Back To School - Why it's important to get your child's school shoes right.
Children spend more time in their school shoes than any other footwear - if a pair of school shoes lasts half a school year then this equates to over 700 hours of wear! This means that they need to be the perfect fit.
We fit all of our school shoes with safe growing room. A pair of school shoes should withstand normal growth spurts and should last for approx six months (nothwithstanding misuse or those who are naturally heavier on their feet - in this case you may find the shoe wears out before it is outgrown)
As your child gets older and growth slows down you may even start to get an entire school year out of one pair if they are looked after well - think of that as a bonus!
It is not advisable to buy shoes which are too big with the hope that they will last longer. Shoes which are too big will cause problems for your child's feet - they will be dangerous for a start, as your child will be more likely to trip. They will also cause blisters as they will rub at the back, as well as causing other long term foot conditions.
We stock a wide range of school shoes to suit all shapes and sizes of feet, boys and girls, ranging in size from a European size 24 (UK6 child) up to European 42 (UK 8.5)
We have traditional shoes, trainer styles, boots with ankle support, smarter brogue styles, velcro, lace ups, slip ons - we even have vegan and eco shoes in stock!
Some of our shoes are suitable for orthotics - we can advise you more on this if required.
We sell brands which have been tried and tested (mostly by our own children over the years).
The brands we offer:
We constantly check our prices to ensure we are always giving you the best possible value.
We don't sell cheap shoes - we sell quality shoes at great prices!
Have a browse through our School Shoe Collection here;
Back To School - Boys
Back To School - Girls
To buy your school shoes from us you have several options:
The best option, and the one we would strongly urge you to do is to book an appointment to come and see us face to face in store