We loved them but they are to small so we exchanged for the fox ones and they are too cute and my son loves them
Our daughter has orthotics and we’ve had a hard time finding some shoes for her. These piggy shoes are adorable and they fit perfectly with her braces! We’ll probably order another pair!
Our granddaughter was immediately enameled with the sound of the shoes! They encouraged her walking and playfully landing on her heels.
Love these great little shoes. Easy to put on wiggly feet and they stay on nicely!
I tried these shoes based on a recommendation through a Facebook group I belong to (a large group of parents with kids with Cerebral Palsy). My daughter wears an AFO/SMO combo (they can be separated) and it's been hard to find shoes that fit over either the SMO alone or with the AFO. I measured her foot wearing both and ordered her Ikiki shoes two size above that.
Ordering was easy and shipping was amazingly swift.
Unfortunately, these shoes are not our solution. Even 2 sizes larger, it's very hard to get them over even just her SMOs and I cannot get them over her AFOs. There is no give just below the ankle, the point where you need to be able to get a rigid orthotic into a shoe. The opening of the shoe and velcro stops before the point where you really need more flexibility to get an orthotic into it. They remind me of Converse high top shoes that take a lot of pushing and pulling to get on over the ankle. I have to kind of turn and push it onto my kid's foot in her SMOs, kind of bang her foot into it to make her SMOs hit the bottom of the shoe...and she hates it and cries. I've taken out the insole, which I shouldn't have to do, and it fits better with her SMOs (still won't work with her AFOs), but it's even harder to get on because removing the insole reveals some cotton-y type of fabric that creates friction and makes it harder to get over an SMO (or even just socks). I spend a lot of time trying to push her feet far enough down and forward to get her SMO to hit the bottom of the shoe, but honestly, sometimes I just send her to school with the shoe not even properly on her foot because it takes so much effort and she winds up upset. My daughter doesn't yet walk, so we can get away with this for now, but I would not recommend them for kids in SMOs or AFOs that are walking due to the design. A shoe that works over orthotics needs more flexibility and have bigger/lower openings in the shoe. Designers should try on orthotics and see how hard it...
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.
Please note we are only able to set this up for orders placed on our website. If you ordered on Amazon you will need to setup a return through your Amazon account.
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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.
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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.
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:
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).
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.
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.
The insoles are made to be easily removable. This makes it easier to to fit AFOs or SMOs. If you find that the heel of the insole is lifting or don't want sneaky kids to be able to remove them, we recommend putting a little flexible adhesive (like E6000 or Loctite Flexible Adhesive) under the insole.
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:
- Mix a small amount of hand or dish soap with warm water.
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).
Rinse with fresh, warm water.
You want to completely remove the soap. Repeat as needed.
- Let the shoes dry before your next adventure.
We have a great article to explain it!
We want to protect our critter friends, so none of our shoes use any animal products. ikikis are Vegan friendly. We do use 30% natural rubber, which contains latex.
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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