Back to school shopping has me feeling a bit wiped out. We have three children ages 3,7, and 9 who require new Fall wardrobes including shoes. I've been buying tons of stuff for the kids but this time it was my turn to get a treat. With my healthy changes and weight loss for this year being at 52 lbs I needed some good workout shoes to help me tone up. I still have 50 lbs to go so this was important to me. A good pair of shoes can make all the difference.
I heard that Famous Footwear had a great sale going on - "buy 1 get one 50% off". I hopped online to see where the nearest store location was. In my excitement I found myself adding some shoes to my online cart. It was a really hard choice because Famous Footwear carries so many awesome styles of Reebok shoes. The hot pink and black/grey shoes that caught my eye were Reebok ZigKicks. I placed an online order for my ZigKicks plus another cheap pair of shoes for my son (since his were half off). I decided I'd use the balance on my gift card that I was sent to shop instore for a couple more pairs of shoes for my kids. My shoes arrived within a week and I was totally elated when I opened the package! My new shoes are gorgeous!
I popped my new shoes on without even looking for a pair of socks. I wanted to feel the smooth inside with my toes. The lightness of these shoes is sincerely amazing and the airiness is just what is needed when working out or jogging. Nobody likes having sweaty/cramped feet. I jumped around the house for quite some time before taking them off. The sizing is spot on for me, my feet are very slightly wide. I ordered a size 9 and they fit like they were made for me. These were not my first pair of Reebok shoes nor will they be my last. I love the Reebok brand because they are made to last and their quality hasn't changed in all their years.
Over the next several days I found myself wanting to wear my new ZigKicks all the time. I love them so much! I've been actually wanting to exercise for the first time in a long time. My feet and knees do not feel so fatigued and sore after a workout. The Reebok ZigKicks design saves me with its cushion and support. The bottom gives me the traction and shock absorption that I need. My only wish was for the laces to be a bit longer, other than that these are the best running/workout shoes I've ever owned.
Once I had a bit of free time I took the kids to our closest Famous Footwear retail location. The staff there was more than helpful to me. They knew exactly how to help me find just what we needed and they seemed to understand how to minimize my stress. Shopping for anything with three kids is no hay-day! My kids get into everything and sometimes it can be a bit overwhelming. I was really thankful that the staff helped us find shoes we loved quickly and efficiently.
With about $15 cash and my remaining gift card balance I was able to buy two more pair of shoes for my children. My daughter found two pair for herself. One of those was a pair of Reebok Ally Lynn in a bright neon orange color. I have to say that she fell head over heals for those shoes and begged me to let her wear them to bed when we got home. I think they are cute and they definitely provide a lot of support to her ankles and foot arch. They reminded me of my first pair of Reebok that I had in grade school except mine were white. Now we both have adorable new Reebok shoes that we love!
It felt good to treat myself to a back-to-school pair of shoes! Every mom (and dad) deserves to treat themselves now and again. Thank you to Reeebok, Mom Central, and Famous Footwear for sending me the gift card that allowed me to do this fun review.