we are a nike free family! #nikekids

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by Shannon on May 21, 2012

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Whether our husband’s like to admit it or not, when it comes to buying for the family, us women hold a lot of power. It only makes sense…we typically have better taste, more time patience (and a greater desire) to shop, and apart from those impulsive purchases, we have the inherent need to know everything about a product before we purchase it–especially when it comes to our kids. For example, we wouldn’t go out and buy a car seat without asking a few questions or doing a couple Google searches to make sure we are getting a harness with high safety ratings and positive customer feedback. After all, the safety of our baby is at stake. Sometimes us moms don’t even realize it, but we pick up on certain buzzwords that influence our buying habits. You know the words…green, BPA-free, organic, natural, etc. Why do we do this? Because we want to give our kids the best, and these words remind us of the “best.” They tell us that a conscious effort was made to make a product better. Well, I have a new buzzword for you…”Free.” As in, Nike Free technology.

During my recent trip to the Nike World Headquarters in Beaverton, Oregon, I saw firsthand just how much care and research goes into every Nike product. During our time in the Nike Sports Research Lab with Jeff Pisciotta, and our Q & A with Tobie Hatfield, I realized that shoes are much more than a cute accessory. In fact, I realized that buying a pair of shoes for my children is no different than buying a car seat. They deserve nothing but the best!

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I have been wearing my NIKE FREE RUN+ 3, Women’s Running Shoe over the past couple weeks, and there are a few things I have noticed:

1) I receive a compliment EVERY time I wear them. Neon colors are totally in this season, and I love that I can see meet feet nearly glowing out of the corner of my eye when I walk

2) The reflective swoosh is totally awesome, and totally…reflective. They are so bright, I have been asked twice if they have batteries!

3) Comfort – Pure. Comfort. I feel like they were absolutely made for my feet.

4) Flexibility – I can wiggle my toes and move my foot around with ease.

My daughter has a pair as well, and she LOVES them! Her friends all want a pair, and she thinks the bright colors look really cool when she runs–she’s convinced they make it look like she’s running faster. They look amazing, they feel great, and they are actually great for your feet. I seriously have never worn such a light-weight shoe, nor have I seen a shoe that you can bend in half and it is actually supposed to be that way! Nike hit the mark on this one….

Here are some of the fabulous pictures, taken throughout the day…Enjoy!

Take a peek at the video below to see all of us blogging ladies sporting our newest Nike shoes and gear, and look at what a blast our kiddos are having!

Kids Nike FREE Run: If your feet flex, shouldn’t your shoes flex too? Must-have flexibility for young feet.

Disclosure: Compensation was provided by Nike via Glam Media.  The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Nike

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Co-Founder/CEO of HappyHourMom.com, Freelancer, Internet Marketing Consultant, and Social Media lover. Wife to an amazing husband, mom to two beautiful little girls, and follower of Jesus Christ. I am a Happy Hour Mom…are you?

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Brittany G. July 5, 2012 at 12:40 pm

I just ordered these shoes today; I had pinned them on Pinterest over a month ago and keep going back to look at them. I need to start running again and I had a little bit of buyers remorse after I clicked ‘Submit Order’. After reading this, I have NO regrets! I cannot wait for them to arrive! :)

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