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Nov232013

F4F REVIEWS - ATTIPAS SMART SHOES FOR KIDS

When a company called Cutie Pieces wrote me and asked if I would try out their new non-slip shoes on my kids (ages 3.5 and one year) , I thought “Well, my kids do need new shoes?” And at first glance off their homepage, I thought “These shoes look awesome.”  But, apparently, the Converse looking shoes, in an assortment of colors, pictured on the cutiepieces.com homepage were not the shoes my kids would get. The shoes my kids got look more like clown shoes, or a horrible striped sock and rubber rain cover my grandfather might have worn back in the day. Not that the shoes aren’t cool. My wife, after taking one look at them, just won’t let me have the kids wear them either in or outside of the house – and she chose them from the limited selection on the new Attipas Canada website (striped, leopard prints, sailor prints and what I call “clown” chic).  This is yet another one of those cases where it sucks to be a Canadian because they have only brought in 5 collections for the Canadian market – a total of 17 styles, and none of them too pleasing to, well, my wife’s eyes.


But a little more on the background of this product: “Attipas smart shoes were launched in 2011 after 7 years of research & development.” These shoes now selling all over the world, including such countries Australia, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, Malaysia, Singapore, Taiwan, UK, the U.S. and Canada. They are lightweight, flexible, breathable, non-toxic, allow for a lot of free toe movement, and won’t make your kid’s feet too sweaty.  These shoes are made of silicone (not rubber), have no formaldehyde in them 9in case your kid wanted to eat them), and simply need to be turned inside out and slipped in to a laundry bag to be machine washed.

But with all those great selling features, I have to say the best one would have been making them attractive, which they are not, according to almost every mom and dad I showed them to. But I am hoping this was simply the lines my wife was asked to choose from because I love the concept of these shoes. It’s like socks with hard silicone soles; simple to slip on and take off, even for a kid. But the patterns are just god awful for my taste. And I certainly hope they will send me next year’s styles so I can tell you how much they have improved and how much I love them. The concept is great, but I can’t give my seal of approval to a line of shoes my kid can’t even wear out of the house for fear someone may ask her what clown school she goes to.


Available in U.S. sizes 4.5, 5.5, and 6.5.


Here are some links to check out if you are interested in seeing more of this product:

www.cutiepieces.com

online store - www.attipascanada.com




DiSCLAIMER: Fodder 4 Fathers received no financial compensation to review this product.