Shoes you can draw on, thanks to Skribbies


When I told the girls about Skribbies they were very excited. Not only were we going to an event where they each got to choose and keep a pair of shoes (I mean what girl doesn’t like free shoes) but they were actively encouraged to draw on them! So after crawling through the jungle of Kensington gardens and jumping in a taxi across London we finally arrived.

Skribbies are currently available in three colourways all in high tops although more styles and colours are in development. The shoes come with six pens in a little pouch, some reusable stickers and a sweat band which is useful for rubbing out any drawings.


The event was held at a fantastic little pop up shop in Chelsea and the shop was showcasing some wonderful independent products that are usually only available online.

It was a great place to see some up and coming products as well as finally meet Sid Sloane after nearly seeing his show twice but having to cancel both times due to Elizabeth’s illness.

The girls pretended to be disinterested in Sid but Mummy wasn’t shy about having a picture with him to add to her collection of cbeebies presenters photos.


Skribbies are available in sizes 10 to 3, Sid was unable to fit his feet in them although he did try. Mind you he does have size 12 feet!

The kids could not wait to get the shoes out of the boxes and soon you had kids big and small sat on the floor of the shop surrounded by tissue paper, empty boxes, pens and stickers. Happily designing their own wearable masterpieces.

I feel it is wrong to review a pair of shoes after less than a week so I will be letting you know how we get on with them in a few weeks. I can tell you that the novelty of drawing on shoes you can wear, rub out and then draw on again has not yet worn off.


My fourteen year old niece had a go at drawing on Alison’s shoes