Shopping for school shoes

August 22, 2014

I love shoes

Roo loves shoes

But there is one shoe shopping trip that we do not envy… shopping for back to school shoes.

Roo, like me knows what she likes and likes to look at all that is available before making a decision on which shoes she wants to buy. Now shoe buying can be a fun experience, however when every parent up and down the country is also trying to get their children new shoes it can become a little stressful. 

In the past we have visited several different high street stores, taken a ticket and waited (and waited) for over an hour sometimes just so that she can try shoes on. You can then imagine my frustration if they a) don’t have her size available or b) she doesn’t like the selection available.

This year we have taken a different approach, we turned to our favourite online shoe retailer Cloggs. Shoe shopping from the comfort of our settee and still in our PJ’s (does shopping yet much better than that?), I brought up the back to school shoe range and let Roo browse. One of my favourite things about Cloggs is the range of different brands all under roof (so to speak), so without having to visit a handful of stores to see Clarks, Hush Puppies or Kickers shoes we re able to view them all in one place.

Having considered all her options she decided upon the Hugh Puppies Cindy Junior shoes and at under £40 I was please to see I was getting a bargain as he last shoes cost me almost £60!.

Hush Puppies - Cindy Junior

I know that some parents prefer not to buy shoes online as you don’t get the fitting serve that you gain from attending a high street store, however with next day delivery and free returns I’d prefer to order a couple of pairs of shoes and return the ones that are not suitable than sit in a hot, noisy and crowded shoe store.

The Hush Puppies shoes that Roo chose came with three different insoles to insure the best fit possible. Support for growing feet is important and the insoles offer varying support their arches and heels depending on need.

Hush Puppies - Insoles

With Roo happy with her Hush Puppies I can thankfully say that our back to shopping ins now complete (phew).

Do you enjoy shopping for back to school shoes?

Disclosure: We received a pair of Hush Puppies Cindy Junior FOC for the purpose of review.


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