Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Holy Grail of Baby Shoes: Freshly Picked Mocs


Disclosure: I have received this product in exchange for my honest review.  All opinions are 100% my own and may differ from that of yours.

So it was no secret that I really wanted a girl, mainly so I could dress her up in ridiculous outfits and put huge flower headbands on her.  What I didn't know was that you can get some pretty awesome outfits for little boys too.  No outfit is complete without a really cool pair of shoes. So much so,  I am pretty sure part of the reason I married Dufda was because he has great taste in footwear.  This means Nugget's feet have to be outfitted in the best.

Skip forward to one random Friday night.  Dufda and I am doing our usual and eating nachos and watching Shark Tank when this incredible woman starts telling her story.  She took the metal frames of some old windows and scrapped them to purchase leather to make shoes that would stay on her babies' feet.  Then Freshly Picked was born. Now this sparked two thoughts in my head: 1.This girl is bad ass and can make shit happen and 2.The frustration of shoes falling off a babies' feet is THAT frustrating that it does call for extreme measures.

One day I woke up and I had to have shoes for Nugget.  I needed them at that instant and I cannot tell you why.  There are a ton of recommendations for footwear for your little ones nowadays but they all lead to a super flexible sole to allow the muscles of the feet to develop correctly.  So you need a soft sole, but they you also need the shoe to stay on.  The last part is the hardest to find.  I can't tell you how many pairs of shoes we bought and the moment Nugget starts to crawl, the shoes come off.  



Freshly Picked Moccasins are basically the holy grail of baby shoes.  At first look you are going to notice two things.  The shoe is very understated which is great because there are no characters or childish colors allowing you to dress your baby as the little stylish human they are.  You will then notice they are $60.  When I first heard that they were $60 I thought this was all kinds of crazy and I couldn't ever imagine spending that much on feet that if you look close enough, you can see them growing.  I actually made this comment after I saw them on Shark Tank.  Then I got the mocs.  

So why are Freshly Picked worth it?  Your mocs will arrive in an adorable little bag (as pictured above). Yeah, I know this doesn't' add any real value but I like when a company takes the time to present their product in a manner that is enjoyable and makes unpackaging fun.  When you pull the mocs out you will see that they are made of the softest, most buttery leather and you will instantly want them in your size.  About the sizing: I had ordered a size 5 without measuring Nugget's feet because that is what size he was measured at Stride Rite.  I urge you to measure to make sure you are getting the right size. 




Even though I ordered the wrong size, it did not stop us from being able to wear them.  This is due to the design of the shoe and why it stays on the foot so well.  There is a piece of elastic around the ankle that stretches to allow for the most easy insertion of the foot.  It does not allow the shoe to come off.  So with that being said, I was able to add even more value to the shoe since Nugget can grow into them and get far more use out of this one pair.


I heard about Freshly Picked for the first time on Shark Tank but they have an immense following.  When I got my mocs and posted a photo I couldn't believe how many people were so loyal to this brand.  To make it easier for you to get your hand on a pair of these fantastic moccasins, My Jordanian Nugget is giving away a pair to one lucky reader!  Enter below!

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19 comments:

  1. Cannot even choose. Swimmin' With The Sharks and Ox Blood. They're all so beautiful! It's so amazing they have really stylish shoes for boys, more than just the blacks and blues we usually see. Wishing I had a girl to put some of these one!

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  2. Been lusting after the Blush for months!!

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  3. These are so cute!! I like the heirloom, frosted rose, gold and platinum (I would totally wear these myself!)

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  4. These look so cute!

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  5. I love the chocolate ones for my boy!

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  6. I would choose steel! I think it would go with a bunch of different outfits!

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  7. I think the one on the lower right side is the coolest of them all. baby stuff for sale philippines

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  8. Platinum! They'd go with everything!

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  9. I would choose platinum! So versatile and pretty!

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  10. COPPER - LIMITED EDITION MOCCASINS

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  11. I hear so many mom's love these! I need a pair! I like the more natural tan colors

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  12. I would choose the swimmin with the sharks since they would match with a lot of clothing!

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