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Ahhh.. comfort for my feet from Sanuk

Who knew flip flops could be so comfortable?  Sanuk really outdid themselves because these are amazing!


Thanks to Sanuk, my feet are now living in comfort and it is amazing! 

Here’s my story:

At the beginning of summer, I made a mistake and stocked up on cheap flip flops.  You know, the ones you can buy for a dollar.  They’re great for keeping a spare in the car, wearing to play in the dirt, etc.  But they’re not great for your feet.  A month into summer, I was regretting the decision to go cheap instead of quality.  My feet ached daily from the moment I woke up.  It was horrible.  I just wanted to sit down and prop my feet up all day long.

One day when we were visiting our local Scheels (one my sons’ favorite places), I wandered over to the shoe section and saw a few styles of Sanuk sandals that looked amazingly comfortable.  They were made of yoga mat material…yes, I’m serious!  I knew I had to try them for the sake of my feet and I’m so glad I did!


Comfort and style in one.. Sanuk is more than just surfer wear!


I have been wearing my Sanuk flip flops almost every day for 2 months now. Within a week I could tell a huge difference.  My feet were no longer achey when I woke up.  Thank goodness!  While I primarily wear my Yoga Mat flip flops, I like to alternate occasionally with my Yoga Chakra pair, especially after a rainy day.  Because of the tiny air pockets that allow the squish, the Yoga Mat style soak up water.  Even after just running through the rain to take my son from the car to the preschool door, they retained my foot’s impression for the rest of the day and were less comfortable as they did not squish the same.  Once they dried out, they were like new again!


Kids need comfortable footwear too - check out these bright and SQUISHY flip flops.. my 4 year old wears them every day!


Sanuk has so many more styles available than just these two.  They also have kid styles!  My son was pretty excited to see the blue/green/black Rootbeer Cozy Lite set in his size.  Unfortunately the sizes didn’t go small enough for my 2 year old’s tiny feet, but I think I was the only one who cared – it’s just so much fun dressing them to match :)  Although the foot bed feels a little different, maybe a bit more durable, it is also made of yoga mat.  It is wonderful knowing he is comfortable just like momma.

So I know as I write this, it’s the end of summer and you probably aren’t thinking ahead for next summer, but you really should!  When summer ends, the best summer apparel and footwear sales come around.  And I guarantee you that comfort will not be out of style next year!  And take a look around while you’re at it – they have boots, slippers, and other shoes as well.


Disclosure:  We were provided complimentary product(s) in return for an honest review.  All opinions presented are those of our own.  

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My favorite of the year is on it’s way and I am so excited!  In celebration, we will be putting together a holiday gift guide to show you some of our favorite products, newly released products, and other gift ideas!

Readers: Stay tuned for our gift guide!  We’ve already started trying out new products to see whether they are worthy of a spot.  Feel free to comment with your recommendations!

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Types of gifts we would like to include:

  • Toys, kid’s apparel, accessories, etc (any age accepted, however we are most able to try and photograph those for boys aged 3-5) – superheroes are a plus!
  • Electronics, accessories (i.e. new releases of Xbox One games for teens/dads, games for the family and kids, etc)
  • Gift baskets
  • Home decor
  • Gifts for moms and dads, grandparents
  • Unique gifts (handmade, personalized, etc)
  • Stocking stuffers


Crocs for kids: fun and comfort all in one!


If you are looking for comfortable shoes that your child won’t mind wearing, check out Crocs!  With so many styles available now, you will find everything from sandals to athletic shoes to boots.  I received children’s Dawson Easy-On Sneakers and Crocslights Gust Boots to try out and my son hasn’t wanted to part with either, even after a long day out.

My 2 year old is learning to dress himself while my 3 1/2 year old is very independent and prefers I do not help him with anything.  The Dawson Easy-On Sneakers are absolutely perfect for both of them.  The shoes are easy to slip on, fasten, and are light weight, eliminating any chunkiness that may cause them to trip and fall.  Both boys are able to get dressed in record time (for toddlers) and feel proud that they were able to do it all by themselves.




Light up shoes will never get old.  I had some as a child and my oldest has already experienced his first pair of light up sneakers.  But the Crocslights Gust Boots are something else!  Not only are they a perfect lightweight boot for fall, but the lights are amazing!  They light up brightly and provide a fun light show if it is dim out.  While these do not come in a small enough size for my littlest, he still has fun watching his big brother run around, lighting the way.

Crocs has created so many fun and comfortable styles for kids!  You’ll also find a variety of great styles for men and women if you take a look around the Crocs website.  Keep them in mind as you complete your Christmas shopping this year!


Muck Boots Wellie & Hale Styles: Must-Haves for Midwesterners

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As much as us midwesterners love to deny it every year, it’s time to face the facts.  It is getting cold outside whether we like it or not.  So the time to put away the flip flops and hoodies and start wearing boots and coats has arrived!

But the problem with living in Illinois; we can experience temperatures in the mid 50s one day and in the teens the next.  The weather just isn’t consistent from one day to the next.  That’s why Muck Boot’s Hale and Wellie styles are perfect for my family!


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My husband has been working on renovating our home all year long.  Most days he is on his feet for hours, occasionally out in the rain or snow, and just doesn’t stop to take a break.  His feet get hot (or cold in the winter) and achey.  The Wellie Work boots are made with Crazy Horse full grain leather, Gel-Core sub-sole to cushion while standing, a breathable Hydroguard and Airmesh lining to keep feet cool in the summer and warm in the winter, durable super grip rubber outsole, tempered steel shank, and are 100% waterproof.  While we haven’t had his Wellie Boots for long, Daniel has already noticed that they are comfortable, easy to slide off when he comes in the house (phew, no more dirt inside!) and have kept his feet warm with the cold temperatures we’ve had the past couple of weeks.

My 3 1/2 year old is going through that stage where he wants to do everything mommy and daddy do.  So what is more fun than having a matching pair of boots like mommy’s?  Normally he matches daddy because, well that’s just easier most times.  But Muck Boots created a style of boots that comes in several colors for boys and girls, as well as women!


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The Hale style is a multi-season, all-weather style of boot.  Really, it is!  Alex has already worn his boots in 20 degree weather with snow, 50 degree sunny weather, and inside preschool where it is in the upper 60s or lower 70s inside.  The boots are light weight which is perfect for a growing preschooler, and are easy for him to slip on.

With a variety of colors available, you will be sure to find something your child will like.  Alex was so thrilled to see his two favorite colors together on a boot since I chose to surprise him with the blue/green combination.  His little brother favors blue so he will be excited to wear them when Alex has outgrown them.  The boots are durable and well made so I know they’ll hold up even with all of Alex’s constant running and playing.


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And what about mom’s matching pair?  Well I may not have the same color but I’ve definitely got the same style!  I chose a black/jade pair since they would most compliment my outerwear.  The boots are comfortable, tall enough to keep my feet dry if I have to run through rain, and warm enough for midwest winter weather.  I’ve always had an issue with my feet feeling too warm in boots once I’m inside but with these, I have not.

So even with our crazy weather here in Illinois, I know that my family’s feet are comfortable no matter the temperature and what we are doing.  If you are from another region, make sure you check out their other styles of boots.  There is everything from warm snow boots to keep your toes warm in -40 degrees to comfy ballet flats to keep your feet cool and dry in the summer!


And here’s a fun note about the Hale boots:

Actress Sarah Jessica Parker’s daughters have even been spotted wearing the Hale style!  (See photos here!)

Family Centsability was not monetarily compensated for this post. A product sample was provided in exchange for an honest review. All opinions expressed are our own.


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