Not a Slave to Fashion but…

Not a Slave to Fashion but…


I vividly remember giving my parents grief when I was in junior high about absolutely needing a Forenza sweater or maybe even an Argyle. That’s what all the cool girls had and even most of the not-as-cool girls. At my old school, fashion wasn’t as big of a deal. At this school…very. When I hit high school, I kind of cared but not as much. When they bought me a denim jacket for my birthday, I embraced it. Wasn’t in fashion, but I loved it and that’s what mattered. (I still have it all these years later, too.)

Once my own kids came along, I bought new clothes on sale or gladly shopped at garage sales.  Geez, they grow so fast, why not?  And when fashion fads come along, I’m just not swayed.

Somehow fate kind of slaps you in the face and says “Wake up.”  Through a Family Review Network opportunity, I was able to test out the new Polliwalks shoes.  Let me rephrase… I was able to outfit my girls in some totally cool (way beyond cute) shoes.  My budding photographer, Miss M, insisted on taking a photo of her new Camo Gators for me!  Miss K is the proud new owner of some very flashy, literally, Pink Firefly Polliwalks.  As the name implies, the Firefly has a ‘tail’ that lights up.

So what sold me on Polliwalks?  Well, once I had them in hand, I saw that they weren’t just flimsy flip flop shoes.  They were sturdy with built-in arch support and deep heel cups.   They are designed to be fun, but are fitted so kids can actually run and play in them.  And how they made my girls’ faces light up… it was heart-warming.  They were so excited about them and about showing them to their friends.  What I was surprised by is that kids they don’t even know well have walked up and said “I like your flip flops.” or “Those are neat shoes.”I am glad that these shoes crossed our path because they are adorable.  While I can’t compare them to other brands because we don’t own any of the other brands, I can honestly say that I’ve never seen any type of molded shoe that is shaped like an animal.  Polliwalks current line includes a Puppy, Kitty, Gator, Duck, Frog and Ladybug.  Their new Spring styles include the Firefly that we received, along with “Fish Lips”.  “Fish Lips” is a fish-shaped sandal with squishy lips that change color when exposed to UV rays!To be fair, the only problem I had with these is finding the right size.  Since I’ve never purchased anything like this before, I ordered the same sizes of regular shoes that they wear.  Unfortunately, they ran a little bigger than I expected.  Bright side is that they should fit perfect when the warm weather hits.

Whether you’re a stingy, go-against-the grain mom like me or a fashion junkie, Polliwalks are worth checking out.  Their current line is available at Amazonother online stores or at select retailers. The new spring styles (Firefly and Fish) are exclusively available for early holiday release at select Dillard’s stores and on  You’ll be able to get your hands on them additional locations in January and February.  But if you’re anxious to try these out, here’s your chance!

The Prize

One pair of Polliwalks (approx value $35).  Winner will choose from puppy, kitty, gator, duck, frog or ladybug.

How to enter: <Giveaway Closed>

Nicole Brady

About Nicole Brady

Founder and owner of, Nicole has been involved in social media marketing since 2007. She has partnered with a number of major corporations who utilized her skills to improve their social media outreach and online presence. Nicole has worked closely with brands such as Netflix, Nintendo, Domino's and Disney, has been featured in McDonald's videos as well as Maria Bailey's book "Power Moms". Always a SAHM (stay-at-home-mom) and mother of two amazing daughters, if you can't find Nicole, she is probably somewhere being an advocate for playing board games.

104 comments on «Not a Slave to Fashion but…»

  1. Dee says:

    i like the gator ones! Thanks for the chance! 🙂

  2. Dee says:

    your button is up on my blog!

  3. Melody says:

    Pretty sure the gators in purple would be a big hit with my 7-year-old.

  4. i liek the gators for my little toddler

    charm32 @ YMAIL . com

  5. i have your button in my sidebar

  6. Nad says:

    I suscribe. Thanks!

    treflea4 at gmail dot com

  7. gahome2mom says:

    Blogged this contest and added link to Polliwalks. –

  8. gahome2mom says:

    Follower of your blog too. 🙂 TY
    Merry Christmas to all.

  9. Alexia says:

    We’d love the Army Gators over here!

  10. EllyBean says:

    I like the cherry ladybugs!

  11. MaggieM says:

    My fav is the Ladybug clog in Bubblegum pink (size 9, please:) These shoes/clogs are just perfect for toddlers. They have a neat “Firefly” shoe that has a little light in the back, but they are in limited quantity, but they’re really neat:)

  12. I lke the lime frog, too cute! 🙂

    stormraven at gmail dot com

  13. Qtpies7 says:

    I would love to get a pair of puppys in Navy so my son leaves his sister’s pink puppys alone. lol It drives his daddy bonkers to see his son wearing pink shoes.

  14. I really love the Fuchsia Kitty shoes
    for my granddaughter. Thank you so much!

  15. Andrea says:

    I love the Puppy in navy…adorable!

    andraya3 at yahoo dot com

  16. Staci says:

    I love the grey puppy, so adorable!

  17. Andrea says:

    and I put your button up!

  18. Staci says:

    And I’m a follower of your blog, thanks!

  19. My daughter would love the kitty polliwalks!

  20. Wehaf says:

    The frogs are a favorite here!

    urchiken at gmail dot com

  21. Jenna says:

    My niece would love the kitty shoes. Thanks! They are so cute!

  22. OMG, the puppy dog shoes are ADORABLE!!!

    Love them! Thanks for the giveaway!

  23. Hi there – I’ve posted your button on my reviews blog:

  24. jenna says:

    My son would look so cute in the Frog shoes!
    frog123 (at) cyipcom (dot) net

  25. Felicia says:

    They are all so cute, but I love the frog and puppy!

  26. Felicia says:

    I am following you!

  27. My son would definitely look cute in the Army Gators!!

    missblondie919 (at)gmail (dot)com

  28. i have your button on my sidebar!


  29. samsakara says:

    My son would love the grey puppy shoes.

  30. Abby says:

    Would love the pink kitty ones!

  31. I love raspberry pearl gators.
    livlifelov at yahoo dot com

  32. *Marie* says:

    Count me in!

    1- I like the Kitty ones. Very cute.

  33. *Marie* says:

    Count me in!

    3- Linking to the Polliwalks site on my blog.

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  35. I also subscribed to your feed in my Google reader!

  36. Stacey says:

    My nephew would love the camo gators! Thanks! srdeans at gamil dot com

  37. Stacey says:

    I subscribed! Thanks! srdeans at gmail dot com

  38. Sue D says:

    I like the lime frog.
    slrdowney at hotmail dot com

  39. Katie says:

    The Gators in Army are awesome!
    katiekarr at gmail dot com

  40. How cute! I like the gator ones

  41. Mama Zen says:

    My daughter would love the pink camo gators!

    kelli at pfrog dot net

  42. Heather W says:

    My daughter would love the cherry ladybug polliwalks!

  43. crystal says:

    These are too cute! My son would love the puppy in grey or blue! Thanks!

  44. My son would like the gator ones. Thanks

  45. rebecca says:

    I love the gator in navy… or the puppy… or the frog… they’re all just so darn cute! 🙂

    gitrecca (at) gmail (dot) com

  46. EllyBean says:

    I like that they are so easy to clean and you don’t have to worry about shoe laces. I like the cherry lady bug one.

  47. Julie D says:

    I like the ladybugs

  48. Holly says:

    wow, my daughter would love the kitty shoes. We can’t get a rel cat right now, so she’s obsessed with anything “kitty-like” she can bring into the house

  49. Melanie says:

    I love the ladybug and the puppy ones. They are so cute and something to think about just buying.

  50. Steph says:

    My son would love the gator ones!

  51. Sabrina Lawrece says:

    I think my 4 year old son would love the Puppy ones!

  52. Chelsey says:

    I like the dogs or the frogs best of all! Super cute!
    Thanks for the giveaway…

  53. Marisa May says:

    The frog shoes are my favorite! So cute. My kids would love them.

  54. Beth says:

    LOVE the ladybug ones!! We had a ladybug birthday party this year…I think these would be a huge hit!!!

    tbmroberts at yahoo dot com

  55. I like the ladybug in bubblegum, these are so cute!


  56. I have your button on my blog: Here


  57. I am a follower!


  58. I linked to Polliwalks: Here


  59. Elissa says:

    elissa at huebert dot org

    My son would LOVE the gator shoes!

  60. nanja says:

    I like the ladybug polliwalks in the color cherry

  61. nanja says:

    Your site Button is on my sidebar


  62. nanja says:

    I’m subscribed to the feed


  63. nanja says:

    I’m a follower

  64. Jessica says:

    I love either the gator or frog. My son would love these…….they are sooooo cute!

  65. Tracye says:

    I love the navy Puppy! I think my boy would, too!

  66. I would like the gator ones in army for my son.

  67. Andreah says:

    I like the navy blue puppy the best.

  68. Andreah says:

    I have added your button to my blog.

  69. My oldest LOVES alligators, so he’d love the army gators!

  70. Laura says:

    We like the lime frogs – classic and super fun! Thanks for a great giveaway.
    laurachilton {at}

  71. Mrs. Olsen says:

    I think the frog shoes are too cute! rebolsen at gmail dot com

  72. Love the puppy ones in navy they are so cute!

  73. Brooke says:

    The Kitty! In bubblegum.

  74. bubblegum kitty! miss E or miss N would love these (miss E 11 and Miss N 12)

  75. my post that I blogged links to the polliwalks site. Also email is in my profile

  76. Louise says:

    My grand daughter would love the furry Lilac Kitty style.

    Thank you,

  77. Louise says:

    I subscribed to feed in google reader.

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