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Umi Review

The one article of clothing I never skimp on for my kids are their shoes. I always look for quality and comfort, knowing how much they will be used and abused. My oldest son, Matthew, is very active, and I always want to make sure his feet are supported in a good pair of sneakers when he’s out playing. I know how important the right footwear can affect your day and I want to make the best decision I can when it comes to footwear for my kids. Umi is a company that completely understands this, and I was honored to be able to review a pair of their UmiSport shoes for my son.

The UmiSport line of sneakers is a perfect match for my active three-year-old. They are machine washable, which is always a great feature for kid’s shoes. They have a removable anti-bacterial footbed that helps keep feet fresh and dry, which will come in handy in the sweaty summer months. The UmiSport sneakers are sturdy, yet lightweight, which makes them comfortable for little feet. When I asked Matthew how he liked his new shoes, he told me they were “awesome” – the ultimate seal of approval! I watched him as he walked for the first time in his new shoes. He was comfortable and moved with ease, which made me very happy. The one-strap Velcro closure is easy for him to manipulate as well, making putting on and taking off the shoes easy for him to do himself.

The UmiSport line comes in various colors and sizes, for boys and girls. Umi also has a variety of shoes and sandals for boys, girls, and even babies. Every shoe Umi makes is tested for safety and durability and meets strict guidelines for child-safe materials. They also use only non-toxic drum-dyed leathers and other environmentally friendly components. Ordering is easy – a printable sizing chart will ensure that your child gets the best fit for their feet – and they offer free shipping within the lower 48 states in the US.

You can learn more about Umi on their website, on Facebook, and on Twitter. To find a store near you that carries the Umi line of shoes, check out their retail locator.

Disclosure: I was not financially compensated for this post. I received a sample of the product for review purposes. The opinions are my own, based on my personal experience with the product.


Gina is a working mom of two young boys, living in Westchester NY. She enjoys taking pictures, blogging and spending time with her boys in her spare time.

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