Last Thursday, G and I were invited to an event held by Skribbies at their Pop-Up store in London, to celebrate the launch of their trainers. Skribbies are a different kind of trainer for children, they are white, with different colour accents – Pink, Blue, Neon Black. Skribbies are the creations of the lovely Jennifer Duthie who was hosting the event.
G had shown some interest in the Blue Skribbies, and they kindly had a pair in her size waiting for her to open. In the box you have the trainers, a pack of pens, a pack of stickers and a ‘Monster Wristband’ that you use to wipe off designs, and the wristband will hold one pen too.
The shoes are made of a flexible Whiteboard-esque material, on one hand it’s good, because you can easily wipe away the designs and start again. Sadly though the other, it’s bad, because a knock or rub against something will wipe the designs away.
G had great fun decorating her Skribbies and was over the moon that Sid Sloane from CBeebies could ‘sign’ them for her.
I really love the idea of Skribbies, and the shoes are well made, and G said they were very comfortable, there were no moans of her feet hurting as she wore them on the way home! I was actually pretty pleased she was wearing them for the journey home, the trains were delayed, and the tube journey took an age. G didn’t really care though, she had her head down and was changing the designs of her shoes.
I got some filthy looks from other commuters, allowing my child to draw on her shoes – I did have to say..
“It’s okay – they’re designed to be drawn on!”
.. a few times!
Ultimately, I think these are a fantastic idea, kids will love them, and it’ll keep them busy for hours. I could see G was getting a little frustrated with the fact the designs rub off so easily, hopefully the novelty won’t wear off! That said, even if it does, G will be left with a nice pair of trainers.