A while ago I was asked if I would post a video from Clarks about the six steps to shoe fitting, to which I responded honestly that we hadn't actually been to a Clarks shop in more than two years due to a very bad experience with Mini and that we used the local independent shoe shop.
I was really surprised when the PR responded with the fact the Clarks would like the boys to go for a fitting and would sent a voucher towards the cost of the boys shoes.
So on Saturday we set off to have the boys feet measured and get some shoes from our local Clarks shop. Now shoe fitting with the boys is not a great experience any day of the week, but a shoe shop on a Saturday the week before school starts is usually some fresh hell in my book.
We walked into the store at 1.30 in the afternoon and my it was busy, but I was really surprised to find out that there was more than enough staff and we were next to be served. The boys were measured and fitted by Beka, who was wonderful. She made sure she asked the boys what their names were and used it throughout the fittings with them.
Before she went to get the shoes from the store area, she checked if there were any that we preferred and I mentioned that I liked the ones with the rubber bumper at the front. She also brought out trainers and plimsolls for the boys to try too. Beka returned with two pairs of shoes to try and before popping them on asked which one I preferred. I have to say that Beka was really thorough with ensuring the fit was correct and showed me the growing room in each pair of shoes. When she was unsure about the fit she asked for the Manager to come across and check the fit and alternative plimsoll's were tried instead.
We actually came away from the shop with 2 pairs of shoes, 2 pairs of trainers and a pair of plimsolls for the boys which cost a total of £121.00, although we had a £50 voucher towards the cost.
So do I feel confident in posting the video now, well yes I do. I was also glad that I watched it before I took the boys for their fitting too.