Monday, November 22, 2010

EZSox review and giveaway.

Last week, my son got to be part of the Happy Runner Reviews action. And, boy, was he excited about it.

See, I often get a few packages a week and those excite the little guy. He always wants to know what fun thing I've gotten and why I've gotten it. So, last week, when I received a package from EZSox, I told him it was for him.

He practically squealed with delight.

We opened the package to find one pair of EZSox for us to review. By sheer coincidence, they were frog socks and my son loooooooves froggies. So, yeah, he was excited.

Now, about the socks. EZSox are marketed as the "I Can Do It" socks for kids. They are learning socks that help toddlers and pre-schoolers learn how to put their socks on by themselves. If you have (or had) kids in that age group, you know that socks can be tricky for kids. My son often has trouble putting on his socks.

Let me rephrase that: He always has trouble putting on his socks. Which means I have to do it for him. He has no problem taking them off, but on is difficult.

Anyway, it seems that this is a common problem for the young set so EZSox were created to help kids gain self-sufficiency in the socks arena. Here's a little more from EZSox:
"Created by parents who tired of seeing their young son struggle dressing himself, Eileen and Ronnie Gesser designed socks with pull-up loops on both sides of each sock, and fun graphics on the tops of the socks. In no time, their son was no longer frustrated and proudly dressing himself. Today this fun and easy teaching tool for teaching kids self-sufficiency is the only one of its kind. "

All of that is well and good but you probably want to know how the socks actually worked out for us. Not too bad! Actually, my son loved them. He liked that he could pull the socks on by himself. When he did it the first time he exclaimed, "I did it all by myself, Mommy! I did it! I did it!" No lie. I felt like I should have filmed him for a commercial.

Here he is trying out the socks:

Holding the loops.
Moving on to the second sock.
Straightening it out.

Showing his dad how he did it all by himself!
Overall, I like the socks and think that they work the way they are intended. They are really cute (they come in a bunch of different animal designs and some solid colors), they have a non-skid bottom (very important to me) and they are seamless. My son was able to pull the socks on and off with relative ease. He had a few problems not getting all of his toes all the way into the socks, but he was able to readjust and pull the socks on.

The worst part of the socks, for me, was the mini battle that ensued when I told my son that the socks had to be washed. That didn't really fly. He wanted to wear them repeatedly and told me that "you don't ever wash the frog socks!"

Yeah, it was a battle but, being the mom, I won.

You can buy EZSox on their web site where they retail for $4.99 each, or $29.94 for a pack of six.

The Giveaway!

One lucky winner will receive a pair of EZSox of their choice.

To enter:

Go to the EZSox web site and let me know which pair you'd choose if you win.

Additional entries:

As always, you can gain a few additional entries (leave one comment per entry for the additional ones to count):
  • Follow this blog or my other blog, or let me know that you already do (leave a comment)
  • Become a fan of The Happy Runner on Facebook, or let me know that you already are (leave a comment)
  • Become a fan of EZSox on Facebook  (leave a comment)
  • Follow EZSox on Twitter  (leave a comment)
  • Link to this giveaway from Facebook or Twitter (do as often as you'd like, just leave a comment  each time)
  • Link to this giveaway from your blog (leave a comment with the url)
This giveaway will run through Monday, November 29th at 11:59pm EST and the winner will be announced on Tuesday.

Thanks to EZSox for this giveaway!

Good luck!

Review/giveaway disclosure: I was sent one pair of socks for review purposes. I was not otherwise compensated and the opinions expressed are my own.


  1. I like the frog and the t-rex. However, final choice would totally be up to the 3 year old boy!

  2. Linked to my sidebar @

  3. follower of both your blogs : )

  4. I'd choose the penguins! but they're all cute.

  5. These are so cool and cute! what a great idea. I like the cats.

  6. I'm a fan of The Happy Runner on Facebook.

  7. I'm a fan of EZSox on Facebook.

  8. I posted a link to your giveaway on my blog sidebar.

  9. What a great idea! I would get the T-rex or the Froggies if I won. So cute!

  10. Linked on the sidebar of my blog:

  11. I am a fan of this blog AND your other blog!

  12. And I follow you on Facebook too!

  13. Oh yeah and if I won I would love to receive the penguin socks! They are so cute. Who am I kidding - they are all cute!

  14. those are the cutest! I would get the black penguin sox!

  15. I am already a FB fan of Happy Runner! :)

  16. I linked this to my blog sidebar.

  17. they are all cute but probably purple kitties or the frogs!

    ykatrina at hotmail dot com

  18. so cute! I'd get the boy or girl pack or the pig or lady bug! I like the bear for a neutral one.

  19. I just thought you'd want to know that someone has stolen this post without giving you credit (possibly more, but I haven't the time to look into it) and is passing it off as their own here: