Top 10 Summer Shoes for the Under 10’s

A brilliant new exhibition hits the V&A this month – Shoes: Pleasure and Pain. This exhibition will look at the extremes of footwear from around the globe, presenting around 200 pairs of shoes ranging from a sandal decorated in pure gold leaf originating from ancient Egypt to the most elaborate designs by contemporary makers. All I know is that in my life, it always seems the prettier the shoe, the more pain!

Caroline Groves Parakeet Shoes 2014 courtesy of ‘Shoes: Pleasure and Pain’ Exhibition’V&A

And if that’s not inspiration enough to get busy with summer shoes, here’s something for you.  My Top 10!

Well, according to the bleeding calendar – summer is upon us. Now for me, who is always cold, the idea of my little pedicured tootsies even peeping out of a sandal, sends shivers, literally, down my spine. However whether we like it or not, summer stock will be exiting stores soon to make way for winter clothes – so we need to get our kids’ summer shoe act together. Pronto. Let’s go!

1. I love everything by fave brand of mine Louise Misha – she owns summer! €65


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Style Spotter Sandal Lovin’

Oh I do like a bit of good sandal action. Not that we will be getting our kids’ tootsies out on show anytime soon given the in, out, in, out weather scenario. But when that sun shines – I’m going to put my girls in these sandals and say “Bad weather..stick these where the sun don’t shine!”

Style Spotter River Island Girls Sandal

Bit of neon, bit of neutral, lot of style. £15 by River Island.

Style Spotter River Island Girls Sandal

Oh with all my wondrous style spotting – I think I know where that sun is…..right up my a**e! ;o)