Yes, Fio, they are exactly as you described, purple with patent mock-croc panels. DS looks like a member of The Sweet (but I am probably the only MN-er old enough to remember glam rock), especially as one shoe has a hig platform sole to make up DS's leg length discrepancey.
Never again will I allow DP to go to the orthotics appointments and choose DS's shoes.
W-e-e-ell, I got home after DS was in bed, but he did tell me on the phone that he is very pleased with them. DP thinks they are 'very 70's' and therefore cool.
Thank goodness DS is only just 4, and doesn't realise things.
And serve me right for advocating 'boys in frocks' - Spidermama (XXXX!) this is all your faul;t .
They're girls' boots! There's no doubt about it! Why did the orthotoist even show them those pages in the catalogue! I spent f**g months writing letters of revolutionary calibre in order to force the local NHS trust to agree to DS having more than one pair of shoes at a time! And what do we get? Girls Boots!
Oh, this is very funny! And I have to admit, I did think instantly of boys in frocks...
It's a good think BoyBlu doesn't have long blonde hair, eh?
I also cannot imagine what your dp was thinking of, but ds likes them so that's good (she says, clutching at glam-rock straws).
And this, dear reader, is why I maintain an iron grip over all children's clothing related matters in our house.
And the man at the back said
Everyone attack and it turned into a ballroom blitz
And the girl in the corner said
Boy, I wanna warn ya, it'll turn into a ballroom blitz
Ballroom blitz, ballroom blitz, ballroom blitz
Ahhhh... memories. Sweet were my brother's favourite band for a short time.