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Thursday, 27 July 2017

Back To School With Ecco Shoes...


Most school children have now broken up for the big Summer holidays. I am already getting organised for next term, starting by getting uniform ready for Back To School. Go me!!

It makes a nice change getting a uniform plan in place at the start of the holidays. Gone are the days where I leave buying the new uniform to the last few days. Been there, done that, bought the t-shirt. (Or not as they have sold out by September!!)

I like to be more organised nowadays so I do not get myself all stressed out. Over the past 18 years of buying school uniform, I have made every rookie mistake going. Buying too early, then the children growing over the Summer. Rushing around like a headless chicken the day before school starts for that elusive tie. The new method, a little bit each week, finally gives me a stress-free Summer.


A few weeks ago I was kindly asked to take part in the #ECCOBacktoSchool Campaign with ECCO.

The project is all about the family ritual of shopping for brand new school shoes and the importance of this exciting milestone.


My Daughter and I love nothing more than looking for and buying new shoes!! She takes after me, with her love of shoes.


First, we looked on the Ecco website to see what kind of shoes we like. 

A nice quality pair of back to school shoes for my Daughter: Check ✅. 

A nice and comfortable pair of walking shoes for me: check ✅. 


On Sunday my Daughter and I had a fun girly shopping trip to Nottingham. We had lots of fun together with lots of laughter and enjoyed looking round all the shops. 

Whilst we were in Town we popped into Ecco and had a look in the store, checking out their full range of shoes. They have some lovely shoes in here, with some great priced shoes on sale too... When I am in a shoe shop and there is a sale on, I spend ages imagining a new outfit to go with each pair. Do you? Let me know!! Eventually, I remember what I went in for in the first place. School shoes! Oh yes, of course.

We decided to stick to the pairs we had seen on the Ecco website and we ordered our shoes online. My Daughter had already picked her favourite school shoes and I wanted some of these lovely new red soft 1 shoes I had already picked out mine online too. We needed to keep our hands free for some ice creams and treats!!


Our shoes arrived Tuesday morning, I do not know who was more excited to rip open the packaging? Me or my Daughter wanting to see our new shoes. We were so excited.

What kind of school shoes were we looking for? 

Something That Fits Her Feet Nicely:

My Daughter has only just turned 12 but she has already grown out of children's shoes in most shops. This means she usually has to have ladies sized shoes that can sometimes be far too wide for a child's foot. 

Not in Ecco though, these children's casual school shoes go up to a size 40 (uk7). I was really impressed with this!

Classic Style:

My Daughter is not yet a teenager so she does not want a ladies style yet, but no more a child that needs t-bar shoe anymore. These shoes are perfect for what we were after. The ballet style shoe is such a classic and timeless style. These look lovely in the box and even better on.  

Quality And Comfort:

A pair that is stylish is great, we also wanted a quality pair to go the distance and be comfortable to wear all day too. These shoes are full-grain leather, they look and feel such good quality. My Daughter said they feel really soft and comfy.

Reasonably Priced:

I always say you get what you pay for. This is especially true with shoes. It is false economy to buy cheap shoes as you end up paying more in the long run. I think these shoes at £60.00 for a pair of size 6 shoes are good value. I think it is a good price for a quality pair of leather shoes like this. I can tell just by looking at these that my Daughter will get plenty of wear from them. I will do an update once school starts to see if they are as good as they seem.

I love having the children off over Summer. Lots of great family fun. Also after having three boys who all hated shopping, it is nice to have a Daughter who loves shopping as much as me!! So as I say the plan is to get all the uniform in the next week. No more last minute rushes. Well Hopefully!!!!


As a special treat. Ecco also let me pick a new pair of shoes too. How lovely of them. 


How stylish are these soft 1's? I have wanted a nice red pair of flat shoes for a while now. I am loving wearing these. They are so comfy. A lovely practical, stylish and bright shoe, check, check, and check.

I have been wearing them for the last few days so I could review them properly for you and I can now tell you:

They fit like a glove and felt comfy from the moment I first put them on. They feel really good quality.

My Daughter cannot wait for her feet to grow a little bit more. She already has her eyes on them. Eek, she is only a size behind me. I better watch out.

These will be perfect over the Summer holidays when we are out walking here there and everywhere. The amount of walking we do, comfort is the name of the game. It is nice to have a touch of style to go with it too!


They come in a wide variety of colours (black, red, white, grey, navy, pink, purple) with nice soft leather uppers and are priced up at £80.00 a pair.


About this post: I’m working with ECCO and BritMums promoting the #ECCOBacktoSchool campaign about the milestone of back-to-school shoe shopping with your children. Visit Ecco Shoes to see these quality shoes” This is a sponcered post but all thoughts are my own.


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41 comments

  1. These look great! The look has certainly changed from when I was at school, ha!

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  2. Those are so lovely! Her uniform is so smart looking!

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  3. ECCO shoes are the best. Sorry I have been so silent lately. been popping in just not commenting much. Don't forget to come link up on A Labour of Fashion. Would love to have you join us

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    1. Thanks for stopping by and the invite Linda. All linked up :)

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  4. Them school shoes look fab they look really comfy and much nicer than the shoes I use to wear at school.I love the shoes u chose too very bright and colourful

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  5. These look so comfy, I just love the red pair. We love shoe shopping x

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    1. Thanks Cathy, that is the best part,isn't it!? shopping :)

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  6. Those black flats are lovely! I love ECCO - so comfortable!!

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  7. That's great to know their children sizes go right up to size 7. Also love those red trainers.

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    1. Thanks Elinor, I was really pleased with this as she still had children's feet and ladies come to wide.

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  8. Red isn't a colour I would normally go for but I LOVE your trainers!

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  9. Your daughter looks so smart. Her shoes are just perfect.
    I love the one's you chose too! The red is just fabulous. #PoCoLo

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    1. Thanks Kim :) I am so please with these red one :)

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  10. Great choices for both of you. Love the fun red shoes. I can just see you walking thru shops without a pain in those lovelies. And you do need to buy quality in shoes.

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    1. Thanks Carol. I have made the mistake many a times buying cheaper ones that do not last 2 minutes. They will last the distance :)

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  11. We have just bought Anya her first pair o school shoes, a big milestone!

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    1. Aw, sounds lovely. I remember these days well :)

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  12. What great choices and they both look so comfy too X #PoCoLo

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  13. I love the red flats you chose such a nice pop of colour. The black back to school pair for your daughter looks great as well x

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  14. These are comfy shoes. Simple designs are perfect for school.

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  15. I have not heard of Ecco before, they look so comfy - will look out for them next time I go shopping

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  16. They are super for school shoes, I would have never thought about visiting Ecco for school shoes.

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    1. Thanks Stephanie, they are lovely shoes :)

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  17. What a great choice you and your daughter made. Love those red shoes! I never thought of trying Ecco for school shoes but I will now, thanks Claire! ;)
    Thanks for linking to #pocolo

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  18. These shoes look so stylish -- your daughter looks very chic. I love your red shoes too. Fab!

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  19. I've always wondered about getting the timing right if kids grow :) Love those red shoes too - and I'm a big fan of Ecco - they're just so comfortable! Thanks for sharing with #PoCoLo

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    1. Thanks Stephanie, I hope my childrens feet do not grow too much bigger now :)

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  20. These are brilliant looking shoes, I love your daughters ones I am after a new pair of black flats for work so will be seeing if I can try these. They look super stylish. I also love the red, match the embroidery on the jeans really well.

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  21. Those Soft 1s look lovely as do the school shoes. They look stylish and comfortable. Thanks for posting.

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