The Hotlegs Runner GEAR REVIEW & GIVEAWAY: Stuffitts Shoe Savers | The Hotlegs Runner

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

GEAR REVIEW & GIVEAWAY: Stuffitts Shoe Savers

Yey another giveaway!

It has been raining here the past week and my poor old Mizunos really took a beating --  being drenched by rain and running through puddles.  These Stuffitts which were sent to me to be reviewed couldn't have arrived at a more appropriate time.  Hallelujah! *enter heavenly music*



How Can I Save My Shoes with Stuffitts?

Stuffitts is a soft, form-fitting shape that is inserted into shoes after wearing. Combining new fabric technology, a unique foot-shaped design that maximizes point-to-point absorption, and soft cedar inserts – a pair of Stuffitts can help extend the life of your shoes significantly by protecting your shoes from moisture and odor! Stuffitts work effectively in all types of shoes, boots, and cleats…they also come in sizes to fit men, women, and children. They are made from 100% natural cedar and are 100% reusable.

Additional Features

  • Dual-wick fabric combined with natural cedar inserts quickly and effectively protect shoes from moisture and odor
  • Soft, lightweight, foot-shaped form fits easily into all types of shoes
  • 100% natural cedar means no chemicals, sprays, or powders touch shoes or feet
  • Convenient carry straps keeps dry and fresh-smelling shoes together wherever you go
  • Reusable over and over again!


When I opened the package, the first thing I noticed was the smell of Cedar. Ohlala! The inserts were filled with 100% red cedar chips which were snugly enclosed in this zippered technical fabric.  Of course, I got the hot pink!

As expected, these left my shoes smelling really nice and fresh.  Not that I have a stinky feet or smelly feet issue, ok? (really!).  Haha!  With these foot shaped forms, I don't see the need for foot sprays, powders, insoles and newspapers.



I left them overnight in my wet Mizunos and was happy to see that it was dry the next day. The Stuffitts website says it does the work in under an hour. So, I tested it after I broke in my new Asics GT2150 on yet another rainy day; accidentally submerging my left shoe in a puddle.  Ugh.



So did it work?  Yes.

Did it dry up in under an hour? Not completely, but it was definitely just damp.  I would estimate it to be 80% dry.  And it felt oh-so nice! Not bad at all.


Another feature I like are the detachable carry straps which makes it easier for me to tote my kicks around between workouts.  You can hang it on your shoulder, hang it around your neck, or hand-carry it.  When I was cleaning our entry way, I even hung it on the dining room chair.  How convenient!



Would I recommend it?  Definitely!  I realized that these can also be used with other sporting shoes, work shoes, and even dress shoes.  If you're a soccer mom reading this, yes, these will be perfect for your kids.  I also saw this picture of it being used with VFFs (Vibram FiveFingers)!  Yoohoo!  Calling all VFF users!

The price ($24.95) may seem a little steep at first, but after trying it out, I see that it will be money well spent.  Definitely worth the price since the inner inserts are replaceable and the outer shell is washable.

Check out all the cool colors to choose from...


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It's giveaway time!  Two lucky readers will each win a pair Stuffitts Shoe Saver!  Unfortunately, this giveaway is for U.S. and Canada residents only.  If you live abroad and want to have this shipped to a U.S. address of a relative, then you can participate.

I will announce the winner this coming Sunday, October 17.

Please remember to leave a separate comment for each of the things below.  1 comment = 1 entry.  So, I suggest you do all to increase your chances of winning.  If you do all 10, that's 10 entries!

Mandatory:
1.  Must be a FOLLOWER of my blog. I'm doing this because it's my way of thanking you for being one! =) Click the Follow button located at my right sidebar. And let me know that you are following already by posting a comment here like, "I am a follower" .  I am always happy to see new people following. = 1 entry

 2.  Visit the Stuffitts Website. Let me know which color you would like. Post it on my comments again. = 1 entry


Extra Credit
1.  Follow me on Twitter (@HotlegsRunner) and leave a comment that you already do. = 1 entry
2.  Follow Stuffitts on Twitter (@Stuffits) and leave a comment that you already do. = 1 entry
3.  Like the Hotlegs Runner on FACEBOOK and leave a comment that you already do. = 1 entry
4.  Like Stuffitts on Facebook and leave a comment that lets me know you already do. = 1 entry
5.  Subscribe to Stuffits site RSS here and leave a comment that you already do. = 1 entry
6.  Post this giveaway on your blog, Twitter, Facebook.  Let me know when you've spread the word. Leave a comment for each. = 3 entries


Disclaimer:  I did not pay for these Stuffitts.  They were sent to me and in exchange, I post an honest review of it.  I was not compensated nor was I encouraged by the manufacturer to post a positive review.  This review is based solely on my experience with this product.



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85 comments:

  1. following you and what a great giveaway!!

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  2. I just tweeted about it @canadianrunner9

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  3. I would probably get black for my hubby since his feet really stink!

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  4. i would have to choose between pink and light blue

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  5. Following Stuffitts on Twitter!

    Can you tell I really want to win this thing?

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  6. I posted the giveaway in my giveaway section.

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  7. I like you in Facebook. I'd like the black ones...:-) Thanks

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  8. I am a follower of hotlegs runner blog! ;)

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  9. I really like the Red Stuffitts! :D

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  10. I'm a follower! :) I can join coz you can send it to my cousin. LOL!

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  11. 'Liked' Stuffits on Facebook! =)

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  12. Pink pls! And I follow you on both twitter and FB :)

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  13. I subscribed to Stuffitts RSS site! :D

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  14. Shared your giveaway blog on FB too! :)

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  15. I've gotta go for the pink : )

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  16. following you on twitter! : )

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  17. I'm liking the red and (of course!) the pink

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  18. I like the hotlegs runner facebook page

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  19. I posted this on my blog under awesome giveaways

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  20. Giveaway posted on my blog sidebar

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  21. I am a follower of your blog.

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  22. I 'like' Stuffits on Facebook

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  23. Following Stuffits on Twitter

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  24. Would like the pink ones for the wife.

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  25. posted the giveaway on the sidebar of my blog.

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  26. i am following you on twitter.

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  27. re-tweeted the giveaway to my twitter followers.

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