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Where to buy good quality shoes?

Posted by benderm - Created: 7 years ago
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Posted by RMP-206632 - 7 years ago

www.shoesforkids.co.uk stock Clarks, Start-rite and a few other brands and deliver to France.

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Posted by ereiamjh-229420 - 7 years ago

I would never pay 80 euros for even my older kids (well, ok, for good leather boots I have). But any of the big shoe stores is good enough for an 18-month-old. I've even bought pretty decent sandals at Carrefour - you have to look often and be choosy, but the do appear at times.

Go to Halle Aux Chaussures or Chausseland. Or try Vertbaudet or Du Pareil Au Meme.

Once they get to be around 4-5 years old, then you need to start being more choosy. I found that sandals from Halle-O-Chaussures or Chausseland fall apart quite quickly so I don't bother anymore. I've been buying very solid, quality sandals from Amazon.fr.

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Posted by RuthR - 7 years ago

My son is three years old. Unfortunately I haven't found a shop near Antibes that sells good quality leather children's shoes at a reasonable price. 80 euros is too much to pay for a pair of shoes that a child will grow out of in a few months time! I tend to stock up on Clarks shoes for my son when I'm in the UK, but if I have to buy here then I usually buy online, often at sale prices. There are some good websites, which offer free delivery and returns:
Although brands like Start Rite are more expensive in France than in the UK.
It's possible to buy the Clarks fitting gauge now (http://www.johnlewis.com/231603993/Product.aspx), so I measure my son's feet, order on the Clarks website and ask visitors from the UK to bring the shoes with them. There are also new Clarks shoes on Ebay UK for delivery to France.

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Posted by em06 - 7 years ago

Go to La halle aux chaussures, good quality and very good value.28 Avenue Notre Dame, Centre Fashion Center (mitoyen Hotel Mercure Et Darty)
04 93 27 27 92hope this helps !

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Posted by benderm - 7 years ago

Anywhere from Antibes to Cannes preferred.