We’re fully in the swing of the summer holidays now and I’m sure most of you parents are thinking about school essentials such as uniform, stationary and of course a comfy pair of school shoes for your children.
We have been extremely lucky to work with Start Rite Shoes who are well known for their quality fitted children’s shoes. They have a brilliant range of school shoes for both boys and girls. They really pride themselves on the quality of their shoes which I love as you want your children’s shoes to be as comfortable and long lasting as possible. They go through vigorous testing for their shoes to make sure they can withstand the wear and tear of being worn plenty of times.
Now I will mention that their sizing does differ from regular school shoes that can be bought in other retailers. You’ll need to measure your children’s feet at home. They have an entire guide on their website that gives you step to step details on the best way to measure your children’s feet. They also have a printable paper measuring gauge as well as a plastic measuring gauge that can be purchased on their website.
We used the Large plastic measuring gauge to measure both of my daughters feet, I noticed that they were around half a size smaller in these measurements than the sizes in high street stores.
One of my daughters has quite wide and chubby feet so I spoke to Start Rite who recommended the style Mary Jane for my daughter. See below;
They suit my daughter really well and she says they are super comfortable! What I love about Start Rite shoes is that they have added growing room without the shoes being at all loose. They will last a long time! This pair has padded ankles for extra comfort and support, riptape fastening for easy adjustment, they also have leather lining to absorb moisture and keep feet nice and dry!
For my eldest daughter, she chose the design Star Jump in black leather. They are very pretty and she was extremely happy with them when they arrived. She says they are very comfy and that she loves them! This pair of school shoes has a removable in sole, enhanced breathability and flexed grooves for comfort.
It’s really important that we get the correct fitting shoes for our children as their bones are not yet fully developed. The level of knowledge from Start Rite is second to none in my honest opinion, I would personally recommend them to other parents.
To keep the shoes looking in tip top condition it is recommended that you give them a good buff with some shoe polish and they’ll stay in great condition!
We’re pretty much set to go for a new school year in September. Here’s to another year of fun and learning!