Famous Footwear and Reebok Help Moms Go Back to School

I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Reebok. I received a Famous Footwear gift card to purchase a pair of Reebok shoes to facilitate my review and to thank me for participating.

It has been a while since I last shopped at Famous Footwear, mostly because our local one is at the mall. I sort of avoid the malls, so unless I'm specifically in the market for shoes, I wouldn't find myself in the area of one.  As a pregnant mom, however, I really needed a new pair of walking/running sneakers, however.  (No, there is no way I'm running, but just having comfy kicks for around the house is imperative.)  One thing I have always appreciated about Famous Footwear is how they display their shoes. It's easy to see what they have in stock at a glance, and everything is organized in a way that makes sense.  (Compare this to some other retailers, where you have to dig through layers of boxes to find out what they offer.)

I noticed right away with my shopping experience, that Reebok was a lot like other brands this season, in that all of the shoes were BRIGHT!  Pinks, blues, oranges, and greens are the "in" thing, and while I think it's really cute for my kids, I wanted something a bit more subdued.  I did found a beautiful pair of black and hot pink runners/trainers at the Famous Footwear website and had those shipped to my door.

I owned a pair of Reeboks over 10 years ago, so I didn't know what to expect in the way of fit.  These kicks are comfy, however, and very, very light.  As a pregnant lady, my feet swell, so I was tempted to buy a wider size than I normally do.  I stuck with my traditional size, however, and they really stretched and gave way for my feet.  I was happy not to have to return them!
My kids each get a pair of new shoes for the school year, so it felt like a treat to get a pair for me.  I often buy fashion shoes or shoes for special events.  I couldn't even tell you that last time I got a pair of athletic shoes for the performance factor, not for fashion.  These shoes, however, fit snugly, don't pinch, and feel like I'm wearing nothing -- they aren't clunky like the athletic shoes I wore 10 years ago.  I would totally buy another pair when these wear out, and my experience shopping online at Famous Footwear was a good one!