Saturday, November 21, 2009

Etnies is My Savior!

You know that instruction book that they give us when we become new parents (I wish!)?  Well, they left something out, apparently Etnies shoes are an absolute must for rough and tumble little boys.  Kyle is known for ripping through a brand new pair of expensive shoes in less than a month.  Don't get me wrong, I have no problem replacing a pair of shoes that he has outgrown, but when I have to replace them so fast simply because they have been destroyed is very frustrating.  I'll pay double for a pair of shoes that will last, as long I know they will actually last. 

I'd love to know what it is that Kyle does to his shoes during the school day... is there a secret shoe destructing machine that he has found?  Funny because Brett never found that machine...

I think I have found the solution to my dilemma!  Last week I was lucky enough to be a part of a tour Etnies (Headquartered here in Lake Forest, CA) was giving to Mom Bloggers.  We got to see first-hand the research and testing that goes in to their shoes.  I was shocked to learn that skaters in particular endure easily up to 17 times the amount of force on their body compared to walking or other activities.  So you KNOW if the shoes are designed with that in mind, they are great for my kids!  What I found especially cool was the material testing.  They test the shoes to see how well the material endures thousands of scrapes on the surface of a skateboard (a common cause of holes in the shoes).  I'm really thinking Kyle must have found an industrial strength machine like that somewhere that he hasn't told me about!  As the people at Etnies showed us, the material they use in their shoes hold up in these tests light years better than the rest.  All I could think about was how fast I could get my hands on a pair of these for Kyle to test out on my own.  Just that morning Kyle had informed me he had burned through another pair...

I'm happy to announce that Kyle and Brett are now wearing their new Etnies and almost a week in to it, there is ZERO sign of wear or tear.  I can honestly say I will be buying strictly Etnies shoes for Kyle until he grows out of this shoe destruction phase.

I really can't speak highly enough about what we saw at Etnies that day.  Everything from their passion to reduce their carbon imprint to making shoes that are biomechanically tested which ensures the best shoe possible.  Etnies is obviously on the forefront of technology for shoes (from toddlers to adults).  You don't have to be a "skater" to wear them.  Amazing people are running the company and that just affirms my choice to purchase their shoes (especially for Kyle!).

Now here's my gift to you!  Etnies is doing a special promotion at enter the promotional code of "ETNIES FAMILY" and from November 17th through December 4th, you'll receive $10 off every $40 you spend, plus free shipping!  Share this with everyone you know, it's an amazing deal.  If you've got Toddlers, be sure to check out their "Grow with Me" shoes.  I wish those were available when Brett and Kyle were toddlers!


JLC November 22, 2009 at 8:32 AM  

Girls are tough on their shoes too! Thanks for the info, I will definitely check these out!

Anonymous,  November 24, 2009 at 1:42 PM  

I have never heard of that brand before. Thanks for the tip!

Also, thanks for your comment on my blog post today. I am glad it made you laugh!!

CSeppala October 6, 2010 at 10:37 PM  

Check out the Etnies website sometime. You will be amazed to what level you can customize a pair of shoes. Look at "Fader Kids" model. You can pick the color you want on the toe cap, the outline of their 'E' logo, the sidewall, the lining, tongue etc... until you have your own unique pair to custom order. Expensive...but awesome.

EtniesShoes UK October 30, 2010 at 3:54 AM  

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