Saturday, April 28, 2012

Friendly Rooster gives back

We're excited to announce that we are just about ready to launch our charitable initiative!  The official launch date will be Mother's Day Weekend. and Tip Toey Joey are partnering to create Share Your Love of Shoes™.  With this program, when a customer purchases any size or style of Tip Toey Joey shoes, we will donate a new pair of Tip Toey Joey infant shoes to a beginning walker in need.

Why a beginning walker?  Because proper footwear is key to the development of growing feet.  They help with posture, foot development, and balance.  Tip Toey Joey infant shoes provide traction and protection (and style), yet their flexibility allows the growing foot to sense irregularities in the ground (which is key in learning to walk).  Also, kids love new shoes.  It's the one piece of "clothing" that they like to receive.  We've actually experienced several children get super excited for their new shoes, then turn around and cry when you try to take them off their feet.  So, we take that shoes = happy infant!

So, what has made the launch date possible?  First of all, the shoes we are donating are almost at the warehouse.  Second, we found our first charitable organization to partner with. We love the concept of this foundation.  When little ones are taken from their home due to unfortunate circumstances, they are separated from not just their parents and home but also their possessions.  These little ones enter shelters/foster care with nothing.  The My Stuff Bags Foundation provides these children with new belongings...and new hope along with it.

We will eventually add 3 or 4 more charities to our list and allow customers to choose which organization they want their shoes to be donated to.  But while we are setting up the other charities, we feel this is an extremely worthy cause to begin with.

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Latest customer send in

We LOVE that we just had another customer send us a picture of their child wearing shoes they purchased at .  It's so cool to see the shoes go out into the world!  Here are the details on our latest customer...

This is Jeffrey, but he likes to go by "JC".  He lives in Georgia.  His "likes" are peaches, Spongebob, sitting on table tops, and toys with wheels.  JC is wearing an adorable vest/shirt/khaki short combo (his own), and he paired them with his new Skulls Slip On Shoes by Neon Eaters.

What makes these shoes so great is that the they have arch support, a reinforced heel cup, and they are pthalate and lead free.  All of this adds up to = healthy for growing feet!  And, as a special bonus, Neon Eaters shoes comes with a free pair of socks.  How awesome is that?!?!

Friday, April 20, 2012

A great big THANK YOU to shopping mama!

Today, just received a fantastic review from !  She reviewed our site, and in particular..Tip Toey Joey shoes.  We're thrilled!!!!

You can see the review here:

Monday, April 9, 2012

Mommy Kudos shout out!

A big THANK YOU to the blog Mommy Kudos ( ) for giving a shout out to Friendly Rooster in their "What Mom's Love Weekly" feature this week. Two of our Morgan and Milo styles were showcased.  See it here!

Friday, April 6, 2012

Style Feature: Sweety Shoes

"Sweety" by Tip Toey Joey

One of the most unique styles of Tip Toey Joey shoes is named "Sweety".  This style is completely different from other girls shoes in the market.  The body of the shoe is none other than TTJ's "Dolly" Mary Jane style, but it has a twist.  Appliqued across the toe of the shoes is the word "Love".  This is truly one of our favorite styles at .

Top view of pink/white style

Side and bottom views.  How adorable is this shoe?!?!

 Top view of white/red style

Side/back view

Other details and benefits of this wonderful shoe...

-These shoes are designed for pre and first walkers and caters from 6 - 21 months.
-Stretching heel offers ankle support, making it easy to put on and not easy for babies to take off
-100% soft natural leather (we're talking "glove" soft!)
-Shoe is leather lined with a padded leather insole to absorb perspiration
-Flexible non-slip rubber sole keeps tumbles to a minimum
-Shoes are made in Brazil

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Celebs who LOVE their Native footwear!

We at LOVE Native footwear!  So much so that we got them for ourselves and our own kids.  We also made it the main banner on our site's homepage.  I mean, they used Red Fraggle in their marketing.  How cool is that?!?!  Many of Hollywood's most fabulous feel the same way.  Check out the shoes these celebs love for themselves, and more importantly, for their little ones!

Hugh Jackman's daughter Ava (wearing red Jefferson)

Heidi Klum's daughter Leni wearing Hula Blue Jefferon

Matthew McConaughey's daughter Vida (wearing pink Jefferson)

Halle Berry's daughter Nahla (wearing red Jefferson)

Johnny Knoxville's son Rocko (wearing red Miller)

No matter what you think of the Prez, his daughter Sasha looks rad in yellow Jeffersons!

Pax Jolie-Pitt (in navy Miller)

The Jolie-Pitt's must like themselves some native, because here is Maddox, another in the brood, sporting Jefferson in Pigeon Grey

Tori Spelling, her daughter Stella (wearing pink Corrado), and a PIG?!?! 

Urklel wears them (wearing the Howard)...that proves their coolness factor!