Kilts for toddlers

(20 Posts)
Julieb85 Mon 11-Jan-16 16:18:00

My son is a page boy at his uncles wedding in a couple of weeks, he'll be 21 months. Is kilt is all sorted but I've been asked to arrange shoes for him...

I'm struggling to find any smart type shoes for his age - any ideas where to try?
I'm happy to go for something a bit more fun too, maybe a black high top or dr Martin...but not sure the bride would be up for that!

prettybird Mon 11-Jan-16 18:28:58

Have you tried the obvious places, like John Lewis or Clarks? They don't need to be that smart, as people will be looking at 1) the bride and groom and 2) the cute wee page boy in his kilt - but not at his feet.

Julieb85 Mon 11-Jan-16 19:07:23

I've not tried John Lewis....ill do that now. Tried Clarks, Next, Debenhams etc.

I know the shoes aren't a big deal in the she me of things, but I'd like to turn him out nice!

Thanks

myotherusernameisbetter Mon 11-Jan-16 20:27:09

What size shoe is he?

myotherusernameisbetter Mon 11-Jan-16 20:31:36

These are really cute depending on the colour of the kilt grin

www.amazon.co.uk/DADAWEN-Unisex-Casual-Leather-Toddler/dp/B019IH9YLQ/ref=sr_1_5?ie=UTF8&qid=1452544221&sr=8-5&keywords=toddler+brogues

myotherusernameisbetter Mon 11-Jan-16 20:36:19

Kickers?:

Loads of styles available obviously but you might get a bargain depending on the size/style:

www.amazon.co.uk/Kickers-Tooquick-Derby-Black-Child/dp/B00Y5RYY42/ref=sr_1_3_m?s=shoes&ie=UTF8&qid=1452544478&sr=1-3

myotherusernameisbetter Mon 11-Jan-16 20:41:10

www.amazon.co.uk/Kickers-Adlar-Legendry-Derby-Black-y/dp/B00Y5S1ZVG/ref=sr_1_4?s=shoes&ie=UTF8&qid=1452544478&sr=1-4

www.amazon.co.uk/Kickers-Lazership-Derby-Black-Child/dp/B00Y5S1SLI/ref=sr_1_6_m?s=shoes&ie=UTF8&qid=1452544478&sr=1-6

www.amazon.co.uk/Kickers-School-Shoes-Black-Child/dp/B0027CSF9W/ref=sr_1_1_m?s=shoes&ie=UTF8&qid=1452544478&sr=1-1

or timberland:

www.amazon.co.uk/Timberland-Woodman-A13XA-Unisex-Chukka/dp/B0119KFNX8/ref=sr_1_19_m?s=shoes&ie=UTF8&qid=1452544802&sr=1-19&keywords=timberland

myotherusernameisbetter Mon 11-Jan-16 20:45:22

Black Vans?:

www.amazon.co.uk/Shoes-Vans-Unisex-SLIP--Low-Top-Trainer/dp/B00HESWCGG/ref=sr_1_9?s=shoes&ie=UTF8&qid=1452544972&sr=1-9&keywords=vans

Julieb85 Mon 11-Jan-16 20:45:24

Wow thanks!! He's a 4.5 at the moment but I'm thinking with the socks I should at least go up a half size!! I saw these but I'm not sure now as I like the kickers too...!

www.riverisland.com/boys/mini-boys/baby-boys-shoes--boots/mini-boys-black-nubuck-leather-brogues-408268

myotherusernameisbetter Mon 11-Jan-16 20:48:06

Yes those are cute smile

I might have posted ones that are too big then as I estimated from my boys when they were small - they started in a 5.5 at 12 months and were a 1 at age 5 so I guessed about an 8.

myotherusernameisbetter Mon 11-Jan-16 20:51:19

The kickers shoes (last of the kickers links) are a bargain at £20 odd in his size and although I really like the river island ones, the kickers ones look comfier. More padded at the heel.

readyforno2 Mon 11-Jan-16 20:52:16

Go into a hire shop to see if you can hire brogues? The kilt hire company do socks and shoes with their hires so may be able to be hired on their own

myotherusernameisbetter Mon 11-Jan-16 20:53:41

or they have these boots in a 5 at £20.43.

www.amazon.co.uk/Kickers-Kick-Kilo-Boys-Shoes/dp/B001LK8RVW/ref=pd_sim_309_1?ie=UTF8&dpID=41U3F1%2B2p9L&dpSrc=sims&preST=_AC_UL160_SR160%2C160_&refRID=1B5S2NSAH06K3G3MTTWD

myotherusernameisbetter Mon 11-Jan-16 20:56:09

I suspect that the hire shop just didn't have any small enough hence the OP being asked to source her own. I've not been able to find Gillie Brogues that small - although these white Christening ones came up on ebay:

www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Paisley-white-patent-brogues-toddler-shoes-size-5-/252243231230?hash=item3abade41fe:g:PlAAAOSwL7VWhqcu

myotherusernameisbetter Mon 11-Jan-16 20:58:36

Also these on ebay:

www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Boys-Black-White-Cream-Patent-Walking-Shoe-UK-Infant-2-8-Christening-Wedding-/321669435693?var=&hash=item4ae4fe112d:m:mVB_Itbl0SK6v92q7sCr3bw

LizzieMacQueen Mon 11-Jan-16 20:59:14

Dammit, I want kicker shoes now!

myotherusernameisbetter Mon 11-Jan-16 21:01:58

for yourself Lizzie? Kickers are great. We've used them as school shoes for years - perfectly acceptable to teenagers too and not any more expensive.

Mine now have these but bought in sales at half the price:

www.amazon.co.uk/Kickers-Ferock-Mens-Derby-Black/dp/B00CU7S0O4/ref=sr_1_4?s=shoes&ie=UTF8&qid=1452546068&sr=1-4&keywords=kickers+ferock

ConvertedTry Mon 11-Jan-16 21:03:49

When DS was little he wore the kilt to a couple of weddings with shoes very similar to the black kickers ones that a PP linked to. They were still smart and tbh no one was looking at his feet.

Love seeing small boys in kilts!

BikeRunSki Mon 11-Jan-16 21:10:26

is it a red tartan?

www.happylittlesoles.co.uk/see-kai-run/see-kai-run-bennett-black

wee red ankle boots

Julieb85 Mon 11-Jan-16 21:14:04

All adorable ladies...thank you!! It's a grey modern tartan so I think we'll need to stick with black. I have a little tuxedo pajama set for the reception so he won't have the shoes on long, but he would def get use out of the kickers afterwards.

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