Friday, June 1, 2012

Feature Friday: Friendly Rooster -- The Go-To Place for Baby and Children Shoes, Hands Down (Review and Giveaway)

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This past Monday, I introduced you to Aimee Gallo of Friendly Rooster.  If you missed my interview, click here to read it now.  In my interview, I shared how Savannah is in love with her Dolly Mary Janes from Tip Toey Joey shoes, a brand Friendly Rooster, and how hard it is to get her to change out of these shoes at night, or even to wear another pair of shoes, when her outfit doesn't go with these gold shoes.  Here is a picture of her on the couch, admiring her gold shoes.  

As soon as she put them on for the first time, you smiled and began to dance around.  They instantly became her favorite shoes for dancing, walking and running around.  Not only are these shoes comfortable, but they are durable.  Each pair of Tip Toey Joey's, has a stretching heel, flexible rubber soles, and overall softness that is built into each and every one of their wonderful baby shoes!  In addition, these Dolly Mary Janes offer the following features:

  • 100% leather upper and lining
  • All natural rubber sole
  • Padded leather insole to absorb perspiration--cool in summer and warm in winter
  • Velcro closure and elastic detail at heel to make this shoe easy to slip on and not so easy for little babies to take off
  • Flexible rubber soles with non-skid bottoms assist in learning to walk while keeping tumbles to a minimum
  • Foot bed is cushioned for comfort
You are probably saying, $40 for a pair of baby shoes?  As a parent with two small children, I have spent a lot of money of shoes for them.  Since Savannah began crawling, I began buying shoes only to be disappointed with their quality or comfort.  I found that you have to spend between $40-$60 for a good pair of beginner shoes, if you want them to last, provide the support beginner walkers need, and are comfortable for young children not used to wearing shoes.  I found that the shoes that I purchased for $20 or less, would not last pas the forth or fifth wear, as the seams would begin to give way, the heals would begin to break down, or Savannah would look uncomfortable walking in them, and would stop to take them off.  But, not with these shoes from Friendly Rooster.  These were the first pair of shoes she learned to put on by herself.  And, each morning when I am dressing her, these are the first thing she grabs when I tell her it is time to get ready for the day.

It will only be a matter of months when Arabella begins to crawl and then walk.  When it happens, the first thing I will be doing is buying her a few pairs of shoes from Friendly Rooster, along with replacement Dolly Mary Janes, when Savannah outgrows this pair.  I can't stop raving about these shoes with family and friends, and when you place your order today and receive them, you will see why.  And, if you order a pair of Tip Toey Joey shoes, you will be helping support Aimee's charitable effort, Share Your Love of Shoes.  Here is more about Share Your Love of Shoes™, and how you can help support this great cause:

Share Your Love of Shoes™
Friendly Rooster and Tip Toey Joey are working together to help infants in need.  As part of an ongoing effort to help communities, Friendly Rooster will be donating brand new Tip Toey Joey shoes to US charities that benefit infants.
How it works
It’s simple.  Purchase any size or style of Tip Toey Joey shoes from, and a new pair of Tip Toey Joey shoes will be donated to a beginning walker in need in the United States.  By working with charities specializing in infant care, Friendly Rooster will ensure that the shoes are used to benefit those children that need good, high-quality shoes but are otherwise unable to afford them.
Why is the campaign specific to beginning walkers?
According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, baby shoes “should be comfortable and flexible with nonskid soles to avoid slips and provide room to grow.  Stiff and compressive footwear may cause deformity, weakness, and loss of mobility”.  Obviously, it is very important for children learning to walk (beginning walkers) to have proper footwear.  Nearly 70% of foot problems come from wearing shoes that don’t fit correctly and, unfortunately, much of the footwear sold is often not healthy for tiny, developing feet. 
Tip Toey Joey takes pride in the quality and craftsmanship of their shoes  They are made of super-soft, breathable leather that help protect infants learning to walk from cutting or injuring their delicate feet. 

Why donate to My Stuff Bags?
Each year, more than 300,000 children in the US must be rescued from dangerous home environments.  They often have to leave their homes with little to no belongings of their own.  My Stuff Bags gives these children something of their own to hold on to.  Each bag is filled with necessities and items that are comforting...a toothbrush, a blanket, a book, and perhaps a new pair of shoes.
Why donate to Rooms to Grow?
Room to Grow is dedicated to enriching the lives of babies born into poverty throughout their critical first three years of development. Parents expecting a baby are referred to Room to Grow by selected prenatal programs assisting low-income families. Upon their referral, parents visit Room to Grow's warm and inviting space once every three months from just before the birth of the baby until their child turns three. During their one-on-one appointments with our staff social workers, typically lasting two hours, parents receive developmental information, customized support, and all of the needed baby items to ensure a healthy and secure start for their child.

Help Friendly Rooster and Tip Toey Joey provide much-needed shoes to those in need.  Simply purchase a pair of TTJ shoes and we’ll help you “Share Your Love of Shoes”!
So, what are you waiting for?  Head on over to the Friendly Rooster today and check out their selection of shoes for babies and children, just in time for summer.  You will not be disappointed!

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Click here to browse the Friendly Rooster website for children's shoes and accessories.  Don't forget to use coupon code "SAV20" at checkout, to receive 20% of any purchase of $25 or more through June 16th.
One lucky reader will win a pair of Tip Toey Joey shoes for their son or daughter.  Winner can choose from either the Dolly Mary Janes (same shoe I reviewed, but in the color rose) or the Mocky for boys, in beige. To enter, please complete the entries on the Rafflecopter form below.  Good luck!

Disclosure:  I was sent a sample from the vendor in order to write up an honest review.  The views above are mine and mine alone.


  1. love the summer sports shoe kids for my sweet lo!

  2. I love the Sunny Sandal - baby.

  3. Love the dolly mary janes

  4. I love the flower baby girl shoes by pedi-ped

  5. love the

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  6. I love the Love Ballet Shoe-Kids

    lpninpain at gmail dot com

  7. Elephant Baby Shoe
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  8. I like the Grind Sneaker in Toddler Boy.

  9. Love the Flower Sandal in pink.
    Allison Marie

  10. I like the Bolt slip ons.
    -Heather S

  11. I like the Sunny Sandal - baby
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  12. i love the Grind Sneaker-Toddler