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Old 10-28-2008, 11:41 AM
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U*Neaks Customizable Sneakers for Kids

Ingenuity Express Corp. of Somerset, New Jersey introduces U*neaks brand customizable footwear for kids pre-school through elementary age. U*neaks patented customizable footwear are sneaker style shoes with side clear panel windows and specially designed socks that allow kids to continuously customize their shoes by simply changing their socks. Pair the shoes with any of U*neaks' double-sided decorated socks for footwear that's fun and chock full of personality.

With a market launch of nine styles of shoes (sizes 8 through 3) and over 29 styles of socks, boys and girls will find something for every mood, outfit, and day of the week. The footwear concept was developed by company founders Steve Braynock and Jeff Gabriele, company CEO, and included a collaboration with the Fashion Institute of Technology in Manhattan, New York.

"Our product range is designed to meet the varied fashion desires of the younger set," says Gabriele. "U*neaks allow a child to express themselves and their style through the footwear combinations they choose. Best of all, it's simple to do." The shoes range from Velcro versions for preschoolers to cross training, fusion and hip lace-up skater styles for the older set. All shoes are high-quality construction including full grain leathers, breathable mesh, and custom comfort cushioning.

Collectible sock prints for customizing include: candy, flowers, rainbows, hearts, safari, dinosaurs, flames, sports, camo, graffiti, checkered flags and more. Each pair of ultra soft seamless socks offers two different prints. Also In-stores by October 25th will be the launch of Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa licensed sock styles just in time for the November 7th theatrical release of the highly anticipated DreamWorks Animation film.

The sneaker-sock systems range from $34.99 -$39.99 USD for the shoes and $4.99 to $5.99 for each pair of two-sided socks.

U*neaks are available on the web at or at any of the fine retailers listed on the web site. Check with your local retailer for special promotions.
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Old 10-28-2008, 11:51 AM
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Luke tested the gray sneakers and socks pictured above. The shoes were true to size and he says they (and the socks) are very comfortable.

He can't wait to wear them to school tomorrow.

This is a really cute product and fun for kids. It's easy to change the look of your shoes just by wearing different socks.

I like that the shoes are made of leather (except for the polyurethane window.) A leather shoe is definitely better for the feet--and will also be less smelly than a plastic shoe. There is also a molded, supportive insole. The socks are a 50% cotton/50% poly/nylon blend, for comfort and stretch.

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Old 10-28-2008, 07:52 PM
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My daughter would love these!!

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Old 10-28-2008, 08:26 PM
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I also think that my daugther will love these shoes as well. I think that I will get her a pair for Christmas. Thanks for the information
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