Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Freshly Picked Moccasins

I received products for free in exchange for a review. All thoughts/opinions are my own!

Susan Petersen started making baby moccasins in 2009 after becoming frustrated by the lack of well-designed baby shoes. Using her second child, Gus, as a mocc-tester, and a bag of scrap leather she picked up at a yard sale, she began experimenting with designs. Working at her kitchen table, on a shoestring budget, Susan persisted through some disastrous attempts until she had created a pair of moccasins that not only looked adorable on Gus’ chubby little feet, but stayed on his feet as well.

Since then the moccasins have gone through about six design changes. Each change has perfected the look and the fit of the soft-soled shoe. The moccasins you purchase today are durable, well designed, and most importantly: stay on your child’s foot.

I first reviewed with Freshly Picked back in the Fall with Mya and her first pair of Moccasins. They were so adorable and soft, I knew when I had Maximus that I wanted to get him a pair as well. I have this problem with putting shoes on my kids' feet as babies, so when that first Winter hits they hate shoes!! I wanted to ensure it was different with Maximus so I knew Moccasins would be a good easy shoe to have him wear. 

I chose to get Max a pair of black Freshly Picked Moccasins so they could go with any outfit he wore. Black is pretty timeless and looks great with whatever pairing you choose, so I was thrilled to receive them. The moccasins feature a soft-sole and are made with 100% durable, wear-tested leather that's suitable for infants and toddlers. Because of the elastic at the opening, it makes the shoes easy to put on or take off, and they actually stay on your child’s foot. I have a pair of other shoes I have tried to put on Max and as soon as he's in his car-seat and kicking around they pop right off his feet and end up in my purse instead of on his feet which is so frustrating. 

I love the fringe around the ankle and on the top front of the shoe because it adds a little style and flair over all and the bag that comes with each pair is a nice touch since you're ordering a higher priced nice pair of shoes for your child. I like to store Max's shoes in the bag when we're not using them so they can be easily found and also kept in nice shape and away from grabby hands of his sisters. 

They offer a variety of sizes and differences depending on the child you're shopping for and their age. You can get "Crib Moccs" which are ideal for newborn to 3-5 months depending on your child's growth and retails for $45. Next is the normal Moccs like we reviewed which is made to fit from a tiny baby foot up to 6.95" and retails for $60. Next on their website is "The Next Step" which features the hard sole shoes, leather, and elastic shoe strings for easy slipping on and off. They retail for $80 and currently come in four colors on their website. 

If you're looking for high quality, fashionable footwear for your children then I would definitely check out Freshly Picked Moccasins! To keep up to date on their sales, new patterns, and more follow them on social media. They have FacebookTwitterPinterest, and Instagram.