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dilemma456 Tue 27-Oct-09 18:47:00

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Earthstar Tue 27-Oct-09 18:50:14

Shoe buying is modern day torture. i feel your pain

ZZZenAgain Tue 27-Oct-09 18:51:50

I agree with you, always dread it

curiositykilled Tue 27-Oct-09 18:53:15

I only let the DCs choose from the shoes they bring out in the right size. Finding a pair you like and then them not having the size is an unecessary hassle.

LyraSilvertongue Tue 27-Oct-09 18:54:52

I agree, which is why I don't do it. I take them to town to get measured, then buy online. So much easier and saves trawling around from shop to shop.

Earthstar Tue 27-Oct-09 18:57:13

I buy online thinking I have a great bargain but they never ever fit so it doesn't work for me

Kbear Tue 27-Oct-09 19:00:37

went shoe shopping myself today with DD and DS. Came home without shoes. DS never gets any in Clarks cos they never fit - will try Next for him, as usual, or M&S. DD average size - they didn't have a single pair in her size.

kitsmummy Tue 27-Oct-09 19:03:03

Order online from Clarks, you can order up to 5 pairs delivered to your nearest shop, for free, go to get them fitted and heh presto, easy shoe shopping!

Heated Tue 27-Oct-09 19:07:18

Can't bear it, but has got easier since found a really good children's shoe shop run by a podiatrist. It's a bit of a trek but can always park and whilst one dc is being fitted the other is in the other room playing with the toys or the Xbox - even dh likes coming on those shopping trips. Now what I need is the adult equivalent smile

Kbear Thu 29-Oct-09 19:28:35

Went to Bluewater today, they had ONE PAIR in DD's size. Thank GAWD she liked them and they fitted well. I was a happy mum! Got DS's in Next, took a gamble and bought them without him being with me and WAHOO they fit! Double happiness.

blueywhite Thu 29-Oct-09 19:44:03

I have an eleven yr old DD with very narrow feet and it's a NIGHTMARE!

We have sometimes spent months trying to find anything to fit.

There is usually one pair of school shoes in Startrite that fit ("Hope you like them, dear"), but what we'll do once they no longer do her size, I dread to think. The last pair had to have extra padding stuck in by the shop to make them a half-way decent fit.

The rest of the year she slopes around in Uggs or flipflops - neither of which are great for her rolling ankles...


blueywhite Thu 29-Oct-09 19:45:09

By the way, any suggestions please on where to buy young girls' shoes for narrow feet?

letsblowthistacostand Thu 29-Oct-09 20:35:54

blueywhite don't know about school shoes & am absolutely dreading trying to find any to fit DD1's wonky little feet! For out-of-school shoes converse are very narrow, nice flexible soles too. Also v. cute with jeans.

Also Keen shoes are awesome, esp the sandals. Fit very narrow DD1 beautifully, very comfortable, a little rugged but cute enough IMO. DH wears nothing else now, has had troubles all his adult life trying to find shoes to fit his wonky little feet (good luck DD1!) They run slightly small IME.

RatherBeOnThePiste Thu 29-Oct-09 20:54:50

it is so frustrating - in summer hols they have winter shoes, mid year there is practically nothing, and as soon as snow falls all that will be available are canvas doodles!

I'm not wrong am I?

ps blueywhite we have your prob in reverse, DS being an H

blueywhite Thu 29-Oct-09 21:19:53

Okay, thanks for that link letsblow smile

Will run that webpage past my little fashionista tomorrow.

Rather - good luck! Have friends with DDs with wide fittings who were in adult shoes at age 9 and visiting specialist shops in London for school shoes.

Frustrating and expensive!

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