This post is more than just a review of my daughter’s new pair of Chacos. This is a post about my baby and how she’s starting Kindergarten next week. Full-day Kindergarten. Over the past couple of weeks, I’ve been getting recorded messages from the principal, which have contained bits and pieces of information about my daughter’s upcoming school-year. School-year. Wow. Yeah, it’s still all kind of sinking in.
Last time I had to think about back-to-school anything was when I was still in school. It’s been a while, people. So here we are, this is back-to-school time, right? Well o.k., then. I’m on it.
Now that I got all of that off my chest, we can talk about shoes. I was contacted about the brand Chaco earlier this summer. Not only do they have awesome (durable) shoes for kids, they also have excellent footwear for the big people. They even have dog collars and leashes.
When I write reviews, I spend time getting familiar with the brand and the people behind it. I’m getting all kinds of warm fuzzies from Chaco. They’re the outdoorsy type and I like that about them. Encouraging adventures, being active and whatnot. Can’t go wrong with that.
My little darling has the kicks shown above (and also shown below). She’s wearing the Loyalist Youth EcoTread that were sent to us to review.
Here are the facts about the kid’s Loyalist EcoTreads:
- Stretch Polyester + Suede Leather Upper
- LUVSEAT™ Adjustable Instep Fit
- Muddy + Soapy Water Approved
- EcoTread™ outsole features 25% recycled rubber. Non-marking
The ChaPU™ midsole creates the contoured LUVSEAT™ platform, providing lasting arch support and alignment.
(The above information was obtained from Chaco’s website)
non-marking / no whining!
There are a handful of styles to choose from for the youngsters. A couple of shoe styles for men and women that caught my eye are these ones:
(Left: Women’s Woodstock Vibram® Gunnison; Right: Men’s PedShed Vibram® Gunnison)
I’m just focusing on Fall styles in this post. Chaco has an array of flips and sandals that are hugely popular for outdoor activities. You’ll hear more about them from me this coming Spring.
Now for the really good stuff. I’m giving away a gift certificate with a value of $110.00 to Chaco’s online store. Entering is always easy and I generally give you more than one chance to enter. So, here is what you need to know:
Entry Option 1: Leave a comment on this post. Tell me about the most extreme outdoor activity you’ve ever attempted. Maybe it was walking down the street and hey, that’s alright with me.
Entry Option 2: “Like” Chacos on Facebook. Afterwards, come back here and leave ANOTHER comment on this post letting me know you’ve liked Chacos on Facebook.
Entry Option 3: Tweet! ReTweet my Tweet about this giveaway. Come back, leave another comment on this post telling me you’ve reTweeted. Here is the link to my original Chaco giveaway Tweet. Make sure you’re logged in to your Twitter account, click that link and hit “reTweet” when you get to Twitter.
Entry cut-off is Sunday, August 28th at midnight PST. I will choose a winner at random after the cut-off and that person will be contacted via email. The Chacos gift certificate will be mailed to the winner. Giveaway is open to those within the continental U.S. There you have it. Good luck!
*Update: Congratulations to our winner, Jennifer, commenter number 110!