Posts Tagged ‘Shoes’

Stikins ® – Name Labels Made For Walking!

Thursday, February 11th, 2016

Whether your family is big or small, it’s more than likely that you’ve got a hallway full of pairs of shoes (or at least a heap of individual shoes that should – in theory – belong in pairs) that you’d really rather not have to replace.

Shoes can be an expensive purchase to make and the fact that you have to replace them regardless of whether one or both shoes have disappeared can be immensely frustrating (especially if the process of finding a pair that was approved by the school, your child, and yourself (or perhaps just your wallet) was a hard won battle).

Schools often require children to have two (or three) pairs of shoes that conform to specific guidelines, which means that classrooms and changing rooms tend to be full of shoes that are very similar (if not identical) in appearance – and that makes it even easier for shoes to get mixed up or lost altogether. Plus, even if shoes are handed in to lost property, some shoes will never be reclaimed because there’s no way to distinguish between identical pairs to determine which pair belongs to whom.

Adding name labels can help your child find their shoes in classrooms and changing rooms (so they keep hold of their shoes) and in Lost Property (if they don’t).

Name labels are also a useful tool to help your child learn the difference between left and right – particularly if they’ve been struggling with this concept; adding name labels that signify “left” and “right” to your child’s shoes provides them with a gentle reminder each time they take off and put on their shoes and allows them to figure it out for themselves.

When applying our Stikins ® name labels into shoes, we recommend that you stick them onto the side wall or beneath the tongue; while you might be tempted to simply stick them into the bottom of each shoe, the friction generated between your child’s foot and the label will cause the print to disintegrate rapidly.

To find out more about our name labels visit the Stikins ® Information Page, or visit the Stikins ® Product Page to place an order.

Stikins ® – The Sole Solution For Shoes

Monday, March 2nd, 2015

These days, some of the most expensive items on the required list of school uniform are shoes – and usually more than one pair. While it might prove hard enough to find a pair of shoes that are relatively inexpensive, meet the guidelines/expectations of the school, and are acceptable to both the parent(s) and the child who will be wearing them, school uniform often requires purchasing a number of pairs – one for everyday wear, a pair of trainers for P.E., and possibly even the good old pair of pumps, once the staple requirement for P.E., now more likely to be reserved for specialist activities such as dance or drama.

Unfortunately, they are also one of the easiest items to lose and, infuriatingly, have the potential either to go missing entirely or to be forever separated into useless single articles of clothing. Add to this the similarities in the styles of shoes and trainers that are deemed “suitable” to be worn at school and you may also find that you end up with mismatched pairs.

This is where the simple name label comes in; applying Stikins ® name labels to your child’s (or children’s) shoes is a quick and easy way to make sure that ALL of their shoes make it home safely. Our name labels are made of a flexible white vinyl that adheres quickly and easily to the tongue or side wall of shoes; the bold black font means that the printed name stands out and it takes seconds to identify the owner of a particular shoe.

If you have particularly young children, Stikins ® can also help your child to learn to recognise their own name and to distinguish between left and right – which some find particularly tricky. For example, you could have a set of name labels printed with their name and then “Left” or “Right” and use this on items of clothing – such as shoes – where the child needs to determine which goes on the left and which goes on the right.

Please note: you should NEVER apply Stikins ® name labels underneath the heel of the foot; this will cause the print to eventually be worn away as your child walks (and runs and jumps and skips) around.