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Where can I buy cool looking but not bad for feet shoes for toddler??

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hurricanemum Sat 02-Nov-13 17:36:58

I a, looking for somewhere in the midlands to get European shoes. I have found shoes atnumber six in chipping norton and the shoe box of knowle so far. I used to buy shoes from pogo, the pop up she shop in Tavistock in Devon and have also bought from happy little soles. I hate clarks. I never feel that they fitmy dd properly and I dislike their selection, especially how so much is pink or purple...

djen Fri 20-Sep-13 12:13:53

Try Skribbies...they just launched...although I am not sure what size they start at smile

accessorizequeen Thu 12-Sep-13 22:07:44

Camper, very lovely reasonably hard wearing and fit well. Soon enough it will be horrible black school shoes. I hate Clarks, they don't fit half as well as the European makes anyway and don't last as long.

tethersend Wed 11-Sep-13 19:21:45

Kickers are great.

CatFromAcrossTheRoad Wed 11-Sep-13 19:21:02

One small step. Great shoes , fantastic service.

DragonsAreReal Wed 11-Sep-13 19:20:29

I agree with littlemiss

now singing

ArbitraryUsername Wed 11-Sep-13 19:16:10

Ricosta have some lovely little tiny shoes. They're often sold by independent shoe shops (they're quite expensive though).

Of course, it also depends on whether you mean cool by your standards or toddler standards...

pootlebug Wed 11-Sep-13 19:13:10

I think has some lovely stuff.

Bunbaker Wed 11-Sep-13 19:11:40

"humans don't have a design flaw that means we need additional arch support."

Don't they? I know loads who do.

Suzieismyname Wed 11-Sep-13 16:57:58

Thank goodness it's not just me who puts fit over fashion!

ScornedWoman Tue 10-Sep-13 21:28:33

Some of the Doodles pumps are ok.
Ricosta have lots of (imo) good looking boy's shoes.
DS, 3.5y still prefers his Vans tho, because he wants to look like his big brother. I reckon they're fine as long as they're not too big or too small - after all, humans don't have a design flaw that means we need additional arch support. We're designed to go barefoot, if anything. Besides, Vans are a safety shoe, developed to protect the feet of extreme sports participants, same as Etnies, DC's and other skate shoes :-)

fruitpastille Tue 10-Sep-13 20:08:33

superfit? My local kids shoe shop stocks lots of nice stuff but not cheap.

ceeveebee Tue 10-Sep-13 19:44:31

We bought these for my DS, from a very reputable independent shoe shop

olaybiscuitbarrel Tue 10-Sep-13 19:29:29

Try Livie and Luca (website but can't do link as on phone)

littlemisswise Tue 10-Sep-13 18:46:06

2nd pair was these!

littlemisswise Tue 10-Sep-13 18:45:14

These are cool(and Clarks). DS1(18) paid a fortune for similar in his size!

I like [[ these]] too.

I agree with Bunbaker, when they are toddlers I think fit is more important than fashion.

Bunbaker Tue 10-Sep-13 18:39:07

IMO at that age the fit is far more important than how cool the footwear looks How many four year olds are fashion conscious anyway?

Are there any independent shoe shops near you, or do you have a Kids at Clinks? I don't have a problem with Clarks because DD has done very well out of them, but they aren't the only shop that sells shoes and offers a professional fitting service.

Sorry nothing to add, just watching with interest. Generally dont like Clarks and yet to find a pair of geox I like! Can't understand why no one does a well fitted smart/casual trainer in plain navy. We did go for a pair of spring courts once which were lovely, no idea how bad they were for ds feet hmm

bishboschone Tue 10-Sep-13 18:31:30

Fwiw I hated Clark's shoes for
My dd but sucked it up as I was worried about hurting her feet . Boys shoes are better I think as they are not so fussy.. You can get kickers from jones' that they fit . I have a lovely pair of geox high tops that are fitted .

PseudoBadger Tue 10-Sep-13 18:29:38

We got some lovely Geox shoes yesterday

Suzieismyname Tue 10-Sep-13 18:29:01

Try start-rite if you're more concerned about fit over fashion...

bishboschone Tue 10-Sep-13 18:26:18


PP2291 Tue 10-Sep-13 18:20:04

Someone bought my DS some super cool Vans trainers which he wore for a while. But when I went to buy some more from the shop, after some cajoling the assistant admitted that they weren't great for little feet (no arch support etc). I've looked at Clarks of course and am not keen on any of the styles. Does anyone have any words of wisdom for a nice looking good toddler shoe that also does sizes by the width of their fit? (E.g 5.5F) thanks so much!

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