Saturday, May 29, 2010

Little Soles Shoes Review and Giveaway {CLOSED}



In the world of baby and children's footwear there are only a handful of companies that go above and beyond minimum requirements and go out of their way to make sure the shoes they make are safe and non-toxic. Among these is Little Soles, a children's footwear company based in Canada. They have generously shared their top quality shoes with Eco-Babyz. We received the Couture Sandal which is a great summer pair for little girls.

Quality & Value: Little Soles are designed to last and to withstand any wear and tear a toddler can throw at them. I am sure that my daughter will not be the only one wearing this pair, they can be passed on to siblings, cousins, and friends. You can buy a reasonably priced pair for as low as $19.99 and most regular prices range from $24.99 for baby shoes to $49.95 for older children's shoes. The clearance section is a great place to find good deals and they have a newsletter that will keep you in the loop.

How is this green: Little Soles shoes go through extensive testing for lead, arsenic, cadmium, antimony, barium, mercury, and selenium. You can rest assured that the shoes your baby is wearing are not toxic and will not cause harm. Moreover, Little Soles is and environmentally and socially responsible company. You can always stop by their website to find out more.

Fit & Design: As you can see in the photo, the shoes are a little big at the moment! If we could have tried them on we probably would get a size smaller. So if you are buying a pair that you want your child to wear immediately, don't get the next size up. These shoes are beautifully designed for little feet. There is good support for the foot at the heel yet it is still a sandal. For this particular style I wish the soles were a light color, it would look better with outfits for special occasions. Of course that's just a preference and they have many other great styles to choose from. I just love how unique all the designs are, they don't look like the average baby shoe. Here are a couple more styles:

Company: There are many companies that put profits ahead of consumer health and safety. But if more companies would be like Little Soles, parents would not have to look to legislation to provide that safety. The updated CPSIA (Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act) merely enforces a lead reduction, but does not ban it in children's products. It doesn't even contain regulations for other toxins, Little Soles takes on the responsibility for the safety of their products and is voluntarily testing their shoes - something I wish more companies would do. Little Soles is a role model for other children's products manufacturers and an inspiration to small companies and entrepreneurs!

Did I mention I love their user friendly website? The shoe tree is really cute!


One Eco-Babyz reader will win their choice of a pair of Little Soles shoes!


HOW TO ENTER THE GIVEAWAY:



MANDATORY ENTRY: Visit the Little Soles website and let us know which pair of shoes and in what size you would pick if you win.

ADDITIONAL ENTRIES (each one in a separate comment, not valid unless mandatory entry above is complete; each is one entry unless otherwise noted):

2. Sign up for the Little Soles newsletter (bottom left on their home page, 2 entries, you'll get a 10% off coupon code from them as well!)
3. 'Like' Little Soles on Facebook
4. 'Like' Eco-Babyz on Facebook
5. Follow @LittleSolesHQ on Twitter
6. Follow @EcoBlogz on Twitter
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Tweet about this giveaway with a link to this post, mention @EcoBlogz and @LittleSolesHQ (leave permalink to tweet in your comment)
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Subscribe to Eco-Babyz by email (2 entries)
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Follow Eco-Babyz on Google Friend Connect
11. Vote for Eco-Babyz on Top Mommy Blogs, click here to vote (3 entries)

Contest ends at 11:59 pm EST on Thursday, June 10th 2010. The winners will be selected using Random.org on Friday June 11th and notified by email (make sure I have a way to get in touch with you, provide your email in the comment if it is not in your Blogger profile). Open to 18+ US and Canada residents only! Thank you!

Disclaimer:
I did not receive payment in any form for this review.
I did receive a sample of the product or service for testing and review purposes. This will in no way sway my opinion of the product or service. The review is in my own words and is my own opinion. Your results and opinion may differ.

99 comments:

  1. I would choose the 659 - Baby Soles - Pink Metro Jane with Petals in a size 2. amypugmire@live.com

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  2. I follow your blog. amypugmire@live.com

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  3. email sbuscriber. 2. amypugmire@live.com

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  4. email subscriber. amypugmire@live.com

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  5. I follow little soles on twitter. 1amypugmire. amypugmire@live.com

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  6. fb fan of yours. amy bolda pugmire. amypugmire@live.com

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  7. I like little soles on fb. amy bolda pugmire. amypugmire@live.com

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  8. tweeted. amypugmire@live.com
    http://twitter.com/1amypugmire/status/14963740777

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  9. SQ1333 - "Euro Sport" Runner Brown & Powder Blue would be adorable in a size 7, I think that all of the shoes are adorable.

    choochoo1717@hotmail.com

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  10. I subscribed to the newsletter for Little Soles( choochoo1717@hotmail.com).

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  11. I already subscribed to Eco-Babyz by email @ choochoo1717@hotmail.com
    1/2 entries

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  12. like eco-babyz on face book (shanna brooks). choochoo1717@hotmail.com

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  13. I already subscribed to Eco-Babyz by email @ choochoo1717@hotmail.com

    entry 2/2 for subscription.

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  14. 'Like' Little Soles on Facebook
    via shanna brooks/ choochoo1717@hotmail.com

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  15. @EcoBlogz followed already by craftsexaminer on Twitter

    choochoo1717@hotmail.com

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  16. Tweeted at craftsexaminer on Twitter

    Little Soles shoes giveaway http://www.eco-babyz.com/2010/05/little-soles-shoes-review-and-giveaway.html@EcoBlogz and @LittleSolesHQ

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  17. LittleSolesHQ follwoed now on twitter via craftsexaminer

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  18. Great line of shoes - so sweet. I couldn't find a sizing chart so I'm going to guess that my girl is size 11 and I would choose the Little Soles Children's Shoes - Black and White #1121 if I won. Thanks for the chance.
    asmithonline at yahoo dot ca

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  19. I signed up for Little Soles newsletter
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  20. I like Little Soles on facebook (Abby Smith)
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  21. I like Eco-Babyz on facebook (Abby Smith)
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  22. Following @EcoBlogz on twitter (@asmithonline)
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  23. Following @LittleSolesHQ on twitter (@asmithonline)
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  24. Following Eco-Babyz on Lunch (asmithonline)
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  25. Tweeted giveaway
    http://twitter.com/asmithonline/status/14976322082
    asmithonline at yahoo dot ca

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  26. Following you on google friend connect (asmithonline)
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  27. Subscribed to your blog via email #2
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  28. Subscribed to your blog via email #1
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  29. Voted for you on top mommy blogs #3
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  30. Voted for you on top mommy blogs #2
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  31. Voted for you on top mommy blogs #1
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  32. I like the "Old School Loafer"

    theaussiemommy gmail com

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  33. LOVE THIS COMPANY!! my gosh i didn't even know shoes have all these chemicals!
    UI2237 - “Downtown” Casual Dress Shoe
    size 8

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  34. I also subscribed to their newsletter, dunno if you can see that info or not so I figured I'd tell ya... and i liked your site and them on facebook...don't have tweeter...hopefully i will winnnn

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  35. i follow your blog.

    jteneback at hotmail dot com

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  36. I would pick the pink with cream crib shoes (#707) in a 0.

    jteneback at hotmail dot com

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  37. I voted #3.

    jteneback at hotmail dot com

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  38. i voted #2.

    jteneback at hotmail dot com

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  39. i voted!

    jteneback at hotmail dot com

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  40. I like the 1128 - Little Soles Classic Infants Shoes - Pink Sandal in size 7.

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  41. I like the Little Soles Classic Infants Shoes - Chocolate Brown with Flower in size 8.

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  42. I would pick the Cream and Brown Euro Runner in size 2
    designbytara@gmail.com

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  43. email subscriber #2
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  44. email subscriber #1
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  45. Follow EcoBlogz on twitter- thewahm
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  46. Like Eco-Babyz on FB
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  47. Like little soles on FB
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  48. The Out'n'about sandals are so cute

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  49. following little soles on twitter tiffanyblogs

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  50. I'd love to get the beautifully retro mary janes in a size 6, please!

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  51. I love the Beautifully Retro Mary Jane. I would probably get it in a 7.
    alice.lapray (at) gmail dot com

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  52. I would love the SQ1329 - “Bloom” Mary Jane shoes in size 7!! To cute!!

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  53. “Downtown” Casual Dress Shoe - size 3

    raeviola at hotmail dot com

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  54. little soles on twitter follower
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  55. I would choose the 659 - Baby Soles - Pink Metro Jane with Petals in size 0.

    marypres@gmail.com

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  56. 659 - Baby Soles - Pink Metro Jane with Petals
    Little Soles Shoes Size 1 would be perfect

    lmains at acsalaska dot net

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  57. #1 I signed up for the newsletter

    lmains at acsalaska dot net

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  58. I follow LittleSoleHQ on Twitter

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  59. I like Little Soles on Facebook

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  60. #2 I signed up for the newsletter

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  61. I follow Ecoblogz on Twitter

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  62. I liked Eco-Babyz on Facebook

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  63. #2 Subscribe via email


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  64. #1 Subscribe via email

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  65. GFC Follower

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  66. #3 Voted for Eco-Babyz of Top Mommy Blogs


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  67. #2 Voted for Eco-Babyz of Top Mommy Blogs


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  68. #1 Voted for Eco-Babyz of Top Mommy Blogs


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  69. Subscribed to their newsletter.

    aguarino29(at)sbcglobal(dot)net

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  70. Subscribed to their newsletter. ENTRY 1

    aguarino29(at)sbcglobal(dot)net

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  71. I would love teh Simply Mary Janes in a size 8 for my girlie. THey are so cute!

    http://www.littlesolesshoestore.com/products/?page=1&mains=12&mainc=123&link=read&id=1109

    aguarino29(at)sbcglobal(dot)net

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  72. Following LittleSolesHQ on Twitter. @AJsMomma2

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  73. Following EcoBlogz on Twitter. @AJsMomma2

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  74. Tweeted!

    http://twitter.com/AJsMomma2/status/15865082636

    aguarino29(at)sbcglobal(dot)net

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  75. I would pick the Avenue Loafer in Size 5 for my little guy! stef4916 @ yahoo . com

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  76. I would choose “Simply” Mary Jane squeaky shoes in size 5, so cute!!

    jlkarls3@hotmail.com

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  77. tweet!
    http://twitter.com/kimhigueria/status/15889742926
    kimhigueria at gmail dot com

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  78. following eco-blogz on twitter @kimhigueria
    kimhigueria at gmail dot com

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  79. following @littlesolesHQ on twitter @kimhigueria
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  80. I like eco-babyz on fb
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  81. Would love the Little Soles Classic Infants Shoes - Black with Purple Flower
    kimhigueria at gmail dot com

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  82. I'd pick euro sports runner in brown & powdered blue in size 7!
    janel_marie at yahoo dot com

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  83. following you on twitter
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  84. following sponsor on facebook
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  85. following you on facebook
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  86. following sponsor on twitter
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  87. hope i'm not too late cuz baby needs a new pair of shoes :)
    my fave are the Little Soles Children's Shoes - Purple Boot. I would need a size 9 toddler
    thanks
    meangreenmom[at]gmail[dot]com

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  88. I've signed up for the little soles newsletter
    meangreenmom[at]gmail[dot]com

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  89. i'm a new blog follower- just found your blog and love it!!!
    meangreenmom[at]gmail[dot]com

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  90. I voted you top mommy blog- entry 3
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  91. I voted you top mommy blog- entry 2
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  92. I voted you top mommy blog- entry 1
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