Within the blink of an eye, my son has gone from rolling over, to sitting up, to crawling, to pulling up to starting to take his first steps with some help of our coffee table. It’s a matter of time before he’s off and running. It’s important to me that he have the right footwear to support his developing feet during this important time.
After doing some research, I was told about Friendly Rooster, an online shoe store that’s based right here in our backyard, the Queen City. Their site carries stylish and functional footwear for babies, toddlers and little boys (through size 9.5) and girls (through size 9), plus some really fun accessories. They have many brands under their parent label; however, I was drawn to the Tip Toey Joey brand, as they are not only great shoes, but for their program called Share Your Love of Shoes. When you purchase a pair of Tip Toey Joey shoes, a pair will go to a beginner walker in different charities around the United States to promote foundational walking and foot health.
My son took his first few steps sporting the Jumpy Sneaker for baby. This pair was phenomenal! A breathable material on the upper part, made of suede and nylon, for the summer months paired with a flexible rubber sole allowed my son to move around with ease and not have stinky, sweaty feet. Near the heal, the shoe features an elastic detail which made it easy to put on a squirming baby, and I could tell that my son was comfortable while he figured out how to put one foot in front of the other. Never did he experience any kind of rub or blister with these shoes. In addition to all the support the shoe offered, the style was perfect. The navy and white coordinated with just about every outfit and he looked like one cool kid sporting these vintage-looking kicks.
This style of shoe does come in a variety of colors for boys and girl and beyond that, there are plenty of other styles to choose from. Anything from sporty to dressy to casual, in a variety of colors, patterns and accessories, Friendly Rooster carries it all. Their selection is awesome!
If you want to check out their shoes before you buy online, stop by their pop-up shop. Here are deets:
November 8-9th at Gingersnap Baby (at The Promenade at the corner of Providence Rd and Ballantyne Commons Pkwy)
10822 Providence Rd.
Charlotte, NC 28277
Nov 8th: 10a-7p
Nov 9th: 1p-5p
Smarty Giveaway AND Smarty Steal: Win a $75 gift card for Friendly Rooster OR get 15% off
Want a pair to call your own? We have a great giveaway with Friendly Rooster for a $75 gift card, just follow the rules below to be entered for a chance to win. A winner will be drawn at random on October 20th.
Want more? Friendly Rooster is giving Charlotte Smarty Pants readers an exclusive discount. Use promo code SMARTY15 at checkout and receive 15% off your total purchase through October 31st!
To qualify for the Friendly Rooster $75 Gift Card giveaway, you must do the following:
1. Comment below on which Friendly Rooster shoe is your favorite.
2. LIKE Friendly Rooster on Facebook.
3. LIKE Charlotte Smarty Pants of Facebook.
That’s it! Good luck, Smarties!