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Tomi Ungerer

Phaidon Press

Hardback, 32 pp

An intriguing visual game for children aged 2‐5 to find the simple shape of a shoe in Ungerer’s charming and retro illustrations

Not what I expected. Even putting my expectations aside, it just doesn’t have any wow to it. Only the first and last page of the book has text. The illustrations are simple and drawn to hide a shoe(s). Aside from a few, most of the “shoes” don’t really look like shoes. At least not to me. I wouldn’t recommend this title. (giving this one the boot)

Phaidon provided this complimentary copy for review purposes. No other compensation was received. All opinions are my own.

 

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Eco Minimalist Footwear-I really like the sound of this. A shoe that allows my feet to flex & function naturally & that is environmentally friendly.

For my 1st experience wearing a minimalist shoe, I did a field test of kigo’s pai style. I started wearing them indoors. They were so comfy that I soon ended up wearing them out usually paired with jeans or pants. They equal everyday wearable. The epitome of comfort. 

I found them durable enough for hiking and for all the ground covered running errands. They would be a good shoe to pack for traveling since they are lightweight and bendable. They really feel like nothing on your feet (the point of a minimalist shoe). The pai has a wide toe area and rubber soles that grip good. I like to wear mine with a thin sock (basically to absorb moisture) and I haven’t felt anything on the inside of the shoe that rubs or is irritating. And the icing on the cake is that the laces are a good length! (anyone else wonder why some shoes have miles of lacing?)

Kigo shoes only come in whole sizes and I recommend that you check the size guide on the website to order the correct fit. 

Notes From Dawn received the pai style minimalist shoes from kigo in exchange for an honest review. A positive review is not guaranteed, and all opinions are my own. No other compensation was received.

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