Shoe shopping is the one of the most important back-to-school things families do. In our school – two pairs of shoes are required (one for indoors and one for outdoors). My kids are busy on their feet all day so I know they need proper fitting shoes which breathe and also provide great comfort. I had the opportunity to do a GEOX Review where I gleaned some shoe shopping tips for back-to-school…
Shoe shopping tip #1: ask for help. I will be the first to admit…I’m terrible at shoe shopping. For myself. For my kids. Thus, I do not hold back in asking for help when it comes to shoe shopping. My husband is a bit of a shoe-shopping-whisperer (kind of like the dog whisperer but with shoes). He knows what to look for in a shoe. And he is also pretty magical with our kids (which is HUGE because if Papa likes it…the kids instantly like it too…magic!).
If it happens that I cannot bring my shoe-shopping-whisperer along I will ask the shoe store representative to volunteer their opinions. Like, when I was in the GEOX store, the salesperson was great about giving me their opinion on what size to buy (Kids size 9), helped me define what I was looking for in style (high top? Athletic? Uniform?), and really make the shoe shopping process so much easier.
Now I have bought GEOX shoes for my son before. GEOX shoes are well-made; providing the support and fit my busy boys requires. GEOX shoes are also breathable (I love that). And the fact that they are waterproof means they are the perfect shoe for my guy in the Fall.
Shoe shopping tip #2: ask the kid opinion. I admit…it was hard to choose from the huge kids selection at GEOX…well hard for me…for my son it was easy “BLUE”. So we narrowed our choices to three different types of blue GEOX shoes.
Shoe shopping tip #3: try on three pairs of shoes. Even if your child loves one especially…try on two more. It’s good to compare. Check if heels are slipping out the back or if the toes are touching the top. Which brings me to the deciding factor tip…
Shoe shopping tip #4: the deciding factor. For some it may be colour, price, style, fit. Yes, all important things. For us it was: can you put it on all by yourself? See, we were shopping for a Kindergarten kid (and we all know one of the big things in kindergarten is that you have to be able to put on and take off your shoes all by yourself). Though all the GEOX shoes fit my son really well…one particular pair was easiest for him to put on and take off all by himself. Even the GEOX sales rep remarked at how well he did. My son was so proud. And he loves he GEOX shoes.