120 weeks and 2 days | The Twins First Pair of Shoes

When you find out you’re expecting twins, so many thoughts run through your head. How will we cope? What happens when they cry at the same time? How will I feed two babies at once?

The questions are endless and as soon as you’ve discovered the answer to one, another swiftly replaces it.

But one thing that didn’t cross my mind — upon being told I was carrying two babies — was:

‘Crikey. Baby shoes are mighty expensive and we’re going to have to buy two pairs at a time!’

Nope. That thought came last year when they began walking! And funnily enough, that was quickly followed by:

‘Well at least they’re boys. Boy’s are not as interested in shoes as girls are they?’

Oh my. How wrong was I?

My littles absolutely LOVE shoes. My shoes, their daddy’s shoes, shoes in shops, shoes in pictures — they are just obsessed. Shoes are a wonderful source of interest for them. So when the lovely people at Brantano Shoes sent the boys some lovely new shoes to testdrive, there was much excitement.

We went to our local Clarks shoe shop to have the boy’s feet measured for the first time — again mucho excitement for this activity — then picked the shoes from Brantano’s website. They have got lots of choice — and not just for kids either — they’ve a great selection for men and women and even have sports shoes, bags and accessories.

We chose a lovely chocolate and yellow pair for Cosmo and a cherry red pair of sandals for Bertie.

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Needless to say, my boys were pretty happy when they opened the boxes. I filmed them and it was so sweet to see their reaction! Apologies for the black lines at the side of the film; in my haste to capture this moment for posterity I forgot to turn my phone to landscape — doh.

Live and learn…

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These shoes are going to have quite a lot of wear and tear as the summer rolls out. Lots of adventures to be had.

Thanks so much to Brantano for gifting the twins their new shoes. You’ve made two little boys very happy indeed :

All photos, thoughts and words are entirely my own.

Caro Davies

Caro Davies art directed fashion and interiors before leaving the world of design to pursue a career in social media. She can now be found chasing the light — and two small twin boys.

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30 Comments

  1. 3rd July 2015 / 8:38 pm

    Oh they are fabulous – I love the colour of Cosmo’s and I have to admit I’m rather looking forward to getting to choose shoes and not being always presented with lurid pink!

    • 4th July 2015 / 2:01 pm

      Aaah thanks so much for stopping by Carie :) Choosing shoes for little boys is LOVELY :) Tiny little man-shoes and not a sparkle or dollop of pink in sight — I’ll save that for me ;) xx

    • 5th July 2015 / 12:12 pm

      Aaah thanks lovely. i was going to just write a post but their reaction to the new shoes was SO sweet!! It wouldn’t have felt right not to include it. Even if I did have the phone the wrong way round!! DOH!! ;) xx

  2. 5th July 2015 / 12:25 am

    Their little feet look so cute in their new shoes! Noah adores shoes, he is obsessed! I didn’t know that Brantano sold Clarks, I thought you could only get Clarks shoes in, erm, Clarks!

    • 5th July 2015 / 12:07 pm

      Aaah they do don’t they?! Tiny little, perfect feet — aaah baby feet are so sweet aren’t they? One day, those tiny little feet will be bigger than mine!!! I can’t imagine it! x

  3. 6th July 2015 / 4:30 pm

    Such lovely shoes! I have always been a fan and love these styles. Their little feet are too cute :) Lovely film xxx

    • 6th July 2015 / 4:35 pm

      Thanks pet :) I am determined to get my head around iMovie!! Considering I’ve been using a mac all my adult life I can’t understand why I find it so difficult!! STILL got my Bluestone vid to edit!! xxxx

  4. 6th July 2015 / 10:03 pm

    Caro, I love this post and the video is so cute!!! Did the boys pick their own shoes? If so , they have such different taste. Great shots and beautiful words, as always! I love your blog, it always makes me really smile. Is it wrong that I want to move in with you guys? Thanks for linking up to #SundayStars xx

    • 6th July 2015 / 10:27 pm

      Aaah thanks SO much lovely! No — mama picked the shoes. We bought another couple of pairs too to they have the same :) SO chuffed with my movie — although cursing myself that the phone was the wrong way round!! You can tell that I’m new at all this, can’t you!! LOL! xx

  5. 7th July 2015 / 11:24 pm

    So so cute! I love both of them. Tyler is refusing to wear sandals, he only wears his beloved trainers from Next – if he can’t wear them, it’s tantrum hell. When did boys get so fussy about fashion?! I love Brantano, there’s one in Greenford we always go to, and I literally bought new Clarks sandals for myself there this weekend – very comfy :-)
    Sabrina xx

    • 8th July 2015 / 9:41 am

      So weird isn’t it??! I had NO idea that boys could be so fussy about their attire! Bertie and Cosmo are pleased as punch with their new shoes, we’ve bought Cosmo a pair of sandals too, but in blue. Love Brantano! Such a lot to choose from :)

  6. 8th July 2015 / 8:29 am

    Super cute. I love Clarks shoes. As we live in Holland we usually wait for a UK trip to buy new shoes for our boys. My boys love their shoes too I think they picked that up from mummy! #sharewithme

    • 8th July 2015 / 9:54 am

      Maybe that’s what it is?! Maybe the boys have picked up their love of shoes from me???! Haha! It’s clearly a genetic thing ;) xx

  7. 8th July 2015 / 9:51 am

    fab pairs of shoes. We’ve just got my daughter’s first pair – I’m excited but also sad she’s getting big and wlaking lol #sharewithme

    • 8th July 2015 / 9:52 am

      Aaah I know JUST what you mean!! I was SO excited to get the boys’ feel measured but — at the same time — it’s the end of an era! xx

  8. 8th July 2015 / 3:05 pm

    Aw, so cute! We’re planning on getting the boy’s feet measured in Europe this summer. I don’t think they have clarkes in Spain. Kind of gutted, I feel like it’s a real British rite of passage.

    #sharewithme

    • 8th July 2015 / 4:36 pm

      Aaaah NO! That’s such a shame! Although my boys have had shoes before now — just not Clarks shoes — I can’t believe they were two and a bit before I took them to get their feet measured!! Naughty mama ;)

  9. 8th July 2015 / 8:12 pm

    So cute, I had no idea that you could get Clarks shoes from Brantano! It’s so expensive getting shoes for twins, I’m will have to have a look in these. I love that they love their shoes too, Lucas couldn’t care less but our twins are really into their shoes. It’s a sorry state of affairs when I spend more on shoes for them than for me ;) xxx

    • 9th July 2015 / 11:43 am

      Ohmylife — I totally hear you. The sandals were relatively reasonable — just £18 a pair which I think is good value — but I’ve spent more on the boy’s shoes than on mine before!! Awful isn’t it — especially when you have two at a time to buy!! xx

  10. 9th July 2015 / 7:38 am

    Shoes are so expensive aren’t they! My boys seems to go through so many, either out growing them or destroying then by seeing boys. I love the red sandals #sharewithme xx

    • 9th July 2015 / 11:49 am

      The little red sandals were pretty reasonable — just £18 per pair — but yes, it’s SO costly isn’t it? Particularly when your littles need their new shoes at the same time!!! :/ xx

  11. 9th July 2015 / 1:54 pm

    Its also amazing how fast we need to change shoes of our kids isnt it? They feet just grow and grow! #sharewithme

    • 9th July 2015 / 2:11 pm

      Totally! Although we’ve been quite lucky so far!! The little shoes we bought foe the boys in November still fit!! They must have been at least two sizes too big!!! ;) xxx

  12. 9th July 2015 / 10:29 pm

    I love little Clarks, we bought them for ages until recently. The brown ones are really similar to the ones we bought as his first shoes!

    • 10th July 2015 / 11:27 am

      So, so sweet aren’t they? I had no idea that Brantano did Clarks! :)

  13. 12th July 2015 / 9:24 pm

    That is the cutest video ever! I love how excited your littles are to have their new shoes. Those shoes are really fab too. I especially like the red sandals. Lovely! Hugs Mrs H xxxx

    • 13th July 2015 / 9:47 am

      Aaah their reaction was priceless — thank goodness for smartphones! I was SO cross that I hadn’t held the phone the right way though — and ended up with the black lines either side!! Darn it. Live and learn hey? Thanks for dropping by lovely xxx

  14. 13th July 2015 / 2:34 am

    These are so cute. We are huge fans of clarks shoes for my two tots too. They last so long too if the kiddos don’t have a growth spurt. Lovely review. Thank you so much for linking up to Share With Me #sharewithme

    • 13th July 2015 / 9:44 am

      Aaah thanks so much darling. I suddenly realised — after I’d linked — that I’m not supposed to add reviews. That said, I so wanted to share my video clip of them!! Their reaction to the new shoes was SO sweet!!! Thanks so much for hosting x

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