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Monday, 18 April 2011

Inch Blue Shoes


Inch Blue make handmade soft leather shoes for babies and children up to 5-6 years old.  With beautiful designs and high quality workmanship, Inch Blue are a breath of fresh air in a world of mass production.

I was approached by Inch Blue asking me if I wanted a pair for Freddy to try out.  I picked out a few designs that I liked and was delighted to receive the fantastically funky Guitar Black/Cheetah pair from the Rock Star range!  Perfect for my little rock baby!!

They are lovely, beautifully made from soft leather which allows Freddy's feet to breathe.  They make perfect shoes for playing in.  They allow flexibilty, have non-slippy suede bottoms and are really comfy and well fitting.  Freddy uses them indoors and out and they look fabulous and very cool!


The shoes Freddy received retail at £17.00 and were size XL (18-24 months).  They arrived in a clear plastic presentation bag.  They would make a fantastic present for any little rocker!  My guitar playing husband and teenage daughter absolutely loved the design!  There really is a design for everyone in Inch Blue's extensive selection of gorgeous shoes.

Thank you Inch Blue!

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*We received the shoes as a gift and were not asked to write a review in return.  But because we loved them so much, we wanted to share our thoughts with everyone!*

21 comments:

  1. Check out the Starchild Shoes. Much more quality and leather is much more softer. Sorry :(
    Liz

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  2. They are sooo cute! And it is a great review Mummy! I <3 THEM!!!!!

    K.R.McD <3

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  3. I love his little tots tv walking in those shoes :) Bless him!

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  4. Sorry but I must admit I prefer the more traditional designs that Daisy Roots do! And they use eco friendly leather with vegetable dyes too!

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  5. Dear Wendy,
    When we were living in the USA we used Bobux shoes for our first son. For our second son we bought Starchild from Selfridges and we liked it. They also used friendly dyes and if I am not wrong the leather is Italian.

    its important to try and see what suits your kid's feet. For us these two brands did perfect job.

    XXXX
    Mummy

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  6. Hi ..i don't usually respond but to the ANNONYMOUS messages here we go.
    1) Our shoes are chrome 10 free..we use eco friendly leather..all our shoes are passed through state of art needle detection because babies health/safety is of paramount importance . We don't feel the need to shout it from the rooftops as to us quality safety etc is a no brainer. Why would a co manufacturing baby shoes NOT make shoes that are 100% safe??
    2 We have stocked Selfridges for 10 years ...they love our shoes..go to the Selfridges website...and you'll see that it's INCH BLUE that is stocked there!
    3 The leather we use is soft and beautiful...and we are so confident we would happily go up against any of our competitors in any review!!!
    4 We love feedback..as we value our customers opinions. However...I think if anyone feels the need to say negative things they should at least have bought and tried our shoes.
    I completely respect that individuals prefer different brands...but bottom line ..don't slate INCH BLUE on our quality/credetials because we use the best leather and we love babies feet!

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  7. I love our Inch Blue Shoes...they are great! I have no qualms recommending them. I haven't tried all the other brands mentioned, but there is nothing about Inch Blue that I don't like. x

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  8. Glad you like them Wendy ....I just realised that I stated that our leather was chrome 10 free....ooopss!!! I meant CHROME 6 FREE .

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  9. Dear Rhiannon,
    I think you are very very rude. I did not slate Inch Blue, I just posted my knowledge for other mothers to be able to make best decision for their children. I have nothing against your shoes but you need to accept that people may like other brands. You cannot expect EVERYBODY to like same thing.
    Bobux is the best known shoes in the USA, and we used them, here we like Starchild Shoes.

    The reason why I do not want to give my name is because even though I use social media a lot, I don't feel comfortable.

    I wish you and Inch Blue All the best,
    Mummy

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  10. Dear Annonymous Mummy
    I am not rude. I have just responded to all points/comments made annonymously.
    1 I pointed out that we use Chrome 6 free leather and eco friendly dyes and expressed our passion for the safety of babies/children wearing our shoes.
    2 I stated that Selfridges have stocked Inch Blue products for the last 10 years.
    3 Of course people have a favourite brand ...and of course everyone is entitled to their opinion...I clearly said this.
    I respectfully think like yourself I am entitled to clarify something that is not accurate or to respond to a comparison.
    Anyway...I really think you have taken this personally and that was not my intention.
    Have you personally bought/used Inch Blue shoes? I would be more than happy for you to review a pair if you would like to. Our range can be seen on our website www.inch-blue.com . My email is rhiannon @inch-blue.com
    Kind regards
    Rhiannon

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  11. I used inch blue when my children were smaller, they are grown up now sadly. I found the quality utterly brilliant, and I always get a pair for friends who have a new baby, the gift sets are gorgeous!

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  12. Really surprise at the comments here...

    My mum taught me, if you have nothing nice to say then dont say anything at all, the review was for inch blue, not starchild, not daisy roots or any other brand of footwear...

    Would you go to a film review blog and start listing other films you thought were better? I don't think you would, its a little rude, especially as Wendy has taken her time to write such a nice review for her readers. A little uncalled for l think.

    I don't blame her for defending her shoes i've had both Inch Blue & starchild (which were a gift) and there is no comparison in the quality of Inch Blue if I am honest.

    Well done Inch Blue, keep up the good work,

    Have a lovely easter,

    Pat

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  13. I have to agree with Patricia. Sure there are other brands, and yes, its good for mummies to know about them, but when the other brands are being review, then is your chance to leave your comment. You were too quick to suggest another brand, and with nothing nice to say about the actual review either.

    My son is on his 5th pair of Inch Blue shoes, they are fab, the leather is great and doesn't look worn after the first wear, unlike so other brands, and boys being boys, they get into all kinds of sticky mess, the designs are utterly sublime, not to mention original... makes me wish I had a girl too!

    Wendy, Freddy is a cutie!

    Rosie x

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  14. amazing! *runs off to buy* THANKS!!

    Hx

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  15. Victoria Bellamy23 April 2011 at 11:32

    Shoe Wars !!! LOL! Go Rhianon....good on you for saying what you think...I don't think you are rude.
    I have twins and they have worn Inch Blue and Starchild. I can't say much about leather quality as they both seemed nice..BUT..I love the Inch Blue designs. I think they are the best...which is why we buy them.
    Tori

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  16. Victoria Bellamy30 May 2011 at 17:04

    Shoe Wars !!! LOL! Go Rhianon....good on you for saying what you think...I don't think you are rude.
    I have twins and they have worn Inch Blue and Starchild. I can't say much about leather quality as they both seemed nice..BUT..I love the Inch Blue designs. I think they are the best...which is why we buy them.
    Tori

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  17. amazing! *runs off to buy* THANKS!!

    Hx

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  18. Hi ..i don't usually respond but to the ANNONYMOUS messages here we go.
    1) Our shoes are chrome 10 free..we use eco friendly leather..all our shoes are passed through state of art needle detection because babies health/safety is of paramount importance . We don't feel the need to shout it from the rooftops as to us quality safety etc is a no brainer. Why would a co manufacturing baby shoes NOT make shoes that are 100% safe??
    2 We have stocked Selfridges for 10 years ...they love our shoes..go to the Selfridges website...and you'll see that it's INCH BLUE that is stocked there!
    3 The leather we use is soft and beautiful...and we are so confident we would happily go up against any of our competitors in any review!!!
    4 We love feedback..as we value our customers opinions. However...I think if anyone feels the need to say negative things they should at least have bought and tried our shoes.
    I completely respect that individuals prefer different brands...but bottom line ..don't slate INCH BLUE on our quality/credetials because we use the best leather and we love babies feet!

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  19. I love his little tots tv walking in those shoes :) Bless him!

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