Hopscotch Shoes Review
After the recommendations, I'd given the Hopscotch Shoes Facebook page a like and had a quick scroll through the website, which were both full of useful tips and tricks and photos of lots of happy customers of all ages, so we were expecting good things!
The shop we chose was easily accessible and easy to find and we were greeted with a warm welcome and immediately felt at ease. We were right to - the staff were fantastic - very friendly and knowledgable and helped make the experience special. The lovely lady who helped us was happy to answer all my (plentiful) questions!
The range in there was smaller at our size, but covered a vast range of sizes, styles and ages overall. Having looked around, I can already feel a toddler shoe obsession coming and trumping my own!
We chose the Startrite Tots shoes in the end, with the red Startrite ones, coming a close second. We actually said afterwards, that it was funny that the shoes we chose would not have been our first choice had we seen them online. But, once they were on and we saw them in action, we knew we made the right choice. They are super quality and have a broad toe, but work well with B's narrow ankles.
As, I mentioned, the sales assistant was wonderful and so much so that B actually didn't want to leave. He practically ran around the shop picking up shoes and generally entertaining everyone there. The new shoes were on and good to go immediately. Not a tear was shed by him, but there may have been a little one from me.
What was lovely is that we also go a Polaroid (it took a few attempts!) to keep as a memento. It came personalised with the date, size and style of first shoe, which is such a thoughtful touch.
What happened next?
Big changes were afoot (sorry!) immediately, because these shoes have actually stayed firmly on B's feet from day one. We could never get B to keep socks on, but, shoes is a different matter all together. He loves them!
Forward to one week later and B was walking and even running more confidently everyday. So much so we even had a couple of little strolls to the shops, some romps through the park, and a meander around the aquarium. He is clearly loving his new-found independence and his excitement just melts my heart!
We loved the experience of getting the shoes at Hopscotch and wouldn't have wanted it any other way, and even though I'll venture to buying the next ones online, we'll definitely be back to Hopscotch Shoes.
We could only give 5 stars. Happy B = happy me!