Friday, 19 July 2013

Children and their shoes..


Shoes.

Whether they be trainers, sneakers, stilettos, converse or pumps, us women as a whole, are obsessed with them. We would go as far as to plan a whole outfit around our shoes, and if we can’t find anything that matches.. well we change our shoes.

When I found out I was having a girl, I was so excited with the prospect of all the beautiful things I could buy her. Least of all, the pretty shoes. 

She had so many different types. She had ballet pump shoes, mini trainers, glittery lace ups, the lot. Even though she couldn’t walk and would kick them off with a vengeance, I always made sure she had lovely shoes.

As parents, there are so many different types of shoes to buy for your child. They start with the baby shoes. Something they’re never going to walk in, soles that will never touch the ground, but we buy none the less. Then comes the ‘cruiser shoes’. Those little soft soled pairs that allow our children to learn how to pull themselves up steadily whilst supporting their feet, yet still allowing them to crawl at the same time. 

And then, when your little bundles are finally ready to start giving you a heart attack every single time they lurch forwards, you can buy the real, hard soled shoes. 

Because Princess was my first child, I wasn’t all that aware of where to buy proper walking shoes from for her. Obviously most shops sell them, but I wanted them to be real sturdy shoes, shoes that I could trust. The best place recommended to me was Clarks.

As parents, we’ve all been there. We’ve all taken our children in to the store, had the assistant bend down and take measurements of their little podgy feet and then watched in awe as they take their first wobbly steps. Princess’s first pair of shoes were of course pink. I’m just that sort of parent. The soft leather from Clarks is something you just can’t get anywhere else. The shoes almost mould to your childs feet providing comfort and stability. 

Now Princess is nearly 3, she has had several pairs of shoes from Clarks, all of them lovely and stand the test of time. Ranging from trainers, pumps to school shoes, you can always find something to suit your child.

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post. 

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