Duchess Bubblegum Sparkles™
Duchess Bubblegum Sparkles™
Duchess Bubblegum Sparkles™
Duchess Bubblegum Sparkles™
Duchess Bubblegum Sparkles™
Duchess Bubblegum Sparkles™

Duchess Bubblegum Sparkles™

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Duchess Bubblegum Sparkles, also known as "Sparkles," "DBS" or simply "The Duchess," eschewed the rules of royal etiquette from a young age.

It's not that she wanted to disappoint her parents, she just couldn't imagine living a life banned from Monopoly or squeaking with delight whenever she wants.

As anyone who has ever tried to curtsy with four legs will tell you, it is neither graceful nor ladylike, but an exercise in ridiculousness.

What she longs for is a life free from the spotlight, to discover the beauty of the real world outside the palace walls and away from the paparazzi.Since leaving, she’s held a series of jobs considered boring by conventional standards:

  • Cheese Slicer (the cheese was just too tempting)
  • Stapler (a declining industry thanks to email - people just don't collate like they used to)
  • Envelope Licker (she enjoyed this, but an episode of her favorite comedy convinced her it's too dangerous)
  • Comptroller (glorified accountant, second most boring job)
  • Toll Booth Operator (she loved meeting new people, though they often seemed in a hurry)
  • Sport Clothing Product Tester (that came to a sharp end when she got moved to the hat department)
  • Social Media Marketing Consultant (Most. Boring. Ever.)

Despite forsaking her royal life, The Duchess' presence still commands attention whenever she walks into a room. She is, after all, still royalty, something unique to her extended family and the occasional Hollywood starlet.

She is currently in the second round of interviews to become a sign-holder for a local noodle house where she recently befriended an affable dragon. While she doesn't have actual sign-holding experience, the owner can't deny the fact that a unicorn waving his sign will turn heads, though he does worry that the medium may eclipse the message.



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Customer Reviews

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K.
Cutiest shoes in the world !

I got the shoes for my friend’s son as a gift in his first birthday. He loves it so much! He didn’t get used to wear shoes and refused shoes at beginning because he had never worn shoes before. When we put the Ikiki shoes on his little feet, he laughed and walked a lot in the house. He cried when my friend put other shoes on in the other day and then became very happy after she put the dragon shoes on. Great shoes!it’s the cuties shoes I ever saw in the world!

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M.M.
Great Minimal Packaging & Loved Product by Toddler

First, I was impressed by how quick the item was shipped and arrived days after ordering. While I wasn't too thrilled about the plastic USPS packaging, I was glad to see the shoes in a fabric bag with pull string, which we plan to re-purpose for her toys. That same day our toddler was walking in those shoes laughing at the sound of the squeak. She enjoyed putting them on and off. Definitely a win!

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D.L.
Love these shoes!!

My kiddos love these shoes. My 3 year old is an idiopathic toe walker and his loves that these shoes make nosie. They will also be pefect for when he gets his new AFOs!!

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D.F.
Excellent

These are my 2yo daughters favorite new shoes. I have to negotiate her taking them off for bedtime. They give full coverage (which is great in autumn playgrounds and sandboxes), yet they are super light weight. They are beyond cute and everyone notices. Purchasing was lightening fast and simple. I actually made a mistake in the shoe size and the customer service rep was unimaginably swift and helpful. Love the shoe bag they come in. I will definitely buy more!

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L.E.

Fantastic shoes! Our second pair and we couldn’t be happier! My son gets compliments on them all the time.



FAQs


We want to take the stress out of buying online, so if you got the wrong size we'll take care of shipping (both ways, US only). Just contact us within 30 days and let us know your Order #. We'll send you your correct size FIRST, with a new shipping label for the old pair included, so your little one won't have to go without their critter buddies.

The only thing we ask is that you check the size as soon as you get them* and if a size exchange is needed return them in new condition. We reserve the right to refuse worn shoes.

*If the shoes were a gift for a birthday or other special occasion, reach out to us and we'll work with you if they are still new, but were just waiting to be opened on the special day.


Our Site 90-Day Money Back Guarantee
If you or your little one doesn't love the shoes, contact us! Send them back within 90-days and we'll refund you, but they must be in new condition to be eligible. Applies to US orders only.

If you are an Amazon customer, you must be within their 30-day return policy.


No, we don't sell our shoes through normal stores. Doing so would mean we would have to either:
  • 1. Charge more.
  • 2. Not use such premium materials.
(Yeah, we don't like those options either.)


Our shoes run pretty true-to-size but it's always a good idea to check out our sizing guide.


The squeaker in the sole of your kid's shoes can become damaged in sand, water, or mud. If you want the squeaker to keep working (and we know at least your kids do) we recommend not getting them wet or sandy.


Yes! We have many customers that use orthotics, we typically suggest buying 2 sizes larger than your child's un-braced foot size in order to fit the braces. For more info see our "ikiki™ Mobility" page.


Standard free shipping (US only) takes about 3-5 business days. If you're eager to get squeaking, faster shipping options are available at checkout.


Usually this is caused by one of three things:
  1. The squeaker is turned off
    If you can see red on the squeaker then slide the switch to the other side. (You might be reaching to slide it back to the off position soon).
  2. Your child isn't quite 20 lbs.
    This usually only happens in the smallest sizes (3, 4 and sometimes 5). To test it squeeze the heel with your hand - if you hear a squeak then rest assure that as your child grows the squeaks will get louder and louder.
  3. The squeaker needs to be primed
    Sometimes the squeakers need to be broken in to get the air circulating inside. Squeeze the squeaker by hand ten times and see if it starts squeaking.

If none of these resolves it please send us a message and let us make it right! While it isn't common sometimes the squeaker itself is defective.


It's better not to submerge the shoe - sometimes water can damage the reed which can keep them from squeaking. (And if that sounds good to you we recommend familiarizing yourself with how the "off switch" works).

To spot clean:
  1. Mix a small amount of hand or dish soap with warm water.
  2. Apply with a small cloth or sponge.
    If you have deep stains an old toothbrush can do wonders. (We strongly recommend retiring it after this mission).
  3. Rinse with fresh, warm water.
    You want to completely remove the soap. Repeat as needed.
  4. Let the shoes dry before your next adventure.



We have a great article to explain it!


No! We want to protect our critter friends, so none of our shoes use any animal products. ikikis are Vegan friendly


Sewell Direct is ikiki's parent company! We are located in Orem, Utah, home of our shipping warehouse and main office. We produce and sell electronics and tech supplies. Who knew a tech company would make squeaky shoes!


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