I am beyond stoked for this post. I’ve been waiting for over a month now to publish it, and I’ve been going nuts trying not to do it earlier.
Freshly Picked, of cute-baby-moccasin fame (and also ABC’s Shark Tank fame), was awesome enough to send me a pair of their baby mocs to review. I chose the gold ones for Olive (surprise, surprise, right?) and when they arrived, I basically assaulted my mail person to the ground. Straight up almost mowed her down with my eager body. She’s okay, no mail person was harmed in the making of this review.
So, lets get down to business.
Ordering and sizing of the mocs is really easy. There is a printable size chart that you can find on their website, and they really are true to size, as they claim. Since I realized that toddler feet basically grow overnight, I ordered a size up – a size 6 – when Olive really only is currently a 5andaquarter. So when my mocs arrived, they were a little big. But that’s good, you see, because then we can wear them for a long(er) time.
I was happily surprised at the construction of the mocs – they are hardily stitched and the leather is thick, sturdy yet supple. We’ve worn them pretty consistently for a couple of weeks now, and they are holding up well. Granted, we only take her out to parks and indoor places (she’s not walking on a bunch of rough terrain), the soles haven’t worn out too much, either.
I also have to mention that everytime Olive is out with these mocs, I always, always have someone commenting on how cute they are. Like, people actually stop me to ask me where I got them, or they just couldn’t fight the urge to tell me that her “feet look magical”. (Real words, from a real random someone at Costco).
I think the one criticism I have about the mocs is that it is really hard to tell the left shoe from the right. They look so, so similar; but it’s so similar that I’m not even sure that if she wore them incorrectly that people would notice. And the shoes are soft enough that I don’t think Olive would notice, either. Another concern I have is that the shoes are a little too soft soled – I should have gotten these shoes sooner, while she was cruising/crawling instead of walking/running – I am slightly concerned about support. But, it’s also not like she’s walking miles and miles, so I’m not sure how important that is at this very moment.
All in all, I love them. Being obsessed with pretty things, these are kind of a no brainer for me. Also, these are the only shoes that Olive doesn’t try to take off while in her carseat. So, win-win for me.
OKAY GUYS Now it’s time for the fun part! I have partnered with Freshly Picked to gift one lucky reader a pair of their mocs!* There are two ways to enter:
1. Subscribe to my blog (scroll all the way up, it’s on the side bar on the right!, under the Bloglovin’ button) And leave me a comment on this post about which color you’d like if you win!
2. Follow me on Instagram! And leave me a comment on this post about which color you’d like if you win!
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You have until Thursday, May 15th, 8pm PST to enter. A winner with be chosen at random. I’ll be announcing the winner on my blog and Instagram on Friday, May 16th! Good Luck!!!
Photo Credit: These beautiful images of Olive are from the generous and talented Sadaf Murad Photography. Thank you, Sadaf, for these gorgeous memories. Studio Photos of Mocs are from the Freshly Picked Website.
*This giveaway is only valid for persons living in the United States.
**The Mocs were gifted to me by Freshly Picked, but the opinions are entirely my own.
Update: Congratulations to Jennifer P Kim of LA! You have won a pair of Freshly Picked Moccs! I will be emailing you shortly! Thanks to everyone for playing!