Shoe Shopping For Kids With Dr. Martens

We love shoes in our house. I love them because, well, I just do. Flats, heels boots… I’ll take ‘em all. Elfie loves shoes as sparkly as she can get; pink monstrosities that I always vowed I’d never buy a daughter of mine until I was won over by the sensibilities of Clarks. Damn you, Clarks. Hux loves shoes, but mostly mine or Elfie’s shoes, his particular favourite being a pair of tartan wellies with bows on.

We’re an interesting bunch when it comes to our footwear.

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So a few weeks ago when Dr. Martens invited us in to their Milton Keynes store we were really excited. Time dedicated to looking for new shoes for my feet loving twosome? Perfect!

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I haven’t been that aware of the DM brand in the last few years. Back at school they were THE shoe to have and when I worked at Vice the cooler, more punky creatives would wear them. I was excited to check out how they’d evolved over the last few years and to see what their kids’ range was like.

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So off we went to the store in Milton Keynes!

The shop itself was lovely. There was no pumping music and overwhelming customer service a la Office, just plush carpets, a vintage sofa and quietly welcoming staff. Speaking of whom, the lady who served us was fantastic with the kids; Elfie is always ever so well behaved but in such an exciting situation Hux has a tendency to be a little more, shall we say, spirited. They took it in their stride and didn’t seem to mind my little terror – and the lollies certainly helped!

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Elfie was overjoyed at the prospect of choosing her own shoes and headed straight for the Mary Janes. We tried on a couple of pairs before she decided on the patent version, and very pleased she is with them too! I love to see her tastes develop as she gets older and am all kinds of chuffed that she gets as excited about shoes as I do ;) These ones are comfy and look great, and will be perfect for when she starts school in September.

Hux was slightly more frenetic when it came to trying on shoes so together we quickly chose a pair of boots. Now, I don’t often go ga-ga over kids shoes (far too sensible for that) but these are just GORGEOUS. They are so incredibly cute and really do turn him into a proper wee man. Happy sigh – I love them.

Dr Martens For Kids Dr Martens For Kids Dr Martens For KidsWe left Dr. Martens having had a really lovely shopping experience, and treated the well-behaved (well, 50% of them were) babies to a Pizza Express lunch. The least said about that the better; just know that Hux came home with butter in his hair that evening.

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Thank you so much to Dr. Martens in Milton Keynes for treating my two to a new pair of shoes and for showing us a thoroughly wonderful shoe shopping experience! We will definitely be back.

Dr. Martens, 91 Silbury Blvd, Milton Keynes MK9 3AG

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  1. Happy to hear that Elfie’s already developed a passion for shoes at such a young age. And Hux’s boots are adorable, he looks so grown-up!

    Posted 7.26.14 Reply
  2. Love DMS, I have a navy pair, and they were totes the business at school in the 90s! Quick question- how light are the boots on Hux’s feet? I really want some for Freddie for this Autumn/Winter, but worried that they’d be quite heavy and cumbersome on little ones?

    Posted 7.26.14 Reply
  3. Margarita wrote:

    Those are the cutest shoes I have ever seen, I adore them all, especially the floral print ones for babies. Your kids chose some great styles!

    Posted 7.29.14 Reply
  4. Shannon wrote:

    I never thought of DMs as kids’ shoes – they were definitely more angsty teenager footwear in my head – but these are adorable. I especially love the little Mary Janes! Also, that tiny little floral print boot at the top? *Squee*

    Posted 8.3.14 Reply
  5. Little Moppets wrote:

    They are so super adorable – especially for the tiniest of tots! Dr M have a pair of crib shoes especially for babies which are just squidgy lamper leather booties.

    Posted 4.5.15 Reply
  6. Vincent wrote:

    The boy and the girl are so cute. And the shoes are also so cute.

    Posted 4.29.15 Reply