I am normally the most organised people when it comes to back to school shopping.
Working in a supermarket for years made me realise that if you don’t get the school uniform at the beginning of the summer, the sizes you need are normally sold out by the end of August.
This year, however, all my best laid plans have gone out of the window and I am really disorganised.
As soon as we got back from Disney I placed an order for the kids uniform from the school shop and got this email back:
Isaac and Eliza are OK, they have uniform from last term that still fits, but Sebby is starting reception and needs to have uniform, so I have a feeling he may be going into school with no jumper of tie for the first couple of weeks.
Then there is the shoes.
I have always taken my kids into shoe shops to get their feet measured, but there is a handy click ‘n’ fit measuring guide online and it is really easy to do in the comfort of your own home.
Simply print off a grid and take pictures of your childs feet on the grid, upload the photo’s to the website and it will actually give you your child’s size.
It took a few goes to get the photo’s right as you need to make sure the full grid is in the photos, but the measurements were done and our shoe order complete.
For Isaac we chose the Aqua Warrior shoes, which are waterproof leather shoes with a scuff resistant toe protection to help shoes look good for longer.
For Eliza it just had to be the Princess Elza shoes which also have scuff resistant toe protection to help them look good for longer.
Both pairs of shoes also have padded ankles for extra comfort & support and breathable linings, removable insoles to keep feet fresh.
Both pairs of shoes fit perfectly and arrived promptly too.
Also check out the Startrite Outlet page for some bargains – I bought Sebby’s school shoes in the next size up for £12 back in June which was a real bargain!!
Now to start buying the rest of the uniform, only 8 days and counting until they go back to school.
Are you ready for the new term?
Disclaimer: We were provided with two pairs of shoes for the purpose of a review. All thoughts and opinions are our own.