superdumb supervillain: Kuuru Shoes, sadly for kids only

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Kuuru Shoes, sadly for kids only

***WINNER PICKED 7/31 WITH RANDOM.ORG***


***CONGRATULATIONS, Ariana!!!***


her comment... I LOVE the Olivia shoes in brown-- so adorable, and not too cutesy!




Kuuru is a new (three months old!) line of shoes available for sizes 3-9. They are simple and elegant, impeccably detailed and funky without being weird. Kind of like Prada for preschoolers. Except the retail price is actually pretty reasonable: $37-$39 per pair.





There are no cutesy pictures, primary colors or dumbed-down style in Kuuru's inaugural collection. Kuuru is the Japanese pronunciation of the word "cool" and the name epitomizes the casual chic that mompreneur owner/designer Helen Chang dreamed of bringing to the pre-K set.





Jasper tried the Adam in olive green. He's not quite walking yet, so the concept of hard soled shoes is not particularly appealing to him, but I have to say that they are by far the most stylish little boys' sandals I have ever seen. The leather is absolutely luscious. (Seriously, I kept smelling them. Sick but true.) A far cry from the clunky orthopedic white sandals of my youth that sawed strapmarks permanently into my ankles with their stiff cardboard-y leather.



Roo got the Alyssa in purple and green. This fetching floral sandal is also available in orange and brown. While Roo contends that they are not actually purple beause they are not, say, the color of Barney, she admits they are very comfortable and even "really pretty." Whenever she wears them, people stop us to ask about them. They are seriously that cute.






My kids aren't the only ones digging their Kuuru kicks: celebrity tots like Salma Hayek's daughter Valentina love them, too! And did I mention the lovely packaging? Kuuru features chocolate brown boxes with pale blue typography in a sleek, modern san serif font. It matches this blog perfectly, down to the spare green accents… Serendipity, people.




To enter and win a pair of Kuuru shoes in your choice of style and size, please comment on this post with your favorite Kuuru style from their website.

Entries will be accepted through July 30th and I'll pick the winner using Random.org. US/Canada readers are eligible. Only one entry/comment per person, please.

Make sure you leave an email address in your comment or that you have one accessible on your blog so you can be contacted if you win! Or, you may choose to check for your nickname at Prizey.Fetch, a new site that compiles winners in one convenient place:


***Click Giveaways on my sidebar to see what else you could win!***

382 comments:

  1. We love Kuuru Shoes! We own the Olivias in brown. They are versatile and comfy. My daughter chooses to wear them every day.

    I also love the Peytons..this may be her next pair!

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  2. If I had a girl there would be no question, Sophia. My boy would look awesome in the Peytons.
    Thanks Naomi for the tip! I totally am going to get some of these shoes.

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  3. Geeze, do i really want to pass on my she fetish to my daughters? Yes!Alyssa in Purple and Olive Green, Please!!!!

    Thanks for the opportunity!
    anavarre1331@bellsouth.net

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  4. Love the girls Burgundy.
    gkstratos@ yahoo.com

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  5. I have never heard of this brand and I thought I was up to date on all the new shoes available.

    I adore the Elena style.

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  6. I'd like the ELENA (lt. blue) size 4, if I'm lucky enough to win!
    Alaska95132@aol.com

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  7. I would love the boys Peyton in size 6. They would look adorable on my son.

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  8. I love the olive green adams, bu the navy blue marcus shoes are pretty cute, too.

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  9. Elena in orange size 5!

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  10. I love the brown Adam sandals.
    familyo at earthlink dot net

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  11. The girls' Peyton in a size 7, please!

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  12. Hello! My favorite pair in the Girl's Section are the "Sophie" shoes. Please enter me in your wonderful drawing. Thanks, Cindi
    jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

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  13. The girls peyton is our favorite!

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  14. These shoes are just too cute! They really do look comfortable!
    The boys Marcus in dark brown size 6.

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  15. The pink Sophia in size 7. I'm a sucker for a cute pair of shoes! (Matched with a pair of BabyLegs, and I'm in love!!)

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  16. I like the Elena in light blue. Very cute!!!

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  17. I would get the Marcus style (dark brown) for my son! Thanks!

    hosannah@gmail.com

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  18. Marcus in dark brown
    tvollowitz at aol dot com

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  19. Really cute! Would love the Olivia in dark brown, size 6. Thanks! laurachilton {at} hotmail {dot} com

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  20. In Girls. I love the Sophia in Pink. But the Peytons are really cute too. I love pink and brown together. Thanks so much for the opportunity.

    planetmisty at gmail dot com

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  21. Ah! I've never heard of these and to be honest was hoping for something other than See Kai Run... this might be it!!

    I love the Peyton Brown & Olive green!

    Steph

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  22. So cute! I like the Peyton shoes in size 3. Thank you!

    applez_55@yahoo.com

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  23. I love the Marcus in Dark Brown.

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  24. I'd love to win the Sophia in pink in Size 3. cdziuba@aol.com

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  25. Would love to win the Elena in light blue for my baby girl who is due August 15th!

    Maria-mmalavec@med.umich.edu

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  26. These shoes are very stylish and look extremely well-made. I would choose the Adam in brown.

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  27. i love the sophia in burgundy.
    annjsav at gmail dot com

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  28. I love the Sophia shoes in pink! Size 9 please. tramacg@yahoo.com

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  29. I love the Elena in light blue - size 5! Thanks so much!

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  30. I really like the Peyton in brown and olive green!

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  31. gmabon@aol.com
    burgundy looks great.

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  32. I like them all, but I think I'd go with the Olivia in either color in size 7.

    khmorgan_00 [at] yahoo [dot] com

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  33. I like the pink Sophia shoes for my little girl.

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  34. love the elena orange with green circles. so fun!!!

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  35. So hard to choose! But I think I like the Peyton in Pink & Brown for my little girl. Thanks!
    Megret
    musesofmegret@gmail.com

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  36. these shoes are very cute! i like the alyssas in orange & brown size 8.

    thanks!

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  37. I love the Alyssa Brown and Orange, they're awesome. It's hard to find sandals for kids that aren't hideously ugly.

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  38. (sigh) Girls shoes are always so much cuter!! ... but I would be thrilled with the Marcus shoes in brown (size 7) for my little guy!

    jkmechem (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  39. Marcus - in navy blue are adorable.
    hetz-junk(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  40. These are great! I hadn't heard of this brand. I love the brown and olive Peyton's for Little Man. If I had a girl I'd want the light blue Elena's. How cute are they, really?!

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  41. I like all of the girls styles but I'd pick the Elena in light blue with the pink circles for my daughter!

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  42. "Sophia" in "Burgundy" are just adorable. You can find white and pink shoes anywhere but to find a pair of Burgundy shoes that are cute for little girls is a challenge so I just fell in love with these~! Thanks for the opportunity to enter your giveaway.

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  43. Peyton is so cute. size 8

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  44. I would choose Peyton in brown and olive green.
    momabr at yahoo dot com

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  45. These look great. I like the Marcus in brown. Thanks.

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  46. Who couldn't love the Sophia in pink? So adorable and "girly"! Thanks for a great giveaway!

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  47. Eek! so cute!

    I would love a pair of Sophia's in Burgundy, adorable! Oh and we would need a size 4 for my niece.

    Great shoes!

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  48. Wow these are awesome shoes, how can I pick just one?? Gosh, probably the Elena's as they are so vibrant and fun. My three girls would die for a pair of these!

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  49. So cute!! Peyton size 5 for us!! Thanks so much!!

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  50. I like the Peyton style in the olive green - hard to decide! Thanks! afdr3d@umkc.edu

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  51. My favorite is the Marcus style in brown, but since I have girls, I would choose Peyton.

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  52. The peytons, or maybe the Sophias. Thanks!

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  53. Oh my goodness, these are so cute! I love the sophia in pink... adorable!
    jeepcutie82 at msn dot com

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  54. I love the Sophia in pink (size 5)Laura.Adams@ky.gov

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  55. blue elenas in a size 5 please!

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  56. I love the Marcus in dark brown shoes, size 5 please! So cute!!!

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  57. I like the Peyton, but I don't know which version (boys or girls) is cuter!

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  58. I love the dark brown Marcus shoes!

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  59. I think the brown Olivia shoes are super cute.
    katiekarr at gmail dot com

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  60. joliexox@hotmail.com
    Marcus , Navy Blue for my grandson

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  61. meza-angel@sbcglobal.net

    Adam

    Brown ones

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  62. angelina115@hotmail.com

    Marcus in navy blue color is my choice.

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  63. wow i love the alyssa and adams. i can't wait to put them on my kids!

    calwinsagain@gmail.com

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  64. I like the pink Sophia - but also really like the burgandy in that also...and we also like, well, all of them :)

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  65. I like the Peyton...they are very "kuuru". So is Kuuru the Japanese pronunciation of the English word "cool" or is it their own word? I would think it would sound more like "Kuurrl". That is just my asia experience.

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  66. I'm also lovin' the Peton. Very fun!

    hannademaster@Yahoo.com

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  67. Oh, I adore the Orange Elena's in size 3!!

    What beautiful shoes! Thanks for another great giveaway!

    nancyrobster@gmail.com

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  68. I love the pink sophia shoe, size 5. very cute!

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  69. I would love the Peyton in
    Pink and Brown Leather for my daughter.
    vickers at comcast dot net

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  70. I love the Adam shoes for a girl or boy in brown. If I won them, I'd need them in a size 6!

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  71. I love the Sophia in burgundy.

    jesmiley72 [at] yahoo.com

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  72. Love,Love,Love these shoes super cute!!! I love the Sophia shoes in pink and the brown and olive green Peyton shoes!!!

    mega-sed@hotmail.com

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  73. I love the girl's Peyton in a size 7. Thank you for showing me this new site!

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  74. Aww, these are adorable! I love the Olivia in dark Brown with multi-color circles.
    belinda_streak(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  75. I also have one of those kids who is just learning to walk! She really hasn't had shoes on yet, so I want to make sure that they will be good for her little feet when she does wear them. I love the Peyton. It's a darn cute style!

    seeryusfam@msn.com

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  76. navy blue marcus shoes in size 4 please!

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  77. I love their pink Sophia's in size 9. Thanks!

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  78. I'm such a softie for baby shoes. These are so adorable. If I won, I'd love the brown Marcus shoes for my little man. Thanks so much for this giveaway.

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  79. LOVE LOVE LOVE the Sophia in pink!

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  80. oops, forgot to leave my email address


    gratefulsoul at hotmail.com

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  81. The Dark Brown Marcus design would be great for church! Thanks for the chance to win a pair!
    sblilly14(@)yahoo(.)com

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  82. I'd choose Olivia in dark brown. So cute!

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  83. I love love love the Peytons, in pink and brown (size 9). So cute!
    bwilliams@q.com

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  84. I like the Adam in Olive green. Thanks

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  85. hey, my baby is 3 months old, too! And when she gets big enough she'll be adorable in the Elena in Light Blue with Hot Pink Circles!

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  86. I like the Sophias in burgundy!

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  87. oops! forgot this:
    www.kccpets.com click on contact

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  88. Pink Sophia is my fave:)
    jceko77@yahoo.com

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  89. love the marcus in brown is great

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  90. These are so classy! I like the Peyton--in size 9. Thanks!

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  91. Sophia
    Pink with Dark Brown Lace Bowtie are so cool.

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  92. My very favorite pair is actually the light pink Sophia, but since I have a boy, I'd have to go with the Marcus Brown.

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  93. I would definitely choose the Olivia sandals in Dark Brown---too pretty! Thanks for the giveaway.

    emhagedon at gmail

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  94. Definitely the Adam sandals for my little guy!

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  95. love the adam for my little mischief maker !!! they are almost as cute as him.
    cnevcherlian@cfl.rr.com
    size 9

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  96. Love the Marcus Navy Blue shoes for little boys!
    Elaine R
    emrosser@shaw.ca

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  97. Wow! These shoes are so cute!!!

    I would choose the Pink Sophia's for my oldest daughter and the Pink and brown Peytons for my youngest!

    Tooo cute!

    Thanks!

    Kelsey
    rawrissexy@gmail.com

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  98. I love the Adam Olive green shoe. (sz 8)

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  99. I love the sophia in pink. size 8 please!!

    triciacus76@yahoo.com

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  100. I'll take the Adams in a size 4 for my nephew! ;-)

    CUTE!!!!!

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  101. I really like the Elena shoes for my granddaughter. She wears a size 6. They sure are cute shoes

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  102. my favorite style is marcus navy blue.

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  103. I like the white olivias. Great giveaway, thanks!

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  104. oh how cute i love to try and win a pair for my little one do i have a fav not realy thay are all so sweet thanks

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  105. We love the Peyton in a size 5 if we are the lucky winners! Thanks so much these shoes are adorable!

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  106. My favorite is the Sophia/Pink with Dark Brown Lace Bowtie shoes. I'd pick thos if I won.
    partymix25(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  107. I *love* the pink Peyton's

    deannasmomma at hotmail.com

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  108. The Brown Marcus in a 7, thanks!

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  109. The Olivia's would be great for my granddaughters and the Peyton's for my grandsons.

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  110. I love the peyton shoes!!

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  111. Let's go with the Peyton in size 3.

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  112. I love the dark brown Marcus shoes!
    num1twinkie at yahoo dot com

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  113. The Pink Sophia with Dark Brown Lace Bowtie in size 9 are the cutest shows ever!

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  114. i like the navy marcus shoes.

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  115. Absolutely fabulous line of shoes! I love the Olivia in brown and know my niece would too. They are so her style.

    myvintagelove@gmail.com

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  116. The Elena is very nice. Thanks for the chance.

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  117. Oh boy these are cute! I like the Peyton best.

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  118. All of these shoes are so cute. I would love to win a pair for my little boy. My favorite is the Adam in Brown. Thanks for the great giveaway. ecghick@yahoo.com

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  119. The Peyton
    Pink and Brown Leather in a size 8. Thank you!

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  120. I like the Adam in Olive green

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  121. the pink and brown are just too cute!

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  122. Marcus in dark brown!

    Tarah
    fireball351c AT yahoo DOT com

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  123. I would seriously buy a pair of Sophia's (in burgundy) in my size if they made them.

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  124. I really like the Marcus in dark brown!

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  125. I love the boy's Marcus in Navy Blue. thanks!

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  126. I love the Dark Brown.

    LilacButterfly [at] earthlink.net

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  127. I have boys, so the Marcus in Dark brown or Navy Blue. I hope the next one is a girl so I can buy cute stuff like the Sophia shoes.

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  128. I love the pink and brown Peyton for 2T... CUTE!

    kristilb19@yahoo.com

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  129. The Peyton shoes are TOO cute!

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  130. the Olivias in brown are cute and the pink Sophia.

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  131. I love the pink and brown Sophia shoes in size 8.

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  132. the Marcus ones in Navy Blue would be perfect for my little boy. Thank you!

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  133. the marcus in navy blue in size 5 -- if I am fortunate enough to win. thanks for the chance.

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  134. Nice looking shoes, and actually reasonable. My favorites are the Marcus in dark brown sz 6.

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  136. I would have to choose the pink and brown Peytons for my daughter, they're a perfect combination of dressy, casual, and sporty.

    Thanks!
    xpsundell(at)gmail(dot)com

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  137. These shoes look so soft and comfortable. I like Marcus in brown for my grandson.

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  138. So cute and stylish!! I like the Dark Brown Marcus shoes, they'd be perfect for my little guy this Fall!

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  139. I love the Alyssa in Purple and Olive Green. These are really cute shoes! Thanks for a great giveaway!

    furygirl3132@comcast.net

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  140. The Peytons are pretty darn cute! Size 8 for my Little Lady!

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  141. I really like the Marcus in Dark Brown. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  142. Marcus Dark Brown is my favorite...
    (size 3) THANKS
    fenway07@msn.com

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  143. Love the Elena in light blue. Could work it into a grosgrain frock..eh?!

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  144. I love the Marcus design - they'd look so cute with a dapper little suit!

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  145. The Alyssa in Purple and Olive green are quite the show stopper. Love them.

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  146. I love the Olivia shoes in brown - they would look so sweet on my 2-year-old! :)

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  147. I love the blue elena shoes and NORMALLY would say size 6 for a 2 year old but the inches are way off? So an 8?? Or am I missing something?

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  148. I like the pink Sophia shoes for my daughter.

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  149. Lovin the Alyssa style in orange/brown sz 8, wish they had even bigger sizes so my son could wear them.

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  150. oh, the dark brown - goes with everything!

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  151. The pink sophia shoes in a size 8 would look awesome on my daughter's feet!! These shoes look really cute!

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  152. The sophia in pink is my fave!!! Great shoes!!!

    sherri419 at gmail

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  153. Marcus in dark brown, size 7... All those shoes are great!
    xxbeccaannxx@gmail.com

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  154. I love love the pink ones! How cute is that!

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  155. Pink & Brown Paytons are SOO cute!!!

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  156. My favorite is the Sophia in maroon. So cute!

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  157. Do I have to pick only one??! :)

    I love the Elenas and the Sophias. I'll choose if I have to. Thanks!

    skchai@pacbell.net

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  158. I like the Sophia shoe in pink. They look so cute and comfy. aewalls425@hotmail.com

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  159. Would love to win this - thanks!!!
    cdrury@gmail.com
    sophia in pink

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  160. these are so cute, I like the Olivia in white

    tiramisu392 (at) yahoo.com

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  161. It's so sad there isn't an adult line. I'd love a pair of the "Peyton" in brown and olive. I guess I'll have to give them to my son. Thanks.

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  162. Love the Adam in Brown - so cool!
    Thanks for this great giveaway!
    callmeabookworm at gmail dot com
    From the Reviews/Giveaways blog
    A Bookworm's Diary

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  163. I love these shoes!!! I like the Elena in Orange with Green Circles. Very cute.

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  164. I would love a pair of pink Sophia size 4 for my grand daughter Utahdevines@gmail.com

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  165. I like Alyssa the best in the green and blue.
    Thanks!
    Jennifer

    qqqw at live dot com

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  166. I love the adam shoes in Olive Green

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  167. I LOVE the Olivia shoes in brown-- so adorable, and not too cutesy!

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  168. This is so neat...my favorite shoes and the Sophia Shoes, in Pink and my daughter's name is Sophia and is just about to turn 2, how cool would it be to give her shoes that have her name on them

    Please Please enter me !!!

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  169. I love the brown and orange sandals! So cute!!

    andraya3 at yahoo dot com

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  170. Love the dark rose with ribbons !

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  171. These are the cutest shoes ever! I can't decide if I like the Peyton or Sophia in pink better...I think I'll go with the Peytons!
    marci6tx(at)msn(dot)com

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  172. The Sophia's are so cute! I just love them in pink. They would look great on my little Sofia.

    galxichic (at) hotmail (dot) com

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  173. Elena
    Light Blue with Hot Pink Circles size 9

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  174. Love the burgundy Sophia shoes. How adorable!

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  175. Pink or Burgandy Sophia shoes. Tooo cute!!

    verypissedoff@verizon.net

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  176. Love these shoes! More importantly, my daughter loves wearing her new burgundy Sophia shoes! I plan to get the Pink Peytons next... unless I win them. ;)

    rgumba2@yahoo.com

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  177. I like Marcus in Dark Brown.

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  178. Waaw, I had never heard of this brand before. I absolutely love the Sophia in pink!!!
    Thanks for the fantastic giveaway!
    Fingers crossed I win. Good luck to all.
    ann dot guns at mac dot com

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  179. Sophia in pink

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  180. Oh, I love the pink Sophia style!
    doot65{at}comcast[dot]net
    Elizabeth

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  181. My daughter loves the blue with red circles. These have to be the cutest shoes I've ever seen. Thanks :)

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  182. "Prada for preschoolers" I love it! My favorite pair are the dark brown Marcus.

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  183. I like the Sophia shoes in Burgundy. Adorable shoes

    ancgiles@yahoo.com

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  184. This is where we sign the petition that forces them to make grown up girls' shoes, right? ;) I love love love the Burgundy Sophias.

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  185. the sophia shoes are the bomb!

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