20 October 2013

First Shoes from Clarks


I always believe that young children should wear soft soled shoes until they are 2 years old. That way, their feet can grow properly and they can learn to walk comfortably without having to wear a hard sole.  

Now Charlie is 2 year old I couldn't wait to get him his first pair of proper shoes and the First Shoes Collection from Clarks has such a big range that I knew we would find some that we loved. 

I love going to the Clarks store as they always treat children right and make sure they are comfortable before going through the motions of measuring feet. Since Charlie hates strangers, he did cry a little at first but eventually calmed down and let the assistant measure his feet. He measured at a 6F and the woman checked twice just to make sure. 

The assistant was very helpful and even offered to pop into that back and bring out all of the shoes that they had in stock in Charlies size. I liked this because at least I knew which we could pick from then. After checking them all out, we settled on a pair of Brite Time First Shoes which which are priced at £30 and are navy leather, from the First Shoes Collection. 


Charlie, who was now fully settled and enjoying running around the store, loved trying the shoes on and the assistant and I both checked the fit to make sure they felt right. Then off Charlie toddled for a walk around in them and give them a bit of a try out. 

They have 2 Velcro straps which make the shoes adjustable to fit and they have a gentle padding around the ankle which offers support. Charlies main love though? The flashing Lights at the back of the chunky rubber sole which flash as he walks along. He enjoys smacking the bottom of his shoes so that they flash. 

I love the fact that they measure childrens feet every time they visit as at least you know you are definitely getting the right size for your child. 

Not only are these a super comfortable pair of first shoes for Charlie but the navy colour means that they look quite formal too so will suit for most occasions!

21 comments:

  1. Clarks shoes have been in my family since i was first walking and all my kids wore clarks
    great review nice to see clarks are still making great shoes mums love :)

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  2. Annie Costa @LaaMoii20 October 2013 at 18:03

    My grandad loved his Clarks,so did my dad and now so do I!
    Flashing lights are a great bonus on shoes!

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  3. Flashing shoes have always been the best :)

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  4. all my family have started out in Clarks, I remember whe I was very little being scared of putting my feet into the automatic foot measure machine!

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  5. Love clarke's I remember my first shoes were from there :)
    http://www.joannavictoria.co.uk/

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  6. My son loves flashing shoes too, I find them so hard to find though

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  7. For a child's first shoes, I would not go anywhere else apart from Clarks. Our feet go through so much in our lifetime, we have to make sure we take good care of them especially when they are growing!

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  8. Still can't beat Clark's for quality, style and good fit!

    Laura Harris

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  9. Always use Clarks for little-un

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  10. We were looking at these exact shoes last week for my son but decided to wait till hes toddling then have his feet measured again.

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  11. Love getting that first photo with their new shoes :-)

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  12. I've got 2 boys aged 2 and 4. Both have always had Clark shoes. I think the service is really good. It's peice of mind knowing that the shoes fit propally. And the shoes always last so well.

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  13. What fab shoes, Clarks have great first shoes, for will last (Good for down me downs) We get your school shoes from Clarks... Ouch they get expensive but will last!

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  14. You can't beat Clarks for kids shoes!

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  15. Just got some new wellies from clarks Doodles just can't bet them! (Ruth Davies)

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  16. i have always got my kids shoes from clarks love the service you get and the shoes are very good

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  17. I love Clarks shoes. The service has always been great and the shoes are durable.

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  18. Clarks shoes are by far the best for children,and just so cute too! I still have my daughter's first pair and get them out every so often to coo over.

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  19. Clark's are the best. My mum always bought them for me and I always buy them for my kids. We all have great feet!

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  20. Thank you for this review. My daughter is almost 18mths and has recently started to get very cross with being in her pushchair, so we have set a date to pop to Clarks to buy her first shoes so that she can have the odd walk around in (quiet) shops! I'm glad to hear Clarks take the time to help you out and find the perfect pair. Thank you again

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  21. Excellent post! I have always been a great admirer of fabulous clarks shoes. I love them.

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