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Weird feet, school shoes, referred to doctor, will it never end???? Any weirdo feet people with advice???

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RubyRioja Sun 02-Sep-07 14:53:01

DD1 and 2 have narrow, skinny and shallow feel. They have previously been referred to podiatrist but can be fitted in shoes. Anyone know where I can buy Ricosta or Hush Puppies in Kent? Had to travel to Cambridge for last lot of shoes!

DD3 could not be fitted by them as heel sticks out so far and ankle turns in, so I need to get another referral to podiatrist! Goodness knows how long that will take. The only thing they could offer that would not damage feet was Crocs!

So anyone have any experience of this or words of wisdom?

Am so thrilled that last trip to shoe shop cost £110!

LIZS Sun 02-Sep-07 14:59:39

Brantano and Barretts do Hush Puppies iirc. Saw Ricosta in TK Maxx yesterday, admnittedly only a few pairs, and Jones had some a while back

summer111 Sun 02-Sep-07 15:02:56

I can't suggest anywhere in Kent but Tootsies on the High Street in Barkingside, Essex, stock both Ricosta and Hush Puppies. My daughter has had both makes but I found Ricosta the better of the two. Barkingside might be a bit closer than Cambridge for you!! Their telephone number is 020 8550 0073.

LIZS Sun 02-Sep-07 17:10:49

Not sure where you are but the Ricosta website lists :-

C.F. Hoad & Son Ltd.
53 London Road
00000 Sevenoaks
Phone: 01732 453816

Pares Footwear
13, Wellington Parade, Blackfen Road
00000 Sidcup
Phone: 0208 3037443

Kennedy''s
3-4, Sun Street
00000 Canterbury
Phone: 01227 462750

Bear Necessities
20, High Street
00000 Heathfield
Phone: 01435 866951

If any are anywhere close by . I'd ring and cheka before visiting though. hth

LIZS Sun 02-Sep-07 17:13:08

and Hush Puppies (which may include Adults only so call ) list

Reallytired Sun 02-Sep-07 17:58:41

You have my sympathies. My son has H width feet and when he was little he had a physio and he orthoric inserts as well. Finding shoes was a total utter nightmare.

I found a shoe shop called Precious Soles in potter's bar really good. They have their own private podiatrist as well.

This is very expensive so we have never tried it, but they make the shoes by hand to fit your child. You have to draw round your child's feet and make make measurements.

http://www.greenshoes.co.uk/

RubyRioja Sun 02-Sep-07 18:01:49

Thanks for help. Some god places to try. Otherwise they will all live in corcs until 21 grin

NAB3 Sun 02-Sep-07 18:02:54

Where abouts in Kent do you need it to be?

RubyRioja Mon 03-Sep-07 07:43:29

I'll try anywhere countywide!

foofi Mon 03-Sep-07 07:50:25

You could try this one - they say not too far from Kent but depends where you are!

www.happyfeetboutique.co.uk/

foofi Mon 03-Sep-07 07:52:47

Also this one in Tunbridge Wells.

www.stampedeshoes.co.uk/

pooka Mon 03-Sep-07 07:53:16

Pares also have a large branch in Blackheath. I find them fantastic for having a large range of brands. they do do ricosta - ds and dd both had them last winter (dd had boots and ds had some good winter shoes) and they were lovely shoes.

NAB3 Mon 03-Sep-07 10:57:31

We go to the Golden Boot in Maidstone and find them great. We see the same lady each time and they were great when it was thought that my DD had problems with her feet. May be worth giving them a ring and speaking Jenny E. She is the lady we see. HTH.

RubyRioja Mon 03-Sep-07 18:41:51

Ooh have been to Godlen Boot before. Will hijack Jenny grin

NAB3 Mon 03-Sep-07 18:43:12

Tell her Natalie sent you.

NAB3 Mon 03-Sep-07 18:43:41

Her day off is usually Wed but you may want to ring first and check.

RubyRioja Mon 03-Sep-07 18:44:38

I will grin. Personal referral no less!

NAB3 Fri 07-Sep-07 21:25:19

Have you been yet?

NAB3 Mon 24-Sep-07 21:19:43

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seeker Mon 24-Sep-07 21:23:10

We go to Kennedys in Canterbury and they are excellent - if a bit cluttered and disorganized and often very crowded. The Russell and Bromely franchise in Fenwicks in Canterbury is also very good.

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