School may not be in session yet for some, however, Back-to-school shopping is in session for most. Back-to-school shopping can be fun for the kids–especially those who revel in the joy of freshly worn clothes and shoes, however, it’s not always peachy keen for parents.
Based on an info graphic provided by Famous Footwear: 65% of parents say they find it stressful to make the transition to back-to-school season. The info also revealed 22% of parents start shopping for Back-to-School in July, 32% wait until August, and 6 % wait until school begins.
Other interesting facts: the average person with children in grades K-12 will spend at least $129.20 on shoes, and 71% of Back-to-College shoppers will buy new shoes, spending an average of $75.81! With all of the numbers crunching in it’s no secret why Back-to-School shopping could prove to be frustrating and downright stressful for parents. To help make Back-to-School shopping more fun and less frantic, Famous Footwear provides useful tips for back-to-school shopping for parents and students:
Simplifying Back-to-School Shoe Shopping for Parents:
- Know What You Need. Parents should purchase two pairs of shoes and one pair of boots for each child when Back-to-School shopping.
- Look For Kid Friendly Features. Velcro fasteners for the littlest ones and quality shoes that will hold up to wear and tear are the best options for kids. And get kids’ feet measured to make sure you’re getting the right size.
- Know What’s In Style.
– Neon is on trend.
– Canvas shoes continue to make the grade.
-Lace up boots are the must-have for the stylish teen this fall.
-Flats are always a favorite for comfort and versatility, and this fall metallics are still hot.
-School shoes for uniforms will remain a staple for many kids, so will backpacks!
- Choose A Retailer That Makes It Easy To Shop For The Whole Family. 85% of Famous Footwear Rewards customers say that “one-stop shopping for the family” is important or very important to making shoe shopping easy. Famous Footwear is making Back-to-School shopping a little more stress-free with their Buy One, Get One Half Off deals available at all Famous Footwear stores and online. The BOGO deal runs now through September 14th, just in time for the new school year! We can all breathe a sigh of relief!
For more deals, tips and other Back-to-School styles for the kids and family, visit: famousfootwear.com