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I am quite particular about the footwear I buy for my 3 year old daughter and always opt for something stylish but comfortable and most importantly supportive. I have been buying Ecco branded footwear for some years now and so I think they are really excellent and of the same if not better quality than Clark's shoes.
These cute little purple boots are called Mimic and come in toddler sizes EUR 19-26/UK 3-8.5 infant shoe sizing. I find the sizing rather on the large size and got my daughter these boots in a size 25/UK 7.5 which at the time she had room for growth so this was optimal.
The upper of these boots is 100% leather and so reflects in the pricing of the shoes. Inside they also have a 100% supple leather lining which also gives me peace of mind that the shoes are made from good quality material as nothing annoys me more on my daughter than plastic shoes! The shoes also have a removable insole with an antibacterial foam so this allows for moisture absorbency for dry feet and also it is recommended to remove the insoles at the end of the day so the shoes don't smell! Good for me as my daughter had been wearing these a lot and last thing I want is her to have stinky, sweaty shoes and feet at the end of the day!
The sole is made of polyurethane which is a man made material, and is really durable and long lasting as a material for a sole unit. The upside of these shoes is that PU takes literally years to wear down, and since she won't be wearing them for years I know they will not have any leakage or talking shoes at the front so this is definitely good value for money!
Being a lace up boot it isn't too difficult to put on and my daughter can easily put them on herself but of course needs me to assist her with tying them up. I think this interaction has been good as most her shoes/boots have zips or velcro so getting her used to the laces has been a fun introduction as she tries to lace them up herself lol! They come in purple which is so cute and girly and encourages my daughter to wear them but they are also available in blue and brown for boys.
These are £45 in the Ecco store in Covent garden when I bought them, and on their website the same price. I think for comfortable and stylish children's boots these are really cute, my daughter loves them, so I would definitely recommend!