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Children's Shoes 14th C.

Posted: Fri Jan 20, 2006 10:44 am
by conanthelibrarian
Can anyone recommend a supplier of reasonably priced shoes for Attila?
She's currently a size 2/3 and needs a pair by Easter.

Thanks in advance.

Conan

Posted: Fri Jan 20, 2006 11:12 am
by Gail Horn
I rent my Spawn of Satan's shoes from Morgan Hubbard for a fairly reasonable amount of money. He has a website which I have at home, so if no one else comes up with it by the time I'm back, I'll let you know tonight if you need it as I can't remember it!
Thanks for the reminder; I'm sure Spawn number 2 needs a new pair as the pair of them cost £62 between them last night to reshoe - owch!

Posted: Fri Jan 20, 2006 2:19 pm
by Type16
Ive had 2 pairs of shoes for our daughter from Anna Period Shoes. Seriously helpful in every way. Good quality for the price. Seem to last through 1 season well -- that coincides with out growing.

Have you looked at the GDFB shoes? Also seem good value. Seen their mens boots in the flesh & was impressed.

Posted: Fri Jan 20, 2006 8:27 pm
by Cat
Are the Anna ones the lady who makes 'modern' versions for everyday wear too? They are good, and inexpensive.

Or, a pair of brogues will last a season and can be slung, if you can bring yourself to do it...we still have Aron and Rosie's outgrown ones. (None the right size for Atilla, which is a shame).

Posted: Fri Jan 20, 2006 9:55 pm
by JC Milwr

Posted: Fri Jan 20, 2006 9:57 pm
by conanthelibrarian
Thank you all.
Is that 'Ana' Period shoes, Cat & Type16, or am I getting the wrong site from the search engine?

Gail - Do you have the site for Morgan Hubbard as well, please. I know exactly what you mean about ouch. School shoes - eeeeekkkk!!!!!

Chris and I have GDFB boots and very comfortable they are too, 'tis just the small flame-haired one that needs shoeing and if they aren't right - believe me she'll let me know about it.

Posted: Sat Jan 21, 2006 12:51 pm
by Gail Horn
Mornin' all! JC Milwr has put the website for Morgan Hubbard - I'd forgotten that Plantagenet shoes was his trading name. I think he charges about £20 per year to join the scheme and then it's extra on top for the footwear, but you can change them whenever you need to and however many times you need to per year. I could look it up on the website, but I'm too lazy! I tend to swap at Tewkesbury and don't tend to need more than 1 pair per Spawn per year.

Posted: Sat Jan 21, 2006 6:48 pm
by Alice the Huswyf
First year of membership is about £40 depending on shoe size, then the price drops right down for successive years to £22 - 25/year depending on size. Outgrown shoes and shoes requiring REASONABLE repairs swapped for the price of postage throughout the year - unless you can swap at a show, in which case, no charge. Boots and shoes returned cleaned and olive-oiled are very much appreciated. They supply up to age 16 / something like a size 10 depending on which your child hits first. Very nice people.
Ana Period Shoes starter shoes at £47 pair have been very useful to friends' children.

Posted: Tue Jan 24, 2006 11:54 am
by Type16
Hi Conan,
Yes, Ana is the correct spelling. Soft & kind on kids feet.

Posted: Wed Jan 25, 2006 12:37 am
by frances
I saw Ana at the weekend. I wear a pair of her shoes and they are soft and comfortable, and was loath to let her have them back for a small repair as I could not bear to part with them. She will do any colour, including gold or silver leather !! (oh I wish). She lives in south Wales now, but will be at the NLHF.

Posted: Fri Jan 27, 2006 10:48 am
by Type16
Conan,
Have just PMd you.

Posted: Fri Jan 27, 2006 9:36 pm
by conanthelibrarian
Type16 - Sorry, but I haven't got your PM yet.

Thanks to all for the help and advice. I'm going to have a look at the various people.

Conan :lol:

Posted: Fri Jan 27, 2006 10:02 pm
by Type16
Just sent you an e-mail to the MSN address.
:D

Posted: Fri Jan 27, 2006 10:12 pm
by conanthelibrarian
Type16 - Thanks. Got the e-mail and I've replied.

Conan :lol:

Posted: Sat Jan 28, 2006 1:03 pm
by Tuppence
There's the guy in York who trades at Barley Hall too - he's making my new shoes and has very good prices.