Oh, summer. Otherwise known as the three months where I teeter totter between trying to jam pack as many sunburnt memories into three months and making myself hoarse yelling to shut the door because of the air conditioning. My daughter is already doing the inside-outside tango and her feet are showing it!
So when I had the chance to try out the Keen Little Kid’s Uneek 02, I was super excited. No, it doesn’t help keep the doors closed when the A/C is on (a girl can dream, right?), it is the perfect shoe for active summer days.
What’s so unique about Uneek 02?
The real selling point of this shoe is its open toe design. By combining the best of both a sneaker and a sandal, Uneek can take your toes from the beach to the backyard and everywhere in between.
Hayla loves the vibrant colors on the Liberty/Azure Blue version, and I have to agree – the shoe is certainly eye catching. But what really sold me on this shoe is the sole, which has a fully enclosed heel, non-marking rubber bottom, and some serious traction pods.
Hayla has issues keeping flip flops on, which means we’re constantly stopping for her to adjust the straps, so the fully enclosed back is heavenly for us. The sturdy sole is also ideal for beach trips and have more arch support and protection than a water shoe offers.
The shoes have free moving cord junctions that are meant to adjust to your foot for a better fit. Hayla hasn’t wanted to wear the shoes without socks yet, but with socks on, she was able to quickly get the shoes on and adjusted without any help.
Actually, she took opened the shipping box and had them on before I even noticed. But that’s another story in itself.
The only real improvement I would want is an automatic door closer. No, seriously. Can we make that happen?
Buy Uneek 02
Keen Little Kids’ Uneek 02 shoes retail at $60.00 and are available on the Keen website.
Disclosure: I was not compensated for this post. However, I did receive a product from the company above and the opinions expressed in this post are 100% my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the FTC guidelines.