To expect Startrite shoes to last longer than 6 months?
duchesse · 15/06/2007 20:55
Background: Child 1, boy, nearly 14, on slender side, 1.54cm.
Size 6.5, H(obbit) width feet, £42 school shoes
Shoes found after many tribulations. Shoes fitted. yeah!
Feet have not grown out of shoes. Boy does not play football or anysuch in them, just walks and occasionally runs (although not that much given how many books he has to carry).
Shoes fell apart at the front after 6.5 months. Shop refused to replace as they were more than 6 months old.
duchesse · 15/06/2007 21:11
I was kind of hoping they'd last the year, unless immense growth spurt. The really annoying thing is that I actually bought them before we went on holiday last August, to avoid the rush. This means that by the time they fell apart in March, he'd actually only worn them for five months if you factor in holidays...
We thrashed it out with the shop, but no go. We had them mended a shoe makers in town, but that repair only lasted another two months. We had to buy some really cheap ones to last till the end of the school year, just in case he grows a lot over the summer (he's at that sort of age...)
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