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Chooka Street Skimmers (Review & Giveaway)

If there's one thing that I love about fall, it's that I get to wear my favorite flats! I'm really a sandal-wearing girl at heart, but sometimes, certain situations and even weather conditions mean that I need to keep my toes covered. I'm hoping that we'll get more rain in the fall, than we're getting this summer. In North Carolina, we're sometimes still in the 60's and 70's temperature-wise, even in December, so when I say that I pretty much wear sandals year-round, I really mean that. I hate wearing sandals in the rain, though. Most pairs of flip flops that I own are leather, and they're really not meant to get wet. I also can't really take my son out to play, or for walks in my flip-flops... they're just uncomfortable, and I hate having to change from everyday outfits, into athletic clothes, just to go walking for 45 minutes!

Well, now that I have some brand new Chooka Skimmers, I don't have to make sure that I have an extra pair of shoes with me, in case of rain, nor do I have to don bulky sneakers with my favorite fall khaki pants or skinny jeans!


 Chooka Street, part of Washington Shoe Company, offers stylish, comfortable shoes and boots, made specifically to protect your tootsies from the rain! Chooka has a new line of Skimmers available, perfect for everyday! There's nothing worse than being caught out in the rain, which wearing your favorite flats. It's happened to me on numerous occasions, while wearing my beloved sued flats. I always manage to step directly into a puddle, only to wind up with a soaked foot, and a ruined shoe! With my new skimmers from Chooka Street, I don't have to worry about my flats getting ruined by the rain, because they're made for the rain!

I was lucky enough to receive two pairs of Chooka Skimmers for review- the Nobotana Alana Skimmer and the Chantal Skimmer in Olive. These two different styles are both gorgeous! I was so excited when I was offered the opportunity to review the Chooka Skimmers.

I started with the Nobotana Alana Skimmers. These contoured rubber flats are so cute! I love the patterned design, mixed with the solid black. The skimmers even feature a pair of buttons, embellishing the side of each shoe. I wore these skimmers the first chance of a rainy day that came our way a week or so ago. I paired them with a simple black tee, and my skinny jeans, rolled up a bit. I wore them around the house, and felt like they were so comfy, I wanted to take Balian for a walk while wearing them. We have a great neighborhood for walking, so we were gone for about forty-five minutes, and then headed back inside for play time, followed by lunch. My feet still felt nice and cushioned in the the Chooka Street skimmers, just as they would have if I'd worn my sneakers.

1612631-Nobotana Alana skimmer
 Features of the Nobotana Alana Skimmers...

• 100% Natural rubber
• Molded, removable, cushioned insole
• Approximately 1/4” heel height
• Button detail on side
• Neoprene lined

 Keeping it casual in my Chooka Nobotana Alana Skimmers...

Later that same day, it did rain, and I had to be out of the house in the evening. No matter how many puddles I accidentally stepped in, my feet barely got wet. The Chooka Street Skimmers have awesome tread on the bottoms, and I didn't have to worry about slipping and falling on a slick, wet grocery store floor. I can't tell you how many times I've busted my rear-end by slipping on a wet floor, while wearing flats or sandals (my dad and I both busted our knees this way- resulting in seriously painful injuries!). I don't think I'll ever go back to wearing my other flats in the rain- they're too dangerous! Why risk falling when I have a safe, reliable and stylish pair of skimmers? The Nobotana Alana flats go with virtually everything I own.

Love how these look with a casual, everyday outfit...

 Let's go shopping!

I even wore my Nobotana Alana flats just because I wanted to, the other day. There wasn't a cloud in the sky, but we were headed to a huge furniture store (okay- it was Ikea!), and it takes a while to walk through that place- especially on a Saturday! I wore the Chooka Skimmers because I knew they'd be the most comfortable shoes to wear for an afternoon of shopping... and I was right! Not once did I feel like I wanted to be done with shopping, because my feet were hurting.

I love my Chooka Chantal Skimmers in olive...

 Super cute criss-cross straps are adjustable!

I also received the Chantal Flats in olive. Now, this style comes in a variety of colors- olive, black, and red. It was a hard choice between colors. I chose the olive, because they are just totally unlike me. I have a pair of red flats, and several pair of black, plus, the Nobotana Alana flats were black, anyway. I wanted to experiment with the Chantal Skimmers... and I'm glad I took the chance on them, because I love them!  I wear these when I'm out, running around town with Balian. These won't slip off of my feet (I know it sounds silly, but I accidentally step out of my flats sometimes!), and I don't have to worry about them getting caught on the brake or gas pedal (hey- it happens!). These are versatile enough to be worn to work with a denim or khaki skirt, can be worn with jeans or shorts, etc. I've even been wearing them around the house. Yes- me, the gal who never ever wears shoes in the house loves to wear these at home! I can't help it- they are so, so comfortable!

Hanging around the house in my yoga pants and Chooka Chantal Skimmers...

 1612642- Chantal Skimmer Olive

Features of the Chooka Chantal Skimmers:

• 100% Natural rubber
• Molded, removable, cushioned insole
• Approximately 1/4” heel height
• Neoprene lining
• Adjustable top strap for comfort

A word on sizing: I normally wear a 7 1/2-8 in shoes. Chooka Street Skimmers are not available in half sizes. Lindsay, over at the Washington Shoe Company, was so helpful in getting me into the right size. She suggested that I go down a size- as she also normally wears an 8, but comfortably wears a 7 in the Chooka Skimmers. I got both pairs in a 7, and they are both super comfy, and there's room for a thin sock, if I ever want or need to wear one.


There are so many great styles of Chooka Street Skimmers! If you're bold, I'd go for the purple or orange Nobotana Skimmers! If you're looking for neutrals- the red, black or olive Chantal Skimmers might be right up your ally! Another great, stylish choice would be the adorable Duck Skimmers in navy or red! I can't wait to add that style to my collection of Chooka Street Skimmers! Are you expecting? Stock up on the Chooka Street Skimmers and be comfy and cute!

Want It? Buy It!

Chooka Street Skimmers are available in sizes 6-10, and can be purchased on Amazon. They retail for $70.00, and you can bet they'll last for a long, long time! If you're thinking toward the fall season, live somewhere that sees a lot of rainfall, or you just want a comfortable, reliable, yet stylish pair of flats, give the Chooka Street Skimmers a try- you won't be sorry! Don't forget to connect with Chooka Street on Facebook, to stay up to date on new styles and deals!


Want It? Win It!

One super lucky reader will win their choice of one pair of Chooka Street Skimmers! Choose from: Nobotana styles: Alana (black), Lena, (purple) Zig (Orange), Chantal (Black), Chantal (Red), Chantal (Olive). Just use the handy dandy Rafflecopter entry form below to enter for your chance to win!

Special thanks to Lindsay, and all of our pals over at The Washington Shoe Company, for allowing me to experience ultra comfort and rain protection in a fabulous shoe, and for offering this awesome giveaway for our readers!

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Disclosure: Other than the above featured items, which I received directly from the sponsor, free of charge, for review purposes, I was not compensated for facilitating this review. All opinions expressed are my own. Your experience may differ. MBP is not responsible for prize fulfillment or shipment.


  1. I love the Nobotana Alana skimmer and would love to try these shoes!!!

  2. I would choose one of the black pairs probably because they will go with almost everything!

  3. Nobotana Alana skimmer--CUTE!

  4. Nobotana Alana Skimmers.. although, I really like the red ones too!

  5. I like the Chantal Skimmer in black! Thanks!

  6. What a cute blog! LOVE! Thank you for sharing so excited I found you!


  7. I'd pick the 1612640 - Nobotana Zig skimmer

  8. I think I'd choose the 161264 - Chantal Skimmer Black

  9. I love the Nobotana Alana skimmer
    landfjacobson @ charter.net

  10. i love the duck skimmer in red!

  11. I love the Chooka Nobotana Alana Skimmers

  12. Nobotana Alana Skimmers. tam.c

  13. I really do like these. http://www.westernchief.com/product_info.php/cPath/83_106/products_id/800

  14. 1612631-Nobotana Alana skimmer
    Thanks for the contest.


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