Today is our son Dylan's first birthday. Needless to say, for the past 3 months or so he's been creeping, crawling and cruising in preparation for his next major milestone - walking. During this process, I've felt compelled to keep him well shod (partly to give him good support and keep his feet warm, partly because I just love shoes!) and he's tried out several different styles of shoes out there. Let me just say that Vincent shoes are, by far, our favorite!
Dylan received a couple of pairs of Vincent Mini Pre-Walkers for review through the Parent Bloggers Network. The Vincent Minis are cute, sporty shoes that have been great for his busy schedule of Mother's Morning Out and trips to the park. The shoes come up high enough to give him good support, and the velcro is nice and long, which means he can't undo it and take the shoes off without my knowing about it (a problem we've had with another brand). The Minis are soft and bendable, giving our tippy-toes walker the flexibility he needs to get around like a pro. The polka-dot treat on bottom means he won't slip when cruising across our hardwoods.
The other style we tried were the Mini Alfons. I think of these as Dylan's "dress-up" shoes, although they're still just as suitable for an afternoon at the park or shopping with Mom at the mall. Again, these have great support while still being soft and piliable. The same long straps fit the shoes securely to his feet so we don't have to worry about losing a shoe somewhere, and the leather sole doesn't skid when he's taking a step or two on his own.
We give Vincent Shoes two thumbs up and kudos for creating some of the best children's pre-walkers out there. Style, comfort, function and price - Vincent Shoes has it all.
Now you can win some for your own children! Vincent is giving away TWO $50 gift certificates to two lucky readers. All you have to do is check out the Vincent site, then leave a comment on the Vincent post at PBN with your favorite style and why (it does NOT need to be a pre-walker). Two winners will be selected at random from all the comments on the final-round-up day 11/1.
But don't wait to see if you won - use coupon "OCT-20-OFF" for 20% anything in the shop through 11/11/07 (first time purchase only) and find out how awesome Vincent shoes are for yourself (and your kids).