Theme Layout

Boxed or Wide or Framed

[Wide]

Theme Translation

Display Featured Slider

Featured Slider Styles

[Fullwidth]

Display Grid Slider

Grid Slider Styles

Display Trending Posts

No

Display Author Bio

Display Instagram Footer

Bobux - The Next Best Thing to Barefoot



I have a very active 4yr old, a little too active at times, and boy does she keep me busy. She runs, jumps, and very rarely walks and I need shoes that can not only keep up with her, but are durable and flexible. She's still at a stage where her feet is still developing so I look for shoes that are made just for her, shoes that are generally made of leather (leather molds to your feet and is better for you) and flexible enough for her to run, jump and keep up with her busy lifestyle. While I occasionally buy the designer shoes for special occasions that absolutely does NOTHING for her feet, for everyday wear it's an entirely different ballgame. At home, besides the occasional sock wear, Madison is usually barefoot. You may remember I did a post almost 2 years ago about the benefits of going barefoot and I still believe in those benefits, so when offered the opportunity to work along with Bobux and their I-WALK line, I couldn't pass it up. Bobux after all claimed that their shoes are the next best thing to barefoot and I wanted to put them to the test. Bobux however makes footwear for all stages of growth, from newborn right through the toddler/pre-school stage, for both boys and girls.


We decided to choose the Bobux I-Walk Twist Sandal for a number of reasons. Our main reason being that the 4th of July is fast approaching and besides having the perfect dress, we also wanted the perfect shoes and the Twist had all the colors that we wanted. Just take a look at that red, white and blue! Unlike most of Bobux shoes which are all 100% leather, the Twist however, is a combination of both leather and canvas upper. However, that's where the differences ends. It has the same flexible durable threaded outsole like all of Bobux footwear complete with breathable leather padded footbed. It was pretty easy to get her sized correctly since Bobux offers a size chart so there are no errors.


Now the I-WALK line is made for children who have started walking and are recommended for ages 15 months to 5 years. They are also made for indoor and outdoor use and come in lots of awesome style and colors. Now the best way for us to test drive these shoes was to take them to the park. After all she could run, jump, climb and do everything she does on a regular day. Madison couldn't wait to put them on and since these are sandals that come with easy hook and loop closures, it was easy for her to put on and take off all on her own, boosting her confidence level just a little bit more.




As you can see from my photos, Madison was able to run, jump, climb and even hold on and ride the zipline at the park quite comfortably. I kept asking if her shoes bothered her and luckily she's at the age where she can tell me whether or not something is wrong. According to her, they "feel good" on her feet. They are rather lightweight and flexible, and I looked at her when she climbed and noticed that they bent with her feet. I tested them on all terrain as well, gravel, grass and woodchips on the playground and there were no complaints there either. I am truly impressed with the Bobux I-WALK line of shoes and I see myself purchasing a few more pairs in the future. Since they are leather I expect them to last quite a long time as well.


I highly recommend getting your children Bobux shoes if they can fit into them. You most certainly won't regret it, and they've convinced me, they are the next best thing to barefoot!

Here are the ways to connect with Bobux:

Website | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Pinterest


Let's discuss: What do you look for when buying shoes for yourself or your kids? 


Annmarie John
86 Comments
Share :

86 comments:

  1. Cute shoes! It is suited for her. I'll recommend it to one of my friend's kids.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you Lana. I hope they like it as much as we do.

      Delete
  2. First of all, I would like a shoe that fits me. When I'm in a hurry and the occasion I'm going to use the shoes for is immediate, I don't really care about how it looks like. When I have time to spare, I choose ones that are simple. Not too many ribbons or laces on them because I don't take care of my shoes, since the decorations get detached from my reckless walking.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I can totally get that. I'm just the same way. I love shoes that are comfortable and not too many embellishments either. Simple for me is the best.

      Delete
  3. The shoes sure do look comfy ! And you can never go wrong with leather

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. You really can't go wrong with leather. These leather and canvas ones are amazing however and they are rather comfortable.

      Delete
  4. Lovely pair Madison got on her feet! A good pair of shoes are important for growing feet and active body :)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. That is very true. We tend to buy shoes because of their looks but we don't really focus on how important they are to their feet. Bobux did!

      Delete
  5. Cute shoes! Every Mom should consider buying this because aside from these are fashionable, these shoes can make their babies comfortable. I'm going to recommend this to my friends.:)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you Maria, and you're right, every child should have a pair. :)

      Delete
  6. Aw! Madison is adorable. I love those outfits she is wearing. When I look for shoes I look for comfort and durability.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you Pam and I'm just like you. I look for comfort and durability, well sometimes I look at the style too. :)

      Delete
  7. she is adorable and i love her outfits. super cute. also those shoes looks super comfy. very nice

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. They are super comfy and thank you for the compliment.

      Delete
  8. Are there designs for boys? Barefoot is not exactly safe when we are in a place we are not familiar with. I prefer my kids play with footwear on.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Oh yes they are available for both boys and girls and I'm with you on that. When we're out I would much prefer my kids to have shoes on but these are the next best thing to that.

      Delete
  9. Those shoes are so cute. I'll have to see if the grand kids can fit into Bobux shoes. I look for comfort first, then style.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. You're like me. If it's not comfortable then I'm not getting them. I hope your grandkids can because they'll love them.

      Delete
  10. Oh wow, how gorgeous does your daughter look in those shoes and her outfits are just perfectly colourful and cute. I used to love playing barefoot as a kid but that's not so common nowadays

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you for the compliment Anosa. I used to do the same and my daughter still does but you're right, it's not so common anymore.

      Delete
  11. Wow I would love to try these out for my kids. Your daughter is beautiful!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you Reesa and I think that you should!

      Delete
  12. Such cute shoes - and what a beautiful little model too! I wish we had those shoes when my boys were younger!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. They are cute aren't they? And thank you for the compliment. They've been around for quite some time now but I'm happy I was able to introduce them to those who wear them now.

      Delete
  13. Those are really really cute! I love it! Now I need shoes that are close to barefoot for me!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Oh how I wish I could find shoes that are close to barefoot for myself as well. :)

      Delete
  14. Those shoes are adorable!! I still do everything I can barefoot but my kids have not followed suit on that.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Oh I'm barefoot all the time indoors and sometimes even outside. I would go on my deck without shoes and on my lawn. I love the feel of grass under my foot.

      Delete
  15. The shoe looks cute and super comfy. The sole detailing looks cool...

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Oh those little details help give extra grip so if for example where you're going is slippery, you won't slide around, or at least not as much.

      Delete
  16. Those shoes are really cute! It is also a plus that they are comfortable and easy for the child to put on themselves.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. That is a plus. I try and buy shoes without laces because Madison doesn't know how to tie laces so anything that she can do for herself, showing her independence I'm all down for.

      Delete
  17. I believe this would be a must have for kids most especially those kids that are too hyper for games. This will surely be a good companion for different kinds of activities.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I'm not sure I understand what you're saying. Are you saying that these shoes are great for all activities? If that's the case, then yes they are.

      Delete
  18. I love these and they're so stylish too. My two nieces could use a pair of these as they are very active as well.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Then I would say you should definitely get them a pair and become the best auntie ever!!

      Delete
  19. Oh my goodness those shoes are adorable. It's too bad they don't make them in my size! They go with Madison's outfits perfectly!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Who are you kidding Rachel? I'm sad that they don't come in my size either because I'd oh so grab a pair. They sure do go with her outfit and I had to find the perfect dresses for it but they work with denim too.

      Delete
  20. These sandals look so pretty and so comfortable. I'm jealous and I wish that they made them in adult sizes. I just purchased a few maxi dresses that would look so beautiful with them.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Oh man Maria, I just love maxi dresses and can't wait to see pics of you in yours. I plan on buying a few more for myself this summer as well. Sandals certainly do look great with maxi dresses.

      Delete
  21. Active kids need reliable shoes, so that it won't hurt our pockets too much as well. I love that you found the perfect pair! The colors are fantastic, and you can really see that the soles look comfy enough for Madison to walk in. This is going to be perfect for school too.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Oh we sure did find the perfect pair and we're loving how comfortable they are. They're not too expensive either. I have paid way more for shoes for Madison in the past.

      Delete
  22. Comfort and style is a great combination this brand of footwear offers. If she can run everywhere in the playground and walk for hours without hurting her feet, that's nice.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Yes it sure is. Sometimes we go out for quite a long time and I want her to be comfortable in whatever she's wearing.

      Delete
  23. Those sandals look really cute! My daughter would love them! They really do look comfortable. Off to search for some bobux!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. They truly are and I hope you find a pair that you love as well.

      Delete
  24. Omg how cute are these shoes!!!! We are going to DC for the 4th this year so these would be perfect for my daughter since we are going all out with her 4th look :)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Oh if you're going all out then you'll love this. We're stuck at home this year for our 4th because I have family coming to visit from Cali. I am in need of another trip however because I'm already getting bored being at home.

      Delete
  25. Those are cute sandals and colors awesome. I like how you matched it up with the dresses. I will be visiting Bobux website to check their sandals thanks.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. They don't just have only sandals but they also have more dressier shoes and sneakers that are also perfect for the playground. Hope you find something you like.

      Delete
  26. Your daughter is looking adorable in those shoes. I love her outfits too. The shoes seems very comfortable and something that would go with different styles of dresses.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you Vidya and they are comfortable and you can surely wear them with more than just dresses.

      Delete
  27. Those are some cute shoes. I love that they would go with so many different outfits but are also perfect for the 4th.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. They sure are perfect for the 4th which is why I got them. They do go with various outfits as well.

      Delete
  28. The Bobux shoes is a brand I have never heard of before. These sandals look so comfy and adorable. I will have to share this information with my sister and nieces. Thanks for sharing the information.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. You're very welcome Rebecca and maybe you can even get a pair for your nieces, I'm pretty sure they'll love that.

      Delete
  29. I am not clear about kids footwear, but I just hope it won't be dangerous like crocs where the footwear gets trapped in escalators!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. We've owned Crocs in the past and that has never happened to us. As a matter of fact I've never had a pair of shoes that has gotten trapped in an escalator, that is scary to even think of.

      Delete
  30. Shoes must be considered before being bought. Durability, comfortability and cost effective. Thanks for sharing. Visit www.sabtrends.com

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Well if the shoes are comfortable and durable, meaning that they will last for a very long time, then I have no problem paying the price. I don't want to buy a pair of shoes that my daughter is going to destroy in a week. That's just considered a waste of my money.

      Delete
  31. The shoes looks light and comfortable. She's so cute in those sandals and also flexible for use.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. They sure are light and comfortable making them perfect for the playground.

      Delete
  32. I am always looking for affordable and comfortable shoes for my kids. These are too cute for words. Absolutely love them!!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. They are adorable aren't they? We just love them too!

      Delete
  33. Those are so cute and durable! I love that they match her dress so perfectly. What a great outfit. The shoes make it all.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you so much Heather and you're right, without the shoes, the outfit would have been so blah!

      Delete
  34. These are so cute, I love the design. They also look super comfortable, will share with my friends!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Please do Megan, they ARE comfortable and I know that they'll love them.

      Delete
  35. I am not sure whether this brand is available in my country. But I do agree with the fact that we have to let them walk barefoot at least some time of the day.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. You can check and see if they will ship to your country. I know they are in Australia.

      Delete
  36. Her shoes are pretty and i love her dresses too. They are looking so adorable and comfortable too.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you and I agree, everything is darling.

      Delete
  37. I have 2 five year olds who never stop moving. Ever. I have yet to find a shoe to keep up with them. ;) I'll have to check out this brand!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Then you'll love Bobux. It will certainly keep up with your 5 year olds.

      Delete
  38. Those are cute. My kids go through a ton of shoes. I have 2 that dont like to wear them and am constantly telling them to put them on.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. These would last your children for quite a long time. Comfort and durability is what they stand for.

      Delete
  39. That looks like a comfy shoes for your girl. And you paired it well with the white dress.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you and yes they are comfy. I think white looks great with anything and the shoes do give the dress a pop or splash of color.

      Delete
  40. This is my first to hear of them. I like that they're leather and likely to last a good long time. She's rocking those shoes too!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you Rosey, yes those are just some of the features that I just LOVE about Bobux, the fact that they're leather and will last a long time. They're able to keep up with her busy day and keep up well.

      Delete
  41. I love matching my shoes to my lace, it's very cute to see little girls wear this kind of fashion.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I try and match at times, but sometimes it's not always possible.

      Delete
  42. Love the shoes, I a m sure your daughter is loving them. It is a great pick for 4th of july as well.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you Fatemah, the shoes are spectacular and she does love them, a little too much, but I don't blame her.

      Delete
  43. Your little princess is so adorable! I love the shoes and I think I want a pair for my little girl as well.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. And I think you should certainly get a pair for your own little girl. She'll love it.

      Delete

[name=AnnMarie John] [img=https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-X9gUeVik-ZY/WJjwNTOobII/AAAAAAABTJ4/qEhU0n62_AIo-j6-6LA2OFOr44lKCHASwCLcB/s100/AnnMarie%2BJohn%2BHeadshot.JPG] [description=AnnMarie John is a lifestyle blogger, mom of 4, retired army veteran and a huge Disney lover. Formerly from the beautiful island of St. Vincent and the Grenadines in the Caribbean and now living in colorful Colorado, she loves sharing her opinions on everything, crafting and food.] (facebook=http://www.facebook.com/theannmariejohn) (instagram=http://www.instagram.com/theannmariejohn) (twitter=http://www.twitter.com/theannmariejohn) (pinterest=http://www.pinterest.com/theannmariejohn) (email=mailto:annmarie@annmariejohn.com)

Follow @TheAnnMarieJohn