My daughter’s school took part in a lovely campaign this year called Sal’s Shoes. It is a charity that sends used shoes to children across the world who don’t have any.
On the last day of term, all the children in our school took off their shoes and popped them onto their desk, ready to be collected by Sal’s Shoes. Then they walked out of class bare-foot, to remind them of the 300 million children worldwide who don’t own a pair of shoes.
It was a very moving moment!
So, having donated Jenny’s old school shoes, we were in the market for a new pair!
Jake is a family-run business, based in the UK. They stock shoes for adults and children, and have lots of top brands such as Ugg, Converse and Hunter.
But what really attracted me to Jake is that they take the time to ensure that shoes fit properly. They offer a full measuring and fitting service for kids in their stores. They also stock shoes in a variety of width fittings.
As a mum, I know that looking after my children’s feet is important. Did you know that children’s feet aren’t fully formed until they’re 16-18yrs old?! So it’s important to get shoes that won’t hinder their growth and development.
However, don’t worry if you can’t get into a Jake store – their website is fab and you can always call them for advice on measuring and fitting.
Ordering some school shoes
With Jenny by my side, we browsed Jake’s school shoe range. She immediately spotted the Lelli Kelly collection and was drawn in by the sparkly accessories and shiny patent leather. I really liked them too.
Jenny’s feet are slightly wider than average at a G fitting, but this was fine because the Lelli Kelly shoes were available in an E, F or G fitting.
We chose the “Angel” design in Black Patent (£49.99).
Our Lelli Kelly school shoes
The shoes arrived quickly (there is free Next Working Day delivery on orders over £40) and were beautifully presented in a pink rose-covered box.
Jenny was keen to try her new shoes on and the Velcro straps made it easy for her to fasten them up. Then she started parading up and down the garden in her new footwear! I could tell they were a hit!
The Angel design features a sparkly butterfly on the strap. I was a bit worried that the butterfly wings would dig into her ankles, but actually they were nowhere near and the shoes fitted really well.
The shoes we chose came with 3 different strap designs which are interchangeable. This was easy to do and Jenny managed it by herself with no problems. There was the sparkly butterflies, a black bow design (which was my favourite), and a simple strap with “Lelli Kelly” embroidered on it.
We’ve popped the shoes away now so that they’re still smart come September, but Jenny keeps asking if it’s time to wear them yet! I can see it’s going to be a long few weeks…! Haha.
Win your own school shoes from Jake
I am pleased to announce that Jake have very generously offered to give a free pair of school shoes to one lucky Lucy At Home reader!
Just enter using the rafflecopter widget (and remember to check out the terms and conditions below). You could win your choice of school shoes, up to the value of £50!
This competitions ends: Wed 30th August, 2017
Good luck, everybody! x
Terms and conditions
Jake School Shoes Giveaway
No Purchase Necessary. Giveaway starts Wednesday 9th August 2017 at 00:01 BST and ends Wednesday 30th August 2017 at 23:59 BST. UK entrants only. Entrants must be 18 years old or over. The prize is 1 pair of school shoes from jakeshoes.co.uk, up to the value of £50. Winner will be selected at random using the random winner generator within Rafflecopter. The winner will be contacted by email and their name will be displayed on the giveaway page using the Rafflecopter widget. Where possible, I will also tweet the winner. The winner will have 48 hours to respond before a new winner is selected. No cash alternative. Please note that Jake Shoes are responsible for fulfilling this prize and Lucy At Home is not responsible for sponsors that do not fulfil their prizes. I have represented the sponsor with the expectation they will fulfil their prize and in a timely manner. I will only be passing your details onto the sponsor so that they can contact you regarding your prize. I will not share or sell information and will use any information only for the purpose of contacting the winner. Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Google+ are in no way associated with this giveaway.
Disclaimer: This is a collaborative post. We received a pair of school shoes for the purposes of this review. All opinions are my own. For more info, check out my disclosure policy.