We remind our customers that, currently, entry to Little Wanderers is strictly by appointment only and we are now taking appointments for August. We expect to be exceptionally busy and will be doing all we can to see as many customers as possible.

We understand the thought process that the closer you buy your child’s school shoes to the starting of school the more wear you will get out of them, before outgrowing the shoes. However, the reality is that most children will still get to the next logical shoe buying time for you (before the start of a new term etc.) with enough room in their shoes. After all we do sell all our shoes with growing room provided. Waiting for the last week of the summer holidays will rarely provide additional weeks of wear for most children. Therefore we would request, and especially for older children with bigger feet, that you come earlier in August for your appointment. If you have younger children and/or want to come later we will try and accommodate you and we would always rather you made just one appointment for all your children rather than separate appointments.

To provide extra assistance for those unable or unwilling to currently visit our store we are now providing free online postage, on our website, to anyone with a “BL” postcode. This discount will happen automatically at the checkout and we also provide free returns if the shoes don’t fit. Please contact us with any fitting questions you have, prior to ordering, and we are advising all our customers to take advantage of this online service if you know the size and style that you want. If you are a regular customer and want to take advantage of this offer, but live outside the “BL” postcode area, then please get in touch with us and we will see how we can assist you further.

It is now a legal requirement, as of the 24th July, that face coverings are mandatory for all customers aged eleven or older. Face Coverings now required at Little WanderersWe expect every customer who enters our shop to comply with the law. Fitting takes place behind a Perspex screen and we, as shop workers, are not required to wear face coverings but we will do so if requested, if it makes you feel more comfortable.

We will be adhering to the government guidelines for “Working safely during COVID-19 in shops and branches”. This will mean that the shop will look very different and we will be implementing many new procedures. As these are only “guidelines” many shops and businesses will interpret them in different ways.

The guidelines are also changing on a regular basis. When you are asked by one retailer to do something you may not be asked to do the same thing by another retailer, either the same day or a week later. We are all trying to do our best under extremely unusual circumstances so please bear with us as we try and offer the best service we believe we currently can. We have produced a detailed list of things our customers can expect, and that we expect of them, when visiting. Please take the time to review this document, in the blog section on our website, before coming for your shoes.

Lelli Kelly have rejuvenated their school shoes with a cuter looking unicorn on their changeable straps, in the Lelli Kelly Bonnie style, Lelli Kelly Bonnie School Shoeswhich also comes with the choice of bow and plain strap alternatives. Princess dolls also feature and Lelli Kelly are determined to brighten up the school day with the expansion of their Colourissima range. Your child can now design and colour in one of several hearts or bows, in the new Lelli Kelly Colourissima styles.We have increased the choice of styles of Lelli Kelly school shoes this year, and in particular have a greater offering of the larger sized Miss LK range, with sizes going up to an EU40 / UK Senior 6.5. Lace up patent brogue Scarlet, will certainly be popular, as will the Velcro fastening Irene, with bow.

Due to their popularity we have extended our Froddo school shoes range. Double Velcro style G3130089 is a lovely lightweight shoe that any child should be comfortable in whether they are starting Reception or are further up the school years. There are several differing versions of mary-jane school shoe styles, in both leather and patent, with options including toe bumpers to keep the front of the shoes free from bumps and scuffs. Froddo have also introduced new styles for senior girls, featuring solid and chunky soles, in both patent and smooth leather.

New from the Geox range is the Geox Poseido. Semi-smart in appearance the Poseido has modest toe protection that still allows the upper to maintain a smooth and clean appearance. Geox Savage remains one of our most popular school shoes, due to its rugged design. There are two versions available, offering a different fit. Geox Casey styles are available with chunkier soles in black patent mary-jane and black leather and also as a T-Bar.Geox have a complete school shoe range offering a multitude of choices for all. Sizes begin at EU26 (UK infant 8.5) and go all the way to EU41 (UK Senior 7) in selected styles.

Hush Puppies reliable favourites return. Rina in black patent is available in sizes up to a UK junior 12.5 and Jezza in sizes UK infant 10 to a UK Senior 8.5. Amber, in black leather, is available in sizes UK12-2.5. Amber will fit similar to popular and comfortable style Cindy (which returns in larger sizes) but has a more detailed finish. Remember that due to Hush Puppies unique fitting system the majority of their shoes are available in width fittings D to G.