I had never heard of IFME Children’s Footwear until I was recently given the opportunity to work with the brand and boy am I thrilled about it. "The name IFME, short for 'IF it was ME,' reflects the brand’s deep commitment to customer satisfaction." The size range for Baby is 4.5 – 7 and for Child is 8 – 1. After working with the brand this past Spring, our family has become a huge fan of the brand and it seems as if we have committed to only buying these shoes for Declan. Here's why:
While I always thought my oldest was very set in his ways, I now realize my 5 year old is my picky and particular kid. Declan has to have a specific type of sock which we position just right for slipping on his shoes so it does not bother his foot or toes in any sort of way. The back of his shoe has to hold strong and not fold when sliding the shoe on. When we slip on the shoes, the tongue needs to be pulled completely out without any bunching or creases. Can you say wow?! This is how my morning routine is and only one portion of how specific everything has to be in order to get off to school.
This time around we reviewed the Runner style which was a bit different than the last pair we tried (Ray). Unfortunately for Declan the size ran a little bigger in this style so he is going to have to wait a few months to truly wear these ones. Dane, my older son who I thought had grown out of the available sizes was actually able to try these on and wear comfortably. Because these were picked out in "Declan's favorite color", Dane's already asked to have a pair for himself this year so we'll be shopping for more here this week before school starts.
"IFME offers unique features and design elements that support a child’s foot movement and help muscles exert their full potential. To promote correct foot position and posture, IFME has developed a unique functional insole that allows the toes to splay and advances healthy arch development. IFME shoes also utilize a unique technology called MOFF, or “Marvelous Odor Free Fiber.” This natural cotton-based deodorizing fiber is mechanically treated by superior nanotechnology. MOFF absorbs 150 times as much ammonia odor as activated charcoal, at 20 times the speed, keeping children’s active feet odor free."
Available to Purchase/Cost: Shoes styles
The MSRP ranges between $40.00 - $45.00 in store and even better kids shoe deals on Amazon
Recommendation: I think these are great shoes and while I do think they seem a bit costly for a child's shoe (especially one they can grow out of quite quickly) they are a healthy, quality shoe. I am hoping the price drops a little with now expanding to the U.S.! Whether you have a boy, girl, or infant you will want to check their selection out.