If you have kids, you are probably feeling the pinch like us when it comes to children shoes, or have worked out a way of cutting down the cost (I haven't yet until now!). Children grow out of their shoes much faster than clothes, and you can't possibly buy a size or 2 bigger as that will hinder their feet development.
Abby and Clay's feet are being closely monitored by us and NHS specialists. Clay doesn't need additional help at the moment, but Abby was prescribed insoles, and the active her gets pain in her legs often. We were told to make sure that they wear shoes with a solid heel support, so pumps and pretty sandals are only worn on rare occasions. Problem is, good comfy shoes aren't cheap in this country, so we normally stick to the one shoe brand for the kids (even though they don't necessarily last longer for that price *hmprf*). Recently we were given the opportunity to review some shoes (including a pair for me too, yay!) from Shoe Zone and I'm so glad that we did, as it has finally opened up another place for us to shop for fairly good shoes without hurting our purse.
I'm someone who'd normally wear boots, so I went for the pretty Lilley Womens Black Diamante Pointed Toe Court shoes for a change, which are only £9.99, cut from the original £12.99. There are plenty of reviews to help me with what size to opt for, and it's more or less true to my size.
I wore them to a 50th Anniversary party and they were lovely under the disco lights! As the heels are quite low (I'm not good with high heels unless it's chunky), I was fairly comfortable throughout the night. I think that they suit skinny jeans as well, and even my boot cut ones don't look too bad with them!
Clay just happened to need a pair of shoes suitable for the colder season, so we were glad to let him try these Boys Navy and Grey Trainerwith Velcro Fastenings. They are solid with good heel support and soft, thickly padded insoles, and are only £9.99, discounted from the original £12.99.
The colour of these shoes is exactly what Clay would choose, so they matches perfectly with his glasses and jacket! Clay can be quite picky when it comes to shoes but has happily accepted these. They are about half a size too big, but the adjustable Velcro fastenings can be pulled tighter to hold them on his feet, so he doesn't need to put in extra effort to walk in them. He has no problem running in them at all and they really suit him!
Abby needed a pair of boots, and judging from the picture on their website, I thought that these Walkright Patent Black Flower Gem Calf Boots has what looked like a really solid heel support, exactly what the specialist told us to get for her. These boots are really pretty and I knew she'll love them. The boots are only £14.99, less than some pumps you get from other shops!
I didn't notice the side zips until we got the boots as I was too focused on the heels haha. No problem there for Abby to put her prescribed insoles in and pull them up! According to Abby the boots are a perfect fit and very comfortable. She looks really good in them too.
There were times when we bought them shoes that weren't very comfortable or weren't to their taste, I was so glad that they both liked their shoes from Shoe Zone, as much as I liked mine. It's safe to say that we'd definitely be visiting their shops or even online for easy shopping, and I'm just glad that there is a place where we can shop for shoes without worrying about our wallets and quality of the shoes.