Living Out My Childhood in Mox Shoes

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My mother has strong opinions about fashion. She passed this trait onto me, and now I am dealing with the karmic retributions of my fashion rebellion as I parent my own “toddler fashionista.” (READ: fashion tyrant).

My mother, Claudia, who we call “Claudymom,” (it was her AOL screen name in 1995), stuck to some hard-and-fast rules about fashion: don’t be tacky, no white after Labor Day, and for Pete’s sake; dress your age.

This led to many arguments related to the following fashion faux pas: tie-dye (tacky), a pair of patent high-heeled Mary Janes I loved (they were BRIGHT white), and crop tops (good grief, too mature). One of our biggest arguments focused on shoes known as “jellies.” You remember them: plastic goodness in a shoe. I was obsessed, and Claudymom was like, “Absolutely not, they are tacky.” I responded in a completely mature and dignified manner (read: I rolled my eyes and stormed off). But…she was so right, they really were. I thank her (not to her face because that would mean she won), for sparing me that fashion mistake. They weren’t comfortable either, but I loved the idea of them! I mean, you could get them wet AND wear them with a dress? It was the shoe that kept on giving.

As an adult, I am STILL on the hunt for a shoe that transitions everywhere. And then Mox Shoes entered my life and I was like, “Ah, there you are!”

Designed by an Australian woman in 2011, Mox Shoes are newcomers to the United States, and I have a feeling they are going to change the “mom uniform” for the better. Mox Shoes have many features shared by jellies: they are waterproof, stylish, and extremely comfortable. From the braided detail to the classic ballet flat look, these shoes are a big upgrade from my old sneakers or flip-flops.

Let me tell you how comfortable Mox Shoes are by showing you the various places I wore them:


I wore them scooting around, to a playground (no wood chips in these shoes!), and on a walk all the way downtown (and back- that’s about three miles), and then I wore them out to meet a friend for drinks.

Everywhere I went, people commented on how cute they were! And everywhere I went, I couldn’t believe how good they felt. Unlike the jellies from my childhood, the man-made rubber in Mox Shoes is flexible and giving. The shoes hug my feet in such a way that I could go for a swim with them on and they would not fall off! And you know what? If I wanted to swim with them, I totally could because they are waterproof as waterproof gets. We are talking land-to-sea, people. The Little Mermaid better watch her back.

I’m able to do everything my kids are doing while I wear my Mox Shoes. And my feet look adorable, too. I’m living out a childhood dream without the tackiness. Win-win-win. At $40, the price is totally reasonable, too.

I even think my mom would like them. Scratch that, I KNOW she would.

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Allison’s mission in life is to notice the extraordinary in the ordinary. Her commitment to see beyond what’s in front of her was fostered by her degree in Philosophy and Theology from Boston College. Allison’s a book nerd and credits her parents and inspiring English teachers for her love of reading and writing. She went on to earn her Master in Pastoral Ministry from Boston College and then taught high school for several years, both in New England and San Francisco. After moving from San Francisco to Boston with her engineer husband, she began teaching yoga and working as a social media marketing consultant. Now a Portsmouth resident, she spends most of her days with her three daughters (she does not have enough arms) and does her best to find the bliss amidst the endless snacking, dance parties and tiaras. With all the beautiful chaos in her life, she’s grateful to have her partner-in-crime (husband Charlie) and fellow movie quote enthusiast alongside her. Her passion for writing first drew her to Seacoast Moms as a contributing writer, and her desire to connect moms of the Seacoast with businesses who serve and interest them led her to become SM’s owner. Being able to write about the ordinary grace present in motherhood, while interacting with incredible Seacoast business owners is a dream come true.


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