Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Poolzies pool shoes for children (product review)

With the summer season descending upon us here in the land down under, we’ve been looking forward to cooling off with lots of water play and swimming to cool ourselves off. So it was perfect timing when the lovely Pia of Poolzies contacted me to ask if I’d like to have little Grace try out their special anti-slip pool shoes.

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Poolzies is the brainchild of Steve and Pia, an expat couple based in Singapore. The idea for Poolzies first came about one day while on holiday when they were searching for a solution for their own child to be able to play safely and comfortably in a water park. Upon discovering that pool shoes were not easily available in Singapore and Asia, they decided to turn this idea into a unique business venture of their own.

The shoes are fitted with a Toughtek non-slip and abrasion-resistant sole, while the lightweight material is aimed at providing comfort and flexibility in movement. The fabric also provides UPF-50+ protection from the sun.

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We tried them out for the first time on one super hot day when we decided to head out to the water play area in our neighbourhood. This was Grace’s very first visit to the water play area, so she was looking a little apprehensive at first.

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After watching her brother happily running and skipping through the water jets for a few moments, she took a tentative step forward to join him.

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I was glad that the non-slip protection of the shoes allowed Grace to explore the water play area safely and securely with confidence. And I observed that she did not slip or fall at all during the entire time as she trotted around the water play area.

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I’ve also let Grace the shoes out in our yard for general outdoor play. She usually prefers to walk around barefoot as she finds it easier to navigate the different surfaces and play equipment. However I often get nervous that she might step or slip on something sharp or abrasive as she runs about. The Poolzies shoes turned out to be a great solution for this situation as well.

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So these shoes are definitely very versatile for pretty much any kind of play environment. The flexibility of the shoe’s material allowed Grace to easily climb up the monkey bars in our yard.

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Grace usually insists on taking her shoes off when she wants to play on the monkey bars. But in this case, she didn’t mind having the Poolzies shoes on at all as she climbed and balanced on the bars.

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Overall, I definitely consider these pool shoes to be a product I would happily recommend to other parents. You can check out their prices and range of designs on the Poolzies website or connect with them on their Facebook page to learn more.

 

[This is a review post written for Poolzies pool shoes. I received this product in exchange for a review but did not receive any other compensation or payment. All opinions and thoughts in this review are my own]

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