REVIEW // Jake Shoes

I was recently contacted by the lovely people at Jake Shoes to see if I would be interested in reviewing a pair of shoes for Riley, and naturally, I said yes. The offer couldn’t have come at a better time actually as he was recently diagnosed with hypermobility and I was advised to get him some new school shoes that would provide better ankle support.

Established in 1975, Jake Shoes is an independently owned and family run company that stocks a huge range of ladies’ shoes, men’s shoes and children’s shoes. Their products are sourced from around the world and include all major brands such as Ugg, Vans, Converse, Hunter, Kickers, Lelli Kelly and more.

I was pleasantly surprised by the choice available and after browsing the site for a short while, I finally settled on a pair of Kickers Kick Stomper Velcro Ankle Boots in Black which retail at £49.99.

Kickers are renowned for their high-quality footwear and an unmatched level of comfort, durability and attention to detail so I was interested to see if the boots would live up to that reputation. And they do.

They are made from leather, which is a big plus because it is the only material that moulds to the shape of the foot and stays there, so you’re almost guaranteed a perfect fit for your child. Additionally, the leather upper is porous meaning moisture is absorbed and allowed to escape, so feet are kept dry.

The boots have a durable rubber outsole and feature smooth, seamless internal linings to avoid rubbing, while a padded topline provides all-day comfort at school.

I chose boots with Velcro fastenings for ease mainly because I wanted Riley to be able to put his shoes on and take them off again by himself, but what I’ve since realised is that the double Velcro fastening also helps to provide a nice secure fit.

Riley – along with most children – has to spend about 30 hours a week in his school shoes so I wanted some that would be tough enough to withstand the demands of everyday activities but smart enough to suit his school’s uniform – and these Kickers Kick Stomper Velcro Ankle Boots fit the bill perfectly.

These Kickers are not only effortlessly cool, but they are hard-wearing and feel very durable so I’m confident they are going to withstand the toughest of playground antics and be more difficult for Riley to destroy.

Shopping online with Jake Shoes for school shoes was really easy and saved me so much stress, time and money. The delivery on the Kickers Kick Stomper Velcro Ankle Boots was very fast and they arrived well packaged.

Jake Shoes offers FREE NEXT DAY DELIVERY on full-priced orders over £40 and a PRICE MATCH PROMISE, so if you find them cheaper elsewhere – they’ll match it! Plus, you can get 10% OFF your first order by subscribing to their newsletter.


1 Comment

  1. 27 June, 2017 / 6:21 pm

    Wow! I didn’t know Kickers were still being manufactured. I wore Kickers all throughout highschool!

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