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I can hardly believe it. In just two short weeks I will be a mum to two Year 1 students! It feels like yesterday that I was holding my teeny premature twins in my arms, now we are busy getting ready for school. I’ll admit that as a busy mum of four my brain is not always reliable, so I depend on lists to make sure I don’t forget anything and the kids are totally Back-to-School ready when it comes to Term 1.
Lunch boxes, drink bottles, sun hats, hair ties, socks, pants, shirts, dresses and even netball undies, there are plenty of things to be ticked off on my Back-to-School list. They are all needed and (luckily) quite easily found however the most important school purchase of all is school shoes. Children wear them 5 days a week and at least 6-7 hours a day, so in my opinion a good pair of shoes is an absolute must, after all you’ve only got one set of feet!
As many of you know I grew up in The Netherlands and while Dutch children don’t wear school uniforms or specific school shoes like they do here in Australia, my parents would always put great care into buying us a quality pair of Clarks shoes that would fit and support our growing feet perfectly. I have lovely memories going into store with my mum and getting measured up by a sales lady. I remember feeling very special! My children’s feet deserve comfortable, supportive, high quality shoes too so I am very pleased I can count on trusted footwear brand Clarks right here in Australia as well.
Because we already own multiple pairs of Clarks shoes we are familiar with sizing and fit so I picked the twins’ new school shoes online with 100% confidence (shipping AND returns are free!), saves me going into store with all four kids. If you are new to Clarks you can always pop into a Clarks stockist for a thorough 10-step check fitting by a specialist trained fitter to find the perfect fit for your child. You can also measure your child up in the comfort of your own home using a Clarks Measuring Gauge.
When choosing the twins’ school shoes there were a few must-have features for me (yes, another list!): leather material for durability and breathability, a thick and sturdy sole that doesn’t wear down in a few weeks, velcro closures to make getting dressed easy and quick (for the kids, and for me too), built-in arch support and of course a classy, stylish look with neat finishes.
Like most Aussie kids our twins are an active little duo. They are always running, climbing, jumping, sliding, hopping and skipping so I want them to wear school proof shoes that are strong, grip well and are able to withstand a bit of rough and tumble. As soon as I saw the scuff resistant toe and heel of the Sawyer Jnr and Sian Jnr school shoes, I knew this would be my best chance at keeping their school shoes looking decent for longer than one term and they tick yes on all the other features too.
As the home of the original school shoe, Clarks offers an extensive range of more than 50 different school shoes in a range of styles, colours and sizes so there is a perfect pair to suit boys and girls of all ages. Have you taken your children for their first school shoe fitting yet? I can’t wait to share a picture of my big Year 1 students wearing their new shoes to school, just 13 days to go…
To find out more Clarks, to locate a stockist near you or to order online visit www.clarks.com.au.
Thanks to Clarks Australia we have one pair of Clarks School Shoes in winner’s choice of style/size (value up to RRP $129.95) to give away. Just answer one simple question to enter, all entries must be received by 5.00pm AEST on 28th January 2015. This is a game of skill and chance plays no part in determining the winners. By entering this giveaway you agree to these Terms and Conditions.