Umi Shoes was kind enough to send me a pair of their Lauren shoes to check out this winter/spring. I was really excited to put these through their paces.
I was excited to see how sturdy they appeared. But I’ll be honest – I wasn’t sure that they were as cute in person as in the photo on the Umi Shoes website. On the company site, they looked very much like casual Mary Janes. And we know I love Mary Janes. Up close, they seemed more “sneaker” to me.
After a few months of almost constant wear (as you can see by their dirty state in the photo here), I must say I couldn’t be happier with them. My daughter has worn them just about daily – with jeans and with casual knit skirts and dresses. They have held up well and have been approved by the gym teacher as okay for P.E. class. And the velcro strap makes them so easy to put on and take off – love it!
They are very much a sneaker – although with a bit more style – so, if you’re looking for a dressier shoe, I’d recommend looking at Umi’s other options (there are many darling styles there!). I’m also eyeing the Riley style which is built on the same sole as the Lauren with a clear sporty look.
I’ve got a pair of boys’ sandals from Umi to review too! Look for it soon!