When it came time to get Blondie Boy first real shoes we knew there was really only one place to go and that was Clarks for their First Shoes Experience. The first time we popped in to Clarks at Glasgow Fort the staff member told us that Blondie Boy wasn't walking well enough for shoes yet and they could hold back his walking. I was pleasantly surprised that she advised us to come back when he could walk from one end of the store to the other on his own; she could have easily tried to sell us shoes, but instead advised us what was best for his feet!
We came back when Blondie Boy was sturdier on his feet and had an amazing experience. I know that sounds weird because it's just shoes, but the customer service is some of the best I've had in the UK. Emma, who helped us, was so kind, patient and helpful and made sure Blondie Boy got the most appropriate shoes for him.
First Blondie Boy got his foot measured, Clarks measures both the length and width, to get the shoe that would fit him best. There were loads of styles to choose from including trainers, dressier shoes and the ever-so-popular flashing lights style.
Blondie Boy tried on the shoes and had a run around the store and we decided to go with Beetle Fun, a style we thought was versatile enough for him to wear everyday and with nicer outfits as well. Plus there were bugs and spiders on the bottom and he loves the Itsy Bitsy Spider.
I love that the shoes are a clean, classic style. So many children's shoes are cluttered with bright colours and characters and that is just not my or Blondie Boy's style. I love that his shoes look similar to something his Dad would wear, but still are fun and functional.
Not only did he get a new pair of shoes, but Clarks knows your child's first pair of shoes is an important milestone and you when you've made your choice, you'll be given a keepsake photo of your child in their First Shoes, a photoframe, a fit check reminder card and an exclusive wall height chart for you to keep track of how quickly your little one is growing! You also get a chance to win big! If you fill in a First Shoes Experience prize draw form in store, you will be entered into a monthly prize draw to win £300 (€330) worth of shoes for the whole family! Each month there is 1 winner of the £300 prize and 10 runners up who each win a free pair of shoes. Entrants will have the opportunity to win every month for 2 years!
I think he likes them, what do you think? They've already survived a dunk in the toilet (it was a clean toilet luckily) so we know they are sturdy, water-tight and Blondie Boy proof! It's really cute how he carries them around and asks to put them on even if he's wearing nothing else! After the exceptional service and amazing quality of shoes we will certainly be going back when Blondie Boy grows out of this pair. You can find your local Clarks store here or order online! You can also find great Clarks deals and offers on Facebook!
Transatlantic Blonde was provided a pair of shoes for this review but the opinions expressed are her own.