Thursday, February 18, 2010

Product Review: Who doesn’t love them some gorgeous shoes?

I have been looking everywhere for some nice shoes for Gorgeous Gal. She has a foot roughly the size of Texas, so it’s been a challenge! Everything is either too grown up, or the shoes I do like don’t have proper support or good soles. That’s what I get for having a two year old who is taller than some four year olds I know!! She has a great career ahead of her as a supermodel... or MPV for the Opals.

So it was with great serendipity that I found myself being offered a gig writing about kids shoes, in particular Start Rite shoes. Irritating spelling aside, they have some really lovely kids shoes, school shoes and some of the cutest little gumboots (wellies) I have ever seen – they even have some with little depth markers on the back for puddle-jumping competitions!!

You can shop online, and Start Rite even have something called Click ‘n’ Fit, where you can print out a graph and then upload a digital photo of your child’s foot on the graph to get the right size. Ihaven't tried this, but if you can get your child to stand still long enough to take a photo, it would be a good way to make sure your online purchase will fit once they arrive! Something I’ve been burned with in the past on eBay...

If online isn’t your cup of tea, you can find your local stockist through their site too. I’ve checked out their shoes in real life at my local Athlete’s Foot, and they seem very well made with good quality leather and stitching and, of course, they offer the correct support for those soft, growing feet. They didn’t have the style I wanted, though they had a good range of school shoes, so we will be ordering online.

In the interest of full disclosure, yes, I am being paid, not for this review, just for including the link, my opinions are exactly that – mine.



  1. Wrong spelling drives me crazeeeeee (tee hee). At least you're a professional writer now, woot woot!

  2. Will have to check out the Shoos there hahaha

    Go girl !!

  3. I really really really hate it when companies intentionally spell their names wrong. But, the shoes sound kind of cute so I'm willing to give them the benefit of the doubt.

  4. Oh no way! We have a bit of a beanstalk daughter too, she's nearly at a size 10 already and quite broad-footed. Will have to check this site out. Cheers! (and congrats on the gig ;)

  5. Goodness, there are so many choices now for good, quality, children's shoes. When mine were little it was just Stride Rite and Payless. From one extreme to the other. ;-)

  6. I've been on the hunt for good QUALITY SUPPORTIVE shoes for my toddler. I'm off to check these out!


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