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.
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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!