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First shoes anniversary

I can’t believe it was two years ago today we bought toddler E her first shoes from One Small Step in Buxton. This is her with OSS owner Nichola who was chuffed to have her first Start-Rite customer!

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Read my review of the specialist, independent children’s shoe shop One Small Step.

We are still regular customers and Nichola is thrilled we have another for her!

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New shoes from One Small Step

Last year I posted how lucky we are to have the independent children’s shoe shop One Small Step right on our doorstep!

At the end of last year we bought baby E’s first shoes from there – she was the first ever customer to buy Start Rite shoes from the shop. Start Rite offers a lovely opportunity for you to make a video to commemorate the first shoe purchase, here is baby E’s – click on the image to enjoy 🙂

Start Rite video

(Now if only I hadn’t spent the whole of the time watching the video thinking about the production process to create such a product – but that’s the working mum in me!)

One Small Step

For a small town, Buxton is a peachy spot for new parents looking for trustworthy, local outlets to buy clothes, shoes and toys for their little ones. I feel very lucky to have a bespoke children’s shoe shop almost on my door step, or should I say One Small Step away 😉

One Small Step

One Small Step is run by the lovely Nichola and since we’ve been here we’ve popped in just to say hello and also to pick up some first stage shoes for baby E.

Our first excuse reason was to get some shoes to wear to her aunty’s wedding. With a dress picked up from Mini Bugs (another post coming soon about another fabulous shop!) she needed some shoes to top off her outfit.

One Small Step stocks the lovely Inch Blue range which come in tempting designs such as bears, ice creams and even trains. I’m a bit of a train nut and the colours of the train shoes matched E’s dress so we had to buy them. I personally believe she had the best shoes at the wedding!

When friends with a baby visited recently, One Small Step was on the must visit list and when I spotted dinosaur shoes for size 6-12 months we had to get them (E insisted, honest).

Today we ventured there again with another purpose – some cozy sock type shoes that would keep her feet toasty and also let her crawl about. With the weather getting colder I wanted something to keep her feet warm but also have grip for her adventures in cruising and crawling. I contacted Nichola via One Small Step’s Facebook page and she advised they stocked lovely moccasins – the Mocc Ons brand. When we arrived the most difficult part was choosing the design, we went for the subtle rainbow colour.

shoes!

I’m looking forward to baby E needing shoes for her first steps, there’s such a lovely range to choose from – more importantly from a trustworthy shop (no concerns about being told they need shoes when they don’t, like my sisters have had at other shops). They offer a professional measuring service by fully trained staff. But it’s not just shoes stocked, they also have a fabulous range of raincoats (hubby has his eye on a dinosaur design for E), umbrellas, hats, socks… you get the idea.

Oh and even if you just pop in to say hello to Nichola please do, she’s lovely! And the window display is always fab 🙂

In summary; a lovely local, child friendly shop with a fab range of goods.

We loved:
* window display – scary Halloween pumpkins!
* service, lots of questions answered
* wide range of items for all children’s ages
* toys to keep children entertained

Would be even better if:
* Nichola had heating to keep warm 🙂

Visit the website to browse and buy: One Small Step.

Thanks for reading, here’s to our next adventure!