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Umi Children’s Shoes Review

As the weather is warming up, I make sure that I have at least one high quality pair of children’s sandals for those fun outdoor adventures. Umi makes some of the most well made and comfortable shoes that my children have ever worn. When I purchase a pair of Umi shoes I can feel confident that every shoe is made by hand to insure the best fit and are tested for safety and durability. Umi shoes are also eco-friendly by using only non-toxic leather and environmentally friendly components.

My five year old son is really putting his Umi Nile Sandals to the test and it is holding up superbly. In fact, this water friendly leather shoes has gone to the beach, pool, hiking, biking, walking, running and playing kickball at the YMCA. The Umi Nile Sandal for little boys also uses Umi-Tex™ technology and the plush, durable foot bed and reinforced toe area have really protected his feet during his various activities. My son especially likes that these shoes are comfortable and his feet stay cool with the breathable openings. Though he has other shoes, I have found that recently he has been selecting this pair exclusively, indicating that it is his “favorite shoes.” I normally order up a ½ size when purchasing shoes but Umi stands true to their generous fit design and I always order their exact size for the correct fit. Umi Nile Sandals are available in three colors and Euro sizes 28-38 (it is very easy to convert to U.S. sizing using the handy Umi sizing chart). Though $60 for a pair of sandals for a child may initially seem a bit steep, I have discovered that I would save money on off brands almost anywhere else except my children’s footwear. When it comes to my children’s feet (especially for active wear), I consider it a real bargain when a pair of children’s footwear is hand crafted, durable and sized generously. Plus, if that price is outside of your budget, there is an excellent selection of clearance Umi shoes or exclusive deals that you can find for excellent prices too.

Umi has a wide selection of shoes for babies, little boys and girls and big boys and girls. I always love to check out the latest styles for each season and I really like the style and functionality of the new sandals line. You are invited to view the entire collection of sandals for babies, boys and girls at Umi by visiting their website.

*I did not receive any financial compensation for this review, though I did review a sample of the product for evaluation purposes. The opinions are based only on my experiences with the product.*


Maureen is a SAHM who left the Corporate healthcare field to home educate her 6, 7 and 8 year old children. She is a voracious reader for both herself & her kids and also enjoys a natural and organic lifestyle. She lives in Orlando, Fl with her husband Mark, three children and 5 year old boxer, Jack.

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