Apr 30, 2009

They're back!

Rileyroos that is! If you have been shopping for Rileyroos at TinySoles lately you may have noticed we were running a little low. Never fear, we are NOW back in full stock. We also had some NEW styles of Rileyroos sneak in during March and April. These new styles include 3 new classic penny loafers for boys and girls called Quinn, the Dakota in 2 fun new colors and the Brookie a funky t-strap in 2 colors. Check out Rileyroos.

A shipment of KEEN just arrived at TinySoles and we are expecting a big Newport H2 and Venice H2 shipment in the next 2 weeks. We also have BabyLegs, Teva, Robeez and pediped shipments scheduled to arrive next week. We do take pre-orders, so if you are looking for something that is currently out of stock, give us a call at 1-800-338-4071 and we will give you first serve!

Did you notice that Eleven is on sale? We have lowered our prices on a ton of Eleven styles, so now's your chance to SAVE up to 30% or more on Eleven. Some of our favorite styles such as the Anya and Pixie (seriously wish they made these in adult sizes!) have been reduced from $54 to $38, plus they ship free! Catch a great deal on Eleven while you can.

If you were thinking about picking up a pair of Robeez Tredz anytime soon, you better hurry. Robeez is officially out of stock on everything but 2 styles of Tredz, so what we have in inventory for Tredz is pretty much it for this season! Shop Tredz now.

In our continuous efforts to make TinySoles the best shopping experience ever, we have updated our Hassle Free Return/Exchange policy and are now offering a 45 day return period for refunds and 90 days for exchanges and store credit! We've also made it easier for you to find what you were looking for at TinySoles, by displaying shoe sizes for each product on the product thumbnails. No more guessing needed!

Our Umi giveaway ends tomorrow, so make sure you have placed all your entries. Whoever wins will definately love their Umi! We have a discussion going on right now on our facebook site, please stop by and leave your feedback. We also have a couple of exciting projects in the works at the moment, so stay tuned for updates!


Apr 21, 2009

Umi has arrived!

Umi children's shoes are NOW available at TinySoles! You requested Umi (pronounced oooh me), we listened and boy are we glad we did! Umi shoes are a line of quality constructed shoes full of color and detail, on top of just looking super cute. You can tell a lot of thought went into each shoe. TinySoles now has a great assortment of the soft soled pram collection as well as several toddler and children's shoe styles and a couple of sweet and sporty sandals (Umi Gecko shown in picture). Being our first shipment of Umi, it may seem a little small, but fear not as our Umi fall collection will be quite extensive. There are definitely a lot of cute and comfortable styles to come.

Who is Umi? Umi is a US company based in Wisconsin that started in 2004 out of the ashes of the well known European kids shoe company Elefanten. Umi took that concept of quality and style and started their own children's specific shoe line designed with children's feet in mind. They pride themselves on the fact that they build real children's shoes, not miniature grown-up shoes.

Umi footwear is full of personality and style and is designed with the perfect balance of comfort, fit and durability. Umi shoes are crafted from the highest quality drum-dyed leathers. Their manufacturing process includes more than 20 quality control checks to ensure that every pair of shoes meets their standards. The result: Umi shoes are flexible, supportive, built to fit, and go the distance.

Umi makes shoes that are healthy for kids and healthy for the planet. They're committed to quality and safety and only use non-toxic, environmentally friendly materials that are built to last. Every shoe is tested for safety and durability and follows strict European standards for child safe materials and components. What's more, Umi package their shoes in recycled materials and use environmentally sound practices to manage their waste.

Designed to fit children properly, Umi makes shoes for every stage of development. Their soft soled Pram collection features perfectly placed rubber pads for extra traction. Available in sizes EU 16-20 (US 1-5), UmiPram are designed to keep the littlest feet safe and snug. There are 2 styles of construction within the Pram collection. They both have the same sole, but one has adjustable velcro straps and a more shoe like appearance, and the other looks more like a soft soled bootie similar to Robeez. The bootie style has a very clever hidden velcro closure on each side of the top flap that allows it to open up very wide to get feet in. It has an elastic ankle band to ensure a great fit no matter the shape of foot but the band is only at the back of the ankle, so you don't have to worry about it being too tight around chubby ankles.

Designed specifically for toddler feet, the UmiTot collection is available in Girls EU 20-24 (US 5-8) and Boys EU 20-26 (US 5-9). With a little more support and sophistication, the UmiKid's collection comes in sizes EU 24-31 (US 8-13). Arriving this fall, the new Primero collection will offer a line of flexible rubber soled shoes designed for first walkers.

Giveaway Time: TinySoles is giving you 2 chances to score a FREE pair of Umi shoes of your choice.

1. Be the first person to make a purchase of $35 or more at TinySoles and use the coupon code: UMIOMY at checkout. If you get an invalid code error, then somebody already beat you to it. If you don’t, then you are the lucky recipient of a FREE pair of Umi shoes. Just let us know in the customer notes section during checkout what style and size you want (please give us at least 2 choices incase one is out of stock) and we will send them along with your order. This freebie is open to everybody in all locations, cannot be combined with any other offer and has the following rule: Be first! Congrats to Angelica from CA who scored a free pair of Umi Bo Peep in Fuchsia!

2. If you have ever made a purchase from TinySoles, then post a comment to this Blog by clicking on "comments" below and tell us what style and size you would like (please give us at least 2 choices incase one is out of stock) along with your TinySoles order ID number (which you can find on your order confirmation email, invoice that came with your purchase or through your TinySoles account). We will randomly choose from the posted comments on May 1st and send out a FREE pair of Umi shoes to the shipping address shown on that order ID number. If you have made multiple purchases from TinySoles, than you can increase your chances of winning by posting a comment for each order number.

For additional entries or if you have NEVER made a purchase from TinySoles:

  • Sign up as a follower of this blog and then post a comment beneath this blog post while being signed in to your Google/Blogger account.
  • Sign up as a fan of TinySoles on Facebook and post a comment to this note on our Facebook page.

Congrats to Jessica from GA who is the randomly selected winner of our Umi giveaway. We know you are going to love your new Umi Gecko's!

Apr 14, 2009

Tax Day Sale

Tax day got you down? Then let TinySoles help cheer you up. From now through Tax Day, use coupon code TAXRELIEF to receive 20% OFF your entire purchase. With no minimums & FREE shipping on orders over $20, now's your chance to get a great deal. Hurry, this offer ends Wednesday, April 15th at Midnight PST.

Cannot be combined with any other offer. Free shipping is to US, APO/FPO and Canada only. Coupon limited to in stock items only.

Apr 1, 2009

The BIG shoe hunt

With egg hunts right around the corner, TinySoles has decided to help get you in the spirit by offering a FREE shoe hunt at TinySoles.com. That's right, we are hiding a pair of FREE shoes somewhere on our website and whoever finds them gets them! Every day from now until April 12th we will add a new pair of FREE shoes to the hunt. We will try to offer something in sizes for everyone over the course of the hunt and we will provide you with subtle hints to help you out.

How will you know you've found them? There will only be one FREE pair in a particular size, so you will have to hunt through the size options to find it. You will know you've found it when you select the correct size option and the price changes to "$0.00". Also a yellow/orange blob (real technical, I know) will show on the top right side of the product page that says "Save 100%". Once you find the FREE pair put them in your shopping cart and race to the checkout. If you have over $20 in your cart you will get them with free shipping, otherwise you get a FREE pair of shoes for the price of shipping. Winners will be announced as they occur.

Even if you don't celebrate Easter, FREE shoes are FREE shoes. Happy Hunting!

Hunt List & Hints:
  1. April 1st - Think spring for baby girls (0-12 months). Click here to head in the right direction. Congrats to Jessica from WI. Her speedy hunting skills scored her a free pair of Robeez Circles Pastel Green - and we thought we were going to have to give out more hints :)
  2. April 2nd - You guys did so good at the first one, we are going to give a little less of a hint. Here goes: A first walker that he can take outside. Kizzianne from NY took our hunt challenge and was the first to find the hidden free pair of pediped Kyle White Navy! Watch for tomorrow's clue.
  3. April 3rd - Both winners found their prize within the first hour of the hunt and to top it off we received numerous calls & emails from people who found it before we had a chance to post the winner. Needless to say we are seriously impressed with you all! So today is going to be a little different. We are going to start vague and every hour we will add another hint until it is found. Here goes: A girls shoe Congrats to Shawn from NM who found the pediped Flex Annie Potpourri within 17 minutes of the post! And she had several people right on her heels too - a quick shout out to Jennifer from Canada who missed it by seconds. We had written some cute hints for this shoe too, I guess we will have to use them tomorrow :)
  4. April 4th -Today there are 2 free items. They are related so once you find one the other should be easy to find. It's up to you whether you want one or both. Same format as yesterday - we will add more clues the longer it takes. Although if you watched yesterday you know it didn't take long! :) Here goes: Both are for girls. Clue 2 (first time we've made it this far): Bob Dylan's son sings for this band. Congrats to Elizabeth from MN who hunted down the Wallflower socks by SmartWool. From the responses it looks like a lot of you figured this one out. It is a big prize weekend for Elizabeth as she was also the randomly picked winner of the KEEN sandals! Sorry for the delay in posting this, but we all had to take advantage of a sunny Saturday in WA -rain again tomorrow :(
  5. April 5th - Today's item is ready to be found. We will add more clues the longer it takes. You requested some different hunting times, so watch out for an afternoon and evening hunt. Today's first clue: "Good grief" Congrats to Jennifer from NY who found the pediped Flex "Charlie" black. Kudos to everyone else who solved the hint and found the item right behind her. We were hoping to be able to post some more cute quotes from Charlie Brown!
  6. April 6th - The hunt is on, same format as before. Hopefully this catches some of you during nap time! Here goes: Bring out her fun nature with this item. Almost made it to a second clue! Congrats to Megan from PA who found the Teva Dristi Dusty Rose. For those of you still wondering about the hint - the word Teva actually means "nature". Speaking of Teva we have a large shipment of new sandals and flip flops coming very soon.
  7. April 7th - Get out your flashlight and join our evening hunt! We will add more clues as you need them. Here goes: A dolphin, shark and whale have this in common (besides other things!) Congrats to Alma from CA who found the Smaller by See Kai Run Finn. It looks like quite a few of you found it right after Alma - a quick shout out to Renee who missed it by seconds.
  8. April 8th - Welcome back to the hunt! Today's clue: This item is a must for aventures. Congrats to Jessica from WI for finding the Klean Kanteen Sippy in stainless steel. Jessica is a 2 time hunt winner! And no aventures wasn't a mispell, it was a hint at "avent" which is the sippy top on the Klean Kanteen bottle.
  9. April 9th - Its that time again! Todays first clue: Think ski resort. We made it to a clue 2: It actually shares its name with a ski resort in WY. It is the Keen Targhee and congrats to Elizabeth from NC who found it. Sorry to all of you who found the Targhee only to find no free pair. We were inundated with emails and calls from people who were sure it was the Targhee but couldn't find it, so we checked on the item and discovered we had a glitch in our system and the free pricing wasn't displaying correctly for everyone. And we thought we were just being tricky! We'll make sure we are glitch free tomorrow and thanks for the feedback :)
  10. April 10th - Its an early bird hunt today! Clue 1: White stitching adds detail to this classic. Congrats to Shawn from NM who found the Eleven Alexi - a sweet red mary jane! Shawn is a 2 time hunt winner and found the Alexi in the fastest time yet. No luck yet, don't give up there's still 2 days left!
  11. April 11th - Happy birthday to CanCan of mommostraveled, its been a big birthday week at TinySoles too! Todays clue: Save your pennies for this. Congrats to Susan from VA who found the Rileyroo Quinn Blossom penny loafers! Tomorrow is our last hunt.
  12. April 12th -Happy Easter to everyone and hope you have fun with our final hunt! Today's clue: April fun. Congrats to Shawn from NM who found the Hatley Party Kittens raincoat. It is a super cute raincoat and since Shawn is a 3 time hunt winner, we expect some pictures of your girls in their new gear!!! We would love to see pictures from all our winners. Thank you so much to eveyone who joined the hunt and we had a blast picking the items and trying to trick you guys, although we never were able to! Thanks to everyone who provided feedback along the way and we truly think our FANS are the best! Happy Easter.