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Kids shoes

Posted: Mon Jul 09, 2012 4:45 pm
by DianeC
I'm wanting some leather shoes for my 6 and 2 year old to reenact the war of the roses period. Someone told me there is a Scheme you can buy into which allows you to borrow shoes and then return them and get the next size up when needed. Anyone heard of it and knows more details? Thanks

Re: Kids shoes

Posted: Tue Jul 10, 2012 12:55 pm
by Colin Middleton
As far as I know, that scheme closed down some years ago. It is a pitty, as something like that could be quite valuable to the re-enactment comunity. It might be worth trying the Buy and Sell section.

Colin

Re: Kids shoes

Posted: Tue Jul 10, 2012 4:07 pm
by hazyma
I believe that recently someone in our group managed to get children's shoes from Pete at Plantagenet Shoes. I don't know if it was a special favour but the twins are definately running around in lovely little shoes!! :D

Re: Kids shoes

Posted: Tue Jul 10, 2012 4:19 pm
by Miss Costello
What age/size? Are you looking for leather shoes?

Re: Kids shoes

Posted: Tue Jul 10, 2012 4:39 pm
by acecat999
the rental scheme run by Morgan finished before he retired. too many people just kept the shoes and stopped paying from what I heard so the scheme stopped.


however. I think you can join a similar scheme where you sell the shoes back and buy a new pair at a fair rate.

(thats what we do anyway)

Re: Kids shoes

Posted: Tue Jul 10, 2012 4:58 pm
by Dave B
The rental thing was an excellent idea, but as we have two kids we decided to buy because we'll get plenty of use out of them. We've found that because medieval shoes are not very 'structured' they last a lot longer before kids grow out of them than modern shoes, and that there are several suppliers of very reasonably priced kids shoes and that there is plenty of demand for the cast-offs.

Re: Kids shoes

Posted: Thu Jul 12, 2012 9:29 am
by Langley
Pete at Plantagenet has indeed transmuted Morgan's rental scheme into a buy and sell back. My grandson's new shoes arrived just this morning after we sent the originals back, Pete looked them over then gave us a good price in part exchange. So, right now he has a pair of 15th C size Child's 9 secondhand unless someone has got in already and grabbed them.

Re: Kids shoes

Posted: Thu Jul 12, 2012 3:34 pm
by Tod
I tried the rental scheme as a trader and found it was really not worth while. I got in the stock and then almost no one took up the offer. This was some time ago but I wouldn't do it again. I do sell childrens sizes, usually to order.

Re: Kids shoes

Posted: Fri Jul 13, 2012 12:34 pm
by Colin Middleton
I think that the 'buy-back' model is much more sensible. Good on Pete for getting it going.

Re: Kids shoes

Posted: Mon Aug 06, 2012 8:59 am
by DianeC
Hi sorry I've not replied sooner but I haven't had any notifications that anyone had replied. Thanks for all the suggestions I will look into them further. Thanks again.