When we had a sprinkling of snow just after Christmas, Little Mr became obsessed with putting on his yellow wellies. I had told him we must wear wellies in the snow to keep our feet warm and he listened intently and wanted to wear them everywhere. Unfortunately for Little Mr, his feet had grown and the wellies no longer fitted his feet. He was devastated. I knew it was time to get his feet measured again so took him to our local Clarks store for a shoe fitting and a spot of shoe shopping.
I really like Clarks shoes. They appear to fit well and the quality is brilliant. Like most shoes, they’re quite expensive but they do last and I think that’s really important with children’s shoes.
On arrival at Clarks, I made a beeline for the cute boys shoes and Little Mr ran over to the wooden train track. I was approached by a shop assistant so I asked if we could measure Little Mr’s feet to chose him a new pair of shoes. It took some encouragement but we soon sat Little Mr down to get his feet measured.
There are two measurements taken; the length of the foot and also the width. Turns out Little Mr has particularly wide feet with odd lengths. One foot is a 6.5H and the other a 7H. In this instance, it’s best to go with the larger foot size for growing purposes and this put Little Mr’s choice of shoes into the little boy category and no longer the baby/toddler selection of shoes, sob!
I decided to show Little Mr a selection of shoes but knew instantly which ones he would choose. On the shelf were a selection of shoes that had light up elements. One particular pair caught his eye and he loved them. A blue shoe with a rocket on the side that lit up when he walked. Of course, these were his favourites. Luckily for us, the shoes were in stock in his size (phew!) and he was able to try them on and watch as the rocket on the side of the shoe lit up.
The shoes we chose for Little Mr were called Wing Time and they’re part of the Jets character range. Rubber soles and coated leather material means that the shoes are really durable and highly practical for all the kinds of fun that little boys get up too.
The shoes were given the thumb test which is where all new shoes should have at least a thumbs distance in the toe for wriggle room and growing.
We also chose another pair for Little Mr which I think are really cute. He tried them on and he really liked them too. These shoes are called Juggle It Fst and I think they’re really trendy for little boys. They will look perfect with his jeans and a sweatshirt.
The Wing Time shoes cost £36 per pair and the Juggle It Fst shoes cost £26. The Wing Time shoes are pricer than I would usually pay for a pair of Little Mr’s shoes but they are brilliant quality and I expect them to last Little Mr at least 4 months if not longer.
We will always go to Clarks to get Little Mr’s feet measured as I think it’s really important to make sure his feet are measured correctly and that he wears shoes that are the right size. It’s our responsibility as Parents to make sure they have well fitted shoes and although it seems like they need shoes every other couple of months, one decent pair of good quality shoes will make all the difference when it comes to boys having fun.
Disclaimer: We were sent a voucher to help towards the cost of Little Mr’s new shoes but all words, images and thoughts are my own.