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Why are clarks shoes so minging! and all boys shoes?
Was out shopping today for dt's sandals and I couldn't believe the pure filth that is around in shoe shops! I have always hated clarks shoes think they are disgusting especially for little boys! I felt incredibly rude today as I got my kids feet measured and told the lady that I didn't like any of the shoes and I wan't willing to pay £30 + for something I didn't like however she still insisted I buy shoes from their as they 'fit better'...whatever! Why oh why are kids shoes so expensive? I forked out on two pairs of buckle my shoe sandals that cost me nearly £100!
Just wondering how everyone else feels about the price of shoes for children? where do you get your kids shoes from?
I live in Essex. I have dt's a girl and a boy age 2.. know this must sound really silly but I find it so depressing shopping for shoes for them! dd isn't too bad as there is lots for little girls but boys are just horrid..all brown with yellow stripes and stuff!
The thing is don't you find kids shoes so expensive.. I know that they 'have' to have them but cor dear they are expensive.
I then took my travels to a near by designer shop that sells buckle my shoe,naturino,diesel, d&g...etc and they told me to get birkenstocks for my 2 yr olds..Birkenstocks themselves tell parents that these shoes are NOT suitable for children under three as they can damage feet development.. I could have shoved the shoes up her nose when she told me 'yeah love but they look nice don't ya think?' silly cow!
i don't mind paying for fitted shoes from Clarks or Startrite, ds has wide fit and needs a fitted shoe/trainer, and dd is a normal f fitting, i have bought dd shoes from other shops but they always hurt her feet etc
I wouldn't mind paying clarks prices if there were shoes that go with everything but all the shoes for ds are a distinctive colour that just wouldn't go with a lot of his clothes...omg how bad does that sound.. but I really do have a thing about shoes hehe
I must confess that I find it hard to work out how you could have any strong emotional reaction to any vaguely normal looking shoes.
We but Clarks, both for me and both our sons. They express no issues with them, and they have clear views on what they wear which they express with clarity. But they don't care about the apparent "minginess" of Clarks.
They are well made, I care about this a lot. The assistants are a lot more knowledgeable than in any other shops, measure the feet properly, and I'm happy to pay a few quid more for shoes that don't hurt their feet.
Clarks are good about sizes and shapes in a way that cheaper suppliers aren't. Start rite seem OK, but are clearly less well made.
I've observed that in general women's shoes are prettier, but made by misogynist incompetents. They disintegrate, cut feet, and do terrible things to ankles. One day I expect some designer to bring out pretty shoes that bite off toes, but are just the right shade of blue. Women will grab them so fast that there will be fights in shops to buy them.
DC i have always found that dd shoes last longer from Startrite, i have on 2 occasions had to take shoes back to clarks as stitching had come undone and ds sole had havled in 2 after 3 days wearing them
the thing is though domini I wouldn't dream of buying 'cheap shoes' for dt's.. as I know that they probably in most cases wouldn't fit right.. I do have a problem with buying clothes and shoes for my dt's everything has to match or least look like it matches (this could be jeans and a t-shirt) I know it may sound so silly but I have always been this way. TBH I have got so many other things to be stressed out about but their shoes always annoy me.. for example how can you wear red shoes with a yellow top.. think I need help! anyone? sound like a mad person don't I? hehe