*Disclaimer: I received product from JustShoesforKids in exchange for my review. All opinions are authentic and my own.
There are certain places that you just don’t go with your kids to avoid the stress-inducing experience it would bring. For me it’s the supermarket, and for Jodi Gallaer, founder of JustShoesforKids, it was the shoe store. She launched her online kids shoe boutique to give all those other parents out there a place to shop for high quality shoes without needing to step “foot” in a store. And for a limited about of time, you can get 30% off the entire site with the promo code INSTAGRAM12!
With free shipping and free returns, JustShoesforKids shows they have the customer in mind by making things convenient. The shoes are from European designers like Old Soles, Igor and Cienta, so your Fancy Girl or Dapper Dude can share in your own fabulosity. If you’ve read any of my past reviews, you’ll know that I look to highlight or partner with brands who are philanthropic. JustShoesFor Kids donates $1 from every pair of shoes purchased to the ELIJA Foundation for community outreach for Autism. The founder Jodi is a mom of two autistic boys and wants to give back to a foundation that has helped so many children and families. I asked Jodi more about this in our interview below.
As an introduction to JustShoesforKids, I was sent 2 pair of boots for my older girls and pair of silver Mary Janes for my youngest, and they really do make you feel special. I have a preference for the aesthetic of European brands, so these shoes are right up my alley.
First up is my middle daughter in the pink Igor Campera Charol Rain Boot. It lucked out that we took pictures on a rainy day. The boots are sturdy and durable with a glossy finish. The pink bow adds a sweet feminine touch. They are available in aubergine, black, red, grey and navy.
My eldest received the Igor Aitana Burgundy Rain Boot, which are probably my favorite of the two. I literally gasped when I pulled them out of the box. I’ve never seen rain boots with such a smooth matte finish. The beige bow makes them stand out even more. Beyond function as a rain boot, they would look great as an every day ankle boot.
Finally the cutest of all the shoes were the Old Soles’ Sassy Silver Snake Leather Mary Jane for my youngest. I mean- look at those cute little feet! I couldn’t help putting her in the shoes while she was wearing her Christmas PJ’s. The shoes have the appropriate comfort for little, growing feet, and a detail that I really appreciate when fitting shoes on babies. The heel of the shoe is stretchy, making it easier to put her foot in place. The real test was when she was walking and running around in them. The fact that she didn’t want to take them off was a plus! These will be perfect for all of our holiday parties coming up!
Since JustShoesforKids is a new business, I wanted to learn more about the inspiration for the website and some background on the founder Jodi. Keep reading below…