I thought the same but hesitated to mention it for fear it might date me. Does anyone else remember the X-ray machines in Clarks for checking your tiny feet were not constrained? I loved waggling my green toes..
Sounds fun; must have given them up by the time I was under going the annual "shoes for school" retail torture. Ah, the joy of going through a dozen diferent styles only to discover there was only one pair in the right size in the required brown. <shudder>