Earth Footwear’s Latest The Swank Boots (Giveaway)

CONTESTS, REVIEWS, REVIEWS & CONTESTS | | August 20, 2010 at 10:25 pm


Congratulations Erica!

So I got approached about reviewing a pair of boots. I was already freaking out that I had done nothing with the kids for summer and began to panic that summer had passed me by while I had my head buried in blogging. So when I regained composure realizing that I still had a few weeks I did wonder about these new boots. Now I am a 1 boot gal. I had a pair a friend bought for me in fashionable London maybe 12 years ago and I never bought another pair. Ever! Some may think I needed a life, or rather a boots. Anyway although I received compliment after compliment on that pair the time had come to toss it. So after I bid adieu to them I could not bring myself to buy another – kind of like cheating. Then I heard that this new boots, called The Swank, was by Earth Footwear. I thought, wait those are the guys that make those shoes that burn calories, right?

So in interest of my butt, or rather decreasing this butt, I agreed.The suede style boots had a floppy, casual look to it. With not having a zipper it was a little getting used to to slip my foot into the boots. I am in no way elegant about these things so imagine if you will some chugging and tugging.  The boots had a leather upper so if you have it a tad snug it may stretch a weensy bit. I must admit that other than it feeling weird to wear boots in 80 degrees weather the boots was totally fit-forming. I was slightly concerned about the snugness and considered going up a size but realized the next size would be loose. Can’t have me dropping a boot all over, can we?

So I have never tried the Earth Footwear sneaker but have heard constantly from the guys on twitter about their ability to burn calories. Tempted to try that one for the gym next time. So while I would not expect you to go running in these boots, unless a dog is chasing you, a boots that helps you burn calories while you walk is twofold – stylish and practical. The fact that these are not heeled means that heels-clumsy-me will actually get use out of it. The 3.7 degree incline and the arch support is what promotes the calorie burning. To some the arch may feel weird but I normally wear clogs and got used to the “natural” style of walking.

Can I say whether it burned some calories? That would be a tough one and I would have to test it out for months (which I will) and you may miss out on winning a pair of these babies in time for fall if I did that. I loved that the shoe fit like a glove so it could move with me. I need to obviously get some fashionable clothing items to go with it so I can use it more often to get the calorie burning feature going. The sole is another thing I like, there is grip on it but it is not hard. I assume that may be the shock absorber or cushioning factor.

Now a stylish boots that burns some butt, that should be enough right? Maybe to some, but Earth Footwear don’t just have the “Earth” part in their name for nothing. Being careful in the use of water-based adhesives and with the 70% recycled cushioning content that means they care for the earth and their product. Going further by having packaging  glue-less printed using soy-based inks means the “wrapper”  is just as thoughtful as the product. All Earth® shoes have something called BioStep™, which actually means the outsole actually de-composes in landfills 10x faster than regular shoes. How’s that for a step in the right direction?

Now your turn

Want to win A Pair of Earth Footwear’s Latest The Swank Boots? Valued at $149.00

To win tell me why you need this pair of boots? Contest closes 29th August 2010 . To earn extra entries, after you have left a comment, do one of the following, but make sure you leave a separate comment entry for each extra thing you do. This gives you additional ways to win the contest.

  • Subscribe to Mommy Niri (and verify the subscription to be valid) and leave a separate comment that you did. Already a subscriber (thank you) then leave a comment stating you are
  • Retweet (use the green retweet button, on top  of the post, for easy access)
  • Fans of the Mommy Niri Facebook Page get an additional entry. If you are already a part of it leave a comment below.

Disclosure: Earth Footwear provided me with a pair of these boots to review and one to a lucky Mommy Niri reader as well!

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    Rachel Kolb says:

    I have owned earth shoes before and I love them! I cannot afford to splurge on these boots right now, but they would really brighten my day (and wardrobe) and the earth brand really seems to help my back problems. Give some stylin’ boots to a mommy who needs them!

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    martha says:

    I love Earth shoes! And I would really love to try the new boot! My old black boots are on their last season.

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    martha says:

    Also, I’m a fan on facebook!

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    rita shah says:

    I love this boot

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    Bacallsmom says:

    I have no boots, and the weather seems to be getting colder and colder here each winter. I certainly could use a pair of nice boots like these this winter.

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    Bacallsmom says:

    E-mail subscriber.

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    Bacallsmom says:

    “Like” your blog on Facebook (Susie Randle)

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    kristi willis says:

    I’m now a subscriber!

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    kristi willis says:

    now a FB fan, too!

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    kristi willis says:

    and I NEED these boots because, well, they match everything I own! And they would make me look so much cooler!! :)

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    Monique Rizzo says:

    Because fall is coming and I dont have a single pair of cute boots yet.
    Thanks for the chance.

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    Susan C says:

    I would love these boots because of their great looks and also they look super comfy!
    smchester at gmail dot com

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    Susan C says:

    I’m an email subscriber.
    smchester at gmail dot com

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    Susan C says:

    I’m a facebook fan-Susan Chester
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    gina says:

    I desperately need these gorgeous wonderfully eco conscious boots!! I am expecting my first baby this winter, so I need to be strengthening & toning as much as possible. Plus, I am obviously cutting back on making purchases for myself, its all about preparing for the baby now, so this would be such a fabulous prize for myself, especially with autumn on the way.

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    gina says:

    Email subscriber.

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    Crystal says:

    Because I don’t have a single pair of black dress boots. I try to be eco-friendly and these would be perfect for me.

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    evelyn says:

    enter me thanks

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    Cindy says:

    I want to win because I need boots! I am sadly bootless right now.

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    Cindy says:

    I’m a new email subscriber. Look forward to reading you!

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    Cindy says:

    FB fan: Cindy Dyer

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    brandlyn says:

    I need new boots becasue I dont have any for this fall.

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    Jaclyn Reynolds says:

    I need a pair of boots for fall and these look perfect! I know they are a high quality brand and will last a long time!!!

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    Mellissa C says:

    I need this to look fab.

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    Jennifer McCullar says:

    Subscribe to Mommy Niri

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    Jennifer McCullar says:

    reteeded it @greenidmama

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    Jennifer McCullar says:

    like you on facebook

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    Carina says:

    I have never owned a pair of Earth’s Footwear and I’d love to try a greener shoe meant to help keep me active. Plus, I live in a mountain valley, it’s about to get cold, freezing, and icy in the joint. My tootsies will bear their undying love in thanks!

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    ellen says:

    I have worn Earth shoes since the 70′s (yes I am THAT old) and even have an original pair! I would LOVE to have a pair of their boots- these are gorgeous and plus Earth is the most comfortabole shoes on the planet!

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    ellen says:

    I am an email subscriber.

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    ellen says:

    I like you on facebook- last name is Beck

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    Janna M says:

    I bought some Earth sandals this summer and I love them. I would love to win those boots because then I could be stylish while toning my legs and being kind to the environment.

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    Janna M says:

    I am an email subscriber.

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    Janna M says:

    I am a fan on Facebook.

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    Ladytink_534 says:

    I don’t have a good pair of boots for this winter yet. The last ones I had have finally got too messed up to wear anymore.

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    Ladytink_534 says:

    I’m a FB Fan~ Jennifer L.

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    Isabelle says:

    My feet are always cold and those boots seem to be warm and comfortable! Would like to win them!

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    I’d love a pair, just to change my look a bit! I don’t have any boots right now!

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    Desiree Holroyde says:

    I exceptionally LOVE Earth Footwear! I borrowed a pair from my girlfriend when I was having back pain last semester and I could not take them off! I commute from Santa Cruz to San Jose State University and bike a mile from where I park everyday – and I loved biking in the dressy mary-jane style Earth shoes I borrowed! I feel like that is saying a lot when you can bike in dress shoes! I wouldn’t take them off, even in the house! My back pain (sciatica) was greatly improved during that time period… It is a shame I had to return them! Help me have a pain-free semester by gifting me with a pair of Earth Swank boots! Me and my back will love and thank you forever! ;)

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    Desiree Holroyde says:

    Extra Extra entry for becoming a facebook fan! :D

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    Desiree Holroyde says:

    Triple Trouble for my competition… Here is my third entry for retweeting! :*

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    Janice Wright says:

    Winter is coming & I don’t have a decent pair of boots. The ones I have are starting to fall apart. I need to replace them before it gets cold & snowy!

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    Aisling says:

    I actually need these to give to my granddaughter in college. She’s working hard on toning up prior to her wedding next Spring, but she spends a whole lot of time in class, studying and working. Most of her exercise is from walking across campus. I know she’d love these because they’re so cute and would also provide some extra exercise.

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    Aimee W. says:

    I REALLY need this pair of boots because I am currently lacking a nice pair of winter boots…and Earth Footwear is the best!

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    Aimee W. says:

    I am a Facebook fan of yours (Aimee Waerhouse). Thanks!

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    Anne says:

    I need these for my 17 year old daughter who loves trendy shoes.

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    Anne says:

    I subscribe by email
    ajolly1456 at gmail dot com

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    Anne says:

    I am a facebook fan (Anne Jolly)

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    Shelley Mitchell says:

    I really really need a good pair of boots. These would be awesome!

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    Terri P. says:

    Subscribed to Mommy Niri

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    Terri P. says:

    I love these boots, but my husband needs new work boots before I can splurge on these beauuu-ooties!

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    Happi Shopr says:

    I so need these to wear with my skinny jeans!!

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    Becky S. says:

    Wow…I need thee ’cause I haven’t bought myself a new pair of boots in YEARS…I have three growing boys and anything new goes to them!

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    Jennifer W. says:

    I need to win these boots because they are just so darn cute!!

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    Paula Hafner says:

    I need them because my legs get very cold in the winter. These look very warm.

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    Daniel M says:

    these look great for my gf!

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    Tonya Dean says:

    I have never even owned a pair of boots. Then I saw these and said oh yeah, I like those.

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    Theresa D says:

    I need these because I work in a cold warehouse and these look like they would really keep my feet warm this coming winter.

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    Theresa D says:

    I already subscribe to Mommy Niri by email.

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    Theresa D says:

    I am already a fan of Mommy Niri facebook page.

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    Joy Bennett says:

    the look so comfy.

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    Jenn S. says:

    My boots are ancient, these are really cute and I would really like to try this brand.

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    Carolyn G says:

    Besides the obvious reason tha I have a big bum, I also need these for winter. I need a good pair of fall and winter boots this season and these are fantastic

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    Carolyn G says:

    Facebook follower: carolyn gonzalez

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    Michelle B says:

    I would love a pair because they look very stylish and comfortable too

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    Michelle B says:

    Facebook fan angels abode

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    Alice C says:

    because i loove boots and those look great

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    Jaque says:

    I need these boots because I don’t own a pair of boots…and these look not only stylish, but comfy! Thank you. :-)

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    Jaque says:

    I like Mommy Niri on Facebook….is that the same as being a fan? :-)

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    Holly C. says:

    I need these boots because my old pair has no arch support at all and these claim to have Anatomic Arch Support! my feet are screaming for help!

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    Holly C. says:

    fan of yours on fb

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    Holly C. says:

    email subscriber

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    MannaB says:

    I would love to win these for my mom because she is looking for a good pair of winter boots that dont have heels and have good traction.

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    susitravl says:

    I only have dress boots for work – a more casual pair is just what I need for winter.

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    susitravl says:

    FB Fan of Mommy Niri

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    Jennifer H says:

    I need some new boots

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    Rosey says:

    18 years in S. Florida, and now I’m going on my third winter in the north. It’s more than time to get a pair of boots. This is going to be the year. :)

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    Dana says:

    I need these boots because living in the Pacific Northwest, means a long, cold, wet winter, and I need a cool pair of boots to keep my feet warm!

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    Rosey says:

    Already a subscriber.

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    Tammie says:

    I don’t care to wear heals and I appreciate products that are eco-friendly. That makes Earth Footwear’s The Swank boots a win-win product for me!

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    CathyB says:

    I NEED this pair of boots because I, like you, have only owned one pair of boots in my lifetime. Everything I ever tried on did not feel good on my feet.
    dancejamboree at gmail dot com

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    CathyB says:

    I am an email subscriber.
    dancejamboree at gmail dot com

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    CathyB says:

    I tweeted your giveaway.
    dancejamboree at gmail dot com

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    CathyB says:

    I am your Facebook fan.
    dancejamboree at gmail dot com

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    Annette E says:

    I need these boots because I don’t own any boots and I need some for the winter.

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    Annette E says:

    I’m a subscriber

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    Jennifer Jozwiak says:

    i’d like to win because i need a pair of boots!

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    Crystal says:

    Winters are rough in Ohio and i haven’t owned a pair of boots since i was a teenager.

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    Crystal says:

    email subscriber

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    Nadine L says:

    I need them because we lost all our boots to a flood this past Spring, all the boots were being stored in the front room of the basement and they are all ruined. Plus they are super comfy looking.

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    Nadine L says:

    I subscribe by email (

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    Nadine L says:

    I follow on Twitter (@eyzofblu63) and tweeted

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    Nadine L says:

    I like you on Facebook (Nadine E Larsen)

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    April says:

    I need these boots because they are cool and baby got back!

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    dddiva says:

    I need them because they will go with everything and hello – almost 50 here and I NEED all the help I can get so I don’t have an every widening bottom.

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    dddiva says:

    FB Sherry Conrad

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    Crystal F says:

    I need a pair for my daughter. This would make a great Christmas present for her. She loves boots and she has outgrown the ones from last year. thanks for the giveaway!

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    Crystal F says:

    I’m a subscriber!

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    Jordan B says:

    I desperately need a new pair of boots as my last pair just died a death over summer! Booo!

    Thanks for the opportunity!

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    pat jasmin says:

    my feet need the right boots and these seem to be the ones

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    Joanne Schultz says:

    when i shovel snow or go out shopping, i wear sneakers, so I could really use a pair of boots to keep my feet dry! I love earth shoes and sandals so I am sure their boots would be great too!
    Thanks for the giveaway!

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    Joanne Schultz says:

    I subscribe to your blog’s feed via google reader.

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    Joanne Schultz says:

    I’m a fan on facebook-Joanne Schultz.

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    Debra F says:

    I need to win these because I desperately need new boots for winter, and I desperately need to lose some booty, and I love that they are so green.

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    Debra F says:

    I’m a fan of the Mommy Niri Facebook Page
    Debra Ford

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    Amy Delong says:

    we have cold winters in pa&these would be great!

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    Amy Delong says:

    fb fan of yours

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    Sarah Z says:

    I want to win them because I would never buy them for myself and they are so cute!

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    Sarah Z says:

    Like MommyNiri on FB – SJAlbers!

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    Sarah Z says:

    Email subscriber!

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    Hoa L. says:

    I don’t have a pair of boots, so I definitely need these for the winter!

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    Hoa L. says:

    Subscribed to your blog via e-mail

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    Hoa L. says:

    Liked Mommy Niri on FB
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    Tracey Byram says:

    I’ve been wearing Earth Shoes since the ’70s. I love them. These boots would be great for keeping my feet warm this winter.

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    Tracey Byram says:

    I like Mommy Niri on FB-tracey byram

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    valancia says:

    I dont have any to my name, thats why I need the boots

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    Stephanie says:

    I need this pair of boots because they are beautiful.
    ziggyga at hotmaildot com

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    Stephanie says:

    I follow you on facebook.

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    Stephanie says:

    I subscribe to your newsletter.

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    Stephanie says:

    I retweeted your giveaway message.

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    Jill Myrick says:

    Last winter we had numerous deep snows and I was caught without a pair of boots.
    I would love to have these boots just in case we have a repeat this coming winter.


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    Jill Myrick says:

    I am subscribed via email as jweezie43[at]gmail[dot]com.

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    Jill Myrick says:

    I am a fan via Facebook as Jill Myrick.


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    Rhonda C. says:

    Since i walk to work during the winter, these boots would be perfect & to get a lil exercise for the butt is even better!

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    Pamela S says:

    I need them because I haven’t had any boots in longer than I can remember PLUS I need help with that big butt thing too! (and big thighs, etc.) Thanks.

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    Pamela S says:

    Subscribed via feed with google reader. thanks.

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    Sarah L says:

    Because it snows here in Colorado and I’m tired of the moon boots I’ve been wearing. Thanks for the contest.

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    Angela Winesburg says:

    I need these boots because if we get another Snowmegaden here this year its the only way I’ll survive! :) Thanks for the chance!

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    I want to win these boots so I can give them to my daughter. She loves boots!

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    I’m speaking at four blog conferences in the next six months and need something swanky and new, right? Lol!

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    Fanned you on Facebook. Now doesn’t that sound like fun. *waggles eyebrows*

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    Jamie says:

    I could USE these girl! Very stylish and comfortable. I don’t do heels but these look great. Plus my metabolism has really slowed down and I’ve been on a big fitness kick this year. These would be great for fall. I wear jeans almost daily in the fall. :)

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    Crystal M says:

    I need this pair of boots because in the winter my feet ache so badly and stay cold. I have one pair of boots that are delightful but badly need a second pair. Unfortunately, money is too tight to afford a second pair this year.

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    kathy pease says:

    i would love these boots for my 18 year old daughter she would love them :)

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    kathy pease says:

    like you on facebook Kathy L Pease
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    I would love to win! I had a baby 6 weeks ago, so I need to lose my rear:) Great giveaway!!!

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    I’m a friend on facebook, too! Have been for awhile:)

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    Kate D says:

    There is no way I can afford boots this winter. I would love to have something stylish and comfortable as it turns colder. I do not currently own any pairs of boots so these would be my first pair in about 3 years. Thanks~!

    kylie8cake (@) gmail (dot) com

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    Kate D says:

    I am a subscriber

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    Kate D says:

    i am a fan on facebook

    kylie8cake (@) gmail (dot) com

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    R Hicks says:

    I would like to win these for my wifes upcoming birthday. They are really trendy and hot looking boots

    ardy22 at earthlink dot net

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    R Hicks says:

    ardy22 at earthlink dot net

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    R Hicks says:

    subscribe to you via email

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    nicky says:

    I don’t have money to buy a good pair of boots and would really love something stylish and comfy.

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    R Hicks says:

    fb fan of you

    rich hicks
    ardy22 at earthlink dot net

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    Lesley says:

    I would love to win these boots because A) I LOVE boots but have a hard time finding a pair that doesn’t cause nosebleeds from an uncomfortable heel and B) if I could burn some calories while wearing the pair of non heel boots, well I’m all for it

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    Geri Nyland says:

    I would love these boots especially if they can keep me warm in Minnesota Winters and if I can loose some weight at the same time while wearing them…Plus I absolutely love the style..

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    Lesley says:

    Fan of Mommy Niri on Facebook (Lesley Parkinson)

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    Michelle C says:

    I need these boots because my current boots have heels and I can’t walk in them. Since I’ve gone back to school, I’m doing tons of walking and these look comfy AND stylish! Perfect for me. Thanks for the chance to win!
    mrsmchappell at gmail dot com

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    Michelle C says:

    I subscribed!
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    Michelle C says:


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    Michelle C says:

    I like you on facebook – michelle chappell
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    Roxann says:

    I had to throw my boots out because they were really old and worn out so I need some new ones and these are really nice looking.

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    Roxann says:

    Email subscriber.

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    Sand says:

    I would love these boots because they look comfortable yet stylish.

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    julie says:

    fan of mommy niri on fb and follow on twitter. CUTE boots!!

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    Jennifer R says:

    I need this pair of boots because I am in desperate need of stylish footwear for this stay at home mom.

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    Shellie says:

    I have severe back problems and Earth shoes work well for me. Plus i need a good pair of nice looking boots!

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    Shellie says:

    Like you on Facebook
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    Chrysa says:

    I need these boots so I can look good this winter!

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    I like you on Facebook.