Comfortable, Colorful Shoes from Blu Kicks (Review and Giveaway)

by Stacey Nerdin

If I could, I would probably go everywhere barefoot. But since that’s not practical, I’m really choosy about the comfort of the shoes I wear. I was recently sent a pair of Blu Kicks for review, and I’m so happy to add them to my “approved” shoes for comfort!

blu kicks logo

These slip on shoes are high quality and lined with a bumpy sock liner that feels great on your bare feet. Each pair has a fun bit of detailing on the back, with a surprise aquatic friend on the sole.

400 Blu Kicks collage

I received the Fiji Red pair of women’s shoes, so I had a Coral Trout on my sole. Other shoes feature fish like the Blue Sturgeon, Garibaldi, the Great White Shark and Whale Shark.

The marine theme runs throughout the company’s origin and current designs, as well as their commitment to the environment; one dollar from every pair of shoes they sell and goes to an organization focused on protecting the ocean.

So Blu Kicks feel good and do good, but they also just downright look good! You won’t find any drab, boring shoes among Blu Kicks’ inventory. No, their shoes are colorful and bold, and add a laid-back sass to any outfit.

Blu Kicks colorful shoes

My Fiji Reds were a perfect pop of color to brighten up my long list of errands just yesterday!

stacey's fiji red blu kicks

A few more things about Blu Kicks:

  • They run a full size big for women. I usually wear a 9, but ordered an 8. They were initially a little tight, but stretched out to a perfect fit in no time.
  • They do have half sizes.
  • All shoes come in a medium width.
  • Soles are non marking and non slip.
  • They are totally fine to wear in the water.
  • They are machine washable and can either air/sun dry or be put in the dryer.

To learn more about Blu Kicks, make sure to visit their website and follow them on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest.

Win Your Own Pair of Comfortable, Colorful Blu Kicks!

Two (2) readers will each win her choice of women’s Blu Kicks shoes. Just use the Rafflecopter form below to enter this giveaway. New to Rafflecopter? Watch this 45-second videoon how to enter!

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*Disclosure: I was sent a pair of women’s Blu Kicks shoes to facilitate this review. All opinions expressed are honest and my own.



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Stacey has blogged personally at her site, Tree, Root, and Twig, since 2005. When she's not online or busy with her husband and five kids, she's probably learning a new hobby, reading a book, taking a nap, or catching up on her DVR. You can find her on Google+ or Twitter at @StaceyNerdin.

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1 Rebecca Rahkonen September 14, 2012 at 1:11 pm

I live about 30 minutes from Bull Shoals lake and I love to visit it. There is so much to do there. Swimming, fishing, boating, diving off cliffs. It’s a gorgeous place! But I’d have to say that I love to visit the Buffalo River more! The sheer beauty of Gods work is just so amazing! Absolutely beautiful!

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2 Kara September 14, 2012 at 1:29 pm

Every year my family takes a vacation to Bear Lake, UT. I love it because the water is shallow for a long way out, which is perfect with little kids.

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3 Sandra K321 September 14, 2012 at 2:07 pm

I like lake Winnipesauke in New Hampshire

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4 Tabitha Pyle September 14, 2012 at 2:32 pm

i love panama city beach!

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5 LaTanya September 14, 2012 at 2:36 pm

Myrtle Beach is my fave.

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6 Amy Christensen September 14, 2012 at 4:24 pm

I love to go to a little river in the mountains of NC, where I grew up. We used to go there when I was a kid and it always brings back memories when I go now!

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7 stacie September 14, 2012 at 4:55 pm

My new fav it Alpine Lake. We went there this summer and it was just beautiful!

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8 Natalie S September 14, 2012 at 5:15 pm

We love Destin, FL and go there for vacation each year!

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9 Brittany Odonnell September 14, 2012 at 6:48 pm

I love Wrights Beach, CA

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10 Wehaf September 14, 2012 at 7:09 pm

I love Lake Erie!

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11 Lawanna September 14, 2012 at 8:13 pm

The Pacific Ocean.

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12 lisa lo September 14, 2012 at 10:23 pm

I live a short bus ride to the beach. So we go there sometimes.

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13 Anne Lehnick September 14, 2012 at 10:34 pm

We usually go to the Texas coast in either Corpus Christi or Galveston.

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14 Jessica T September 15, 2012 at 12:09 am

A little lake in Princeton, BC that Camp Tulahead sits on. <3

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15 Kimberly B. September 15, 2012 at 12:31 am

My favorite beach is Pismo Beach in California.

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16 Susan P. September 15, 2012 at 2:54 am

Florida beaches, of course!

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17 Marti Parks September 15, 2012 at 8:00 am

I think our beaches here in Pensacola FL are the most beautiful and I love to visit them.

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18 BusyWorkingMama September 15, 2012 at 8:18 am

I love the ocean, especially the gulf!

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19 Sheila K. September 15, 2012 at 9:18 am

South Beach, FL!

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20 Karen Lynch September 15, 2012 at 9:51 am

Love Wrightsville Beach in NC.

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21 Chelsea September 15, 2012 at 1:41 pm

Lake Billy Chanook (I know i spelled that wrong!)

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22 Christine Jensen September 15, 2012 at 3:51 pm

I love Lake Tahoe

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23 Jenny September 15, 2012 at 4:05 pm

We like to go to Lake Michigan.

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24 Cindy A. September 15, 2012 at 4:48 pm

I grew up near the Nolichucky River in east Tennessee, so it definitely has a special place in my heart. Thank you so much for offering such a generous giveaway!

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25 Patricia Wojnar Crowley September 15, 2012 at 6:42 pm

I like visiting Lake Erie, because that’s where I met my husband!

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26 lana September 15, 2012 at 11:20 pm

love going to destin fl

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27 Laura Jacobson September 15, 2012 at 11:22 pm

My favorite is going to the beach in Venice Florida …its the gulf of Mexico side. Growing up my grandmother spent her winters down there and we would go and visit and look for sharks teeth!

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28 Beth - TheAngelForever September 16, 2012 at 9:27 am

Love spending time at Saratoga Lake.

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29 LT September 16, 2012 at 1:00 pm

Our favorite river to visit is the Big Thompson, Estes Park, CO.

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30 Jessica September 16, 2012 at 4:18 pm

I love going to Gulf Shores, Orange Beach.

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31 Heather S September 16, 2012 at 4:55 pm

We love going to Black River. It is very close to my house.

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32 Tabathia B September 16, 2012 at 9:05 pm

myrtle beach, sc

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33 Terra Heck September 17, 2012 at 12:47 am

Our local campground has a lake that we visit often to go fishing and the entire family enjoys it. Thanks.
partymix25(at)hotmail(dot)com

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34 Idaho Jill September 17, 2012 at 9:01 am

I love going to the Oregon coast – doesn’t matter which beach!

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35 Jennie September 17, 2012 at 12:12 pm

I love going to the northern oregon coast – we went there a lot when I was a kid, so it brings back fond memories.

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36 Seyma Shabbir September 17, 2012 at 4:24 pm

Lake, usually more trees for shade

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37 Virginia Rowell September 17, 2012 at 4:29 pm

My favorite is the beaches of Caya Costa.

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38 Heather Hayes Panjon September 17, 2012 at 7:05 pm

Lake Erie Is My Fav :)

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39 Kelly D September 17, 2012 at 8:18 pm

I like Rehoboth Beach DE

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40 Laura September 17, 2012 at 8:42 pm

Panama city beach FL

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41 Atlanta Mom September 17, 2012 at 9:19 pm

Lake Oconee- Reynold’s Plantation!

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42 Cassandra Eastman September 17, 2012 at 10:41 pm

The beach is my favorite, we got married in Destin Florida… would love to go back someday soon!

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43 nannypanpan September 17, 2012 at 11:37 pm
44 Katy M September 18, 2012 at 3:24 am

I love Moonlight Beach in north county San Diego. The sand is sparkly white and the cliffs are beautiful!

Thanks for the great giveaway!

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45 Crissy D. September 18, 2012 at 5:50 am

Walnut Beach in Ashtabula, Ohio

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46 Jamie September 18, 2012 at 9:24 am

I love Navarre Beach in Florida near Destin!

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47 Donna O'Neil September 18, 2012 at 1:23 pm

Love the beach.

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48 CherylS22 September 18, 2012 at 6:43 pm

Our favorite beach is Bethany Beach in Delaware

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49 carol lewis September 18, 2012 at 7:08 pm

Newport Beach, but haven’t been for years.

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50 Brandi September 18, 2012 at 7:48 pm

I love the lake

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51 1955nurse September 19, 2012 at 1:05 am

Bull Shoals Lake, in Northern AR – it’s so beautiful there, & close to our Grankids so that’s a bonus!!!(Holly) Thanks for the chacne….

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52 Cindy B September 19, 2012 at 3:34 am

Our favorite is Sophie Lake, just 5 minutes from our house. We swim there all summer long!

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53 Lisa September 19, 2012 at 8:51 am

Long Beach Island, NJ in September!! The best family vacations ever!!!!

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54 Corrina September 19, 2012 at 12:35 pm

These look comfy!

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55 Karry September 19, 2012 at 4:13 pm

We go to Alki beach, whenever its possible

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56 Lori C September 19, 2012 at 4:41 pm

I love it when our friends invite us boating on our local reservoir!

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57 Jeni Monroe September 19, 2012 at 10:14 pm

I love to go to Percy Priest lake in Nashville.

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58 Christine September 20, 2012 at 1:24 am

Every year my family takes a vacation to the Beach.
Thanks for the chance!

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59 Addison Kat September 20, 2012 at 10:37 am

I love Ko’olina Beach in Hawaii

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60 CoffeeJitters September 20, 2012 at 3:44 pm

We love Ruby Beach on the Washington Coast.

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61 april yedinak September 20, 2012 at 7:13 pm

I like to go to the beach in Destin, FL.

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62 amy beth marantino September 20, 2012 at 8:11 pm

the Outer Banks of NC… any beach in the area

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63 andrea September 20, 2012 at 10:00 pm

I love the gulf of mexico

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64 sandra September 21, 2012 at 8:32 am

i like to visit bethany beach

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65 Kristina G September 21, 2012 at 9:10 am

Grand Lake, Oklahoma

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66 Staci A September 21, 2012 at 12:13 pm

We have a small lake at our nearby state park that we love going to.

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67 Laura September 22, 2012 at 12:03 am

Table Rock in Missouri

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68 Lucy Nguyen September 22, 2012 at 2:02 am

Wrights Beach, CA is my favorite place

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69 melissa griffith September 22, 2012 at 3:06 pm

I’m lucky enough to live near a beach and love going there even in the off seasons just for the peace.

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70 Kathy S September 22, 2012 at 3:52 pm

Lake Winnebago, WI

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71 Debra b September 22, 2012 at 3:54 pm

My favorite Lake is Lake Erie and I live just a block from the lake so I visit the park on the beach quite alot,
Thanks for offering this awesome giveaway

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72 Donna L September 22, 2012 at 5:42 pm

I like Deerfield Beach, Florida.

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73 kristen September 22, 2012 at 7:53 pm

I come from the Ocean State so that is a tough choice! I would have to choose Naragansett Beach in RI

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74 WinItMama September 22, 2012 at 8:53 pm

My favorite place is the river!

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75 Noreen September 22, 2012 at 10:06 pm

Beach, I love collecting sea shells

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76 Margie Kairis September 22, 2012 at 11:26 pm

My favorite beach is Rehobeth Beach.

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77 Adela Wagner September 23, 2012 at 12:30 am

Toss up as I have lived at both Venice Beach in Ca and Va. Beach VA. love both. I am now in Ohio and miss the water very much. Thanks for the chance, these shoes look ultra comfortable.

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78 Hoa Le September 23, 2012 at 2:44 am

I like Ocean Shores beach.

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79 melissa sparks September 23, 2012 at 3:39 am

I love going to the Buffallo National River here in Arkansas, Beautiful out there!

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80 Mama Zen September 23, 2012 at 12:15 pm

I love Lake Texoma!

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81 Leslie Rigsby September 23, 2012 at 12:46 pm

I never went to a beach I didn’t like, but Miami’s South Beach and Myrtle Beach SC are two of my favorites.

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82 Derly Foerste September 23, 2012 at 1:10 pm

Fort Lauderdale Beaches and Lake George, NY

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83 Nancy September 23, 2012 at 2:41 pm

I like Sandy Hook in NJ.

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84 Heather September 23, 2012 at 3:38 pm

I won’t give away my favorite tiny lake, but Lake Tahoe never disappoints!

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85 Mel brock September 23, 2012 at 4:53 pm

I can’t come up with any on the spot, so I’ll go for aspirational, the Champs Elysses.

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86 Mary A September 23, 2012 at 6:03 pm

I don’t really have a favorite but I love the beach.

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87 Deb September 23, 2012 at 6:08 pm

Emerald Isle in NC is my favorite

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88 Jennifer September 23, 2012 at 7:58 pm

I love going to lake Michigan

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89 vickie September 23, 2012 at 9:19 pm

A teeny tiny lake in Michigan .. Round Lake. My mom went with her dad and I went with my mom and now we have a family reunion with my cousins there

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90 Candie L September 23, 2012 at 9:29 pm

Norfork Lake is only 15 minutes from here, so we spend a lot of our summer there. thank you

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91 emily September 23, 2012 at 9:59 pm

Kiawah Island, South Carolina

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92 Felicia September 24, 2012 at 6:28 am

Port Aransas, Tx

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93 JRFrugalMom September 24, 2012 at 11:37 am

Bahia Honda’s Calusa Beach isn the Florida Keys.

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94 Teresa Thompson September 24, 2012 at 6:16 pm

Fripp Island, SC.

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95 Lindsay September 24, 2012 at 8:25 pm

I like to visit Lake Michigan! Osterman Beach is especially nice.

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96 michelle September 24, 2012 at 9:18 pm

As long as the sands soft the waters wet and not too clod I’m pretty good wherever although I preffer non salt water to swim in

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97 Brooke Miller September 25, 2012 at 2:31 am

Santa Barbara beaches :)

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98 ellie moccia September 25, 2012 at 8:48 am

Love going to the Jersey shore.

Ellie.moccia@gmail.com

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99 jacqueline September 25, 2012 at 10:12 pm

my fav local place is sullivans island, sc!

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100 Kristin September 25, 2012 at 10:51 pm

I like going to Wildwood — the Jersey Shore!

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101 christine jessamine September 26, 2012 at 12:14 am

i like to visit our local lake, pine view

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102 Cori Westphal September 26, 2012 at 3:04 pm

I love Gull Lake here in MN. There are a ton of resorts on it, and it’s just plain calming and beautiful!

coriwestphal at msn dot com

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103 Missy September 26, 2012 at 4:42 pm

I like La Jolla

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104 Carolsue September 27, 2012 at 6:07 am

Coeur d’Alene Lake in Idaho
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105 Melanie Johnson September 27, 2012 at 7:11 pm

Beach all the way!

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