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Your Start-Rite Favourites

Don’t just take our word for it… hear what some of our customers had to say about their favourite Start-Rite styles.

Girl and boy on rope swing

Our iconic Chelsea boots in navy leather with floral detail is one of our most popular designs. Featuring a side zip fastening with an elastic panel, it makes taking them on and off a breeze. The perfect style to take little feet through the colder seasons. Hear what some of our customers had to say about this style…

Chelsea navy

“This is the second winter we've bought these boots - they look great with jeans, leggings and dresses and still look nice after months of wearing. We would absolutely recommend!”

“A really gorgeous pair of boots that my daughter loves. They are really hard-wearing but are also really stylish. We are always getting lots of compliments on them.”

“My granddaughter wears them every day and loves them. They look really nice and are good quality giving good support to the inner foot and ankle.”

Crafted from soft grey leather and exclusive to, these comfy Chelsea boots are perfect for either smartening up an outfit or keeping it casual for a fun day out. Hear what some of our customers had to say about this style…

Digby grey

“Brilliant boots, sturdy, stylish and well worth the money. My two and half year old loves them.”

“Absolutely gorgeous boots. Excellent quality as always. There’s no other company for my three children.”

“These boots are a lovely colour. They’re good quality and a good fit for my three-year-old.”

Tough Bug
Super tough first walking shoes that active little feet will love. Our Tough Bug shoes in red leather are ideal for the little explorers! The flexible sole allows feet to move freely, while the heel and toe bumpers protect them from any knocks on their travels! Hear what some of our customers had to say about this style…

Tough Bug red

“This is the third size my son has had. He loves them and they are wide enough for his H+ feet. They are robust and stand up to a boisterous four-year-old!”

“Really great sturdy shoes that look so sweet on my little boy! They also dry very quickly when he inevitably jumps in puddles!”

“Great shoes for my active little boy. They are made from soft leather, so he is comfortable when running around, and there’s lots of scuff protection so his shoes last longer.”

A much-loved classic T-bar design. Our Sunflower shoes in navy leather are made from soft leathers with a padded collar allowing for all day comfort and flexibility. The pretty stitched flowers and diamanté detail make them a hit with little feet. Hear what some of our customers had to say about this style…

Sunflower navy

“They are just what I was looking for… a classic navy buckle shoe. They look great with either a winter dress or trousers. They’re a good fit with enough room to grow. I’ll definitely be ordering again.”

“Excellent shoe and a great fit. Start-Rite are still the best for babies, toddlers and children’s shoes. Wonderful designs now from when I wore them 50 years ago!!”

“Absolutely gorgeous shoes. So pleased that I could get the exact shoes I wanted. Excellent quality too – fit for a toddler.”

First Chelsea
A versatile ankle boot that little feet will love. Our First Chelsea boots in tan leather benefit from soft leather that moulds to the shape of the foot, and ultra-flexible soles that have just the right amount of grip for easy movement – perfect for little learners. Hear what some of our customers had to say about this style…

First Chelsea tan

“Love the boots! Perfect fit for my girl, very sturdy and durable, and the colour goes with anything. They’re also very supportive for her growing feet.”

“Lovely boots, very well designed and stylish. Hoorah for unisex classic boots!”

“Beautiful boots, great quality. We get lots of compliments!”

Read more reviews and comments over on our website. Shop the collection HERE