Wednesday, August 25, 2010
So, who are the CitySlip-mates behind these funk-tional flats? We’re glad you asked… the CitySlips “story” is one of our favorites!!! Having lived in the city for three years as NYU students, Susie Levitt and Katie Shea were oh-so-familiar with the pain caused by pointy pumps and strappy stilettos. Their love/hate relationship with these fashion icons wasn’t helped by the fact that these petite powerhouses both stand no taller than 5’2”.
Despite their suffering, they simply were unwilling to (totally) give up on these beloved wardrobe staples. And yet, corporate internships, subway dashes, dinner dates, the NYC social scene… all of the above led to too many moments of hobbling, near tears, back to their Union Square apartments. The front door never seemed to come soon enough.
One too many encounters with shoeless socialites and barefooted babes led to their AH HA moment... CitySlips was born. These entrepreneurial sole-sisters came up with a concept and design that allowed women to carry back-up ballet flats comfortably, compactly, and conveniently. Juggling classroom term papers and corporate term sheets throughout their senior year of college, Susie and Katie enlisted the opinions of friends, the help of NYU professors, and the time of many NYC professionals and mentors. Nine months later (their baby, literally!), they now have a product that is funk-tional, fashionable and affordable! They’re confident that all of you well-heeded women on-the-go will enjoy these fabulous sole savers.
Ladies... you know your favorite pair of heels are sometimes not your most comfortable, and yet you wear them anyway. By the end of the work day you simply cannot wait until you can get your heels off and put on some comfy shoes. City Slips has the perfect answer for you! The ladies at City Slips sent me a gold pair to try and they have helped me thru my day on numerous occasions. I work in a very old part of the city (Philadelphia) and a majority of the sidewalks are cobblestone as are some roads. Walking in heels is nearly impossible unless you plan on breaking your ankle! City Slips are easy to slide on and come with a great tote to toss your beloved heels into. They're cute, comfy and professional. Do your feet a favor and buy yourself a pair of City Slips!!!
And now for the GIVEAWAY! City Slips has generously offered to giveaway a pair of foldable ballet flats to one lucky winner! **This giveaway is open to the US only!**
Tell me about a time when you could have really used a pair of City Slips. Simple, I know!
1.) Become a follower.
2.) Post about my giveaway on your blog and link back here. (Include url in comment)*5 extra entries, please post a comment for each entry*
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4.) Become a fan of City Slips on facebook
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7.) Tweet about this giveaway. You can copy/paste this: Win a pair of foldable ballet flats from @CitySlips & @peachesreviews (Ends 9/9) http://tinyurl.com/23gkhhr *You can tweet daily, please post a comment for each with the status link*
8.) Join City Slips mailing list.
9.) Enter any of my other giveaways. You can view them on my side bar.
Please leave me a comment and your email address for EACH entry that you complete above so I can accurately pick a winner. Winner will be selected at random and will be contacted via e-mail. If I do not receive a response from the winner within 48 hours I will chose a new winner. This contest ends on September 9th at 8PM EST. Thanks everyone and good luck!
Disclosure: I received a pair of foldable ballet flats from City Slips to review for free. No monetary compensation has been offered or accepted. The opinions above are my own.