Living in tropical Singapore, you get the sun up close and personal almost every day (except the monsoon seasons).
Sometimes it is just to close for comfort. In recent years, water parks sprouted up fast and furious in almost every new malls and public parks. It is just so cool to have them around for young children to have a reprise in the hot weather.
Unlike his older brother, Eizac is a water babe. He took to water (and water play) like a fish in water. Recently he insist having a bath toy every time he takes a bath and if he has his wish, he won’t ever end his bath time.
As such we warmed up to waterparks together with him. With waterparks, most are only open during day time when the sun is up. Perhaps like me, most parents might have encountered hot grounds at waterparks where they won’t allow shoes. Normally the kids will just hop around and douse water to ease burning soles. This happened to one such expat couple in Singapore as well. And that brought about the clever idea of introducing pool shoes – Poolizes.
Pia – the founder of Poolzies, kindly sent Eizac a pair of lightweight Poolzies shoes which is made from Matt Nylon Lycra fabric (Australia) and anti-slip soles from Toughtek (USA).
It’s love at first sight for me as the shoes are well tailored (in Philippines) and the colors are bright and colourful.
Eizac tried these out at Gardens by the Bay waterpark recently and it is indeed a great product in my opinion.
I choose 18-24 months sizing for Eizac as he is about 19 months now. It looked longer than his feet but surprisingly it fitted snugly when he put it on at the park.
Besides it’s flexibility, I like it that the fabric also has a UPF 50+ protection from the sun. It’s almost like having sunblock on the feet while wearing shoes. Eizac didn’t resist in putting on the shoes; in fact at one point of time, we took off the shoes and he came running to me; pointing at his feet and “complaining” HOT HOT! I can imagine it’s must be really comfortable that he didn’t want to take them off besides the fact that the grounds were really scorching hot.
It is a shame though that we were told to take off the Poolzies Pool Shoes at one point of time as the security personnel said shoes are not allowed in the play area. I had to patiently explain it is not a regular shoe wear but a pool shoe designed to be used in the pool/wet areas. Still, we were told not to wear it (after I finished with my photos) regardless of what shoes they were. Probably due to the lack of such products in Singapore, the security is not inclined to allow pool shoes as the rest of the crowd might follow suit with their regular footwear. Hopefully in time to come, Poolzies will be seen more often in waterparks such that it will be a regularity and we won’t be shooed off while wearing them. :S
Poolzies currently stocks from 0 to 36 months in 10 different colors and designs at For the older kids and adults, there are plans to make bigger sizes in the future!
Do check out their website for more information on purchasing details.
And here is a splashing good chance to win a pair of Poolzies!
Poolzies had kindly sponsored not 1 but 2 pairs of non-slip Poolzies pool shoes to be won in this international giveaway!
Here’s how to stand a chance walk away with these shoes:
1) Like Poolzies Facebook Page if you haven’t already done so.
2) Like Claude Dambreville Facebook page if you haven’t already done so.
3) Leave a comment on this blog post OR on this Facebook post sharing with us what features do you like best about Poolzies pool shoes. *hint* – read the blog post in more details or check Poolzies website. Please include your kid’s age in the comments too. Reminder to also leave an email address so we can contact you when you are chosen as the winner. 🙂
This is an international giveaway; i.e open to all on earth who has a mailing address. 🙂 2 winners will be picked randomly; 1 who is based in Singapore and another anywhere in the world!
Giveaway ends on Wednesday, 15th Oct 2014, 12am (Singapore time). Check back on this post for announcement of winners thereafter.
*Special thanks to Poolzies for letting Eizac try out these cool pool shoes and sponsoring the giveaway!*
And the Singapore-based winner is….. LENY! Congratulations! Poolzies will be in contact shortly. 🙂 Thank you for the participation everyone; please look forward to the next giveaway if you didn’t win this round.