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Back-to-school-lookbook 05/08/2016

Kids Back to School Lookbook

Our new collection for Back to School with Kids at Clinks showcases styles inspired by those who wear them – kids! We know children like to put their shoes through their paces, so we pick every pair to provide the best fit, with premium leathers and advanced technology as standard. Whether they’re starting out at school and want a pair that’s fun yet smart to see them through their very first term, or they’re looking for something more stylish for everyday wear, our wide selection of back-to-school brands cater to... Read More

Back-to-school-preparation 04/08/2016

Get organised for back-to-school

As we get ready to say goodbye to the lazy days of summer, it’s time to turn our attention to the new school year. It can be a tough transition from late nights and lie-ins to a regular routine, but it’s important that children start back at school having had plenty of sleep, with homework complete, a healthy breakfast in their bellies and all the correct uniform, books and PE kits. It’s all too easy to get caught up in the fun on summer and put off getting ready for... Read More

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Autumn 2016 Footwear Trends

The sudden chill in the air has got us extremely excited for autumn here at Charles Clinkard. Long lie-ins, baking sessions, woodland exploring and gallery visiting – the list of activities is endless. But ultimately, our favourite thing about the approaching season is the transitional fashion. Here are the footwear staples helping us to make a stylish start this autumn… The sun is starting to set a little earlier than we would like, so we’re replacing that shine with a little sparkle of our own.  Why should we save our... Read More

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WIN with Back to School

To celebrate the school summer holidays, we’re giving away £250 of Charles Clinkard vouchers, so the rest of the family can get set for the new term too! To enter, all you need to do is purchase your school shoes from Charles Clinkard (trainers and accessories count too!). You can also get extra entries by: – Signing up to our newsletter – Liking us on Facebook – Following us on Twitter – Tweeting about the giveaway – Telling us your favourite back to school brand As long as you’re signed... Read More

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Find Your Fun with Finding Dory Crocs

Hi. I’m Dory. I suffer from short-term remembery loss. Thirteen years (is it really that long??) after Finding Nemo, it’s time to venture back under the sea to once again follow the adventures of our favourite forgetful fish! Finding Dory is set just one year after Finding Nemo, joining Marlin, Nemo and Dory in their watery world as they begin a search for  Dory’s long-lost parents, with everyone learning a few things about the real meaning of family along the way. And we’ve got just the footwear for fans of... Read More

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Take a tour of our new Teesside store

The new Charles Clinkard store at Teesside Shopping Park is officially open for business! Our newest shoe shop at Teesside Shopping Park was declared open on Tuesday, following a huge refurbishment at the premises. Former MD Colin Clinkard cut a ribbon to declare the store opening. Colin, whose parents opened the first Charles Clinkard in 1924, said: “It’s an honour to officially open the new Teesside Park store so close to where the company first started out. “We’ve created lots of new jobs and are pleased to be able to continue to... Read More

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Meet the Clarks Mini Folk

Meet the Mini Folk – an exciting new collection for 2-4 year olds. Combining over 170 of caring for kids’ feet with their designers’ eye for detail and an unmistakable sense of fun, the Clarks Mini Folk collection is playful yet perfect for little feet starting out on life’s big adventure. Featuring comfort-enhancing, easy-walking technology and attention-grabbing details, they’ve got playtime written all over them. Style A combination of Scandinavian influences and inspiration drawn from the elements gives the Clarks Mini Folk collection a fresh, modern twist. Look out for... Read More

Lunch Bags 12/07/2016

The Best Back to School Lunch Bags

Looking for a little lunchbox inspiration? Packing lunch for your child may sound simple, but there are plenty of battles to face in finding foods that provide all of the energy they need while being tasty and nutritious – not to mention making sure it’s all packed and ready to go in plenty of time for the school bell. It’s time to take lunch to a whole new level with fun lunch bags filled with tasty, easy, healthy food they’ll love. Choosing Lunch Bags for Kids No boring brown bags... Read More

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Kids’ Machine Washable Trainers

Kids just love to have fun. So they need to be sure that their trainers can keep up with them – although sometimes that means they don’t always come back clean! Trainers are most kids’ go-to footwear (especially over the summer holidays), so it’s really important to find the perfect pair. They need to be stylish, cool and comfy to wear, but also be able to withstand everything kids throw at them, from splashing in puddles to jumping in mud. That’s why we stock a range of easy clean kids’... Read More

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The complete school shoe buying guide

Your kids work hard and play hard in their school shoes, so it’s important you know exactly what to look for when shopping to make sure you get the perfect shoe for them at the best value for money. This guide will tell you everything you need to know about buying your child the perfect pair of school shoes, including: – What to look for in a school shoe – How to make sure you’re buying the right size – How long you should expect school shoes to last –... Read More

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Stay a step in ahead in new Gabor shoes

Shop next-season now with new Gabor shoes. The pre-fall collections are an unfailing barometer of the looks that will be big news for autumn/winter so, if you can’t wait to get your next footwear fashion fix, now is the time to snap up some key styles from your favourite brand. There are so many beautiful, desirable, exciting styles arriving, and since summer is seemingly evading us we’re all for staying a step ahead of the trends and investing in new shoes we’ll be wearing for months on end. Just think... Read More

Superga 06/07/2016

9 reasons why you should wear white shoes

Effortlessly chic and perfect for dressing up or down on sunny days, white is the freshest update for your wardrobe this summer. Whether you’re watching Wimbledon or not, white is always a huge summer colour. Simple and serene, crisp and clean, it’s an easy hue to incorporate into your style. Take the humble white shirt, one of the most versatile pieces you can own; styled down it’s smart for work and looks effortless with jeans, while  dressed up with a statement necklace you’re instantly ready for a night on the... Read More