In all the years I’ve been doing the annual ‘Back to School’ shop, I’ve never once considered getting the children Dr Martens footwear. Initially, I thought they’re too expensive, but when you think about those 3 pairs your child went through the previous year, the cost remains the same. So when my children and I were invited along to our local Dr Martens store in Belfast to view their new Back to School range, we couldn’t wait to check them out.
When we’ve been in the city we’ve seen the store in passing but never took the opportunity to go in until last weekend. The interior decor is super funky and as soon as we walked in we were greeted with the lovely Dr Marten Back to school range. The kids immediately went on a search for their chosen school shoes while I got a little distracted with the delicious little Dr Marten boots for toddlers! The cuteness almost hooked me to buy Annabelle a pair, but I resisted. Just about.
A lovely member of staff came over and asked us if we needed some help. Of course, we did and after explaining to him what we were in here for, he got right down to business. Asking the kids to choose their shoes, then they got their feet measured and their shoes put on and fitted. The service was lovely. The staff member we had was really kind, great with the kids and kept us all talking throughout the fitting experience.
Jacob decided on the lace up EVERLY kids shoe. They look really comfortable and according to Jacob, they were! I watched him walk about the store making sure they were the shoe for him, and I have to say they looked pretty smart on him. He said he chose the lace ups because it would encourage him to learn how to tie his laces this year. Aww.
Ellie decided on the gorgeous LORNE woman’s shoe. Her foot size is catching up to mine, so at a size 3, she’s no longer in the kid’s section. How did she grow up so fast?
As all of this was happening, with their Back to school promotion event, the Dr Marten store in Belfast had live music on throughout the weekend. The guy that was playing the guitar and singing when we were in the store was actually very good. He created a real upbeat mood too. It was so nice being able to hear something live rather than hearing the same old songs over the radio.
When it came to paying the kids were full of questions of when the Dr Marten Adventure Time boots were going on sale! The staff member got a quick Adventure Time run through too! What can I say, the kids love the show and got a little excited but I think we may have a new person watching the show soon! 😉 We said our thank yous and goodbyes & off we went.
We had a really great experience during our visit, the footwear is next to none. I mean, I’ve never personally worn Dr Martins footwear, but I do have friends that have had theirs for the guts of 15+yrs. So you without a shadow of a doubt, get your money’s worth. I also feel confident that these shoes will do the children for their entire school year. I have complete and total faith in these Dr Martens shoes and I now think it’ll be a footwear we invest in each school term from here on in.
Disclosure: We were gifted one pair of Dr Martens shoes during our visit to this promotional event for the purpose of this review, and I bought the second pair from my own pocket. All thoughts, photos and opinions are my own.