See Kai Run® Celebrates Five Years of Bringing the Perfect First Shoe to Consumers
Seattle, WA, November 2009 – This November See Kai Run marks its fifth year as the popular manufacturer of the perfect first shoe for new walkers with 1,200 doors in North America, availability in over 20 countries, to-date donation of nearly 34,000 pairs to children in need, and placement at #196 on the 2009 Inc. 500 list of fastest-growing private companies in the United States.
“Building See Kai Run for the past 5 years has been such a thrilling and satisfying ride,” says founder Cause Haun. “We’ve come such a long way since my husband and I filled orders from our basement – but the core values of our company have not changed. We work hard to continue to provide the best customer service possible and make a product people believe in and get excited about. We want to thank all the parents and grandparents who choose See Kai Run footwear for the little ones in their lives.”
In 2004, husband and wife founders, Cause Haun and Chen Gang, first brought See Kai Run shoes to children’s boutiques, answering a call from parents like themselves for a comfortable, stylish first shoe for their kids. Inspired by their own 2-year old son, Kai, they created a shoe that was entirely different than what was offered at the time. It wasn’t long before the concept caught fire, generating buzz in the pre-Facebook world of mom blogs, bulletin boards, and by word of mouth. Even celebrities such as Angelina Jolie, Julia Roberts, Halle Berry, Ben Stiller, and Salma Hayek have become fans and chosen See Kai Run for their own children.
See Kai Run celebrates its fifth birthday all month long with special deals for both wholesale and retail customers. Visitwww.seekairun.com for more details.
About See Kai Run
See Kai Run and Smaller promote healthy development of babies' and children's feet with their ultra-flexible soles, soft leather and wide toe box. Our footwear meets the American Podiatric Medical Association's rigorous standards for foot health and functionality and has been awarded the APMA's prestigious Seal of Acceptance. Retail prices starts at $32.
See Kai Run is a family-owned and operated business located outside of Seattle, Washington. The idea was born when founder Cause Haun was on a quest for the perfect first pair of shoes for her son, Kai. Unable to find shoes in fun styles that still promoted the healthy development of little feet, Cause and her husband created their own line of shoes that satisfied all of these needs. In 5 years, See Kai Run has seen sales expand from a few boutiques, mostly in the Seattle area, to stores all around the country and worldwide. Please visit www.seekairun.com for additional information.