I’m glad to be back and thought what better way to kick off a welcome back than to give away a pair of moccasins (soft soled) to one of you guys that have stuck around with me this whole time!
Just a sampling of our ever growing mocc stash!
Boy to girl I think Freshly Picked moccasins are perfect. Of course colors can sway the shoe to more ‘girlie’ or more ‘boyish’. I think they were one of the best investments I made in my daughter’s wardrobe, because they are a quality shoe and they can cross that girl/boy barrier. I was certain that I would have another girl, and I could pass her wardrobe to baby 2. WRONG! But the moccs are something that my boy can rock, that his big sister wore previously.
Little Miss had the tiniest feet, she wore size 1 moccs at 7 months! Meanwhile her brother is barely squeezing his tubby little toes into those size 1s at 3 months! The staggering of the shoes will eventually lead them to both be walkers in the same size shoes, but I’m slowly building up his mocc stash so he can have some of his own things his big sister hasn’t worn.
The shoes fit fat baby feet. Or skinny baby feet. E had the skinnest little tiny girl feet, her brother is the exact opposite with his square chubby feet but the shoes still fit! I think it’s the shape and the elastic band that holds the shoes on that make them versatile for all baby feet sizes and shapes. That same elastic also keeps them on the toes!
They are super easy to pull on, and slightly difficult for kids to get off! E couldn’t remove them for the longest time, I knew when I put her in the backseat she’d have her shoes on when we arrived at our destination. And little babies cannot just kick them off by rubbing their feet together in that adorable little baby way.
FP provides generous sizing. Most shoes give you maybe a quarter inch or less ‘wiggle room’ between sizes. Dependent upon the size you can get as much as ¾ of an inch! This handy little feature allows your kiddo to rock their mocc for longer. When you are paying the big bucks for a shoe this is an important feature!
I bought E a pair of hard soled sneakers around her second bday. She ran so funny in them. They didn’t bend quite right for her to run in, she didn’t seem to run as fast or be near as comfortable when playing as she did in FP moccs. I attribute that to the soft sole on the moccs. The soft sole makes it easier for a toddler to run and learn to walk. We wear them to the park/playground/travel/dressup you name it she’s worn them. Literally.
They are a versatile shoe. As I said before they can be worn for any occasion. E has worn them to the White House and the playground. With a fluffy fancy dress or a pair of denim shorts! They have that casual yet sophisticated look about them, and I love that about a toddler/baby shoe!
Price, of course everyone talks about the price. It’s a quality shoe y’all (see I’ve been back in Texas). They are made to last, E wore the h e double hockey sticks out of her gold size 5s. She has been wearing them for about 6 months and one day she wore a hole right through the shoe, but gold was our go to color and I expect she would have grown out of most any other shoe in that time frame. But I am willing to contradict myself here, I have paid equal price for a toddler shoe that began cracking and the sole separated after 2 wears!
The colors are a positive and a negative imo. The fun vibrant colors have a tendency to stain little toes, however a quick scrub in the bath will take the stain away. The color do make it fun to match specific outfits or for fun occasions. Or you can grab a neutral for your little and they can rock it with anything and everything!
Don’t get them wet, as with any leather you should steer clear of rain puddles and swimming pools. This makes them less than ideal in climates where snow is frequent BUT now we are back in Texas they will be perfect year round! We have tried them out in the snow and rain and washing the car or hopping in the pool (last 2 cough cough DAD) and they get a little well, crunchy. The leather also has a tendency to shrink a bit once it’s gotten wet.
Soooo here’s what y’all have all been waiting for: YOU (that’s right you) could win a pair of SOFT SOLED Freshly Picked moccasins, in your color choice! It’s an awesome chance to build up your #moccstash and get a pair of moccs under the tree in time for Christmas!
I was given a pair of moccs for this review, and a pair can be yours too! Just enter in the widget below and stay tuned for the winner!