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As I'm sure you all know by now, I'm a sucker for shoes. It's great having three daughters because they've all inherited my love of shoes to differing degrees, but it's my three year old daughter who gets the cutest stuff because shoes for small girls are so fab at the moment.
Take these Waybuloo clogs, they have a definite Crocs look about them but cost just £4.99 at the beginning of summer and have the advantage of being prettied up with the sweet Waybuloo character.
The shoe is made of a soft rubber, this makes them comfortable for my daughter to wear and walk in. The thick rubber sole is almost completely non-slip and there are deep grips running the length of the sole to make them the ideal footwear for young children.
The clogs have a strap which is attached on either side with a swivelling pin. This means you can either have the strap at the back of your child's foot, or pushed forward so that it is sitting on the top of the shoe. Hollie doesn't like it at the back of her foot, which is fine as the shoes stay on her feet very well and only tend to come off when she's sitting in the supermarket trolley. Which is when she pushes them off just to get on my nerves!
I love the fact that she can easily put these shoes on and off herself, there are no buckles or laces to struggle with and this makes her feel a lot more confident and independent in her own abilities. She doesn't always get them on the right feet but, hey, she's only three!
These clogs come quite wide, it says on the packet that they are average width but I wouldn't agree with that. My daughter is usually a child's size eight but with these I bought the seven because there wasn't much difference in the length of the shoe, but the eights were definitely much wider and would have been much too flappy on Hollie's feet. The ones she has have been brilliant over this summer and now the weather has cooled down she's been wearing them as slippers in the house.
The holes in the shoes work to provide some ventilation, this was particularly important over the summer when my daughter was wearing the shoes without socks. It does mean they can't really be worn in wet weather though as even though the soles would cope with puddles, their socks will get soaked within seconds! Not that that matters to your average three year old!
£4.99 from Shoe Zone (I think, or if not Shoe Zone check out the similar shoe shops!)