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My son was in desperate need of some new shoes as he was quickly outgrowing his old ones and we shopped around for a bit and in the end we decided to buy him some high top converse (in blue!)
Converse look absolutely gorgeous on children and my son was no exception! They go with every outfit he wears! Shorts or trousers!!
When we went to try on the converse in the shoe shop we ended up purchasing a size up from what he is as when we were trying to get them on his feet we had to open up the laces really wide to be able to slide his foot in comfortably! But once you get past the slim part of the shoe they fit really well.
He is currently a size 6 but wearing a 7 in converse due to this but his feet don't move around or rub as the high top laces keep his feet secure.
The only issue i have with converse (which isn't really an issue actually!) is the amount of time it takes to put them on! If i'm in a rush i will go for his other shoes but i have to take my time with the converse as i have to loosen the laces to put them onto his feet. But once they are on he looks like a gorgeous little rockstar!
I will definitely be buying more!
I bought my daughter a pair of pink converse when she started walking at 9 months old. They have a soft rubber sole which was good for her balance and they look amazingly cute. As her feet have grown she had a red pair and a white pair too. So a returning customer obviously means that CONVERSE are doing something right.
The soles are thick soft rubber and cover the toes too. The canvas shoe is very comftable and comes in so many different colours. I wash Converse in the washer and they come out as new. They are tied with laces that also come in various different colours.
I did find it difficult to actually get them onto my daughters feet because of the hi-top shape, and she used to undo the laces all the tie on chew on the ends. But they are still very trendy and comfy shoes.
I find that kids converse usually come up 1 size bigger than they actually, a lady in Clarks also confirmed this so I had to be careful when buying them that I was getting the correct sizes.
I have always been into alternative clothes, footwear and music so always said if i ever had kids they would follow suit and be in little converse shoes and baggy jeans....however, after having my daughter i decided baby girls should be dressed as baby girls! So for the first 2 years of her life she was in pretty pink dresses and outfits.
I was out shopping one day with her and we went into john lewis to use the baby change room, directly outside the john lewis baby change is the childrens shoe department, all of a sudden my little girl started shouting "mummy mummy can i have them shoes they are like yours!!" I turned around to see a stand with about 10 different colours of converse hi tops for children, all of them were £20 which i couldn't afford at the time so i told her maybe one day and we carried on with our shopping.
She carried on pestering for days after that, she "NEEDED" shoes like mummy (very bossy 2 year old!) so i decided to check sites such as ebay and amazon, i managed to find some on amazon for £10 so i decided to purchase them, they arrived the next day in a little mini converse shoe box and she was absolutely beaming when i opened the box!
I got her the pink hi tops, just like mine, they have the converse star on the inner ankle part just like the grown up versions, sturdy rubber sole which bends easily when she walks and the main canvas part of the shoe, they can be difficult to put on if you don't loosen the laces enough before but if they are loosened enough they go on very easily.
These shoes are machine washable, which is brilliant for a toddler shoe, and i am guessing are very comfortable to wear as she never wants to take them off!! Obviously they aren't a "proper" fitted shoe so if you have children with very wide feet they may be a little uncomfortable for them as they look quite narrow.
All in all these are brill, i always get people asking me where they are from and saying how cute my daughter looks in her little converse and at £10 they were an absolute bargain so definitely shop around if you want some for your children!
My sister treated my baby to a gorgeous pair of purple Converse boots for her first birthday, and I loved them so much that once she was walking properly I put them on her as much as possible!
These little boots are a mini version of the classic adult baseball boots and have a chunky, thick rubber sole and toe, and a tough canvas upper. They are lace-up and have the Converse logo on the back of the boot.
My daughter wore these quite a lot and she seemed to absolutely adore them and would often bring them to me, or try to put them on herself. For me, one of the best things about these boots is the fact that you can just throw them in the washing machine and they come out good as new.
I'm not sure how supportive these boots are, but my daughter had no problem walking or running in them. I hate shoes with solid, unforgiving soles, but these are great because the soles are really flexible and they bend easily on impact.
After a few months my daughter grew out of her dinky little boots so I looked into replacing them but at around £30 a pair, they were way out of my price range so I bought her a pair from Ebay for around £10 instead, in the cute pink colour.
Even though they are a size too big for her, my daughter is just as attached to the pink ones and already tries to put them on at every opportunity and can even walk in them fine, although I will leave regular wear until they fit a little better.
I do have a few problems with these boots and the first one is that they are a nightmare to get on and off. My daughter is a wriggler and its a pain trying to get these on her when she is moving about. I try to lie her on my lap but she gets bored so it's more hard work than it's worth sometimes, and hence I don't use these boots as often as an easier pull-on pair she also owns. She hates me trying to force her heel in and I have discovered the laces have to be undone or loosened a lot before they will go on or off.
The other problem is that unless the laces are laced up correctly from day one, they can be very annoying when one is way longer than the other, resulting in difficult to tie up shoes. I know this is only a minor problem, and it's easy to sit down and re-lace them, but it's something I always forget to do until I am pushed for time, trying to lace them up in a hurry and realising that they are completely different lengths and difficult to tie in a neat bow!
Apart from that though I can't really fault these boots but they are a luxury item and not an essential. I don't think they could ever replace a properly fitted pair of shoes, so are ideal as a second pair, although this is an expense not everyone can afford or justify.
My baby girl gets tons of compliments when she wears them though and they look cool with everything from jeans and leggings to pretty party dresses.
I was looking for some new shoes for my daughter and had seen the Converse basketball style pumps in a shoe shop but the price tag had been putting me off. After looking round and not being able to find an alternative I really liked I decided I would treat her to a pair of the Converse, especially after hearing rave reviews about them from one of my friends.
Converse is an American shoe company that has been going for over 100 years - learning this really shocked me as I don't remember them going back to when I was a child but maybe thats due to the prices of them!! It was in 1966 that the range of colours were introduced to the Converse shoes as there was such a high demand from basketball teams, and from the 70's different materials were starting to be used - leather, suede, vinyl and hemp. Converse has since been bought out by Nike.
I chose a pair in a lovely pastel pink and rather than get the normal pumps I went for the high lace up version. The shoes have a thick rubber base which is very flexible despite the thickness and the upper part of the shoe is made out of canvas. There are five eyelets for the laces, and you can choose how you would like to lace them up, be it cross over or straight. I personally chose the cross over laces as I think it looks better. On the inside of each shoe is the Converse logo, this has a sort of plastic feel and originally they were padded and this was for comfort of the inside ankle bone but they are no longer padded (at least on the version I bought). I was a little confused initially as I thought the logo would've been on the outside so it was visible.
There is a range of colours available in these shoes, red, black, pink, navy, white, enamel blue and even patterned ones which are quite funky! The shoes are unisex, although I am sure you wouldn't put a boy in the pink ones!! I paid £27 for my daughters Converse shoes and while I do think this is a lot to pay for shoes for a two year old and I certainly won't be making a habit of it, I am glad I did as they look so trendy on and she tells me they are so comfortable to wear.
The one downside I have with these shoes is that they are an absolute nightmare to get on!! I don't know if it is because they are a basketball type shoe and we aren't used to it, or if my daughter just has funny feet! I am hoping this will get easier the more they are worn! Once they are on they are fantastic, and of course I can't comment on the comfort of the shoes myself I do have to take my little girls word for it and she says they are her feets favourite! So, they must be good!
I only bought the shoes three weeks ago, and while my little girl has worn them most days I don't feel I can really comment too much on the durable side of the shoes as they really haven't been worn enough. However they do feel like they are a really good quality and appear that they will last but my only concern would be scuffing on the rubber base.
All in all I think the Converse Toddler Lace Ups are a cracking little shoe and I would happily recommend them. I will give the shoes four out of five stars, losing one for the trickiness in actually getting them on the feet!
Thank you for reading my review :)