Football boots and shin pads in v small sizes

(16 Posts)
1stMrsF Mon 09-Sep-13 12:39:57

Please help, I'm utterly fed up.

My 4yo DTDs have just started in reception at an independent school. The uniform list includes football boots and shin pads. They are average to small summer born girls around a metre tall and with size 8/9 feet.

I cannot find football boots in less than size 10 or shin pads to fit someone of less than 3'11'' in height. School are not being particularly helpful ('the children do need them' being their reaction when I said I have had difficulty finding them) I've been told that another parent has bought boots from Decathlon which cost £5 and 'although a 10 are very small' but the only boots that look like they might be the ones are on the Decathlon website for £5.99 and advertised as rugby boots...

Has anyone bought either of these items somewhere? Preferably online as there is no way I'm going to get to the shops this week, but I may be able to bribe ask my sister to go into a real shop in London if that's the only option.

Thank you oh wise mumsnetters!

tooearlytobeup Mon 09-Sep-13 12:55:22

Rugby boots/football boots are the same thing if you mean the tog sort. Football ones tend to be brighter. You usually need to buy a size up anyway to leave room for the socks. The smallest size shin pads should fit, my ds and dd were both playing football at 4 and small for their age but the shin pads were ok

tooearlytobeup Mon 09-Sep-13 12:56:23

Oh and try sportsdirect online

yetanotherworry Mon 09-Sep-13 12:58:25

We bought dd's boots/shin pads from Sports Direct. You need to size up on football boots so if normally a size 9 the buy a 10. If they're going to be playing on soft ground i.e. a field, you'll need studded boots. Whatever you buy, make sure you tighten the studs on the bottom (learnt that one from experience).

PatriciaHolm Mon 09-Sep-13 13:04:47

Have they tried any on yet? I find football boots (for both my DS and DD) come up absurdly small, so both have always worn boots a full size bigger than their school shoes. Size 10 football boots aren't hard to find and you may find them a better fit than you think!

1stMrsF Mon 09-Sep-13 15:39:05

Thank you all, this is most helpful. tooearly what are tog sort?
I will just buy whatever I can find on SportsDirect based on yours and yetanother*'s advice. Thank you Patricia - this is the sort of thing you don't know when you are doing it all for the first time.

I knew Mumsnet would know! Now why can't the school provide this kind of in the know information? hmm

tooearlytobeup Mon 09-Sep-13 16:12:17

Togs are the sort with nobbly bits on the bottom to wear in muddy fields

littleducks Mon 09-Sep-13 16:48:31

We have got shin pads in sports direct, you might need a big branch but they had tiny ones. can't help on football boots front as ours play inside mostly so have trainers.

1stMrsF Thu 12-Sep-13 09:07:12

OK, got perfect shin pads in Sports Direct. Thank you very much. But smallest size boots still far too big and also socks - feet are swimming in them. Arrggh! Need Maroon socks ideally in size 6.5 - 8.5, so would be grateful for any suggestions - then perhaps I can try two pairs of socks or something (bored with this now...)

MrsMelons Thu 12-Sep-13 13:53:44

I got tiny nike shin pads from sports direct for my 3 YO so maybe try their online shop, also bought size 9 velcro football boots, I googled to find them. They did smaller sizes also.

Dontletthemgetyoudown Thu 12-Sep-13 14:11:02

football and rugby boots usually come up small by at least a size. dd has been playing hockey since she was 4 and we brought shin pads from the football dept at sports direct.

Dontletthemgetyoudown Thu 12-Sep-13 14:14:09

www.sportsdirect.com/Kids/Kids-Football-Boots/All-Kids-Football-Boots/ these all come in a 7/8/9

these are dd's shin pads www.sportsdirect.com/sondico-slip-shin-guards-812011

Dontletthemgetyoudown Thu 12-Sep-13 14:15:35

excuse the boots link sorry didn't search right size blush

Hsworkwear Tue 09-Dec-14 19:26:24

Hi I am after a pair of football boots size 8.5 kids can anyone help.
Thanks

Rustyrag1 Thu 03-Dec-15 11:31:39

I can see mums comments about not being able to find football boots under size 10cc. After hours of searching I managed to purchase a pair of astro trainers & football boots sizes 8 & 9c from www.greavessports.com.

Mark1977 Fri 29-Apr-16 16:12:40

hi know it's a bit late now but for others who may read this.
Myfirstboots.co.uk have an fantastic pair on their site. Really small sizes, stylish and Velcro fastenings grin
Could give them a try. Not much else out there.

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