Happy Feet

Aug 25 • Featured, Uncategorized • 826 Views • 3 Comments on Happy Feet

Shoe Shopping – and Back To School Shoe Shopping in particular – is probably the least favourite activity in our family, somewhere up there with Putting Your Dirty Washing In The Linen Basket and Making Your Bed. Apart from the novelty of stepping on that machine that measures your feet (why oh why don't they have one for grown-ups – my feet are definitely bigger than they used to be), the agony of waiting for the assistant to try to find something that is a) liked and b) suitable is not, as far as we're concerned, a pleasurable experience.

Step forward (see what I did there) then Clarks, who have come up with the brilliant idea of allowing you to choose your kids' shoes online, then pick them up in your local branch to make sure they fit. So all you need to do is get their feet measured, and then you can head on home and choose your offspring's footwear without any hint of a Shop Tantrum, and simply present them to your kids in-store as a fait accompli. Genius.

Right now (until 31 August), KidStart members get 3.5% back on kids' shoes, which will be delivered to a local store, (and a whopping 6% back on adult shoes!). I think we'll skip all the way there.

written by Liz Jarvis

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3 Responses to Happy Feet

  1. samantha says:

    Well that’s just brilliant – I’ve been dreading this chore all summer as my son (the one who I vowed never to take into a supermarket again!) is a nightmare in shoe shops. And your timing is impeccable as ever Liz – I can’t postpone this job any longer…Thank You

  2. Catriona says:

    That sounds a great idea – saves all the queues. My little boy has just been measured for his first shoes. I think I wil be using the online service more as he gets older.

  3. Bev says:

    I’m not sure why but there is something about buying new school shoes for the new term in september that I simply love. My two (Y5 and Y1) love school at the moment and look forward to going back at the end of the holidays, the younger one loves getting her new things for school – and as I know this surely won’t last I am trying to hold on to these small memories. We always try to make school shoe shopping an exciting day out with lunch out – and we only buy the shoes and PE pumps, we do the uniform another day. Glad we took those hand held games though, they amused the kids during the 45 minute wait for our turn!

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