Friday Giveaway: Simple Shoes

I think sometimes when you think of "eco-friendly" clothing you think of clothes that look and feel like burlap. Or, maybe you think of lots of tie-dye. We happen to believe that there are some pretty fabulous clothing options that are also eco-friendly. One of our favorites is Simple Shoes.

I love that in this current day and age, where there are so many companies touting their
"green-ness" (totally a word), or declaring their love for our planet, that Simple is just making really great shoes that are sustainably made and eco-friendly.

Did you know that their shoes are made out of this stuff?

I love that they refer to themselves as "a nice little shoe company getting in touch with its inner hippie." I think that is what we are doing at Mama Manifesto in our "Going Granola" category - we are just everyday moms trying to get in touch with our inner hippy, in an attempt to cultivate greater respect and stewardship of our planet, as well as trying to care for our families with healthier products.

The bottom line on Simple's products is that they are absolutely legit in touting their eco-friendliness! [and they are so, so cute and oh so comfy!]

Here are our current favorites that will fit the WHOLE FAMILY:


















Simple shoes are available online at Simple's site, or you can go here to find a retailer near you. But, we are excited to offer a super fun giveaway from Simple for our Mama Manifesto readers. Simple wants to give away a pair of the super cozy "Overlay House Slippers" and a pair of kiddo's shoes to one lucky mama! To enter this giveaway, visit the Simple Shoes website here (click on the kids link) and respond to this post with a comment of your favorite simple shoe style for your kiddo!


And now, we are happy to announce that the winner of the Pampers Diapers Giveaway is:


{{{{ JulieMoe}}}

(Julie, I apologize for laughing at your son and his ability to pee in his own ear! Shoot us an email in the next 2 weeks please, and we will hook you up!)

Thanks to everyone who shared their horrible poop stories. I think it is nice to know that poop, blowouts, pee going in the wrong places, and unfortunate diaper changing experiences happens to all of us. :) I forgot to mention that when I was newly pregnant with my son, and in the midst of changing one of my daughter's vile poopy diapers, I thew up on her poopy diaper and her bottom. That was a really fun clean up!

If this giveaway did not inspire me to begin potty training my son, I do not know what will!

Good luck winning the simple shoes, mamas!

147 comments:

  1. My favorite shoes for my kids, so far, have been Keen shoes. They are virtually indestructible. The rubber toes are scuff-free, the suede stays looking fresh after more than a year of little boy wear and tear (I don't know about your kids, but mine can be really harsh), and they are waterproof. The waterproof thing, in my opinion is the very best thing about them. I live in Washington, where there are lots of puddles to tempt little feet. Little boys, school playgrounds, and many mud puddles can make for VERY stinky musty shoes. This DOES NOT happen with Keens. They are totally stink-free! This is why I heart them.

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  2. I haven't tried these shoes yet but the Kid's Macaroon looks like an adorable style and I love that they are GREEN!

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  3. The Macaroon shoes are cute, especially the ones with the pattern. But let's face it--winter is settin' in here and I need those slippers!

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  4. "Go ahead. Wear something trashy." - too funny!! These shoes look amazing. My 7 month old daughter would look adorable in the pink polka dot weebit shoe, though she looks adorable no matter what. :)These are so much cuter than the ever popular Robeez! I would love to win the slippers but I think I might have to order a pair of the avocatoes for myself as well!

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  5. My son is 6 months old, so he's not yet walking but is standing. I have a pair of Robeez that he seems to like (read: he doesn't pull them off), but the Simple shoes are great. I love the adult ones, but my favorite kids shoe is the Infant's Weebit in the chocolate and blue piggie.

    Thanks for hosting this giveaway!

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  6. My favorite baby shoes are Robeez ... they are perfect for little walkers and you can throw them in the washing machine .... for my 2 and 4 yr old I have to say our favorite shoes are Crocs -- I mean, you can wash them with a hose and they can put them on themselves .... they are maybe a little goofy .... but they work! Love the avocates --- and Macaroons from Simple. Thanks Mamas!

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  7. Thanks for posting this! I am going to order the slippers for my husband for Christmas! The Little Kid's Janie shoes are absolutely adorable! Thanks again! Have a great day!

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  8. I love simple shoes. I haven't ever tried the kiddie shoes, though. I think I like the Simple GP Loaf best for my little one!

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  9. I LOVE these shoes. On display at my Whole Foods, with each visit I hold a pair or two in my hands for a quick embrace, then put them down with a sigh, "Not this week." It never seems to be the right time to buy new shoes for 3 pairs of growing feet! My favorites are the infant GP LOAF in tan and the green polka dot Little Kid's Skippies/ecosneaks. It's not every day you find polka dot shoes for a boy, and these ones are awesome! Thanks for the fun post! :)

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  10. These are precious!!! I LOVE them!! I feel the same as the post before...never seems like the right week to purchase 3 pairs of shoes for 3 growing feet! I love the Infant's Weebit-Infant's in the Slate Rose and Toddler's Macaroon-Little Kid's in strawberry ice. Too cute! Also, I am LOVING the Women's Toemale Boots in black & brown!! So stylish!!

    Thank you for this post Mama's!!
    Sharla

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  11. great shoes.

    love the tire shoes for little boys. i didn't even look at the girl shoes b/c it's not fair .... they are always so cute and i have no one to put them on YET!!!

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  12. Since I have a 5 month old daughter, I love the infant Weebit shoes! SO cute!

    I WANNA WIN!

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  13. Since I have a boy and a girl, my favorites are the polka-dot Little Kid's Skippies/ecosneaks, and the Kid's Skippies Car Tire sneakers. I think it's a great idea to use recycled materials for shoes!

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  14. For children, I like the Skiff-Little Kids Shoes. There are some great styles here--but, I especially like the women's shoes/boots.

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  15. I have a pair of Simples and I heart them!

    I liked the big kids' Skippy car tire thingamajiggy ones.

    Cute!

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  16. Cute shoes! But sometimes it bugs me that clothing companies manufacture "green" products when there is so much reducing and reusing to be done first. Does that bug anyone else?

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  17. I like the Infant GP Loafs. They are so adorable and comfy for lil ones toes. Great idea, I can't wait to start wearing closed toed shoes again... oh wait, Weather.com says its going to be in the 90's and 80's for the next 10 days atleast.
    Shoes are always fun no matter what the weather.

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  18. I like the Chocolate Multi macaroons for girls! Sweet shes!

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  19. I got my first pair of Simple's 11 years ago! They were comfy clogs and I wore them till they perished. My favorite current pair for kids is the Infant's GP Loaf. They would look perfect on my foster son!

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  20. skiff little kids were adorable. I have all boys, so I'm lovin the blue stripes.

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  21. I like the infant wee-bits and the macaroons on this site. Thanks for passing this on.. I had not heard of them before.

    Another neat place for shoes is Toms (www.tomsshoes.com) They give a pair of shoes to a child in need for every pair sold. I think they had a shoe drop in South Africa not too long ago. Some of their kids styles are similar to the weebits it seems.

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  22. I like the Macaroons! They are adorable . . . and of course those slippers look divine!!! :) Julie Lawrence

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  23. I'm in love! I adore the macaroon little kids shoes and the womens avocatoe!

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  24. I love the Infant's Weebit-amphora. So cute!!

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  25. Alright, so I just came back to this post and realized that I COMPLETELY read your question wrong! What a doofus. Can I blame that on a night of insomnia. Look at the time stamp on my comment. 4:36 am. I think I had already been awake for an hour or so at that point too. I am such a geek! Okay, so the SIMPLE shoes I like are the men's Toemorrow sneakers. I want some of those for myself. :)

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  26. Since my little guy can't live without shoes, this is the giveaway for him. Seriously, he wakes up and says "shhh, shhh." I think he would look cute in the Toeday little boy shoes.

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  27. Who knew that way back in high school I was so eco-friendly buying a pair of Simple Shoes - I just thought they were super cute and comfy!! Obviously not much has changed with this AWESOME company.
    I think I will keep in mind the Weebits for my next baby!
    GREAT giveaway!!

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  28. Simple is the way I try to live and the shoes are really great! The slippers are fabulous and look so very comfortable. I like the "Kids'
    Skiff" Shoe. Please enter me in your marvelous giveaway drawing. Many thanks, Cindi
    jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

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  29. Wow, these shoes look good for the kids, but lets face it, I'm in this one for those slippers!
    Ie we were lucky enough to win, we'd choose the Kids skiffs in the blue - they look so cool. I was tempted to say the baby shoes, but I don't have one.

    rhubbert(at)socal.rr.com

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  30. Hi, we love these simple shoes, I got my son to browse and he chose the kids skippies car tire in black (or the cub beige), in the big kids, size 1K if we are fortunate to win.

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  31. great store, love being eco friendly when I can - I loved the sale section.
    Infant's Weebit in the asiatic blue look too cute for words and is our choice, thanks so much mamas.

    davidjnorris at ntlworld.com

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  32. Super cute shoes here.
    My 3 month old daughter Summer would look cute in a pair of plaid Infant's Weebit.
    thanks
    jen62728@aol.com

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  33. So cute! I love the GP LOAF style!

    bunnybx at gmail . com

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  34. I love the Macaroons! The chocolate/multi pattern is adorable!

    Marianne
    mjackson(at)wwhgd(dot)com
    www.crochetbymommaj.etsy.com
    http://crochetbymommaj.blogspot.com/

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  35. I love the Infant's Weebit-Infant's in slate rose. Tahnk you for the chance to win :-)

    thedirtyshirtblog(at)gmail(dot)com

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  36. I love the skiff big kid shoes!
    Thanks,
    mountaingoats at hotmail dot com

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  37. Fave kids' shoes:
    Toddler's GT Janie-Little Kid's...
    SUPER cute and they look just granola enough for our neighbourhood, too! :-) I'm going to have to get the girls a pair at Christmas. Can't wait to try some infant styles out on The Boy!
    Thanks for sharing...

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  38. My favorite are the Macaroons in Strawberry Ice. Very cute!
    Thanks!

    treflea4 at gmail dot com

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  39. I love the Little Kids Macaroon- sooo cute!

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  40. I love the Big Kid's Macaroon in chocolate multi.

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  41. Toddler's Macaroon in Strawberry Ice. Very cute!!

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  42. I'm not actually a mom (I read for the recipes, mostly), but if Canadians may enter my favourite simple shoe style for the kid I babysit most often is the Kids Skiff rabbit/adriatic blue.

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  43. I think I'm gonna have to get the GP Loaf shoe (in adriatic blue) for my little guy to cruise around NY City in next week!

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  44. Gotta love the macaroon style. Especially in the Chocolote/Multi pattern. But woo-hoo, those slippers look outrageously comfy!

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  45. I think the Macaroons are sweet sweet sweet! I especially like the Toddler's Macaroon in Strawberry Ice, which would look so cute on our granddaughter. Great giveaway! Many thanks cdziuba@aol.com

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  46. Skiff-Little Kid's would be perfect for Tristan. He would like the stripes and the comfort. I would like that they would be easy to put on and take off. Putting shoes on a squirming toddler that doesn't like to wear shoes is no easy task.
    traymona[at]aol.com

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  47. I really love the Toddler's GT Janie-Little Kid's.
    These are just adorable and look so comfortable for my little girls' feet.
    http://barefoot-mommy.blogspot.com/
    Krissy.Carr{at}gmail.com

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  48. My favorite style is the Kid's Skiff-Big Kid's.
    -Terra
    partymix25(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  49. I love the Big Kids Macaroon in strawberry ice or smoky grape doe my daughter. And to be able to wear slippers instead of old socks? How awesome!

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  50. I love the Macaroon shoes for my daughter in Strawberry Ice.

    cherierj(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  51. My two boys picked the tire shoes.I am a subscriber.

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  52. My daughter would love the Macaroon shoes. She loves to dress in the latest fashions!

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  53. The pink macaroon shoes are way too cute! She would love to show them to her friends.
    volie03@aol.com

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  54. The Macaroon in Strawberry Ice are absolutely adorable! Thanks Mamas!

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  55. I love the Macaroon Strawberry Ice ones. My daughter loves them too, the color is her FAVORITE.

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  56. I like the Skiff-Little Kid's shoes the best! :)

    :) Thank you for the wonderful giveaway! :)

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  57. I would love the have the women's avocotoes. They look sooo comfy. I work in retail and am on my feet constantly.

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  58. I think the Toddler's Macaroon-Little Kid's shoe in Strawberry Ice would be cute on my little girl. They have great sale prices!
    katiekarr at gmail dot com

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  59. Macaroon-Little Kid's in Strawberry Ice.

    abrockelman73@yahoo.com

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  60. I like the Kid's Macaroon-Big Kid's in Strawberry ice.

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  61. Women's toemail looks great for the cold weather & Macaroon for the little one.

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  62. My favorite kid's shoe is the macaroon. I don't often find eco-friendly shoes for kids, so I'm happy you have this giveaway and I now have a source. Thanks!

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  63. So far I love the Keen shoes but the Macaroon ones are wonderful also. I need those slippers as my feet are always cold and nothing seems to help.

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  64. I love the Skiff-Little Kid's (Toddlers) shoes!

    Thanks so much!

    The slippers look super comfy!

    nancyrobster@gmail.com

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  65. The pink macaroon shoes are really nice

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  66. Infant's Weebit shoe is just adorable. I have a new grandson so would get these for him, any size for little feet. Thanks for the contest.

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  67. Infant's Weebit shoe is just adorable. I have a new grandson so would get these for him, any size for little feet. Thanks for the contest.

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  68. I love the macaroons the best.

    rebbi511 at peoplepc.com

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  69. My favorite is the Infant's Weebit-Infants in tan. They look totally comfortable. (And so do the house slippers!)

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  70. I love the:

    Toddler's Macaroon-Little Kid's
    Really cute MJs...thanks so much for the contest.

    Z

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  71. I like the Women's GT Jane-Organic Cotton in black. And, hooray they come in larger sizes!

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  72. I like their Toddler's Skiff-Little Kids shows - no strap or laces to deal with! I also LOVE your giveaway, especially the slippers, yummmm.

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  73. I daughter would love the Toddler's Macaroon strawberry ice.

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  74. I love the macaroons! They are so cute!

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  75. I always have problems trying to choose just one, but I think I like the Macaroon Big Kids shoes. They are cute and look extremely comfy.

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  76. The Little Kid's Skiff is really cute

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  77. I like the infant's weebit in slate rose...too cute!

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  78. My daughter would love the Macaroon in Smoky Grape.

    galeogirl(at)comcast(dot)net

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  79. the Kid's Macaroon are soooo cute

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  80. I LIKE THE WEEBIT INFANTS SHOE IN ADRIATIC BLUE.

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  81. Toddler's Skiff-Little Kid's in Rabbit/Adriatic Blue!

    ignoramoose (at) gmail (dot) com

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  82. Wow.....these shoes are so classy and simple. I love the Toddler's GT Janie-Little Kid's. My daughter would look adorable in these...with any outfit!

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  83. First off...PEACE! (my inner hippy speaking out)
    I checked out the kid's shoes. As a Grandmother, I would have to say the infant Plaid shoes are my favorite. Cute logo on the bottom too! I am not sure how long my Granddaughter's size is but since she is 19 months and was a preemie, I think she would take a size 3.
    Funny about how they ship: I ship in a state of the art/back to the future post consumer recycled box… it looks like a truck. No, really. BEEP BEEP!

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  84. The Toddler's Macaroon-Little Kid's shoes in chocolate/multi are my favorites-so cute!

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  85. I like the Macaroon in chocolate/multi. My daughter would love them.

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  86. our daughter LOVES the big kids macaroon in chocolate - multi. SOOO cute! thanks for letting us know about this great site!

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  87. Thank you for having this. I really like the Strawberry Ice Kid's Macaroon-Big Kid's in a size 2 for my daughter. Too cute! Thank you!
    tatertot374@sbcglobal.net

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  88. I love the Infants Weebit in amphora, size 2. I really like this site. Thanks for showing it to me!

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  89. Love, love, love the Toddler's Macaroon-Little Kid's in chocolate/multi. Thanks for hosting a great giveaway.

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  90. Toddler's Skiff-Little Kid's would be great for my son

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  91. Toddler's Skiff-Little Kid's are adorable.
    tvollowitz at aol dot com

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  92. The women's avocotoes sound so warm and inviting!

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  93. I like the Macaroon-Big Kid's in Strawberry. Thanx for the contest.

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  94. The striped macaroon little kids shoe is adorable for my daughter, and easy to get on and off. The slippers would be great for Momma too!

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  95. I think my nephew would look great in the striped Skiff shoes! And I would love the slippers, of course!

    urchiken at gmail dot com

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  96. I love the macarroon in chocolate

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  97. Kid's Skippies Car Tire-Big Kid's
    I would love to have my youngest try these. It looks like they would be so comfortable.

    Nora
    neneelynn@yahoo.com

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  98. Kid's Skiff-Big Kid's Shoes look really comfortable for my grandson.

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  99. GP LOAF-INFANT are my favorite children's shoe. They are so sweet! Love the tan colour.

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  100. The kid's macaroon look cute.

    ktgonyea at gmail.com

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  101. I love the Weebit-Infant's in the brown and blue. These look so warm and comfy for my little one's feet!

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  102. I like the Big Kid's Skiff shoes


    pinkveganmiso(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  103. Big Kid's Macaroon in chocolate multi

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  104. Macaroon-Big Kid's in Strawberry

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  105. I like the Wee-bit infant shoe. Very cute.

    hafner611 {AT} gmail {DOT} com

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  106. These look really great...and sounds like a wonderful company. I love the polka dot ones and the Toeday for my son. Thanks for the chance, justicecw@hotmail.com

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  107. I like the Macaroon-Little Kid's shoes.

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  108. I like the Macaroon kid's shoes. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  109. love the Macaroon style - very cute! And Mama could sure use some new slippers, lol.

    trinitygsd at yahoo dot com

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  110. I love the toddler GT Janie in cub- Soooo cute!

    Thanks for a great giveaway!
    jjdragonfly [at] gmail [dot] com

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  111. Cute shoes! I like the Macaroon in Strawberry Ice.

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  112. wow thay are all realy nice and well i love to win a pair for my little one shes in a size 7 baby shoes thanks

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  113. Infant's Weebit-Infant's in slate rose...for my sister having her first baby...a GIRL!
    THANKS

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  114. i love the Women's Toemale - Hemp in black..so cute :)

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  115. I lkove these especially the Toemales. As for kids shoes the strawberry macaroons are my favorite.

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  116. Infant's Weebit shoe for my new nephew!! And I agree with the poster that raved about Keens - love them!!

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  117. I like Toddler's Macaroon-Little Kid's

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  118. Infant's GP LOAF-Infant's - I love the loafer look! I've never seen a baby shoe look so cool!

    Hoping to win!!

    minnesotapeachy@aol.com

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  119. Infant's Weebit-Infant's
    in shopping bag is my fav!!!

    kristilb19@yahoo.com

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  120. All of their shoes look so comfortable. I like the Little Kids Skippies.

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  121. The Macaroon style for little kids would be great for my neice. She would be totally kickin' it in them!!!

    sherri419 at gmail dot com

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  122. I like the Toddler's Macaroon-Little Kid's in chocolate/multi! Thank you so much!

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  123. LOVE the Skippies Car Tire Shoes!
    I wish they came in my size, too!
    sonjamht at ca dot rr dot com

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  124. The Macaroon style is adorable.

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  125. My daughter would look so super cute in the Toddler's Macaroon Little Kids Shoes in the color Smoky Grape! They are just adorable and look very comfortable too! I personally love the overlay slippers so this is a fabulous giveaway for mother and daughter! Thank you so much for the opportunity to enter.
    joannaonthelake@gmail.com

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  126. I so totally love the Toddler's Macaroon in Strawberry Ice. I can so see my little granddaughter in these. I haven't tried these yet but would love to.

    Thanks so much!

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  127. The Big Kids Macaroon-chocolate/multi is my favorite. garrettsambo@aol.com

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  128. My favorite shoes are the Big Kid's Skiff in the blue stripe.

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  129. I like the macaroon little kids shoes. they are so cute.

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  130. love the Infant's Weebit-amphora.

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  131. i like the weebit infant shoe in adriatic blue for my wee one.

    (email in profile)

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  132. I love the Toddler's Macaroon-Little Kid's in strawberry ice size 13 :)

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  133. The Little Kid's Janie is cute.
    donna444444@yahoo.com

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  134. I love the Macaroon style in the chocolate multi colored pattern.ashlyn@chuparkoff.com

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  135. I like the Macaroon Big Kid's shoes in pink. They're adorable! They also look easy to put on and take off.

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  136. I love the Kid's Skippies Car Tire sneakers!

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