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I don't know about you, but my husband is super hard to shop for. It's not that he's picky or anything like that and maybe I make it more difficult than it needs to be but I always have a hard time finding him the "perfect gift". I mean, how do you shop for the man who has EVERYTHING?...Ok, that may be a slight exaggeration but you get the point!
When I became aware of these light up shoes for men, I knew I had to check them out. First of all, I had no idea they made LED shoes for grown men. Shoes that light up? Um...Yes! That's right down my hubby's Star Wars lovin' alley! Plus, it's something he doesn't have!...I knew he would love them...
Now these particular shoes are the High Top White LED Shoes and they come in black, red, and white. I chose white simply because it's summer now and about 1 million degrees here in California. White seemed like the more heat friendly option...
After ordering, the shoes came within 3 day. I think it might've been 2 but either way they came super quick! They didn't come in a box, oddly enough; However, they arrived well padded and in perfect condition.
Upon opening, our first impression was that these shoes are very style forward. LED shoes or not, these things can hold their own on style alone. Hubby says they remind him a lot of the Air Force 1 shoes. (Ok...admittedly, I had to look them up because I had NO idea what Air Force 1 shoes were but I must agree they bear a strong resemblance.) Thankfully, they came already charged up because we were excited to turn them on...Guess who else was excited?
Yep, the moment we turned these shoes on, the kiddos flocked to them like moths on a streetlamp!
What's neat about these LED shoes is that they have multiple setting options. Not only do they light up in 7 different colors, but they also have a about 3 different strobe settings! Of course, the kids were all over that and insisted we turn the lights off so they could have a dance party!
As for the LED feature, these shoes came with a dual-ended charging cord that can plug into any usb charging port. All you have to do to charge them is plug them in! I don't know exactly how long it takes for them to charge because we usually charge them overnight or while busy doing other things. But, fully charged, you can get a good day's use out of them. You will most likely need to recharge them nightly if you plan on using the LED feature daily. If the shoes are on while charging, they will flash red but, as far as I can tell, there is no charging indicator if the shoes are turned off.
The charging port itself is discretely tucked away on the insides of the shoes and aren't visible at all from the outside. You also can't feel them from the inside so, you don't have to worry about them jabbing you in the ankles while you're walking! I will say this...you have to be very careful when going to plug the cord into the charging port. If not, the port can get pushed down into the shoe and it can be kind of tricky to get out once that happens.
I find that gently pulling the port out like this makes it easier to plug in and decreases the likelihood of it being lost in the shoe. Then, just tuck it back in before putting them on again!
As you can see, the on button is attached to the charging port. Usually it's tucked further down into the shoe so you don't actually see it. Once you get used to the placement of the button itself, turning the LED feature on is a breeze.
This is what it looks like when they're plugged in!
So when it comes to visual appeal, these light up shoes for men are winning! But how do they measure up in the practicality department?
Well, according to my husband, "They're super comfy!" He's been wearing them for the past week and hasn't had any complaints thus far. Another thing he mentioned is the durability. We were both uncertain whether these shoes could withstand his crazy "run all over town" schedule. But they have actually held up extremely well. They still look brand new, which we are both extremely pleased about! Nothing beats a fresh pair of clean white kicks!
Another thing I was concerned about was that these shoes would randomly turn on while my husband was in the middle of worship. He's a worship director and flashing shoes, though very cool, could be a distraction. Thankfully, he hasn't had any issues with the LED feature going rogue!
So, needless-to-say, these shoes have been a huge success! Hubby loves them and even intends to buy a pair for our 3-year-old son. That's right, they have them in kid and toddler sizes as well! How off-the-wall adorable is that?! And, as it turns out, I was right! These were the perfect gift for my "impossible to shop for" husband. But I mean, let's be honest, men love things that light up! It's a guaranteed win!
So, what do you think of these light up shoes for men? Yay or nay? Share your thoughts below!
Until next time, Blessings to you,
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Hi there! My name is Brittany...helpmeet to T.J. and homeschooling mom to 5 little blessings. Memoirs Of A Good Thing is a ministry that is cultivating encouragement, support, and faith through the testimonies of women! Read more about my journey and the Memoirs of a Good Thing ministry here!