Side Street Style: Ready for Adventure with Start-Rite

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14/06/2018

Ready for Adventure with Start-Rite

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If your a parent you will probably already be familiar with Start-Rite shoes, they are one of the oldest shoe companies in the UK and have graced the feet of Royals since 1955 when a young Prince Charles and his siblings wore them. Over the years some of their styles have had somewhat of a modern upgrade but their reputation for quality well-made shoes hasn't changed so I was really excited when they got in touch to see if my two very active boys would put them to the test. 

As a family we always like to be ready for what the day will hold as we are very active and always doing something whether that's a day trip to a National Trust property or walking up through the forest or heading further afield on a road trip and exploring somewhere completely new to us so the kids footwear has to be able to withstand all of that. 

start-rite shoes
start-rite shoes


My eldest has become pickier over the last year, which is understandable as he is developing his own likes and dislikes when it comes to personal style. He has started getting into things like skateboarding and rock climbing and wanted something that was a bit edgy so I just knew he would like the Flow shoe with an easy to open velcro strap and is also water resistant which comes in hand when your child likes to jump over puddles and streams as mine does. 

When it came to my youngest I was a little bit worried as many do not know this but he was actually born with an extra toe (which has since been removed) but it means he has very wide feet and the majority of the time we struggle to find shoes that fit but start-rite actually stock an array of shoes right up to H. Comfort is especially important for him so these super-soft Leo walker shoes have been a real hit as he can round around with no rubbing or issues.

The main thing is my boys love them and that is the best recommendation I can give especially as my eldest point blank refuses to wear anything that is slightly uncomfortable or a design he doesn't love. We have had the shoes a couple of weeks now and so far no tears in the fabric or stitching coming undone and I am sure they are going to see the boys through some fun adventures this summer. 



Thanks to Start-Rite for sending the shoes. Words 100% my own. 

8 comments:

  1. Hello.This post was really interesting, especially since I was looking for thoughts on this topic last Tuesday.

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  2. My girls have had a few pairs of Start-Rite shoes each and they have always been great. IN fact Miss E is still wearing school shoes from last September, which is pretty amazing. Mich x

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    1. Wow that is amazing! Yes I'm really impressed with the quality and how well made they are

      Laura x

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  3. They're proper cute - and for them to be practical and comfortable is so very important for mischevious boys :) (As a fellow wide-foot person, I feel their pain!)

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    1. I know it's hard to find wide enough shoes so I was super happy when these go really wide

      Laura x

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  4. I remember start rite shoes when I was little! Glad they found some comfy ones to wear :)

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    1. Thats amazing! They are one of the oldest brands so you know your onto a good thing

      Laura x

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  5. We love startrite here - especially their goretex one as mine still love to jump in muddy puddles. These look very smart

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