A lifestyle & travel blog written by Lou Archell, a writer, photographer and mum-of-two. Littlegreenshed features; travel & adventure both near and far, botanical inspiration and practical advice on simple living.
I dread this time of year. The end of a beautiful summer, the end of the wildness and freedom. Back to school means so many things, the start of a new year, the boys back into a routine and for me a chance to work at home, in peace. But before all of that, there is the mad dash to buy new school uniforms and new shoes. Something I dread!
The boys returned to school last week still wearing their summer Birkenstocks (our school thankfully is not so strict on the what they were on their feet). But they can’t wear sandals forever! (I wish). So this weekend I pre-booked on-line an in-store fitting appointment at Clarks. Year on year I will always return to Clarks for their school shoes. I love that they are well made, great value and have cool styles that the boys love.
In store, the boys feet were measured using a new Ipad system. It’s rather clever. The boys one by one stepped on the the board, typed in their age and sex and then the Ipad tmeasured their size and width quickly. Such a great idea to involve the children in the process.
With plenty of styles to choose from, the boys fell in love with a pair of navy boots each. Charlie chose a trainer style leather boot with coloured flash details down the side. Rufus wanted the neon green laces as soon as he saw them. I’m happy that they love their new shoes. They also chose a pair of sports trainers too for PE lessons and their after school football club. There is a great deal on at the moment too. If you buy a pair of shoes you can get £5 off any pair of trainers.
And so, off they went to school this morning, loving their new shoes, excited to show their friends. I can breathe out, another job ticked off!
Clarks now offer great in-store fitting appointments with Clarks experts which you can book online at a time that suits you.
*We received vouchers c/o Clarks for this post. All words and opinions are my own.
Lou Archell, a writer, photographer, stylist and founder of Littlegreenshed. A UK lifestyle & travel blog
Lou is also a busy mum of two amazing boys and the founder of Sisterhood Camp – an annual creative retreat for recharging and empowering brilliant ladies, Lou is passionate about supporting and inspiring others whether through her workshops, writing, photography or lifestyle hacks.