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25/06/2013 at 09:45
Are they ok on kids? I have seen the cool ones from H&M that Belle and Chids have bought.
H wouldn't let me put L in something that never had a name on them especially when they are so similar to Converse.
Don't even know what I am trying to say lol.
25/06/2013 at 09:48
Whilst they're young enough to get away with it then I will. H bought E some nike trainers when she was 12 months old, they didn't last her long and he spent quite a bit on them, I went mad, and then after paying £28 for a pair of clarks ones too and S only getting a few weeks wear out of them I feel I was ripped off there.
I'll now be buying cheaper ones until they're old enough to ask for branded things. E loves her fake converse because they're pink, so i'm glad I didn't spend tons on converse for her.
25/06/2013 at 09:51
I know what M is saying but even Fong my nail guy was like "check out the litle mans swag - cool converse, damn girl where you get them cos I want my boy some" L has a mix of branded and these. It's not like he's in Kappa or Dunlop
25/06/2013 at 09:56
I have to get C whatever is wide enough - generally things like converse aren't anyway. What are the H&M ones? Maybe I should have a look there.
25/06/2013 at 10:03
I wouldn't put him in cheap brands like Dunlop (always makes me think of Dunlop treaders aka skid marks!) but I have and do put him in non- branded. No way I'm paying £30 for a pair when I'll also be forking out that for school shoes and non-school shoes. I bought some cool skater type chunk trainers in sainsburys a while back.
I'm not getting him into labels until I have to!
I'm afraid I also won't put him in plimsolls for pe either. Memories of kids being ripped apart for them when I was a kid!
25/06/2013 at 10:04
And wdds- converse aren't wide enough for Sammy either
25/06/2013 at 10:06
L is an H fitting and manages just fine with Converse and Vans.
These are the H&M ones, E's got a G with foot when we got her measured at clarks and she's fine in these
25/06/2013 at 10:09
Dunlop went trendy for a while
I have just realised that L has about £110 of shoes sitting in my living room and that is only 4 pairs
They are these ones
S's problem isn't just width as such, he has a really high instep so even H fit Clarks Velcro doodles won't do up! Takes after his father unfortunately
25/06/2013 at 10:18
Fi I daren't add up any of the trainers in our house, at least £60 a pop for the girls bleeding Blazers, then Airmax then Converse...
25/06/2013 at 10:20
I know, I am dreading when he gets older.
25/06/2013 at 10:21
I just couldn't justify those costs, we couldn't afford it, so i'm hoping that they're not going to be too fussed about brands until they're much older.
25/06/2013 at 10:23
N has a mix, he's had converse and now has a pair of vans. He's also had h&m ones and this year, some next ones. He hasn't had a problem with any of them, I save the brands for best and the non-branded for the park.
25/06/2013 at 10:34
Exactly LB. L spilt choc ice cream down one of his Ralph tops the other day. Thankfully it only cost me a tenner as it's a snide, the exact reason I won't pay full price for them.
25/06/2013 at 10:36
Maybe I should get a cheaper pair for him playing around
25/06/2013 at 10:47
For 'proper' trainers we buy branded like Nike etc but for trendy pumps I just normally buy from H&M.
25/06/2013 at 10:50
Thanks for posting the H&M ones, I didn't want hi-top trainers though but I'll add that to the places to look at when we go shoe shopping! C's going to love it!
25/06/2013 at 10:56
They do have low versions in some stores DD.
25/06/2013 at 11:24
LIttle children won't be fussed about the brands until they are older unless you encourage them to know the difference.
My daughter is as stupidly pleased to get a cheap pair of shoes from H&M as she was to get a way more expensive pair of Lelli Kellys (these were actually free though as my friend gave us a pair her daughter had grown out of without hardly wearing).
Those with boys, at least you're not in the shoe shop with a child making a bee line to every pair of sparkly shoes in sight!
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