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Clarks Kids Shoes
Clarks Kids shoes have been caring for your childrens feet for 170 years. Their ever impressive range ticks all the boxes, bringing together modern shoe technology, multiple width fittings and also come in half sizes to ensure a perfect fit. Buying Clarks shoes from Begg Shoes is putting growing feet in safe hands.
Founded in 1825 by brothers Cyrus and James, Clarks are still based in their birthplace of Street, Somerset, but today they are a global business selling shoes in over 35 countries around the world. It all began nearly 200 years ago whilst James was working at a Tannery owned by brother Cyrus. Sheepskin off cuts were piling up when James suddenly had a brainwave - a few years passed, the sheepskin slipper was created and by 1842 they were averaging sales of 1000 pairs per month.
In 1863, James youngest son William took over the reins, he introduced the first factory system and purchased a Singer sewing machine. Until then all was made by hand at home by the local villagers which was then in turn, swapped for wages. 20 years later seen the launch of the Hygienic range which was the first ever shoe designed specifically to fit the shape of the foot. This was a major breakthrough for the Clarks business. From then on in they proceeded to open their own chain of shops, introduce a range of width fittings to their children’s collection and created the first ever Clarks foot gauge used to measure the correct size and fitting. Nothing stood in their way, even during WW2 when leather was hard to come by, they came up with an innovative design of a wooden, hinged sole to enable them to continue supplying shoes to their loyal customers.
The mid 90s brought a vast period of growth to the company which in turn seen them opening numerous new factories and shops. Expansion continued, demands increased and Clarks continued to deliver. They are currently now one of the largest and famous footwear companies with business and production booming worldwide. To this day, both the highest quality of craftsmanship and inventions remain at the root of what they do with a hand crafted last being used to create every pair of shoes.
With their strong passion and expertise, Clarks have studied everything there is to know about the human foot. From the developments and changes throughout our lifetimes, to the movements encountered during all eventualities. This thorough knowledge combined with their unique skills and modern innovative technology makes for the production of outstanding childrens footwear from Clarks.
The last is a fundamental requirement in shoe making in order to produce the best quality in footwear. They take huge pride in the fact that each and every shoe they design begins with a hand crafted last to define the shape of the shoe. At Clarks, a last maker’s skill level is exceptional with it taking an outstanding 10,000 hours to reach the level of expertise required.
Babies, Toddlers, Boys and Girls
Looking for footwear from when your baby begins to crawl through to the teenage years, Clarks have it all covered!
Clarks first shoes are always soft, light and flexible giving support where needed to developing feet. We have Clarks Pre-walkers to protect their little feet when they begin to crawl and explore, and Clarks first shoes for when they are up on their feet requiring support and flexibility.
Children love to relate to characters and themes which Clarks have taken on board and created throughout their collections. In 2015 we had Jack and Daisy and now in 2016/17 the Gloforms have landed – 5 magical characters full of mystery and adventure to captivate any little boy or girls mind! Then there is the exciting Stomposaurus, featured on many styles of Clarks boys shoes this dinosaur is always a monstrous hit. Three loveable little bunnies are the face of the Girls Binkies range. With gorgeous colours and super cute bunny face detailing, this Clarks girls shoes collection will go down a treat with any little girl.
With other well-known names such as, Doodles and Bootleg incorporated into the collection, there really is something for all.
The Doodles collection is a fun, eye catching range designed for toddlers and younger children. The vibrant colours and designs and easy velcro fastenings give these huge appeal to parents and children alike.
When back to school comes around, the Bootleg collection has it all for teenage girls and boys. Whilst taking into account style and fashion, they ensure the designs remain practical, hardwearing and comfortable for those long school days.
Sport and outdoor activity is key for kids and Clarks kids trainers are bright, colourful, stylish, functional and bang on trend. Shoes or boots for play and activities, sandals for the summer days or party shoes for those special occasions this fantastic range will not disappoint!
Combining the best of materials, creative designs and years of expertise the Clarks kids shoes collection is truly outstanding.
Pick up some fantastic deals at our Clarks Kids Sale currently online at Begg Shoes!
Clarks kids shoes are manufactured using UK sizing. With the correct size and fit being so vitally important the range offers half sizes and several width fittings. Please use our size guide found on the product page, to ensure you order the correct size for your child. It is highly recommended to have your childs shoe size checked several times per year as childrens’ feet grow in stages of 1-2 cm per year until around the age of 15. Here at Begg Shoes, we offer professional fitting advice and feature the use of the Clarks Ipad foot gauge in several of our stores. For further information or queries please contact us at Begg Shoes. Visit our store locator to find your nearest store.
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