Back to School with Picture Perfect Shoes: KIWI Shoe Kit Review and Giveaway (Ends 8/23) CLOSED

Monday, August 09, 2010 Posted by Dina N

For back to school, I just got new shoes for my kids. I know that I need to take good care of them to make them last - with all the running, jumping, kicking, and who knows what else, my kids' shoes don't look new for long.

KIWI makes a variety of products that help extend the life of our shoes. For the upcoming fall and winter season, they sent me a shoe kit that includes new KIWI laces, KIWI Suede & Nubuck protector, KIWI Fast Acting Cleaner, KIWI Express Shine Sponge, and KIWI Protect-all - plus two $1 off coupons to use on any KIWI product, all in a handy little basket.

The KIWI Suede & Nubuck Protector is perfect for those fashionable nubuck boots teens like to wear. It shields shoes against water and stains through the fall and winter months. It can be used on backpacks, too. The protector is very easy to use - just spray the shoes, then re-apply after they have dried. KIWI recommends that the protector is also used after wearing the shoes in wet weather.

The KIWI Protect-all is a similar spray-and-go product that provides water and stain protection for leather and fabric shoes. If your shoes are new, a second application is recommended after the shoes are allowed to dry for 3 hours.

The KIWI Fast Acting Cleaner will help me keep the kids' sneakers in good shape. It even removes grass stains to keep sports shoes looking brand new. The cleaner is a foam that needs to stay on the sneakers for 10 seconds, then wiped dry with a clean cloth. The top of the cap is actually a plastic brush that helps with dirt clean up before using the foam.

I reviewed the KIWI Express Shine Sponge a couple of months ago. I've been very happy with this product because it provides instant shine with no effort at all. My heels, hubby's dress shoes, and my daughter's Mary Janes look picture perfect every day, thanks to KIWI's magic sponge!

Last but not least, the new KIWI laces replaced my daughter's old ones to freshen up the look of her old sneakers. Old, dirty laces can make a shoe appear to be in worse condition than it actually is. Replacing them is an easy, cost-effective way to make shoes last another season.

The Giveaway
To help you take proper care of your shoes, KIWI are giving away a shoe kit, including all these great products.

To enter, please comment below how you take care of your favorite shoes.

For extra entries, you may do any or all of the following:
  • follow me on twitter and tweet about this giveaway – you can do this once a day, feel free to copy and paste: "Win a KIWI Shoe Kit - perfect for back to school! #Giveaway US & Canada, ends 8/23 @aitmama #contests #win #shoes http://tinyurl.com/28ygpcq";
  • go here for additional ways to get extra entries.
The deadline to enter is August 23, 2010, 11:59pm EST. A winner will be randomly selected and notified by e-mail. They will have 72 hours to get back to me, or an alternate will be chosen. Open to those 18+ with mailing addresses in the U.S. and Canada. Subject to the official rules of this site.

Disclosure / Disclaimer: No monetary compensation was obtained for this post. I received complimentary product samples to facilitate this review. The opinions expressed in this post are mine and may differ from yours.

179 comments:

  1. 409cope said...

    I have a huge collection of shoes and I always keep them clean and use weather protectant on them.cardshark42(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  9. vrtish55 said...

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  13. lmurley2000 said...

    i clean and polish the leather

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  19. thaeter7 said...

    I use a bit of spit and polish,It seems that i never have the right stuff in the house to clean my shoes!
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  21. Megan said...

    I take off my shoes as soon as I get in the house and make sure they are clean.
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  22. pontowd said...

    I always use my shoe organizer to keep them up off the ground and organized. If they are leather.. I use leather cleaner and polish. If they are not I just keep clean with water.

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  26. Rachel said...

    I take care of my favorite shoes by keeping them in protective boxes.

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  32. nicole / Twitter: BTHM1 said...

    we have a rack that we use to put all shows on and about every 6 weeks I go thru and clean/respray those that need it!

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  41. Busy Working Mama said...

    I take care of mine with kiwi already - their shoe polish rocks!

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  43. janetfaye said...

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  47. CherylS22 said...

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  64. Meredith said...

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  68. rubynreba said...

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  72. Viva said...

    I polish my shoes with polish, brush and shine them up. Look great.

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  77. Breanne said...

    In the Navy we always had to shine our shoes and boots! I was pretty amazing at it, not gonna lie :)
    But I take care of my favorite shoes now by just trying not to get them dirty or wet.

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  106. sweetsue said...

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  111. Khrys { Mom of 3 Dolls } said...

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  131. cherdon said...

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  138. Benita said...

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  155. pandora said...

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  170. jennifer57 said...

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  171. Angela K. said...

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