Interview with the Mums behind Oddsox Shoes in Bishopston, Bristol

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Good quality shoes for children’s feet are important and it is a bonus when quality is matched with style. Oddsox Shoes, provide quality, comfort and style and what’s more, aim to make shoe-shopping as stress-free for parents as possible.

Oddsox Shoes is on 204 Gloucester Road, Bishopston and stocks shoes for pre-walkers to teenagers, however, also sells some shoes for mums and sometimes even dads.

Today on Bristol Mum, owners of Oddsox Shoes, Sarah and Jo tell me why they set up Oddsox, their ethos, latest products and much more.

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What inspired you both to set up Oddsox?

As parents of 3 children each, we were aware of the lack of independent shoe shops in Bristol. Our aim was to open a shop that provided a service as well as offering beautiful shoes.

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What age range does Oddsox cater for?

From first walkers up to teenagers. Although most of our shoes are for children, we do sell to mums and even the occasional dad! Our European brands can go up to a size 42. We also stock softsoles for pre-walkers.

How do you both select the shoes that are sold at Oddsox?

Our choices are based on a combination of style, quality, fit and price. Luckily we both have very similar taste! We really enjoy meeting with our reps and buying our next seasons stock. We love to buy from smaller, family run companies like Ricosta, Bisgaard and Pom d’Api and the majority of our brands are European.

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What is the Oddsox ethos?

Our motto is ‘Beautiful shoes for growing feet’ & our ethos is all about providing excellent customer service to take the stress out of shopping with children.

What are your personal favourite brands?

We love all our brands, but if we had to pick probably Camper, Bobux and Ricosta.

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How do you ensure that children’s shoes fit children’s feet properly?

We initially trained with the Society of Shoe Fitters, and now with over two years experience we have perfected the art of measuring and fitting. We look at the length, width and depth of the child’s foot before deciding which brand & style will give a perfect fit.

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Please can you tell me about your latest products at Oddsox?

We have started selling Crocs this season which are proving popular. And in response to customer requests, Oddsox will be offering a small range of adults styles by Camper and Ecco this Autumn .

Anything else that you would like to mention?

We love being part of Gloucester Road and in the heart of the vibrant Bishopston community. Some of our customers have even become friends. And it’s been lovely to watch bumps grow into babies and babies grow into toddlers! We’d like to thank all our loyal customers for shopping with Oddsox.

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If you would like to read more about Oddsox or view more of their shoes, please visit the Oddsox Shoes website. You can also keep up with Oddsox on facebook and Twitter.

*Disclosure: This is a sponsored post. However, I am proud to support local businesses such as Oddsox and I always buy my daughter’s shoes there!

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