Happy Chap 2 (25 reviews) Navy Canvas Boys Canvas Shoes

Boys' classic plimsolls, crisp and classic in navy canvas finished with easy wearing double riptape straps. The perfect summer look, Happy Chap are finished with a protective moulded rubber sole and come in whole and half sizes and different widths.

£20.00
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Upper Material Textile
Lining Material Textile
Sole Material Rubber
Fastening Type Riptape
Removable Insole No
Trims Adjustable Strap
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Customer Reviews

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  • 1 stars out of 5Very poorly made

    I bought these for my son 7 weeks ago; the right sole is almost all unstuck and the back of the left shoe is loose too. Not impressed with these at all!! Feedback from Clarks: We’re sorry to hear you’re unhappy with your purchase. We do thoroughly test all our products before they go on sale, so the issue you describe seems unusual. Please return to one of our stores with proof of purchase so the manager can look into it for you. We will happily refund or replace any items deemed as faulty.

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  • 1 stars out of 5VERY POOR QUALITY - STRAPS FAR TO SHORT

    Emma, sutton

    I bought these Clarks shoes from another stockist as Clarks didn't have size in stock. When they arrived I was very disappointed. They are very poorly made, very flimsy and the straps are far too short to fasten properly. I bought size 5F so an average width fitting but the strap bearly fastened you could only see a few letters of the word Doodles when fastened. Returned for a refund. I then went into Clarks and told them about the issues and I was told that it is a design fault!!! Why are Clarks still selling these shoes and not rectifying the design fault? Feedback from Clarks: Thanks for leaving a review; we’re sorry to hear you’re unhappy with your purchase. We value all our customer feedback so thank you for your comments which have been fed back to our team.

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  • 1 stars out of 5Very disappointing.

    Susan, newcastle upon tyne

    I bought these in mid May and they have fallen to pieces! The front and back of the soles have worn unreasonably fast, leaving them dangerous to wear due to loose rubber which could catch and make my son trip, and holes letting in any grit, stones etc. The straps are much too short, and the tongue doesn't stay in place correctly. Really disappointing quality from Clarks, and not worth the money I'm afraid. Feedback from Clarks: We are very proud of the quality of our products and to ensure this all our new designs and materials are tested before they go on sale.  If you are disappointed with any of our products please return to a store with your receipt so a member of staff can investigate.

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  • 1 stars out of 5Terrible mistake.

    Agree with other reviewers. Very poor quaity, very worn after a very short period of time. I wasn't suprised when I was on my knees at nursery straightening the escaping tongue one morning when one of the staff said they had another little boy with the same shoes that were the same. I'm really disappointed to come on here and see the many poor reviews. I've bought all our little one's shoes in Clarks believing that they would only sell us a well fitted and well made product that gave us the support, quality and durability we need to take care of our son's precious feet. I've lost all faith - and I'll be going to a local independent retailer in future, even if they are more expensive. I know these were "cheaper" but still, you've got a reputation to maintain Clarks and this shoe is doing nothing for you!

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  • 2 stars out of 5Straps way too short.

    I ordered in the correct size for my son however when we collected they would not go on his foot at all as labelled wrongly. Assistant swapped for another pair and found straps would not do up so had to go up 3 width sizes and a shoe size to get them on. On wearing them they come undone as unable to do them up properly and if we do them too tight they rub his feet :( . Very disappointed in these this year as his cruiser ones were great last year. Feedback from Clarks: We are very proud of the quality of our products and to ensure this all our new designs and materials are tested before they go on sale.  If you are disappointed with any of our products please return to a store with your receipt so a member of staff can investigate.

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  • 1 stars out of 5Straps too short - please actually fix this!

    Laura, london

    I was really excited to order a pair of these for my son but like lots of other people on here was really disappointed when I picked them up and the straps were way too short. I hadn't seen the reviews on here before I ordered them, but it looks like this issue has been going on for a while. Would be nice if Clarks actually took notice and fixed the problem rather than sending stock replies.

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  • 1 stars out of 5Straps too short

    I bought these for my son recently.. He's a 4 1/2 G with G being the widest width available. I'm really disappointed with these pumps as the straps are way too short to be able to fasten properly without really squeezing his feet. Not only is this uncomfortable for him but it also makes it really easy for him to take them off at every possible opportunity as the Velcro is only just attached. I just popped into the shop that I purchased them from to speak to someone about this but couldn't due to the busyness but there was another mum complaining about the same thing, which suggests that it's a design issue. Feedback from Clarks: Thanks for leaving a review; we’re sorry to hear you’re unhappy with your purchase. We value all our customer feedback so thank you for your comments which have been fed back to our team.

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  • 1 stars out of 5Straps far too short

    I bought these and they were a dreadful fit for my son. He is a 7.5F. I took them back to the store and the customer services advisor informed me that this had been a common problem and that a number of people had returned these shoes and that Clarks have made all the straps far too short on their shoes this year. My poor sons feet were being squeezed into shoes that were technically the right size for him. I felt very sorry for her as clearly they cannot do anything about it and it makes them look incompetent at measuring feet and they are the people that are dealing with all the complaints. I could clearly see when she remeasured my son that the original measurement was correct so the problem was with the shoes. He is now in an 8G in a different style which fit better but this should not have happened in the first place. Clarks have clearly dropped the ball on this one. They really should recall all these styles of shoes and change the straps on them as it is obviously not just a problem for one person and it makes their staff uncomfortable in dealing with customers too. Disappointing. Feedback from Clarks: Thanks for leaving a review; we’re sorry to hear you’re unhappy with your purchase. We value all our customer feedback so thank you for your comments which have been fed back to our team.

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  • 1 stars out of 5So disappointed

    I bought these instead of Doodles as they didn't have my sons size. What a disappointment, they have not worn well at all. Washed them as recommended and the colour has drained and they look 10 years old. Do not appear to give the same support as the normal doodles either. :-( Feedback from Clarks: We are very proud of the quality of our products and to ensure this all our new designs and materials are tested before they go on sale.  If you are disappointed with any of our products please return to a store with your receipt so a member of staff can investigate.

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  • 1 stars out of 5Returned to store after one month.

    These fell apart after one month, we returned them for a refund. The sole came away from the white outer edge. As other reviews, they aren't suitable for wide feet, the Velcro is too short and looks scruffy. Very disappointed in these shoes. Feedback from Clarks: Thanks for leaving a review; we’re sorry to hear you’re unhappy with your purchase. We value all our customer feedback so thank you for your comments which have been fed back to our team.

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  • 1 stars out of 5Poor quality this year

    I have bought these every summer for my boys and they were made really well and lasted all summer. They wore them everyday. I purchased my son a pair 5 weeks ago and they have fallen apart. Not the same quality but more expensive than previous years. The canvas is very thin and the rubber has worn and now the sole is coming off. Very disappointed! Feedback from Clarks: We are very proud of the quality of our products and to ensure this all our new designs and materials are tested before they go on sale.  If you are disappointed with any of our products please return to a store with your receipt so a member of staff can investigate.

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  • 2 stars out of 5Poor design- Tongue is very annoying.

    Jodie, larbert

    These shoes are badly designed. My son has narrow feet and the straps are very short. Most annoying is the "floppy" tongue that folds down and is difficult to place correctly when putting the shoe on. The tongue also crumples down and becomes uncomfortable during wear. Due to the bad design of the tongue, it is almost impossible for my 5 year old to put these on himself, which is very annoying as I bought them for nursery. Having bought many doodles in the past, I am very disappointed with these. Feedback from Clarks: We are very proud of the quality of our products and to ensure this all our new designs and materials are tested before they go on sale.  If you are disappointed with any of our products please return to a store with your receipt so a member of staff can investigate.

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  • 2 stars out of 5Not very well made.

    The shoes looked lovely, but after just 2 weeks of wear the sides were pulling away from the sole. They are also very narrow, as other reviewers have stated. Luckily, my son has pretty narrow feet now so that didn't cause any problems. It was just the separation of the shoe. However, I took the shoes back in to my local store in Selby, and the manager there was very helpful and ordered a different pair of shoes for me, as the ones I liked were not in stock and I didn't want to try these again. While the shoes weren't great, I did appreciate the great service I was given in-store. Feedback from Clarks: Thanks for leaving a review; we’re sorry to hear you’re unhappy with your purchase. We value all our customer feedback so thank you for your comments which have been fed back to our team.

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  • 5 stars out of 5Lovely shoes

    Madina, farnborough

    Bought today these shoes for my boy. They are very lovely and comfortable. Ladies in the shop are very helpful.

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  • 5 stars out of 5Great summer shoe

    This little canvas shoes are great for the summer. They look smart and are reasonably priced.

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  • 5 stars out of 5Great service.

    Kirsteen, larbert

    Got my little one's feet measured, but was unable to get the size / colour combination I wanted in a few shops. So, at my local store, the lady offered me to get them delivered home free of charge within three days. Excellent. They were here ahead of schedule. Even the delivery guy was great! The assistant commented that she had liked the shoes and tried them on her little one, but they didn't fit. His feet are too broad and the straps didn't work on him. I notice some of the other reviewers talking about that and thought it was refreshing that the assistant offered this information. Straps are fine on my little one's feet. Not lots of room on them, but very secure. He's a 8.5G

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  • 4 stars out of 5Great every day shoe

    Emma, derby

    I am a great fan of Doodles for my 3 year old little boy and he lived in them last year so lately when the weather seemed a little too warm for boots we automatically purchased a pair of Doodles. The canvas seems a little thinner than last years but on the upside the front has been designed smaller preventing the 'clown' look that his Doodles seemed to have last year. I would have rated them 5 if the canvas was thicker like last year. They are a great shoe and well worth the money especially when I just have to pop them in the wash when they look a bit grubby.

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  • 1 stars out of 5Fell apart

    Was really disappointed when these fell apart after 1 1/2 months. I always check reviews when ever I purchase something, but because I always buy shoes for my son in Clarks I never checked reviews in here. As I knew how good quality shoes they sell and I never had any problems with his shoes. Im so disappinted. Going to the shop today, to buy new pair of different shoes.

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  • 5 stars out of 5Fantastic Doodles....

    suzie, nottingham

    Went into our local Clarks shop to purchase some Doodle pumps that we had seen online - the size was not in stock so we ordered them to be delivered to the house. Great service, they arrived really quickly to the door. My son (and I ) love them, we bought the navy blue ones and now think we would love to purchase some of the other great colours available! A great lightweight fun summer shoe. Suzie, Nottingham

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  • 1 stars out of 5Design fault?

    After last year being told that the strap was too short to fasten across the foot of the wider fittings I was hoping this problem would have been addressed, but no. Very disappointed as the strap will not even reach the Velcro. Why make them for wider feet and not allow for them to fasten? Feedback from Clarks: We are very proud of the quality of our products and to ensure this all our new designs and materials are tested before they go on sale.  If you are disappointed with any of our products please return to a store with your receipt so a member of staff can investigate.

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  • 3 stars out of 5Classic look

    Loved the look of these as similar to converse trainers but less bulkier, but quiet disappointed to finished look. Got measured by staff but feel as if the Velcro strap doesn't cross over much to Velcro fastening and can hardly see the writing on the strap. Bought a 4 n a half G even tho measured as a F, staff advised going up a width size to fit better. Quiet disappointed with fit but love the style!!! Feedback from Clarks: Thank you for getting in touch. If you're concerned about the fit of your child's shoes in the first six weeks after you've bought them, we'll be glad to check them and replace them if necessary. Please revisit the shop with your child, bringing along the shoes and the receipt if possible.

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  • 1 stars out of 5Awful quality.

    These shoes are terrible only bought them for my son two weeks ago and they have fallen apart! The clarks sign on the back has worn away and the straps are so short you can barely fasten them. The tongue also slips down when he wears them, they really are poor quality! I know they are only canvas and reasonable at £20 however I would say pay the extra £10 and invest in some converse! Also disappointed in the staff at my local clarks I did try and take these back as my son walked funny in them due to straps being right however they said they were the correct size and wouldn't return them! He's now worn them outside so I've got no chance and misplaced my receipt! These are now off to the bin! Do not buy!!!! Feedback from Clarks: Thanks for leaving a review; we’re sorry to hear you’re unhappy with your purchase. We value all our customer feedback so thank you for your comments which have been fed back to our team.

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  • 1 stars out of 5Awful design AVOID!

    The straps are far too short. I work in a day care setting so have seen dozens of these shoes in use. They are such a bad fit on so bad on so many children's feet I'm surprised that they haven't been recalled. Adults are continually having to try and do them up again, but the straps don't meet! Feedback from Clarks: We are very proud of the quality of our products and to ensure this all our new designs and materials are tested before they go on sale.  If you are disappointed with any of our products please return to a store with your receipt so a member of staff can investigate.

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  • 5 stars out of 5

    Brought these for my younger cousin for his holiday. Very affordable shoes that are great for the money, cheaper than other brands such as converse which are £25 and don't even have Velcro! These are easy for him to put on himself and his mum will be happy that these can go in the wash, ideal for when he goes to school next year!

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  • 4 stars out of 5

    Lovely lightweight shoes which seem v comfy on my son. I love the range of colours too, but played it safe with navy which goes with everything. Only(slight) problem is that the white toe caps are easily scuffed and show up marks. Would still buy again though.

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