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My daughter seems to outgrow shoes at an alarming rate. I thought things would slow down but at almost 2 and a half, she still outgrows a pair of shoes after about 3 months. The winter boots I had got her at the end of October where getting tight in January and although the vast majority of the time I purchase her shoes from a local shoe shop, I decided in the January sales to get her to try on boots in the shop and look online to see if I could firstly get them cheaper and secondly go up a size to keep her going the rest of the winter and into early Spring. I got her to try on these boots in the shop and she loved them due to the flashing lights I think, however I was relieved when the shop assistant didn't have them in the next size up so it gave me an excuse to get them online, which I got for a little less than I would have paid in the shop. In fact in the sale, I paid £30 for these boots. My daughter was enticed by the flashing lights that come on when you stamp or walk in these boots but there were several features of these winter boots that I thought made them a good purchase. Firstly, I love the tan colour of these boots as I think they go with all colours of clothing and they certainly look extremely cute when my little girl is wearing tights and dresses. I also love the fact there is the little lining of fur around the top, as it adds that touch of warmth around the leg. These boots are around mid calf length rather than knee length which is much more appropriate for a 2 year old. The other thing that I love about these boots is they have a rubber protected toe. My daughter is very hard on her shoes and recently I have been buying Startrite shoes over Clarks since I felt they stood up better to the battering they took on a daily basis and my daughter wore them. However it was this rubber protected toe that persuaded me that these Clarks boots could be as durable as the Startrite for my daughter. On the side of the shoe there is a little fairy with little swirls of fairy dust where the lights are enclosed. I ordered these boots from the Clarks website and my daughter was so excited to get them on. The extra half size was terrific and they weren't clumpy on her and she seems happy to keep them on even when she is playing, so I take that as a good sign that they are comfortable for her. There isn't a lot of room round the leg, but enough to make them comfortable however it is worth noting that if your child has slightly chubby legs (like my little girl had when she a baby) these may very likely be too tight on the leg. For the first week, my daughter went around the house and pretty much everywhere stamping her feet in order to see the flashing lights. I'm not entirely sure how long the lights are meant to last, or whether they should last the duration of the shoe's life, but they are certainly an appealing feature. Although my daughter has only been wearing these boots for a couple of weeks, they certainly appear to be pretty durable with the rubber protected toe and even in that couple of weeks they have been dragged along the floor as she has crawled along, and dragged down slides in the play park and so far there isn't a hint of being marked. For £30 these were definitely a good buy and I know by buying that half size up I will definitely get the rest of the winter and into Spring for as long as the weather remains cold, without having to buy any more winter boots. I spent about £20 more than that on her last Startrite boots so these therefore were a bargain in comparison. A good durable buy with good features that appeal to parent and child.
Gorgeous, just Grgeous! I went shopping with my three year old niece last week for some winter boots and was delighted to purchase Breena Dusks. I'm very intrigued to know where the name comes from and what it means, but unfortunately no one could tell me. My niece picked out the boots from a wide selection, I think she was attracted to the embroidered purple fairies on the sides. The boots have flashing lights and when switched on, they flash when the kids walk. The lights definately sold them to my niece and I had a bit of a struggle to get them off her feet after she had tried them on. In the end she put them on after we had paid and before leaving the store. The boots are calf length which I think is just right for a young girl and they look very neat on, they are not in any way chunky. This means they can be worn with both skirts/shorts and jeans/trousers, which at £40 makes them great value for money. They look well made and durable and have so far kept her feet both dry and warm. The boots are made of brown/tan coloured leather and have a rubber rim at the toes which helps prevent scuffs, they also have a lovely cream fur trim making them nice and cosy. They have zips on the inside and it is easy to slip them on and off, a must for a 3 year old. The boots are available in Clark's stores or online and come in sizes seven to nine and a half, with F & G width fittings. I am delighted with this purchase and so is my niece!
Bootiful! This is a review of Clarks Breena Dusk Boots which we recently bought for our daughter as we are heading in to the colder months, the sandals were retired and something more practical sought. I have always bought her Clarks shoes as they fit their feet properly although you can guarantee one thing, they will always be more expensive than many other children's shoe brands! The purchase We headed in to the Clarks shop at Meadowhall (Sheffield) and the first thing we did was get her feet measured, as we usually do to check we are buying the right size and width. The service has a cheese counter style ticket machine to help with queues although it was not busy when we visited. Sized and ready! Once sized up, the shop assistant asked what we were after and if we had seen anything in particular we liked. We just said we wanted some boots and that she could bring some out in her size for us to try. Two pairs were produced, the Clarks Breena Dusk Boots being one of them. Description I instantly loved the boots, the fake fur lined tops and light up detail on the sides appealed hugely. The boots are brown and made from a soft leather with rubber soles and an almost invisible rubber toe cap which prevents scuffs. They fasten with a zip up the sides which also have an embroidered picture of a fairy casting a spell on them which is quite charming. Sizes Children's sizes 7 - 9 and a half are available (and all the half sizes in between) in the Clarks Breena Dusk Boots with F or G width fittings. Price The boots are £40 to buy. In use The boots are a little tough to get snugly on the foot at first and we have to give a good tug and instruction to our daughter to "push" her foot in but once they are in, they are easy to zip up. I don't think it's that they are too tight, I think they are just a good fit and after a few wearings this process is getting a bit easier. Our daughter loves wearing them and dances around in them to make the lights flash. It's going to be fun on Bonfire Night when it's pitch black outside and she is wearing these, we certainly won't lose her. I was tempted to buy the boots in a half size bigger than she needed but the shop assistant confirmed that there was plenty of toe space in the boots and that wasn't necessary. I just wanted to make sure they fit her to the end of winter! My thoughts These are the first pair of boots our 22 month old daughter has had (apart from wellington boots) and the shop assistant advised she might find them strange for a short while, with the support around her ankles. The next day I took her for a walk and she managed fine in the boots. They have already become a firm favourite and she loves wearing them and has even learned how to unzip them herself (which is not always useful!). They were expensive but look lovely on and I am pleased with our purchase. So far they have remained smart and have withstood a few outings and trips to the park and muddy fields.