Last winter, the kind folks at Umi Shoes asked me if I might be interested in reviewing some of their children’s shoes. And I said yes. You might remember my review of the Lauren sneaker and the Gator sandal. We liked the sneaker pretty well but, honestly, that sandal might be the best kid’s shoe I’ve ever had. My youngest son has worn the heck out of those sandals (even sleeping in them on occasion) – I couldn’t be more impressed.
So, that was a long lead-in to this: Umi asked me again this summer if I’d be interested in reviewing something from the fall line. And I said yes. They sent these gorgeous Opera boots for my first grade daughter a few weeks ago.*
The weather here cooled a bit at the end of the week and she finally wore the boots to school. They looked absolutely darling.
She came downstairs that morning in the black Old Navy t-shirt, black footless tights from Walmart and a dark rinse pleated skort from Gap, looking for her Crocs maryjanes. I asked her if she wanted to wear the new boots instead. Her eyes lit up! Yes!
As everything I’ve seen from Umi, these boots are extremely well made. The leather is very, very nice. The stitching is impeccable. The styling is detailed and perfect. They look terribly comfy and I think they’ll be put to great use this fall. They will look great with skirts, dresses, jeans and other pants. It’s looking like these might be the “go-to” shoe in my daughter’s closet until spring.