Girls' Start Rite leather Mary Jane shoe with round toe, adjustable strap on the instep and gum sole. With genuine little girl styling, these legendary Mary Jane-style Clare girls' shoes now come in a smooth leather or patent leather version, with the upper in a choice of ballet pink, chocolate, poppy red or navy blue... With their gorgeous little perforations, buckle strap and their inimitable shape, they contain all the ingredients that make Start Rite such a success today. Shoemakers since 1792, Start Rite is THE children's footwear specialist and even supplies the British royal family! A name synonymous with impeccable craftsmanship (for example, note the indented stitching at the back, a detail that reinforces the shoe's strength) and with complete respect for the anatomy of little feet.More
Start Rite is without doubt one of the oldest shoe brands in the world. The company was formed in 1792 near Norwich, England, where James Smith, a cobbler, created the most beautiful shoes possible with the most exquisite leathers. Buoyed by success, he decided to establish the first shoe factory. Although up until that point all shoes had been made to measure, James invented ready-to-wear. It was in 1921 that the company, managed by his heirs, took the name of Start Rite. The tradition has been continued since then, and the entire British royal family still buys Start Rite shoes for its children to this day. These timeless models are ideal attire for all angel-faced little devils...More
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