With apps being used by millions of parents around the world we were excited to see and test the new app from Start- Rite shoes. We wondered how easy it would be and were intrigued to find out more. Could shoe shopping instore with long queues and miserable kids be a thing of a past?
What do Start-Rite say about their new app?
Measure your children’s feet in 3D and shop for the perfect shoes with the free Start-Rite app. You can now shop on-the-go – simply locate your nearest stockist and measure your children’s feet with just a few clicks of your phone.
Track your children’s shoe sizes in the ‘My Family’ section and experience a personalised shopping journey based on each child’s size. We’ll even send you helpful reminders when it’s time to re-measure their feet.
The app has been really well made with lots of easy to use options and clear navigation. I found myself adding the whole family to the app and was really enjoying browsing through the different styles.
They have used very clear photography with in-depth details about each shoe. I felt comfortable that I could see what I was actually buying as all of the detail on the shoe was visible. Having 3 children with very wide feet it can often be difficult to find the right style of shoe that fits well. I was intrigued and sceptical in equal measures at how the online measuring tool would work.
There is a downloadable grid that you can print off and you child simply stands on it and the app measures each foot and then recommends shoes for you. I also had them checked in a shoe shop just to make sure and could not believe how accurate it was.
You can build a wish list if you want to just browse the styles available. I found this particularly useful as I was thinking about the different seasons and wasn’t ready to start buying boots as yet but have already started to look for ones as Winter approaches. You are also able to share the shoe you like which was helpful as my friends and I are always sharing gorgeous finds on our Whats App group and we love to colour coordinate clothes and shoes.
How easy is it to return shoes and how easy is the printable shoe size guide to use?
You are able to contact Startrite directly with ease. We love clear channels of communication and they have made it very simple by allowing you to contact them by email, phone or post. They offer next day delivery and you can return them if need be free of charge which is also a fantastic service. They are a super friendly team who are more than happy to help in any way they can.
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