Kikiz Princess Review
Are you on the market for an adorable flat that'll make your princess sparkle? You're in the right place, mama (or papa!). NicerShoes is always here for the savvy parent that wants their kiddo to absolutely lose it over their new shoes! It's almost every little girl's dream to be a princess, enjoying days filled with magic, unicorns, and their very own shining knight.
The Kikiz Princess Mary Jane will transport your pumpkin to a world of imagination where their only limits are their dreams. When you give the gift of Kikiz, you give the gift of fantasy. It's so important to support the mind-conditioning effect that daydreaming has on a child. Contrary to popular belief, it's actually great for kids to exercise the parts of their minds that imagination is attached to. It helps them problem-solve, think creatively, and, best of all, figure out what their passions are in life.
Let's make sure this is the right choice for you, however. Keep reading to hear what we love, and what we don't love, about these fabulous, little slippers.
Multiple Style Options
This design presents a lovely, silky exterior. It's crafted with supple leather which provides both durability and style. Even the bow is made from leather, in fact! This is a huge point for the design in my books.
While some styles in the same vein may rely on tacky sparkles and too much glitter, the Kikiz Princess brings us back to basics (mostly). If your little one is craving some glitz 'n' glamour, then there are other colors and styles available! It's all up to preference, and what you need to pair the shoe with. The gold pair which we have displayed here is perfect for quite a few occasions: weddings, church, formal dinners, and more!
Overall, it gets a pretty dang high score in aesthetics. How could it not? This pair is just way too cute!
Luckily, the Kikiz Princess is absolutely a design that will delight your child- and their feet! The soft leather allows for extra comfortable wear, even if they're going through a growth spurt. Leather tends to stretch out nicely to accommodate growing feet, too, so that's a bonus.
The easy-on, easy-off strap gives you the ability to put on, or take off, the shoe without much fuss. Another perk to this is that your kiddo can take control and dress themselves... with, maybe, some help from mommy or daddy.
Not only is there a strap for ultimate adjustability, but it's also made out of a solid material that has lots of "give" to go around. Leather is fantastic because it stretches a little to fit your foot. This means that even if your little one is going through a growth spurt, you might be able to get away with this pair a little longer than others.
However, if you have a kiddo with wide feet, keep in mind that it has a narrow toebox. This is the area that, as you probably guessed, encases their toes. The Kikiz Princess loses points because of this. It can be remedied, however, if your heart is already set waryem. Just go up half a size and it should do the trick. Be weary of the fit being too loose because of this, however; this can be dangerous for tiny, clumsy feet.
You may already know how this is going to go, but if you don't I'll break it down for you. As it turns out, like in most other areas, the Kikiz Princess stands the test of time. As far as my research tells me, this is a shoe that will last you forever if you take care of it. Of course, we can't really promise "forever" (that pesky grow spurt thing), but they'll at least last until the next big growth spurt.
The company does recommend that you use their sizing chart, so I'll make that suggestion, too. It's the best way to tell whether or not you're going to have a good fit. Some companies run differently size-wise, and this is especially true for companies which manufacture overseas. Different countries have different sizing rules, and the most common ones are US and EU. Just keep an eye out and make sure you're paying attention!
This flat in particular is fantastic because it comes in a variety of different aesthetics. While they all have basically the same "look", they also cover different facets of style that parents, and kids, love. I mean it- the brand really went all out. There are glittery options, rhinestone-covered designs, and all sorts of different attachments. The one we chose to showcase today isn't the most glamorous, but if it's glamorous you want, glamorous is definitely something you can get.
Unfortunately, the design loses a lot of points in this category. If it weren't for this little detail, they would have scored much higher. I personally put a lot of stock into the grip on children's shoes, however, so I can't in good conscience give it a super high score. The heel looks as though it's made of rubber, which is not a great material in wet conditions. Maybe skip these if it's raining, icy outside, or in other inclement weather.
There are a lot of reasons this earned such a high score. Right off the bat, you'll notice how adorable they are (I think I may have touched on this!). There are also multiple different styles available! No matter what color, or aesthetic, you're looking for, you'll find it. Rhinestones, ribbons, metal, and more are all on the menu here. That's a great feature to have in any design, especially when you're trying to please a terribly picky toddler.
Durability is also highly rated. In fact, the biggest compliment that customers seemed to give was the amount of time they were able to get out of these flats. Parents are always pleased by long-lasting clothing that will stand the test of time. The Kikiz Princess will give you al that time, and more! This is excellent news for those who may have older children which aren't growing quite as quickly.
There are many great features that you're getting with this style. However, there are, of course, some downsides. I'm not impressed by the material the sole seems to be made out of. This could cause unnecessarily dangerous conditions if the weather isn't on your side.
The bottom line is this: I suggest these, I stand behind them, and I think they're great. As long as you're feeling their aesthetic, and think your kiddo will like them, go for it! They pretty much hit every point on checklist.