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teenagers/older children's shoes........wear to buy when they wont do clarks?

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SlartyBartFast Tue 09-Jun-09 22:20:51

dd (just 12) since being in secondary school has turned her nose up at clarks. she admittedly does less walking outisde now but presumably more between classrooms.
where to go?
she had bhs in september but at the weekend i agreed with primark, only £4.00..... they wont last will they?
but where else to go in a bog standard high street?

or do i stick my heels in <<pun intended grin>> for clarkes which will last ?

brokenspacebar Tue 09-Jun-09 22:24:20

office do a range, the name of the range escapes me now... I will have alook.

brimfull Tue 09-Jun-09 22:26:06

kickers

I remember going to the ends of the earth for school shoes for dd at that stage.

Barrats do some black flats ,some better than others.

janeite Tue 09-Jun-09 22:27:00

I insist that my 14 and 12 year old dds have proper leather shoes for school. DD2 still gets them from Clarks or Start-rite. DD1 has very long, narrow feet and Clarks shoes don't fit her so she currently has leather adult ballet flats from M&S. here

Primark no use whatsoever imho. They will look dreadful within a week, will not stand up to rain, walking on wet playing field etc and will go all horrid at the back.

It might also be worth looking at Hush Puppies and Kickers.

You are the parent - and the source of finance - therefore you get final say!

SlartyBartFast Tue 09-Jun-09 22:28:41

ooh, answers so quickly.
thanks,
smile

brimfull Tue 09-Jun-09 22:29:53

shock at hush puppies price

SlartyBartFast Tue 09-Jun-09 22:30:53

those hush puppies are clarkes price! if not more. shock

brimfull Tue 09-Jun-09 22:31:02

the only thing I used to insist on was a thickish sole.

janeite Tue 09-Jun-09 22:32:41

Look out for Hush Puppies in the sale. I must admit, I refuse to pay more than 35 pounds for school shoes and often pay less. The M&S ones are usually good value. Also if her feet are big enough, occasionally Clarks have quite nice ballet flats in the women's sale.

Emmy84 Tue 09-Jun-09 22:32:51

Next is good too, I take my god daughter every year to get her school shoes and we switch between Next and Kickers.

SlartyBartFast Tue 09-Jun-09 22:33:13

hmm, she looked in M & S on her own hmm
however she is now in a size 4 so it might be easier than it has been.

SlartyBartFast Tue 09-Jun-09 22:34:38

oh, i forgot Next, <<stupid>>

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