Monday, November 3, 2014

Poolzies: Pool shoes for anti-slip protection (Review and giveaway!)


Recently my MIL was on the hunt for pool shoes for my nephew. Apparently, pool shoes are compulsory for swimming over in Norway, but were really expensive over there. Over here though, pool shoes are rarely seen, so I was rather intrigued when I was approached to review Poolzies, a homegrown brand of pool shoes.


Photo source: Poolzies

Poolzies was founded by Steve and Pia, an expat couple living in Singapore, who decided to design and sell their own pool shoes after finding that these were not readily available in Singapore and around Asia. (You can read more about their story here.) The shoes offer non-slip protection, with a Toughtek sole. The fabric used to make the shoes is lightweight and has UPF 50+ protection from the sun, and come in various designs. Another plus point would be their affordability: they are cheaper than those sold overseas.


We tried the shoes out on Baby J during our recent trip to Penang (he's wearing the denim design). Baby J has started cruising, but is generally not used to wearing shoes. So his first instinct was to grab them and pull them off. However, once he was in the pool, he totally forgot about the shoes and started playing, so I would assume these are pretty comfortable. They do look comfortable, since the fabric is really lightweight! Another plus point for the lightweight fabric was that these shoes dried pretty quickly after they were washed.


The shoes were great for protecting his little feet when the ground was hot. The non-slip soles were also good for the slippery floors around the pool area. It would be hard to ascertain how useful these shoes are in the long run, since the boy is still too young to run about, but I would think these would be especially good for water play when the ground gets too hot. That being said, these pool shoes are uncommon in Singapore, and I think some pools and certain water play areas have a no footwear rule.(eg. public pools and Gardens by the Bay, however the shoes are ok in other water play areas and condo pools). However, I think Steve and Pia are working towards getting approval for these shoes to be used in these areas. Hopefully that comes to pass! 

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We are giving away a pair of Poolzies this week! Just follow the instructions in the Rafflecopter widget below, and don't forget to leave your name and email address in the comments section for this post:

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Have a great week ahead!

Disclaimer: We received two pairs of Poolzies for purpose of this review. No monetary compensation was received, and all opinions are our own.

25 comments:

  1. I will love to win denim design for my boy. Color sure looks lovely!

    Ada Thong
    H208217@yahoo.com.sg

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  2. Denim design pls!
    Thanks

    qs
    impixie@gmail.com

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  3. Denim design
    Crystal tan
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  4. Size 36 months, design - reflective speed

    lilbluebottle (at) gmail (dot) com

    thanks for hosting!

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  5. Hi Justina

    I would love the nautical red stripes horizontal to complement my son's blue and red swim top. Thanks!

    Ruth
    thepacifierdiaries@gmail.com

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  6. ALPHA MARIGOLD SIZE 24-36months
    Celyn Huang
    Celyn11@hotmail.com

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  7. Denim design
    Jolin
    Babyhappie@hotmail.com

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  8. I will love to win denim design..SIZE 24-36months

    Thanks for awesome giveaway
    Ashmika Jain
    jainash1083@gmail.com

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  9. Reflective Speed

    Gina Tan
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  10. I am going for Denim design!
    SHENNY
    shenny@live.com.sg

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  11. I want to win Denim design

    Lu Siu Ching
    precious_qing@yahoo.com.sg

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  12. Nautical black - vertical

    Dean
    dean_unik@yahoo.com

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  13. Denim design
    Jaslyn Chong
    jaslyninkorea@gmail.com

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  14. Denim design rocks.

    cmeilim@gmail.com
    Carol Lim

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  15. Reflective speed.
    Robert Sim
    robert_sim@yahoo.com

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  16. Nautical black - horizontal !

    Cynthia Lau
    edenie98@yahoo.com

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  17. Nautical Black - Horizontal, easy to match!

    Wenli
    flowerie123@gmail.com

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  18. alpha marigold
    jaime chan
    chueimei@hotmail.com

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  19. Nautical Red - Horizontal
    JingRong
    lohjingrong@yahoo.com.sg

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  20. i would love reflective speed!

    edel
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  21. Denim

    Wenqi
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  22. I like the Timeless design.
    Qiu Xian
    qiu_xian@yahoo.com.sg

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  23. Nautical red in 12 to 18mo, perfect for little one who just starts to walk

    Steff
    Steffchan@ymail.com

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  24. I hope to win the Nautical Black Stripes - Horizontal for my little one.

    Thank you for holding this giveaway!

    jaccyy@gmail.com

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