Athena’s feet seem to grow at a rate of knots, so none of her sandals from last year fit her and I don’t want to keep enclosing her feet in shoes and trainers on really hot days because I know how restricting it can feel! Thankfully Brantano got in touch to see if she’d like to pick a style from their range of kids sandals to try out.
We chose the Hush Puppy Lara sandals because they are not only Athena’s favourite colour (‘Lellow’!) but she can put them on and take them off herself as they’ve got no fussy buckles, instead they’ve got easy to use Velcro straps on the ankle. The yellow patent has stayed shiny and unscratched despite lots of jumping off walls, running around the park and playing at the beach in the sand, they just wipe clean!
They’re perfect for pairing with summer dresses and shorts, and as we spend a lot of time at the beach they’re great for getting up and down the pebbles to the water where she can happily take them off herself to splash in. As they’re Hush Puppies they’ve got a sturdy well -made sole that you’d expect and a slightly padded insole for extra comfort. I was really impressed with the grip design on the sole too, it means she can wear these on her scooter without fear of slipping off.
Brantano stock a really varied selection of brands, including Clarkes, Start-rite and Skechers all at reasonable or well discounted prices. Arlo is going to need his first pair of shoes soon and I’ve spotted a couple of styles I really like at almost half what they are in our local shoe shop, so if you’ve got kids with rapidly growing feet it’s definitely worth checking Brantano out, there are free returns on all orders too in case something doesn’t fit, or if you’ve kids that hate having their feet measured in shops like Athena!
We were provided with a pair of sandals for the purpose of this review, all words and opinions are my own.