Beam Shoes Review: Its very much party season at Monkey’s school at the moment. I am not sure if there is naturally a skew in birthdays in the Summer months or that people are more inclined to celebrate  because of being able to get outside more.  Either more Monkey always seems to get more invites so I was excited to see what his reaction would be to shoes with light up soles.

When I say light up soles these are not like your standard that you get in the High Street with a tiny bit of red flashing…. These shoes have a seven different colours modes, as well as white strobe mode and Monkey’s favourite three different sequencing modes. And more importantly the whole sole lights up! He was so excited when I turned them on for the first time that I struggled to get him to take them off so I could charge them up. For this has got to be the selling point with these, they are rechargeable. Each pair comes with a double ended usb cable so that you can charge them both at the same time. To be fully charged it takes about three hours but then this gives the shoes eight hours of full power. Considering just how bright these shoes are thats a long time. We have actually found they last much longer than this.

For children the come in two colour options, blue and white and cost £39.99. With Monkey’s favourite colour being blue we opted for that pair. The sizes start at UK12 and go up to 2.5. They are really well padded and Monkey tells me they are very comfortable. It definitely appears so as he has been running around all over the place, and trying to get some photos for this post has been a challenge.

I was a little jealous of Monkey’s new shoes so was very happy when Beam Shoes offered to send me a pair of their ladies ones as well. I am sure I had some of these in the 90s. Its clear in many of the fashion publications that actually light up soles are making a return in adult fashion. I now pretty much only ever wear flats unless Im in a business meeting which means it can get a bit boring. So I really like that they are fun and come in a selection of disco colours. I opted for the silver so they will go with anything. But you can also get them in black, white, metallic gold, metallic blue and metallic pink. On the website it suggests that you size up if you are between sizes and I am glad I did. Mine have required a little bit of walking in as they were a little tight across the front. To be honest this is not unusual for me as I have quite wide feet, wearing them around the house has done the job.

They have a wide size range from UK3 to UK8 and cost £74.99. We get comments on them wherever we go and they are proving very popular with Monkey’s friends at birthday parties. They also have a range for mens as well. Unfortunately my clubbing days are well over now I have two young children but I can imagine that they would be fab for dancing around the floor with the added bonus of not having aching feet at the end of the night. For the time being mine just make the school run more bearable…

Things I love:

  • They are fun! They are different and I for one really like different
  • I love all the colour options for the lights – red, blue, green, purple, turquoise, yellow and white. Monkey likes to have them running at on sequence and having two different colours at the same time
  • Its easy to switch between colours by using the little button which is located where the charger fits. Monkey can easily do it himself.
  • The thick sole definitely helps to make them comfortable, it also appears to be hard wearing. Monkey has hardly been out of his now for a month and there is very little wear on the sole.
  • They seem good quality as well, with the stitching and velcro being straight and secure.

If you would like to try out Beam shoes yourself, they are offering one of readers the chance to choose a pair from their website. You can enter via the gleam application below, please note the T&Cs.

Beam Shoes – Light up sole adults or kid shoes giveaway

  • Competition is open to residents of UK aged 18 or over
  • There is no cash alternative offered
  • The winner will be drawn at random and will receive their choice of shoe from the Beam website – subject to availability.
  • The competition will close on 23rd June at 11.59pm, the winner will be notified through Twitter
  • The Winner will be asked to provide an email address and full postal address

I have some other giveaways running at the moment so please check them out in the Blog Giveaways Page above. Good Luck


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  1. Leila Benhamida Reply

    Fantastic prize.???? will definitely will be wonderful to win.

  2. Jules Eley Reply

    My daughter would be over the moon to have these… they look so much fun!

  3. sarah evans Reply

    How much fun do they look I want a pair to go out dancing in ????

  4. Nicola Marshall Reply

    My daughter has been asking for a pair of these, she’d be made up if I won.

  5. Emily Hutchinson Reply

    I really really want a pair of these! They are so cool!

  6. amy bondoc Reply

    these look very good quality xx thanks for a fab giveaway x


    Great shoes, would love to be the winner of this giveaway

  8. Chloe Davies Reply

    These shoes are so cool! My nephew would look so cute in them! x

  9. Ashley Phillips Reply

    These look brilliant, did you find they came up true to size? I seem to really struggle with my daughters feet her trainers are a 2 but she also has other shoes in 12’s and 1’s that fit fine

  10. Jo Carroll Reply

    They look really smart. I too like the idea of the thicker soles…kids shoes take an awful lot of punishment so they need to have a pretty firm base to work off. x

  11. debbie smith Reply

    these are so cool ! my son would love them fab giveaway thankyou x

  12. Jayne Townson Reply

    These look lovely, my kids would love these. Thanks for the giveaway.

  13. adeinne tonner Reply

    Thank you so much for this fantastic giveaway very much appreciated

  14. Phil Oneill Reply

    My Daughter would love a pair of these. Great giveaway 🙂

  15. Stephanie Keill Reply

    I’d be absolutely delighted to win this for my. Son he has wanted a pair for so long. Thanks so much for the chance to enter

  16. Emma Louise Elliott Reply

    How cool, would love to win for my little dinky dot xxx

  17. Deborah Mackenzie Reply

    I have been looking for light up shoes for my two nieces in South AFrica as they do not appear to have them. These look great! love the silver ones.

  18. Lori Mckillop Reply

    Id love a pair for my little boy! Thanks for the great giveaway! <3

  19. These are extremely attractive shoes. I would love to win them

  20. Christina Palmer Reply

    My Grandson would love a pair of these. He needs a new pair and would be over the moon with these

  21. tracy sinclair Reply

    Fantastic giveaway, would be really happy to win, thanks for the chance x

  22. Keri Jones Reply

    These shoes look awesome, my son would love them. I’ll keep my fingers crossed 🙂 x

  23. How cute are these silver shoes?! Fab giveaway. Thanks for the chance.

  24. Kelly Hirst Reply

    They are so cool! My daughter would love them – not sure I’d get away with them though

  25. Hazel Christopher Reply

    I love these! I could see arguments if I was lucky enough to win – would I get shoes for my son or shoes for me!?

  26. Amy Buckley Reply

    Would love to win these for my daughter she would love them x

  27. Victoria Prince Reply

    Oh these are amazing! I always wanted a pair of light up shoes when I was a child and never got them – not maybe I could fulfil that hankering with bells on lol

  28. karen hill Reply

    I’d love to get disco ones for my littleboy, i love them, he would look cool in them , awesome giveaway x

  29. Oli Marshall Reply

    What fantastic and funky looking pair of shoes! I wish I had a pair just like them :). I would absolutely LOVE to win a pair for my little boy, please.

  30. Anthea Holloway Reply

    I would love to win a pair of these for my granddaughter who would love them I know.

  31. JULIE WARD Reply

    I can see youngest grandson in a pair of these, he would love them

  32. Warren Neale Reply

    I would love to win these for my little brother. They look very good and high quality 😀

  33. Melanie Burton Reply

    Such a fab giveaway! But would I gift it to my niece…….or keep it for myself?!?!

  34. Maria Jane Knight Reply

    I cannot express how cool these are!!! My 7 year old son has just learnt to “Moon-Walk” like Michael Jackson. These Beams would look awesome being moon-walked across the dance floor at his school disco!

  35. Lorraine Kirk Reply

    These are really cool, just don’t forget to unplug them first 🙂

  36. sharon stanley Reply

    Although I like to stand out in a crowd if lucky enough to win I would give them to my youngest daughter. She’s definitley larger than life and would be over the moon. Thank you for the chance.

  37. Miss Tracy Hanson Reply

    Wow, these are lovely. Can’t believe they do them in adult sizes as well. I’m always envious of the kids and their funky shoes. 🙂

  38. Rachael O'Brien Reply

    I would love to win and suprise my daughter with a pair for her 16th birthday next month ????????????

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