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MrsWinnibago Tue 02-Sep-14 10:27:03

I took DDs aged 10 and 6 for new shoes yesterday and it cost me EIGHTY TWO POUNDS.

DD1s were 42 and DD2s were 40! Since when did little kids' shoes cost 40 quid!?

I remember them being much less last year! Something like 28-35 I imagining it or have shoes gone up a LOT!?

MrsCampbellBlack Tue 02-Sep-14 10:29:00

DS1 is 10, DS2 is 6 and DD is 5.

I spent £153 on 3 pairs of school shoes and 2 pairs of trainers. Have also bought DS1 rugby boots which were £20 - thankfully his trainers are still ok.

AnimalsAreMyFriends Tue 02-Sep-14 10:30:03

Ha! You got off lightly!!!

Ds1 were £110 (Very very hyper mobile, has to have boots to support his wobbly ankles)

Dd were £45

Ds2 were £48 (Also hyper mobile, but with considerably smaller feet than his big brother!)

Add in trainers each, wellies and plimsolls, I got no change from £260 shock

MrsCampbellBlack Tue 02-Sep-14 10:30:49

Oh yes I haven't got their wellies for school yet, am hoping they also still fit.

MrsWinnibago Tue 02-Sep-14 10:31:01


My God!

Kim82 Tue 02-Sep-14 10:31:08

Ds aged 13 got some Timberland shoes for £30, both girls aged 7 and 10 got Clarks shoes and I've no idea how much they were individually but both pairs together it came to £74. Expensive isn't it?!

snigger Tue 02-Sep-14 10:31:48

I have one established teenager, one newly arrived in high school, and an overdraft.

shggg245 Tue 02-Sep-14 10:32:03

Both my boys aged 9 and 7 have really wide feet so appalled to have spent £97 on new chool shoes yesterday! I know you can get cheaper ones but it's important to get properly fitted shoes. Crazy prices.

SolidGoldBrass Tue 02-Sep-14 10:32:27

£15, took DS to Shoe Zone. But then I have a Cunning Plan to acquire him some better shoes very shortly (Shoe Zone are OK but generally you only get about a term's wear out of them, if that) so cheap shoes for the moment as he has wrecked his last pair.

Ham69 Tue 02-Sep-14 10:33:48

Too much! DS 7's were £46 and DD 5's were £38 so £84 which is outrageous. I got DD's from clarks and got half a size up and hoping they last the school year like last year. I got DS Geox Savages again this year as they also lasted a whole school year. I would recommend them to anyone with a football crazy child, well worth the money.

MrsWinnibago Tue 02-Sep-14 10:34:51

Shogg are the shoes for wide feet more expensive? My DDs have wide feet.

BunnyLebowski Tue 02-Sep-14 10:35:27

£11 for school shoes. £2.50 for gutties for P.E.

Did I miss some sort of memo?! confused

Itsjustmeagain Tue 02-Sep-14 10:35:52

about £150 for 4 children around £30-35 each.

NineOhThirty Tue 02-Sep-14 10:35:53

£15 for DD and £3.15 for DS on ebay. Both very good brands (would have been £60+ each new) and never been worn. The people were selling them because their kids feet had grown before they had a chance to wear them.

Doyouthinktheysaurus Tue 02-Sep-14 10:36:11

About £140 on 2 pairs of shoes and 2 pairs of trainers!

I needed a lay down after I'd paid.......

EmeraldLion Tue 02-Sep-14 10:36:23

Nothing! grin

We got married in June and the ds's both had new smart black shoes for that. They were only worn once and neither seem to have had a growth spurt as they still fit perfectly.

Usually I'd be spending about £40-£50 each on Clarks shoes.

I've learnt my lesson not to scrimp on school shoes. Last year ds1 had a pair of Clarks for £45, only because his feet are so wide I struggle to find him shoes. They lasted all year, were so sturdy, didn't wear out at all.

Ds2 is much easier to buy for though, so he had a pair from Brantano for £25. They lasted until Christmas and were fit for the bin. Then he had another pair for about £25...and needed yet another pair before July.

So in the long run buying more expensive shoes is well worth it IMO.

FatherSpodoKomodo Tue 02-Sep-14 10:38:27

£156 for 4 pairs. Luckily DS1's DMs are still going strong so he didn't need a new pair.

Our school run is 3 miles every day and Clarks shoes usually last the whole year, so we'll worth the money.

DameDiazepamTheDramaQueen Tue 02-Sep-14 10:38:31

160 quid <weeps> 1 pair of Clarks school shoes and 3 pairs of sports shoes! I won't even go into how much the PE uniform costshock this is a state school not private either.

FeelNada Tue 02-Sep-14 10:38:36

£47, start rite pair from jones. I was going in prepared for battle over a pair of lelly kellies but it turns out they were only £33 but didn't have DD's size! These buggers better last a while!

Ihateparties Tue 02-Sep-14 10:38:49

Nothing. Non uniform primary.

Move to Secondary is going to be painful.

shggg245 Tue 02-Sep-14 10:40:54

Winnebago - well I think if they have unusually wide feet they don't make as many so you end up with narrower choice / range. May be that they've seen me coming!!

Can't even get plimsolls my 9 year old is wearing size 4.5 - 5! So yeah I think you end up saying a premium.

ApprenticeViper Tue 02-Sep-14 10:41:12

DP handed over �88 for his DD's (11) and DS's (8) school shoes at Clarks. He also needed to buy indoor pumps for DS and trainers for PE for them both, so he won't be getting much change out of �170 - although he hasn't had to buy the trainers yet as last year's still fit, but probably not for much longer! smile

MrsWinnibago Tue 02-Sep-14 10:41:19

I think it's bloody awful! I might as well get them 2nd hand next time. I am not doing this again...I feel like a sucker!

Ham69 Tue 02-Sep-14 10:42:53

The memo is Bunny that if you buy cheap shoes, they last a term at the most and you end up spending a lot more in the long run.

monsterfaery Tue 02-Sep-14 10:44:49

We have spent a grand total of £240 on footwear for our kids going back to school including a new pair of black shoes x4 and sports footwear x5 that's for 3 at primary and 1 at secondary.

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