“Give a girl the right shoes, and she can conquer the world.”
— Marilyn Monroe
What is it with girls and shoes? If you were to ask a man how many shoes they have, you are bound to get an answer between 2-5 (sports shoes excluded). If you were to ask a women the same question, you are bound to get a number between 15 and 30! Why do women own so many shoes? Unlike a man, a women has many different ‘looks’ and with each ‘look’, a different type of shoe is required. For example, you wouldn’t wear running shoes with a dress and you wouldn’t wear high heels with sweat pants. If you were to ask me if I was a shoe girl, I would probably answer ‘meh’. I love a good shoe, but being a mom and a mail carrier most of the time I spend in running shoes. They are practical, comfortable and allow me to tackle my day with confidence and the assurance that I can get the job done. Just because I am a running shoe girl, it doesn’t mean I only own one pair of shoes!
When I sit down and think about it I’m amazed at my list:
–Running shoes: one for work, one for casual wear, a pair of slip on runners
–Heels: one black pump, one black sandal, one white peek toe, one white sandal, one snake skin, one sexy red, one white wedge
–Causal Sandals: flip flops, flip flop heels, Birkenstock, sport sandals
–Boots: Snow boots, dressy boots, knee high boots
For someone who doesn’t LOVE shoes that is a lot of shoes! Can you imagine if I had a shoe obsession? That would be a LOT of shoes.The problem with so many shoes is the storage. If you were to look at my front hall closet you would see a two level shoe rack with probably 50 pairs of shoes on it. It is chaotic and messy and hard to find the matching shoe when you are in a rush. No matter how many times I organize it, its impossible to keep the shoe closet organized with shoes to outfit 5 people.
What is the solution?
How did the come up with that idea?
Zipz Shoes was created by entrepreneur Jerry Stefani after attending a family reunion. At the reunion, he overheard a group of Moms at the BBQ complaining complaining about having to extra shoes for the children. Whether it be due to their children’s need to change shoes often or because they were so hard on their shoes that they were constantly dirty and beat up. The complaints got him thinking about a shoes with replaceable, interchangeable covers and soles. He contemplate things such as snaps, buttons, fasteners, Velcro, etc, but something was not quiet right. One night Jerry was struck by the idea of Zippers and the shoe began to take shape. Zippers would allow stability and structure while allowing fashionistas’ to change covers to suit their moods and the hard core players could ‘clean’ up their shoes at a moments notice. The family loved the idea and the motions for the creation of Zipz shoes was born!
What are Zipz Shoes?
Zipz Shoes are fun and fashionable canvas shoes with a interchanging the shoe components. With the ability to change your shoe style with a ZIP, you can create a new shoe, to fit your needs, in seconds. The longevity of the shoes are endless. With tons of different patterns, styles, colours, Zipz Shoes make it easy to create any new look whenever you desire. When your shoes are wearing out, simple purchase a new Zipz “cover” and update your shoe without having to purchase a whole new shoe! This will save you a ton of money in the long run!
Zipz Shoes are not all about looks! A lot of research and design went into the creation of these shoes. Zipz Shoes are created with a customized, extra cushioned insole and specially designed arch support system to give you the most comfortable and healthy fit available. They provide maximum traction when chasing your kids without the embarrassing squeaking that usually accompanies tennis shoes.The interchangeable zipper system allows your feet to breath by continually providing them fresh air and they are designed to help accommodate orthotics devices and insoles as required.
What does 1Heart1Family think?
Being a Mom on the run, I’m always looking for a casual shoe that will allow me comfort while chasing after my children. I had seen many advertizements for Zipz shoes and I was curious to how they would work. When I had the opportunity to choose as style from their collection, I was pleasantly overwhelmed by the number of choices. They had a colour and pattern choice that is sure to inspire everyone. I choose the he Cali Classic Love Child Slipon. I love the feminine feel, the burst of colour and the ease to which it is to slide it on and off. I was not disappointed.
This was one area that I was worried about. When you add a zipper in an unusual place on an item, they tend to interfere with the comfort of the item. This was not the case with Zipz Shoes. When I first stepped into the shoe, I was greeted by a soft cushion, but FIRM base. My foot felt cradled and support at the same time. Walking in the shoes was a breeze and I loved how easy it was to put them on and remove them.
Zipz Shoes uses only YKK™ zippers when constructing their shoes. YKK are known as the premier fastening company based on their durability and dependability. When I first tried zipping the shoe compartment off, I found it very difficult. The zipper snagged and I found that I had to use a lot of force to remove the cover. After unzipping the shoe compartment a few times, I found the zipper “softened” and the processes became easier with each exchange.
I really liked the idea of the Zipz Shoes. It allows you to change your shoes to fit your personality or outfit at a moments notice. They are comfortable and very durable. They wash easily and retain their shape after constant wear. They are the perfect Mom slip on shoe.
One lucky 1Heart1Family has the opportunity to #WIN one pair of Zipz Shoes to add to their shoe collection!
ENDS June 15, 2013 US residents ONLY