Whether it is that all important first pair of school shoes or getting the next size up as they prepare to move class getting the right school shoes is a massive part of the Big School Adventure.
As Clarks Outlet at Lakeside Village in Doncaster gets ready to welcome the young adventurers through its doors its measuring team are on hand to ensure that they get that all important right fit.
Offering the same amazing Clarks service with shoes up to 30 percent cheaper the outlet store is prepared for a busy six weeks.
Store manager, Richard Dunn said: “We know that for the next six weeks we’ll have lots of parents and children in store getting ready for their next big school adventure. The most important part of getting the uniform for them is getting the shoes right.
“Having their shoes fitted correctly is not only vital for the health of their growing bones but it makes a huge difference to their everyday comfort.
“We have a team of fully trained measuring experts on hand to make sure that the experience is fun and that the full range of shoe options suitable for each child’s individual size are discussed.”
Here are a few foot facts – how many did you know? Our feet have:
250,000 sweat glands
Less than 2% of the body surface area
The average person walks the equivalent of three times the distance from John O’Groats to Land’s End every year (4000km or 18,000 steps per day)
When walking, feet absorb up to twice the body weight
When running, at least three, sometimes four or more times the body weight
The cumulative weight absorbed by the feet during every mile (1.6km) walked is equivalent to the weight of a Boeing 757 (100tonnes)
This is why wearing the right fitting shoes is so important.
John Magee, centre manager for Lakeside Village said: “This is an extremely busy time for our Clarks store. People want to make sure that their children have the best fitting shoes and with the store stocked with fantastic ranges costing up to 30 percent less than on the high street, we can understand why this is such a popular store.”