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wide fitting size 4-5 trendy school shoes

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Toffeelatteplease Thu 25-Aug-16 20:59:06

tug of war atm between fashion and footwear needs.

DD(10) has sdodgy ankles, basically bad sprain a few years back which despite extensive physio means the wrong shoes affect the way she walks. I think she has quite wide fitting feet that mean she tends to size up to fit. Her school mates are wearing slip ons (which she recognises as being rubbish) and much more sensible brogues. (sadly kickers are "boy shoes" at her school).

Usually we go with shoe zones brogues as previously they have met physio suggestions and they were about the only show we could vaguely agree on. However she recognises that the last pair were a disaster and weren't good for her ankle at all. Ricostta brogues and Geox generally just don't fit. Asda tesco etc seem to all be slip ons at her size.

This time she is trying desperately to be sensible, she's even looking seriously at the kickers boots I need to return because they looked like brogues on the Internet photo but aren't. I'd love to find her something trendier especially as she is trying to be so sensible.

Heart goes out to her really.

Euphemia Thu 25-Aug-16 21:30:18

Clarks Hamble Oak?

Clarks Griffin Monty?

Toffeelatteplease Thu 25-Aug-16 21:34:38

Griffin Monty I know falls into the deeply unfashionable and totally arbitrary category because I was trying to talk her into a very similar pair of Dr Ms.

Hamble Oaks might work. we will definitely take a look at those tomorrow

Haggisfish Thu 25-Aug-16 21:36:11

New look and primark do wider fitting shoes-worth a look on new look website, but primark only in stores.

booellesmum Thu 25-Aug-16 21:36:39

Doc Martins?

Euphemia Thu 25-Aug-16 21:38:37

Toffee DD is 14 and I never have any idea what's acceptable and what's not! confused

I have wide fit Hamble Oaks and they're very comfy.

Toffeelatteplease Thu 25-Aug-16 21:43:44

she's in Dr Martens at home if she is walking anywhere. Both of us would love Dr Martens for school, but apparently the shoes are a big no no fashion wise and boots generally are banned unless you have special permission (DS has but he is permanently under physio). I am considering asking permission for boots as she walks so much better in them but want to check in have exhausted other options that fit the rules first.

Toffeelatteplease Thu 25-Aug-16 21:49:22

She fits primark wide fitting well, I tend to buy party shoes from there cos you don't use them much and they don't tend to last long. are there school type shoes any good? (Opposite direction on where I was planning to head tomorrow)

hadn't thought of new look will take a look

Haggisfish Thu 25-Aug-16 21:51:54
I'd definitely order online for new look as the range is really limited in shop. Not sure how long they last from primark-if you get the chunkier ones I'm sure they'd do a term. If they fit and she likes them, buy two pairs?

Toffeelatteplease Thu 25-Aug-16 21:54:08

DD is 14 and I never have any idea what's acceptable and what's not!

gringrin You are most fortunate!! Dr Martens for casual I have talked her into being a trend setter on. and now she wears on school trips in front of mates with relish.... I am trying to get her to do the same with kickers but she's not biting yet

MrsRolly Thu 25-Aug-16 21:54:36

Marks and Spencer have some decent looking school shoes that go up to size 7 and seem fairly wide, may be worth a look. Some very Dm style lace ups in the girls section today. My DD 9 nearly 10 thought they were great (but she's not the most fashion conscious)

Toffeelatteplease Thu 25-Aug-16 22:12:13

Haggis some of those brogues definitely would pass the fashion test. I'll take a look at there shoes generally tomorrow and see if the brogues are generally physio friendly and then order online.

order a couple of cheap pairs kinda has been the way we have gone the last couple of years, it's been a compromise as she wouldn't wear the shoes I wanted her in so didn't see the pint in spending a load of money. However the last pair had her walking with her foot turned totally in. I would have gone back to physio if the problem didn't disappear the second she put on any other pair of shoes. She has kinda recognised now that shoes that cripple her are no good and I'm really concerned I don't make the same mistake again.....

Toffeelatteplease Thu 25-Aug-16 22:13:47

will check out marks

Balletgirlmum Thu 25-Aug-16 22:23:25

Dd is 14 & has size 2.3/3 wide fitting feet. High instep has a tendency to roll but extensive ballet/physio means she controls it much better now.

Slip ins are a huge no no.

Anyway Start Rite Angry Angel brogues fit he beautifully & are very supportive. They are pricey but have lasted well (the pair we bought last September don't need replacing yet)

Slip on shoes are banned at her school & brogues are very fashionable amongst dds peers but dr martins & Clarks don't fit her properly.

Balletgirlmum Thu 25-Aug-16 22:24:45

However at dds school dr martins are the big fashion trend at the moment.

Toffeelatteplease Thu 25-Aug-16 22:38:04

I think we might be a year or two behind the times in our area... (oh the irony of keeping up with children who are already behind the timesgrinconfusedgrinwink ) I am absolutely holding my breath for Dr Martens shoes to arrive at our school, they would be perfect.

Toffeelatteplease Thu 25-Aug-16 22:41:05

those angry angels look spectactularly spot on. Do Jones stock start rite? I'm wondering where we can try them on (nearest John Lewis is and hour and half away)

Balletgirlmum Thu 25-Aug-16 22:43:58

I have to admit that it's been much easier for dd going to a school where slip on shoes are banned than if she'd gone to her brother's school where they are rife (in yr 7 & 8 she had to wear Mary Janes before start rite brought out a wide fit in the brogues)

Balletgirlmum Thu 25-Aug-16 22:44:59

We get them from an independent shop where the gutter is brilliant (itvwas her that first told us about dd rolling when she was little)

Toffeelatteplease Fri 26-Aug-16 13:16:01

Thought I'd update. We started off looking at Brogues in new look but after seeing some very trendy young thing trying on Dr Martens style buckles and realising how good they looked, there was a rapid change of direction grinwinkgrin.

We ended up with these. Very happy daughter and exceptionally happy mummy. Massive change from shoe shopping usually.

Big thank you people for all the advice.

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