An alternative place to pick up your children’s footwear by leading brands is the very friendly and reputable Footloose Shoes in Pocklington.
At the end of the Easter holidays we made our way over to the pretty market town Pocklington and sought out Footloose Shoes. The independent retailer, which opened in 2007 sees loyal customers return year after year for the tots through to teens stock (and recently ladies too). The team were effortlessly welcoming with children (and parents) as they poured through the doors on the last day of the Easter holidays. The staff (still the original team) are fully trained and experienced shoe fitters (Startrite and Society of Shoe Fitters trained). My 4-year-old was in her element trying on a variety, from sparkly trainers, to patterned canvas shoes, to crocs to proper shoes! There is an extensive collection available by Startrite and other continental brands including Geox, Petasil, Ricosta, Bobux, Saltwater, Primigi, Birkenstock. We finally decided on a pair of Bobux sandals (really pleased with these as super stylish but practical too with toe protection) and Croc sandals (these are going to be great on hols next month, and mucking about in all summer – wipe clean!)
Pocklington feels like my newest discovery on my journey around the East Riding. It really is a lovely market town, with a lot of independent retailers, cafes and the stunning Burnby Hall Gardens (plenty of free on street parking too is a big draw).
Footloose has a brand-spanking-new website coming very soon, so in the meantime check out their Facebook page. There will be over 50 different school shoes coming in July/ August and don’t forget to get 10% off everything in store with your East Riding Mums card.