Find out our top tips for buying shoes for your children this autumn, and take a look at our picks for the season.
Autumn is a momentous time of year for children, with the changing of the seasons and the leaves falling in nature, and the start of the new school year marking a change in their own lives too! With so much change going on, why not try a new pair of shoes as well? But what should you keep an eye open for when buying autumn shoes?
The first thing to remember is that children’s feet grow fast. Sometimes, the shoes that fit them at the start of the summer might not fit them now, so it’s always worthwhile to measure your kids’ feet before you start your shop. Otherwise, their new shoes might pinch or rub and leave them feeling anything but excited about the autumn to come.
Next, think about the weather. It might still be hot and humid at the beginning of the autumn, but as winter gets closer your child may need shoes with a little more coverage, like boots or trainers. This can also help them to avoid slips and falls on wet leaves and pinecones when you’re out exploring the woods!
Speaking of wet, autumn is a great time of year for puddle jumping and muddy trails, so you’ll want to make sure your kids have suitably waterproof shoes on so they don’t get cold, wet toes. When trying on these shoes, remember to wear thick fluffy socks if that’s what they’ll be wearing outside - this will help to ensure a good fit.
Autumn adventures are calling! Head outside and discover the new season in our new First Steps and Pre-school shoes, designed to protect and support little feet.
Add a pop of colour to their feet this autumn in our PUZZLE shoes. Available in an array of eye-catching colours, including harvest gold patent, duck egg blue glitter and red patent, they offer cushioned insoles, leather linings and an easy to use adjustable rip-tape fastening. The perfect companion to brighten feet on dull days.
Our popular TREE HOUSE shoes are back for another season with new colourways navy metallic leather and red leather (coming soon!). A great casual alternative for autumn adventures, they benefit from padded ankle support and a removeable footbed for a feel-good fit. They also come in a wide H fit option for chubby little feet.
Perfect for autumnal walks and play, our new JIGSAW shoes are great for supporting those all-important first steps. Available in a tan leather and navy leather, precious feet will stay comfortable and secure with a single rip-tape fastening, while the new flex grooves on the sole have been designed to ensure an extra tough grip, so there will be no limits to their fun!
There’s so much to love about our new FANTASY shoes. Strong colour pops lead the way with eye-catching designs in purple metallic leather, navy leather and gold metallic leather. This pre-school style is available from a small size 6 to a 12.5 in an F and G fit. The Start-Rite Twins make a welcome return on the rip-tape fastening and pretty hearts adorn the shoe with a rainbow stitch detail down the side of the shoes for a fun added effect.
For natural support and flexibility, our EXPLORE shoes are a great choice. Similar to our FANTASY shoes, this smart casual design has a cool contrasting sole with stitch detailing and a Twins tab feature on the bar. The footbed is also removeable on this style for a feel-good fit. Available in grey leather, tan leather, navy leather and black leather (ideal for school).