick the Selenia shoes in size 28.

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  163. I would pick the action shoe for my youngest.

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  164. For my son, I would either pick the Riley or the Geckos. They are both so cool looking.

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  165. I like the girl's "Riley". Thanks for the chance to win.
    erma.hurtt@sbcglobal.net

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  166. Gorgeous shoes! I'd pick Adore for my baby girl.

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  167. I'd pick Camellia in size 27! Thanks so much for this cool giveaway!
    Cassie
    cjm92995@yahoo.com

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  168. I'd choose the Bo Peep pair for my daughter. Thanks.
    -Terra H.
    partymix25(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  169. My little guy would look snazzy in the Brazos.

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  170. I would choose the Trek style for my son. Thanks for the chance, justicecw@hotmail.com

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  171. I like the Action shoes. Love them. Thank you. I would like them in the biggest size they offer (hopefully for my youngest man).

    candieluster(at)gmail(dot)com

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  172. We would love to win the Draco shoes size 23. My little guy would be the coolest if he won. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  173. My favorite is Riley in chocolate, size 20!

    jnkrim (at) qwestoffice (dot) net

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  174. scribble any color or size!

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  175. I would like the Bugaboo in size 17 for my darling little grandson!

    gjsrjs@sbcglobal.net

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  176. like the Bo Peeps!
    Stampnsark@aol.com

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