Product Type: Clarks Hunter Original
Newest Review: ... were turning over inwards we knew we needed her feet measured properly. ~*~Why choose doodles? Now to summer....my little princess nee... more
Member Name: loopcinda
Advantages: Light and comfy
Disadvantages: Not designed for wet weather
At the start of every Summer I head off to Clarks and buy my kids a pair of Doodles each. They are a staple part of their Summer wardrobe.
Doodles are a range of kids shoes sold by only by Clarks. They come in lots of different styles, i.e. sandals, pumps, buckle fastening, velcro fastening etc. The main similarity is that they are lighter and softer than your standard Clarks shoes as they are made from canvas rather than leather.
Doodles come in a massive range of colours, beautiful pinks, blues, whites and purples for the girls and funky tans, greens and blues for the boys. The soles are made from a sturdy but flexible rubber.
My girls love wearing their Doodles. They've never given them blisters - even when new. They are also designed so that young children can put them on and take them off by themselves with ease (my daughters were able to put them on themselves from the age of 2)
The Doodles are surprisingly hard wearing. My elder daughter has passed 2 pairs of her Doodles on to her younger sister and despite being on their 2nd owner they show little sign of wear on the bottom of the sole, or indents on the top of the sole where your child's feet go.
One of the main things I love about Doodles is that the majority of them are machine washable at 40. So no matter how scruffy they get, after a quick blast in the machine they look like new again.
One downside is that due to the material, these are not good for wet days - you child's feet would quickly become wet as any water would soak through the canvas.
A lot of the Doodles are really pretty, so if you've got a little girl you will be spoilt for choice. I can't comment too much on the boys range as I'll be buying my son his first pair this Summer!
Doodles retail at around the £10 mark, so considerably cheaper than the normal Clarks shoes.
If you are lucky enough to live near a Clarks Outlet, you can buy Doodles even cheaper - around the £6 - £7 mark, at which price they are a real bargain.
Summary: Great kids Summer shoes