Clarks Shoes – A Review and Voucher Giveaway

I’ve always found it a bit hard to buy shoes for Little Z. Having a boy that absolutely loves rough and tumble I am always presented with scuffed knees on his trousers from all the play related wear and tear and scuffed shoes from all the kicking them off, splashing in puddles and generally being a bit lively. Like most 3 year old he’s understandably never that interested in the longevity of any of his shoes. He loves how they look for about 30 seconds before he is drawn to any big puddles we happen to be be passing.

One kids shoe range we’ve always liked though is Clarks. We’ve always been impressed with how durable all their shoes are and the feet measurement service is one that we really like. Its the place we visited as a family to get his very first shows and learned how both his feet should be measures to get the right shoes. Its the place we found that Little Z has slim feet and, once we knew his size, we picked out his very first pair; little brown velcro’d trainers. He has long since grown out of those but they still sit in the “My First Shoes” Shoebox tucked away in the back of the cupboard.

for our review we opted for a pair of brown lace up boots from their “Originals” range. The Originals range is a little collection of their classic and iconic styles and has been especially tailored for little feet. There is the Wallabee, the Desert Trek and, the one we picked; The Desert Boot.

Clarks Originals 6

The Desert Boot was originally created in 1949 by Nathan Clark and launched at the Chicago Shoe Fair. The childrens version is modelled on the original Desert Boot and comes in dark tan. The material is of a high quality soft chestnut leather that has a slight worn effect to it. The description of the shoe states it has been designed with simple lines and this is obvious to see. There is not much fuss to it but it does have a simple elegance to it. To date, we’ve only ever bought velcro’d shoes so this is a big change for us.

Its not a shoe I’d let Little Z rough and tumble about in particularly with its shoe laces that he can’t quite tie yet but it is definitely a pair of shoes that would complete a smart casual look for, oooh, say, his uncles wedding. He definitely likes them and keeps repeatedly taking them out of the box to have a look.

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Clarks are giving away a £20 voucher to one winner. All you have to do is visit and leave me a comment below telling me which pair of shoes you like from all their ranges.

The giveaway will close on Sunday 6th April 2014 after which one winner will be picked at random.

Please Note:
This giveaway is only open to UK residents
The voucher cannot be exchanged for another prize
The voucher can only be spent in Clarks shops (not online)

Disclosure: We were sent a voucher to review Clarks shoes. All words and opinions are my own



  1. olivia kirby March 26, 2014 / 9:58 pm

    They are so cute! My littlest needs some shoes, he is always in his VANS!

    I love these though for Melody :Dana Darcy Rose Hip Girls Shoes

  2. Samantha R March 26, 2014 / 9:59 pm

    The Star Games Sandals would be ideal for our holidays

  3. Carrie Talbot-Ashby March 26, 2014 / 10:07 pm

    My little girl would LOVE these! So shiny! 🙂

    Thanks for the chance! Be so nice to surprise my little princess! 🙂

  4. Katie @mummydaddyme March 26, 2014 / 10:43 pm

    I would love to win this as I think we will soon be purchasing LL’s first pair of shoes (sob! How did she get old enough to be nearly walking!) I like the Ida Dotty ones- so sweet. x
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  5. Alison Macdonald March 27, 2014 / 9:24 am

    Any kids shoes – I have 3 kids and they go through shoes like nobody’s business 🙂

  6. carole March 27, 2014 / 10:37 am

    love those dessert boots

  7. nicola sadler March 27, 2014 / 11:55 am

    star games sandles are so cute and look comfy

  8. Lorraine Partyn March 27, 2014 / 12:06 pm

    My nephew would love the desert boot you reviewed, trendy looking and well made too. I wore Clark’s shoes myself as a child and still wear their shoes as I find the quality and comfort excellent. I have my eye on their ornate jewel leather sandals for my summer holidays!

  9. emma tarbuck March 27, 2014 / 12:16 pm

    Choice of widths Carousel Ride, Black Leather, Womens Smart Shoes
    Carousel Ride
    Black Leather

  10. emma tarbuck March 27, 2014 / 12:17 pm

    Choice of widths Carousel Ride, Black Leather, Womens Smart Shoes
    Carousel Ride
    Black Leather
    £29.99 size 3

  11. Sallyanne Gooch March 27, 2014 / 12:18 pm


  12. Rebecca Parsons March 27, 2014 / 12:23 pm

    Audry Lilac
    Womens Smart K Shoes

    I’ve had my work shoes that I got from Clarks for 7 years now! One of them has started getting a slit in the front and I don’t think the are going to last much longer. These would be a perfect replacement 🙂

  13. K Beer March 27, 2014 / 1:38 pm

    So, so many choices.
    Can’t pick a favourite

  14. Kathleen Marsden March 27, 2014 / 1:41 pm

    Softly To Fst
    Sand Combi

  15. Evelyn Johnston March 27, 2014 / 1:42 pm

    For hubby these trainer sandal cross (Vitric run) would be fab for the summer when its not quite sandal weather

  16. Rebecca Duncan March 27, 2014 / 2:12 pm

    I love these I wanted to get them for my little boy last year…but he insisted on having dinosaur ones…hmph!!! lol

  17. hannah oneill March 27, 2014 / 2:15 pm

    Isna Pebble Khaki Nubuck

  18. sue hodges March 27, 2014 / 2:36 pm

    i like Dreamy Isle in Navy Suede

  19. karen delaney March 27, 2014 / 3:58 pm

    Them little desert boots are soo cute.
    id love the un swish sandals in black patent. They look so comfy for the summer

  20. shirley evans March 27, 2014 / 4:55 pm

    love the desert boots

  21. Yvonne Graham March 27, 2014 / 6:32 pm

    African Milly in Tan leather are gorgeous 🙂

  22. Caroline H March 27, 2014 / 7:49 pm

    I love the Top Game girl’s shoes – although they’ve pink trim I love the tomboyish camo.

  23. David Vessey March 27, 2014 / 8:25 pm

    Narly Path GTX

  24. Emma Ounsworth March 27, 2014 / 9:00 pm

    My little boy would love the Brite Wing Fst as he is really into aeroplanes.

  25. Lorraine Tinsley March 27, 2014 / 10:20 pm

    Funnily enough I was in Clarks today getting my daughter’s feet measured and I saw the SoftlyHeartFst in red leather and thought they were lovely

  26. victoria thurgood March 28, 2014 / 2:26 am

    my girls would love the Harpy Fly sandZj

  27. Martina Pichova March 28, 2014 / 7:31 am

    I like the VANS for kids

  28. Claire Howard March 28, 2014 / 8:45 am

    I would get the ‘Our Style’ sandals for the summer

  29. lindsey stuart March 28, 2014 / 10:22 am

    I love all of your shoes for girl juniors! im visiting your Elgin store tomorrow to purchase some new shoes for my little girl.
    Your shoes last for long enough.

    I chose the shoes in the link because they can be worn casually or dressy. they are quick and easy to put on! and really cheap! Thanks 🙂

  30. foz March 28, 2014 / 12:30 pm

    The hamble oak brogues look lovely

  31. Kerry V March 28, 2014 / 8:01 pm

    I’d love a pair of atomic haze

  32. Charly Dove March 28, 2014 / 9:37 pm

    Oh wow what great shoes, they look awesome – proper boots and great quality too. I bet Z loves them! POD was complaining of a shoe being tight last week and she’d grown a whole shoe size! We managed to get the same shoes she had before as they’re gorgeous red ones 🙂
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  33. Emma Baker March 29, 2014 / 12:34 am

    oh brilliant, i’m loving those desert boots!

  34. Angela Kelly March 29, 2014 / 2:45 pm

    Orleans Jazz Wedge Sandals are my favourite

  35. Emma March 29, 2014 / 5:59 pm

    Romantic Mood in Nude leather or Black x

  36. Laura Pritchard March 29, 2014 / 8:42 pm

    The Malm Magic pair

  37. AtoZ Mummy March 30, 2014 / 10:53 am

    It wotld have to be the desert boots!! Z had a lair a year or so ago and they were absolutely brilliant!!
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  38. Helen Scarth March 30, 2014 / 12:20 pm

    Pumps for me. Can only wear flatties

  39. katie skeoch March 30, 2014 / 6:00 pm

    I like the Wave Glitz sandals

  40. sandra cloud March 31, 2014 / 3:30 pm

    Torbay Slipon Dark Navy Suede Mens Sports Shoes;
    I would love to get these for hubby.

  41. IRENE BOLTON April 2, 2014 / 10:20 am

    Africa Jazz in cream leather

  42. Janice April 2, 2014 / 10:53 am

    I like the Henderson Lady cotton leather

  43. Michelle Gibbons April 2, 2014 / 1:18 pm

    Top Bay Jnr

  44. Claire Holtey April 2, 2014 / 3:23 pm

    Ella Sweet Fst – not for me! These would be lovely for my lovely grand-daughter

  45. EMMA WALTERS April 2, 2014 / 6:59 pm

    love the In Play Jnr for my son

  46. Amy April 2, 2014 / 10:59 pm

    I like the Glove Box Khaki Leather shoes.

  47. Samantha Atherton April 3, 2014 / 12:17 pm

    I like the GlitterBe Pre for my little girl, shes so fussy about what she wears but I think she’d actually like these because they’re glittery.

  48. Lynda Jones April 3, 2014 / 5:36 pm

    I love these they are so pretty Odette Basil Ladies Casual Sandals

  49. Helen Swales April 3, 2014 / 9:34 pm

    I love the Glitterbe Inf girls shoes from Clarks, they’d be perfect for my granddaughter this summer. Here they are in case anyone else wants to take a look

  50. Jane Middleton April 4, 2014 / 10:05 pm

    Ella Grace

  51. Allan April 4, 2014 / 10:09 pm

    Unnautical Sea

  52. laura jayne bates April 4, 2014 / 11:13 pm

    love the happy girl camoflage canvas shoes

  53. Lesley Bain April 4, 2014 / 11:16 pm

    These would be great for my son for the spring weather 🙂

    Wing It Inf Black Canvas Boys Canvas Shoes x

  54. Cathryn Bowen April 5, 2014 / 8:17 am

    Elza Lily Fst Pink Leather – for my little princess first pair of shoes

  55. Tim Millington April 5, 2014 / 8:17 am

    The Dessert boots

  56. Claire Appleton April 5, 2014 / 10:21 am

    My favourite are the Elza Lily Fst Pink Leather Girls Shoes 🙂

  57. Mummyslittlepeeps April 5, 2014 / 1:59 pm

    I think it would be the happy chap, I have my eyes on these for the boys summer holidays

  58. Mark Palmer April 5, 2014 / 2:53 pm

    Dorset Limit

  59. Fiona Ramsay April 5, 2014 / 5:04 pm

    Oditi Lucky Sandals

  60. Sheri Darby April 5, 2014 / 7:20 pm

    I’d love these – Region Line I have a pair – my feet love them

  61. Jane Henshaw April 5, 2014 / 8:37 pm

    Selena Jemma in black – they are lovely

  62. Emma Wolski April 5, 2014 / 9:14 pm

    Denny Mellow!

  63. Jill Cordner April 5, 2014 / 10:37 pm

    It would have to be those desert boots, they are just too cute xx

  64. Liz April 5, 2014 / 10:53 pm

    Ornate Jewel Black Combi Leather Wedges look great!

  65. Chantelle Kemp April 6, 2014 / 2:06 am

    Comet Zoom – For myself, but I love all Clarks Shoes, They’re comfy, long lasting, high quality and low price!!

  66. Jo-Anne holton April 6, 2014 / 6:53 am

    Happy Chap
    Red Canvas
    Boys Canvas Shoes these are so cute!!!!

  67. emma kinsey April 6, 2014 / 7:40 am

    zora zippy look cool

  68. Kimberley Robinson April 6, 2014 / 8:05 am

    I love the super jog green combi boys trainers x

  69. Susan H April 6, 2014 / 8:46 am

    Denim Blue Leather Womens Casual Shoes

  70. aaron milne April 6, 2014 / 11:09 am

    Goby Hi Dark Brown Suede – fantastic boot

  71. donna clinton April 6, 2014 / 12:24 pm

    I love the Rio Fleur sandals

  72. Helen Allan April 6, 2014 / 1:52 pm

    In love with these ~ Midnight Angel Dark Tan Leather

  73. Michael Rattray April 6, 2014 / 3:59 pm

    I like the Darby Style shoes

  74. Joanne Higgins April 6, 2014 / 4:47 pm
    my little boy has just turned one and because of his podgy feet I’ve not been able to get his size, but these are ideal. Many thanks xx

  75. Rosie April 6, 2014 / 8:36 pm

    I like the ida acorn baby shoes 🙂

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