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The 22nd Mommy Review

The 22nd Mommy Review

Today's Mommy Review is for a pair of I-Walks from Bobux!

Bobux Baby Shoes was started by New Zealand designers Chris and Colleen Bennett back in 1991 when Chris noticed his wifes ongoing frustration with their 9 month old daughters shoelaces constantly coming undone, thus making the shoes fall off. He then noticed that his daughter loved wearing her cotton prewalkers. So, taking a few ideas off of that, and many of his own, while replacing the cotton with leather and suede, and adding the original Bobux elastic ankle device, Bobux was born. Soon moms started noticing and wanting a pair, this lead to Chris trying out a craft market in which he sold out in 2 hours. After 6 months Bobux was in full production. Since then it has grown to being sold in over 18 countries world-wide with 1.5 million shoes sold each year.

Plus there are several imitators, which, as Chris says, "imitation is the ultimate form of flattery.” He also says on this subject, “The companies that have copied us in the past haven’t developed the same design and innovation culture that we had from day one and the new products the company plans to release from 2007 onwards will be more difficult to copy so blatantly.”

Calvin has a pair of the I-Walk Juniors in the Mocha High Top and I cannot begin to tell you how awesome these shoes are. Well, I suppose all you have to do is look at them and you get the idea. :) Love them. All I wear is Converse so I jumped at the chance to get Calvin a pair of shoes that were similar to mine. They are so high quality, and the leather is so incredibly soft. I was very impressed with these shoes.

I can't even imagine how they are able to make such quality shoes when the shoes are so tiny, but Bobux definitely manages it amazingly. I'm just sad that Calvin will grow out of them soon! :( Hopefully i'll have another littlle boy so he can wear them too. Oh, who am I kidding, I would even put them on a girl if I had one! They'd look good on both :) Plus, Bobux has a few other shoes that I'm eyeing. It's definitely a company I will go to again and again.

And one other thing I wanted to point out, notice that on their shoes the design is facing your child, not away from them. That way they get the fun of seeing the pictures right side up!

And yes, Calvin is totally doing the "Monkey Face" in this picture, lol :)


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Bunny B said...

I've dugg - bunnymoney

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Bunny B said...

I've your cute button on my sidebar too!

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gillian said...

Bobux Ice Blue Dragonfly is sweet for baby girl on the way!

gratefulsoul at hotmail.com

Keely said...

Oh, and I have your button on my blog as well :-)

Nicole Feliciano said...

HI there, just found your blog and entered my first contest with you. I'll also be sure to link up my site http://momtrends.blogspot.com/

I've got 4, yes count them 4, contests running thru the end of the month--all focusing on back to school. Hope you and your readers check them out.



Stephanie said...

I-Walk Sport White/Navy - love them with the velcro and rubber soles but reviewed (in different type) so will list another to comply with rules -- Bobux Black Soccer

Seeryus Mama said...

How to choose just one pair? My favorite 3 are Mllk/Flower/Stem, Black Lady Jane and the Chocolate Pink Flower.


The Mama Hood said...

I have your button in my sidebar also!

candace said...

Oh my gosh i love all of them... these are so cute.. i think i can pick a pair to go with every outfit i have :)

I love the LJP - Bobux Lt. Pink Lady Jane... these can go with everything... great giveaway



Anonymous said...

I like the I-walk raspberry and the ice blue dragonfly

I twitted about this contest!

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Minxy Mimi said...

I have your button on my blog!

Sassy Pink Boutique said...

I love the "I-Walk Sport White/Navy" shoes. My son's feet are growing so fast, I'd have to pick their biggest size (8). He would look hip in these!


Sassy Pink Boutique said...

I have your button on my side bar here:



Sassy Pink Boutique said...

Blogged here:


Whimsical Creations said...

My favorite is the I-Walk mary jane mocha.

=) melanie
melanieadey at hotmail dot com

Whimsical Creations said...

I have your button on my blog.

=) melanie
melanieadey at hotmail dot com

Karen said...

I like the I-walk raspberry and the ice blue dragonfly!!

ktgonyea [at] gmail.com

renee - 21st century parenting said...

hey, i just found your blog. what a great site!!! i love it!

i like the I-Walk Mary Jane Black or the Bobux Ice Blue Dragonfly the best. :-) twilli would absolutely LOVE some of these shoes. she just started walking and her birthday was 8/7.

i blogged about this contest http://www.21stcenturyparenting.com/2008/08/24/win-some-cute-bobux-baby-shoes-from-the-giveawaycom/ and added you to my blogroll. :-)


renee [at] design - dp dot com

jenny said...

wow how cute thay all are but i just love the walker high tops for girls thay are realy cute

Doreen said...

Love the ice blue dragonfly pair and I have your button in my sidebar!!

Stacey Moore said...

blogged you at prizeatron.com

ihchicky said...

I have your button on my sidebar.

valmg said...

I blogged you on A Contest Blog at http://acontestblog.com/index.php/2008/the-giveaway-bobux-giveaway/

louiseb130 said...

Oooh, the dragonflies are so cute!

Anonymous said...

ice blue dragonfly pair

Carol Lewis said...

Loving the dragonflies.

Lesha said...

Hello! I added your button to my blog at http://lostburpclothe.blogspot.com/


Jen said...

I added your widget to my blog

Anonymous said...

Hi, I love the Bobux Chocolate/Pink Flower. Too cute!
I've noticed that the picture is turned to face the baby on these shoes - so clever!
God bless,

sherri419 said...

How cute are these!!!! My favorite is the Bobux Pearl White/Flwrs pair. My goddaughter would be adorable in these!!!

sherri419 at gmail dot com

cdrury said...

love the "I-Walk Sport White/Navy" shoes

klp1965 said...

i love the Flower/Fuschia/Orange

hansenpj5 said...

love the dragonflies they are so cute

memetu said...

IW-BTM - I-Walk Boot Mocha size 8 for those cold days ahead.

NesieBird said...

I love the dragonflies!

Anonymous said...

I love the Bobux Pearl/Flowers pair.


~JEWEL~ said...

Love the ASWF - Bobux White/Fuchsia CUTE !!

Anonymous said...

the I walk Raspberry .. rangrace at hotmail.com

zeitersouth said...

I would pick the brown football ones in medium!

Sherry R said...

My favorite is the Chocolate Giraffe in medium!

Erica said...

I would pick the Ice Pink/Kitten in small.

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