new shoes

So it got to that time of year again where I suddenly remembered, guiltily, that I haven't had Theo's feet measured in a long while. So instead of trekking all the way into town we scooted the short distance to our lovely local shoe shop, OddSox on Gloucester Road.

Set up by Sarah and Jo, both mums themselves, they set about creating a shop that offered a great friendly service selling excellent quality, diverse range and affordably priced shoes for kids (and some for adults too!)

The interaction and service is something that I think sets them apart from other shoe retailers. Jo and Sarah make sure that the child is involved in the whole process, asking their name and giving clear instructions to help measure and fit the shoes. I know that Theo loves to be involved with whats going on and to feel that he is helping. He was also free to have a look around, play with the toys and have a little play with the foot measure.

Here's a little peek around the shop:
 I love the range of shoes that they stock, with lots of lovely European brands such as Camper and more local such as Livie and Luca. They stock everything from baby boots to good quality school shoes and even (my weakness) Saltwater sandals, for kids and adults.

For me I love knowing that I'm supporting a local, independent business and knowing I'm buying a high quality product! And Theo has asked nearly every day whether we are going to the shoe shop...

We were offered discount in exchange for our review, but all thoughts are my own, as we really do love it!