Jun 18

New Shoes – Skeanie Review and Competition

The winner was picked using random.org and is  Lesley Renshaw

Well Done, please email writingsramblingsreviews@hotmail.co.uk with your choice of shoes and size.


Shoe shopping with kids is always a bit of a nightmare, especially if the shops are busy and your little one is tired! Mouse loves shoes, she is a proper girly girl in this respect and can often be found trying on all the shoes in the hall regardless of size, style and owner! She just loves test running them, to find the ones she likes!
So, when SKEANIE emailed and asked if I could review a pair of theirs we quite literally jumped at the chance!

SKEANIE was founded by a mum of two in Australia, after realising that finding high quality soft leather shoes was a challenge. Since then SKEANIE has won much acclaim and is now the preferred provider of the Australian Podiatry Association

There is a whole range of shoes, boots and some other bits for infants and juniors (the biggest size is a European size 28, approximately a UK 10.5), We looked around the website and finally picked the Mary Jane Style in Pink , there is a handy size guide on the website too, to help select your size! Then we waited for them to arrive!

Knock Knock, went the door at 7am, I ran downstairs bleary eyed to find the postman stood there with a package, I open it, saw the pink shoes and smiled, they were gorgeous and so soft! I had been a little sceptical that leather shoes could be soft, but these really are! I showed them to hubby (who wasn’t that interested to be fair at that time in the morning) but he was equally impressed and even commented on how soft they were!

We tried them on the Mouse and she loved them instantly, they were a titchy bit big but I think that is more to do with the fact that she is in between sizes than anything else! Despite this she said they were comfy and she was running, jumping, climbing and sitting with them in no time. I had a minor mum moment of ‘don’t ruin the shoes, they are so pretty’ but I soon got over that when I realised just how much she loved them! (To clarify this point I will share that when it was Mouse’s nap time, she got so upset at having to take them off that I had to bribe her – whilst the tears were flowing – with putting them in a special box to keep them safe!

So, what’s Mummy and Daddy’s verdict? A massive thumbs up! They are stylish, comfy, soft (both top and sole), they have a bumper on the front to protect from scuffs and at the back they are elasticised! What more could you want from kids shoes? The price of the ones we had is £34.99 which is pretty much the same as if you were ordering from elsewhere! Bookmark the SKEANIE website now for your future shoe purchases.

You can find SKEANIE on Facebook where they are currently running a competition to win a pair of shoes, and even better news is that they have offered a pair of shoes for one of you to win here too!


The prize is one pair of shoes of the winner’s choice. Just a reminder that the biggest size is a European 28 (Approx UK 10.5). So what do you have to do?

Compulsory Actions (you must do both)

Visit SKEANIE and then Leave a Comment on this Blog Post telling me which shoes are your favourite

Like the SKEANIE Facebook Page (Let me know in your comment you have)

Optional Extra Entries

Follow/Subscribe to the blog by email using the button top right (Leave a separate comment to tell me!)

Like the Writings, Ramblings and Reviews Facebook Page (Leave a separate comment to tell me!)

Tweet ” Win some fab Children’s Shoes with @MoolBoots and @SkeanieEurope http://wp.me/p14X28-Q9 ” (Leave a comment with your Twitter Id)

Terms:  There is a maximum of 4 entries to the competition, a separate comment must be left for each entry. The two compulsory actions (one comment) must be completed for any other entry to be valid. The decision of Writings, Ramblings and Reviews is final. The prize will be distributed direct from SKEANIE.  The competition finishes on 25th June 2012 at 9pm. If the winner does not respond in two weeks, a replacement winner will be selected
Disclosure: I was provided with the pair of shoes for this review, my/our opinions remain honest


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  1. Louise Lloyd

    What an awesome competition! Love these shoes! My favourites however are theInfant Aussie Ion Koala would make a perfect accessory and first shoe for Mini Lloyd! Have like Skeanie’s Facebook Page XX

  2. Louise Lloyd

    Have also sent a tweet, and I already subscribe to your blog and like your facebook page! Twitter ID @babysigningmum

  3. snafflesmummy

    I have liked on facebook

  4. snafflesmummy

    I like the navy skeanies

  5. Helen Douglas

    Have liked the Skeanie page. These are my favourite Riding-Boots

  6. Helen Douglas

    Have subscribed to the blog under my email no idea if FB name or Twitter name!

  7. Helen Douglas

    Have liked your fb page…

  8. Helen Douglas

    For my 4th and final entry… @helendewdney. Thanks

  9. Danielle Baker

    I love the infant Summer sandals in Blush!
    I also like the Facebook page x

  10. Danielle Baker

    I have followed your blog via email xxx

  11. Danielle Baker

    I have liked your page on Facebook

  12. iain

    liked on facebook

  13. iain

    love the summer sandals

  14. Maya Russell

    I like the Sneakies in pink.
    I’ve liked Skeanie on Facebook as Maya Russell.

  15. Maya Russell

    Liked the Writings, Ramblings and Reviews Facebook Page as Maya Russell.

  16. Maya Russell

    I have tweeted as @maisietoo

  17. Maya Russell

    I’ve subscribed to the e-mails.

  18. Gillian Holmes

    I like the Infant Aussie Icon – Kangaroo

    I’ve liked Skeanie on Facebook as Gillian Holmes

  19. Gillian Holmes

    I subscribe to your blog as gholmes724 [at] gmail [dot] com

  20. Gillian Holmes

    I like your Facebook page as Gillian Holmes

  21. Gillian Holmes

    I have tweeted as @gholmes724

  22. Claire woods

    Winter Boots Choc – so cute.

  23. Claire woods

    Like the SKEANIE Facebook Page – done

  24. Claire woods

    Like the Writings, Ramblings and Reviews Facebook Page – done

  25. Claire woods

    Tweeted – @clairew137

  26. Claire woods

    Follow/Subscribe to the blog by email – done

  27. kim mayhead

    I love the riding boots in Navy

  28. kim mayhead

    I have liked the Skeanie facebook page

  29. Alexandra McGahey

    These SKEANIE shoes are my favourite: Mary Jane Black. A classic style which would look beautiful on my little girl 🙂

  30. Alexandra McGahey

    I have liked SKEANIE on Facebook via my account Alexandra McGahey

  31. Alexandra McGahey

    I have subscribed via email.

  32. Alexandra McGahey

    I have liked the Writings, Ramblings and Reviews page on Facebook.

  33. Alexandra McGahey

    Followed and tweeted on Twitter. My Twitter ID is @lexiemac_89

  34. Emma walters (@emmav6)

    would love the sneakies for my little boy, so cute!

  35. Emma walters (@emmav6)

    like on fb
    emma walters

  36. Emma walters (@emmav6)

    follow via email

  37. Emma walters (@emmav6)


  38. Dave TheWombat

    Love the Junior’s chocolate boat shoe, so cute! Liked as Dave TheWombat

  39. Josie Coltman

    I like the Infant Sporty Sneakers in Navy & Orange and I already like Skeanie on Facebook.


    Infant Snug Pink
    love to win these for my neice who is due to pop out and say hello in september 🙂


    i have also liked your facebook page thanks 🙂

  42. Sarah Clegg

    i love the Sneakies – Navy
    already a skeanies fb follower/liker xx

  43. Sarah Clegg

    i follow via email xx

  44. Sarah Clegg

    i like you on fb as sarah clegg

  45. Sarah Clegg

    ive tweeted as sarahclegg2

  46. Sue McCarthy

    Mary Jane – Silver

  47. Yvonne Crook

    Love the pink sneakies liked on facebook

  48. Emma Wolski

    Junior’s chocolate boat shoes are gorgeous!! liked on FB Emma Wolski

  49. sue willshee

    I love the little red Mary Janes – so sweet! I’ve liked the facebook page as Sue Willshee

  50. Sarah Debnam

    I’ve liked the page and LOVE the Loafers! So sweet! x

  51. michelle dootson

    iv like he page and my fave are the red winer boots

  52. Natasha Gandy

    I loved the Choc Winter Boots but little one who is sat with me is insistent that she loves the Pink Sneakies !!!

  53. Natasha Gandy

    Liked Skeanie on Face Book 🙂

  54. Natasha Gandy

    Tweeted as @pinktash4

  55. Natasha Gandy

    Following blog by email (paultashja address) x

  56. Natasha Gandy

    Liked your FB page as Natasha Gandy and said Hi !! x

  57. boorootiggertoo

    Sneakies – Navy
    FB – Sarah Littleboo Anguish


  58. boorootiggertoo

    Subscribed to your emails


  59. boorootiggertoo

    Liked your FB page – Sarah Littleboo Anguish


  60. boorootiggertoo

    Tweeted too


  61. sandy shaheen

    My favourite are the pink sneakies, My baby girl is shoe mad too and sure she too would love them. Liking your facebook page..

  62. Nick Hopkins

    I like Skeanie on Facebook.

    The Junior Sandals in white are my favourite


  63. Nick Hopkins

    I like Writings, Ramblings and Reviews on Facebook


  64. Nick Hopkins

    I have tweeted.


  65. Nick Hopkins

    I have subscribed via email.


  66. Kara Guppy™ (@ChelseaMamma)

    I adore the Mary Jane in black!!

  67. Kara Guppy™ (@ChelseaMamma)

    tweeted here @ChelseaMamma x x

  68. Kara Guppy™ (@ChelseaMamma)

    liked on facebook x x

  69. Carol Masterton

    I love Mary-Jane Red

  70. Carol Masterton

    Liked the skeanie facebook page 🙂

  71. Carol Masterton

    I’ve followed your blog 🙂

  72. Carol Masterton

    I’ve liked Writings, Ramblings and Reviews Facebook Page 🙂

  73. Carol Masterton

    I’ve also tweeted 🙂 Twitter name CarolMasterton

  74. Carol Masterton

    Whoops, didn’t notice that these should have been on the one comment!

    I love the Mary-Jane Red

    Also liked Skeanie on Facebook 🙂


    I like the Pink Sneakies


    Liked on FB (HONKI25)


      forgot to say – SKEANIE Facebook Page


    Like Writings, Ramblings and Reviews Facebook Page on FB (HONKI25)


    Tweeted via @nidgysmum h

  79. Kel

    Thank you so much, the competition has now ended and a winner will be announced very soon!

  80. bex downey

    Skeanies Navy

  81. bex downey

    Like the SKEANIE Facebook Page DONE

  82. bex downey

    Like the Writings, Ramblings and Reviews Facebook Page DONE

  83. bex downey


  84. Kirsty Fox

    I love the Cream Loafers

    I like Skeanies on Facebook – Kirsty Fox

  85. Kirsty Fox

    I follow via email – robertfox24 [at] aol [dot] com

  86. Kirsty Fox

    I like the Writings, Ramblings and Reviews Facebook page – Kirsty Fox

  87. Kirsty Fox

    I have tweeted


    Woohoo!!!! I’m the winner – thank you so much, Kel 🙂

    Email send x

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