Sunday, June 2, 2013

Northside Sandals Review & Giveaway (great gift idea for Father's Day!)

Disclosure: I received the products mentioned below to help facilitate a genuine review. All opinions stated are my own.

Warm weather is fast approaching and that means our children who have likely outgrown their shoes from last summer are ready for some new ones. With Father's Day coming up, I thought it would be such a cute idea to get dad and the little one matching shoes from Northside Shoes! Being both sturdy and flexible, these stylish closed-toe sandals are fantastic for summer play.

Matching Shoes for Dad (his Father's Day surprise)

Our family is on the go quite a bit during the summer months, and a lot of the places we go (like the hiking trails close by) require tons of walking. That means we need shoes that allow air to circulate freely but still protect our little one's feet. We also want to make sure his shoes are sturdy enough for everyday wear.


So when these shoes arrived, we put them to the test. What better place to test shoes than spending an hour or so at the park. Kids can do a lot of active stuff in that frame of time. Like jumping over big circles of swimming, greedy sharks.


Climbing tall buildings like Spiderman.



Making emergency climbs to save pretend robots stranded at the top of the monkey bars (what, that doesn't happen at your park?).



And climbing to the top of Mt. Everest, because the view at the top is worth all of that hard work. :)

The shoes held up fine through all of those grand adventures, and my son kept them on the rest of the day with no problems at all.


From a mom perspective, I love that these shoes came with Bungee Cord lacing, which means no untied shoestrings. These shoes will also be good for the lake and beachside adventures of summer because they'll drain out and dry so quickly & they have no-slip traction lugs on the soles to prevent slipping. The best way I can describe them is as a stylish combination of a gym shoe and a sandal, and that's perfect for summer!

And don't forget Father's Day, like I noted above. I'm thinking these shoes would be a super great better-than-another-new-tie surprise for dad on his big day.

You can learn more about Northside Shoes by visiting their website. You can also follow them on Facebook.


If you've got summer shoe shopping to do, be sure to check them out, I think you'll like what you see. The shoes they offer are not only durable and stylish, they're also very affordable.

Thanks to the generosity of Northside Shoes, two lucky winners are going to each win a pair of closed-toe sandals to call their very own!

Prize: Closed Toe Sandals (adult or child sizes available)
IMPORTANT: The choice of closed toe sandal is subject to size and color availability. If your first choice is sold out, you must be willing to choose another that is in stock.

US entrants only.

a Rafflecopter giveaway


92 comments:

  1. They have so many shoes that I don't know where to begin to choose which ones I would like best. I think I would like to try Northside Women's Terra Casual Shoe

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  2. I also like their boots such as the Northside Women's Julie Winter Boots
    kellywcu8888ATgmailDOTcom

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  3. He's sure putting them to good use

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  4. I didn't know they made boots too. I would so love to win this. Thanks for the contest!

    http://joycelansky.blogspot.com

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    1. Those boots are gorgeous too! I was looking at those for winter.

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  5. I comment just about every day. I don't know how to add people on Google Plus.

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    1. On the right sidebar (of my blog) there's a line to click on that says "Circle us on Google + ". If you click those words it takes you to the G+ profile page and you can add me to a circle.

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  6. What an array of goods. I like the women's Caryn rain boot.

    msgb245 at gmail dot com

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  7. What an awesome giveaway! Northside has some very nice boots and shoes for adults and children. I like these shoes very much because they look so comfortable-Northside Women's Kellar Casual Shoe!

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  8. I commented on this blog post Baby Basket (Wordless Wednesday) as Karen Glatt

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  9. I would like to have my hubby get a pair of these closed toe sandels in grey/green - Northside Men's Burke II Sandal, I believe he would love them

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  10. I really like the Northside Navajo Jr Rain Boot (Toddler/Little kId/Big Kid). My grandson would love to wear these!

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  11. Commented on your post as Janet W.

    http://www.mail4rosey.com/2013/05/flashback-friday_31.html?showComment=1370193182394#c5502043219248702424

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  12. I like the Northside Burke Closed Toe Sandal (Toddler/Little Kid)

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  13. I like these slippers. I need a new pair. My other pair has a hole in the toe area! lol

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  14. I like the selection and reasonable prices!

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  15. I like the Northside Men's Rainier Hiking Shoe

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  16. I like the Northside Women's Madrona Flat!

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  17. they have some great boots for Maine winters :) I liked the Northside Women's Akira II Sandals as well

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  18. Great giveaway.
    Loved your post - children do have the most wonderful imaginations. Climbing skyscrapers, saving stranded robots. :)

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    1. Thanks, that's a daily thing for him...and you're right, one of the million great things about kids. :)

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  19. I also like the Northside Men's Granger Waterproof Snow Boot. Northside really has a great selection of shoes and boots.
    Thanks so much.
    rickpeggysmith(at)aol(dot)com

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  20. Northside Women's Akira II Sandal

    Northside Women's Akira II Sandal

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  21. oh what cute photos!! He doesn't mind doing some mummy modelling. :)

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  22. Northside Burke Closed Toe Sandal (Toddler/Little Kid) - perfect for my little boy!
    tvollowitz at aol dot com

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  23. I love the Northside Scout Hiking Boot- I would like to get my grandson some. He would love them!

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  24. I like both the Northside Men's Burke II Sandals and the Northside Hiking Boots....they have some good looking shoes.

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  25. I like the mens Northside Men's Apex Waterproof Hiking Boot

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  26. commented at: http://www.mail4rosey.com/2013/06/busy-bees.html?showComment=1370217570208#c1610363488943722035

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  27. I like the variety of outdoor shoes for all seasons. The perfect sandle for my son!

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  28. in my state, they sell them at gander mountain and three eagle outfitters.

    entered as rebeka deleon

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  29. i really like the boots.. but we for sure do not need those jokers in Georgia ;)
    I would love the closed toe ones for Broxton. We know how little boys are ;)

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  30. Love the
    Northside Women's Julie Winter Boots

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  31. Love their Pioneer hiking boots!

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  32. I also like the Northside Women's Lakota Trail Shoe.

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  33. ...and boys can be so hard on shoes!!!
    Very nice review. And definitely look like good strong shoes.

    My son would do well with the Northside Burke II Ankle-Strap Sandal

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  34. too bad i dont live in the US >.< good luck!

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  35. I like the Northside Women's Piper Waterproof Boot. Thanks.
    partymix25(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  36. They look like they can sure do the trick

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  37. Awesome giveaway! They look very comfy and durable. Your son is a cutie :)

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  38. I like the Northside Women's Madrona Flat...they look super comfy...something I NEED this summer for sure:)

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  39. I like the Northside Women's Breckenridge Zip Front Winter Boot

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  40. I really like the Northside Men's Burke II Sandal! A great review and giveaway.

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  41. Commented on: Busy Bees, Alissa Apel

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  42. These are FANTASTIC for summer! They keep little feet protected too! I learned that they also make boots. PS - Congrats on having over 10,000 facebook fans! I had to confirm that I was following you!

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  43. PS I tweeted before entering bc I wanted to share!! Not for my extra entry :)

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  44. I like the Northside Men's Burke II Sandal

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  45. These are so cute! I bet they are comfortable!

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  46. I'd love the Northside Women's Back Country Waterproof Padded Sherpa Collar Pack Boot!!

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  47. Oh Rosey, I have some shoes like those and they are so fun for hiking and not getting sweating feet. hahahahaha Thanks for the toast to June. Let's ALL have a great month!

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  48. I really love that style of shoes. They're great whether wading a creek or walking in the mall.

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  49. My husband has been complaining that his current show kills his feet, I'd love to get him into something more comfortable!

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  50. Those sandals look great and sturdy Rosey! Your little boy certainly enjoyed being in them. Lovely shots.

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  51. I'd love to get the Northside Burke II Ankle-Strap Sandal (Toddler/Little Kid/Big Kid)in pink/fuschia for my daughter
    Rachel B.
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  52. Just visited the Northside website. The prices are very reasonable!

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  53. These look like the kind of sandals my husband likes to wear to the beach! Great giveaway!

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  54. I think the Northside Men's Burke II Sandal in the brown would be great for my SIL.

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  55. I like the Northside Women's Pioneer Hiking Boot.
    hschonrock at yahoo dot com

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  56. Hahaha! Based on the photos, you definitely would need a sturdy pair for that little energetic cutie!
    -Jamie
    ChatterBlossom

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    1. The only time he's willingly off his feet is when he's sleeping. He doesn't even like sitting still to eat. ;) Thanks for the visit, Jamie. :)

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  57. I love the women's slippers! They look so comfy! I don't need them now lol but they'd be nice for winter!

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  58. I like the wellies :) Northside Women's Gumdrop 14" Rubber Boot
    From Northside

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  59. I like their hiking boots but they are all out of stock! :)

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  60. i love the Women's Gretchen Waterproof Snow Boot!

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  61. Northside Women's Julie Winter Boots are my favorite!!

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  62. I found out Northside USA I can buy at Scheel's where I live as I checked on there website..will check it out next time I am there...would love to win for my finace.

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  63. I like the fast that they have Durable rubber outsole for great traction.

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  64. I like the Burke closed toe sandel in Pink/Multi for girls because it's hard to find a good, safe play sandel for a girl.

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  65. I like the Northside Burke II Ankle-Strap Sandal

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  66. I really like the Northside Women's Crystal Winter Boots.

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  67. I like the Women's Keller Casual shoe.

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  68. I like the scout boots

    http://astore.amazon.com/nortcom-20/detail/B004QLAY3M

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  69. My granddaughter would love the Northside Burke II Ankle-Strap Sandal partly because they are purple. She is going through a purple and pink phase right now.

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  71. the hiking boot in mens are sweet

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  72. commented on this post http://www.mail4rosey.com/2013/06/tis-season-amusement-park-season.html?showComment=1370573973849#c2410023680426975551 as michele p

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  73. I like the Northside Women's Burke II Sandal. Thank you! Laurie Adams, AdamsFmReviews at comcast.net

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  74. I like that there are adult and kids shoes on the site, 1 stop shopping!

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  75. I like the Northside Women's Raging River Water Shoe

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  76. they are made for outdoor activities

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  77. i like their womens flats! they looks so comfy!

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  78. I really like the Northside Burke II Sandal in Gray / fuschia! These look so durable and comfortable and I really like how they have more protection than typical sandals. I could totally see myself wearing these all summer long and beyond!

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  79. I like the Northside Women's Greta Waterproof Snow Boot.
    Thanks for the chance.

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  80. I left a comment on your fathers day post

    vanitizebaby@yahoo.com

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  81. I learned that their prices are extremely reasonably and that their boots are adorable! I like the women's burke II. And I think I found where I will be restocking our winter boots this year! We live in Colorado so its important to have good looking boots that are durable. Thanks for the review! And giveaway!

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  82. I commented on your "The Camera Broke When" post...so sorry that happened!! (and I spelled bagel wrong, lol). I commented under the name Brandi Mendieta.

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  83. I like the Northside Women's Skyline Ballet Slipper.

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