Children... always growing, aren't they! To be fair to Ethan, he was pretty slow growing feet.. or at least he has historically. Maybe that will change.. In the last few months he's gown a few cms in height so I thought it about time to get his feet measured. The last two times they were measured they had barely gown. In fact, he's been wearing the same wellies since before his 2nd birthday (he's 4 this July!).
We took him to Clarks at the weekend. I don't know about anyone else's experiences, but if I ever get his feet measured somewhere else, they seem to get something wrong. Twice this has happened to us so I stick with Clarks now. For measuring at least! I might go elsewhere for shoes... I digress. We got his feet measured and low and behold he's now an 8.5F.. so yes, he has grown! Time to look around for new shoes. I'm afraid we have to budget in this house. As much as I'd love to buy brand new shoes form Clarks every time I get his feet measured, I can't. Not at £25 upwards. My Mum was a chiropodist and as a result I'm very aware of looking after your feet, but as long as you wear a pair that fits well and supports your feet, you'll be fine. I bear these things in mind when getting shoes for him (though I have no issue with second hand shoes as long as they aren't too worn).
We love Converse and similar styles in our house. With an aim to keeping things within budget, I was able to get Ethan two new pairs of shoes for £13. One pair of Converse like hightops from H&M (£5.99!!) and a pair of trainers in the sale at Debenhams (£7.00). Ethan loves both. They are nice and bright and most of all comfy with a little room for growth.
High Tops - H&M
Trainers - Debenhams
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