Buying children's shoes for myself

(18 Posts)
SixImpossible Sun 24-Aug-14 20:42:24

I just tried on ds's new school shoes (he now takes 7.5 - the same size as me shock) and they are soooo comfy. Look nice, too.

Clarks do kids' shoes in a range of width fittings up to size 9 or 10. I have wide, awkward feet. WIBU to buy shoes from their kids' ranges for myself?

Justinepants Sun 24-Aug-14 20:43:39

Not at all. I used to buy girls' boots to save on VAT.

MrsLettuce Sun 24-Aug-14 20:47:47

YANBU to not have done it before TBH. Crack on woman wink

BendyMum15 Sun 24-Aug-14 20:49:25

I've also been considering buying kids shoes as I'm a size 4/5 and some of the kids ones are really nice! xx

ChippyMinton Sun 24-Aug-14 20:54:09

Good idea. DS tried on a lovely pair of brogue style school shoes, which were much softer than the ladies' fashion ones and about £20 cheaper.

SixImpossible Sun 24-Aug-14 20:56:58

I didn't realise they went up to properly adult sizes!

Will the Clarks fitters think I'm bonkers, when I ask to be fitted with kids' shoes?

IWannaHoldYourHand Sun 24-Aug-14 21:29:34

I bought these and these yesterday. The sales assistant laughed. I buy kids shoes all the time.

blibblibs Sun 24-Aug-14 21:38:29

Why have I never thought of this before???

Quick question if anyone knows - I have the Hamble Oak in a 4E (adult) is the F & G fitting for children even wider? (would be great if it was with my hobbit feet, but can't see how it would be confused )

CointreauVersial Sun 24-Aug-14 21:59:00

envy at you people with titchy feet.

Big savings to be made, particularly on things like boots.

SixImpossible Sun 24-Aug-14 22:04:48

Cointreau, I don't have tiny feet! Quite the opposite: I have wide, large feet. I generally find size 7.5 ladies' shoes too narrow.

MaryWestmacott Sun 24-Aug-14 22:06:51

I'm a size 3 so I've bought a lot of children's shoes over the years, I tend to buy boys trainers rather than adult ones, converse go up to quite a high size in 'children' ranges, but for a fraction of the price. Mini Boden go up to size 42 (is that a size 9?) and I've got ballet pumps from them rather than the adult ranges. (I currently have my eye on a pair of flat ankle boots in mini Boden, I just don't need any more boots...)

Hulababy Sun 24-Aug-14 22:10:45

I take a size 3 (Sketchers size 2!)so often get children's shoes for every day shoes. Big savings when it comes to things like Converse and Hunters too!

forago Sun 24-Aug-14 22:10:53

I do this all the time too, am a size 3, normally boys trainers or girls shoes from H & M. I like the styles, they are generally wide fit which suits my feet and I like not paying vat.

frankietwospots Sun 24-Aug-14 23:02:21

I'm a size 6 and I've bought two pairs of kids sandals this summer - some gorgeous white patent Saltwater lookalikes from M&S and these leopard Birkie style ones from Next: www.next.co.uk/x542590s8#685397x54

Bloody genius!

Mitchell2 Mon 25-Aug-14 06:32:39

I'm a 3.5 and always buy kids trainers - the last pair I saved £40 as the adults version was exactly the same. grin

ChunkyPickle Mon 25-Aug-14 06:42:28

I'm a 3/36 and I often buy kids shoes - they're normally a bit wider, and cheaper - you do have to watch high boots though, as the openings can be a bit too tiny for an adult leg.

PastaBow Mon 25-Aug-14 07:15:20

I'm a 4 and I was so, so pleased with my Johnny B sandals this year.

Go for it!

MaryWestmacott Mon 25-Aug-14 07:35:55

Chunkypickle - I hadnt thought of that issue with knee highs! I quite like some in the mini Boden range but worried they wouldn't come high enough up my leg.

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