It's time. It's so gone time that it's unreal. It's time, finally, that I blogged about the spud's shoes. I'd like to add the word 'new' before the word 'shoes' however since he opened the box a month ago he has pretty much eschewed other shoes. Eshoed?
This all came about because 6 months ago Umi Shoes gave us a different pair of shoes which, apart from welly-boot days, have been married to the spud's feet like a pair of magic dancing slippers ever since. I tell you, these shoes have not only lived through the two worst seasons in the British Calendar - 'drizzle' and 'puddle' - but their substantial rubber toes have slowed down about a million scooter rides and yet they look practically new out of the box. In fact if your son is going to be a size 27 this summer I'll probably flog them to you on eBay.
Umi mentioned at the time they might talk to us again in the spring and, given how much we love shoes in this house, I didn't quite have the integrity to say 'no, really, you've done enough thanks' and so a month ago we received the latest addition to the spud's foot locker; a pair of Umi 'Action' shoes in denim; a colour which sadly doesn't appear on their website; although you can see a couple of other colours for this shoe on the site.
I genuinely like the Umi shoes - they're not just robust but they're styley and if your kid is going to be glued to a pair of shoes they should probably be a good pair. Umi have also expanded the number of shops in the UK that stock them, so what they have is easier to find.
I'm hoping these ones hold up as well as the last pair because Charlie won't take them off at the moment and it looks like they're going to have to get us through the summer.