Looking for School Shoes can be one major expense, so you want to make sure you purchase a pair that will last, and be comfortable too. Oh, and let's not forget that your child has to like them too, or else you'll have a battle on your hands for the whole school year. Our easy to follow guide allows you to narrow down the best of what's out there when it comes to School Shoes...
Girls School Shoes
T-Bar School Shoes
- Clarks Children's Drew Shine T-Bar School Shoes* £40 from John Lewis
- Geox Children's J Shadow T-Bar School Shoes* from £42 from John Lewis
- Lelli Kelly Children's Chloe T-Bar Riptape School Shoes* £54.90 from John Lewis
- Kickers Lachly T Bar Girls Shoes* £44.99 from Sports Direct
- Miss Fiori Tara T Bar Shoes* £9.99 from Sports Direct
- Kids' Leather Cross Bar School Shoes* from £24 from Marks and Spencer
School shoes for Teenage Girls with Heels
- Teens Black Suedette Wedge Shoe Boots* £19.99 from New Look
- Teens Black Cone Heel Shoe Boots* £19.99 from New Look
- Majesty Cylindrical Heel Courts* £69 from Office
- Miss Block Loafers* £69 from Office
- Comfort Plus Carly* £15 from Wynsors
- Comfort Plus Opal* £16 from Wynsors
Patent School Shoes
- Lelli Kelly Children's Dolly Heart Leather School Shoes* £54.90 from John Lewis
- Kickers Disley Hi Patent Boots* now £25 from Sports Direct
- Wynsors Jennifer* £16 from Wynsors
- Kids' Leather Brogue School Shoes* £18 from Marks and Spencer
Boys School Shoes
Wanting hardy Black School Shoes for your Boys? Deichmann*, Shoe Zone* and Asda George* offer Boys School Shoes for those of you on a tight budget, but if you have a bit more to spend then you might want to invest in Kickers* or Timberland* Boots.
Boys Shoes for Under £10
- Tick Kids Black Mesh Double Trainer* £7.99 delivered from Shoe Zone
- Beckett Boys Black Lace Up Formal Shoe* was £9.99 now £7.99 delivered from Shoe Zone
- Trux Boys Black Easy Fasten Shoe* £9.99 delivered from Shoe Zone
- School Black Scuff Resistant Lace Up Shoes* £9.50 from Asda George
- Boys Velcro BTS Shoes* £7.99 from M and M Direct
Boys School Boots
- Base London Mens Brom Boots* £16.99 from M and M Direct
- Timberland Euro Sprint* £27.05 delivered from Amazon
- Timberland Infant Boys Pokey Pine* from £29.99 delivered from Amazon
- Firetrap Rhino Childrens Boots* £29 from Sports Direct
- Boys' black scuff resistant leather school boots* £28 from Debenhams
- Black Chelsea Leather Boots* from £32 from Next
- Black Lace-Up Leather Boots* from £32 from Next
Wynsors School Shoes
- Platino Sophia* £4
- Princess Stardust Candy* £8
- Platino Kloss* £7
- Rockstorm Andre* £15
- Pod Gavin* £18
- Wynsors Pride Infants* £7
- Princess Stardust Sophia* £10
- Princess Stardust Hetty* £8
Clarks School Shoes
You only have to glance into a Clarks* Shoe Store over the Summer to see just how popular they are when it comes to School Shoes. They measure your child's feet, and ensure they get the perfect fitting Shoe. You may need to make an appointment to get your child's feet measured in store, or you can buy a Clarks Foot Gauge* to do it at home.
Kickers School Shoes
Kickers School Shoes* are known for being tough and hard-wearing, so if you have a child that can wear shoes out in the first term, then they are for you. They aren't cheap, but what quality footwear is?
- Kick Lo Core Shoes* from £52 from Very
- Boys Fragma Slip-On School Shoes* from £52 from Very
- Kickers Fragma Strap Childrens Shoes* only £36.99 from Sports Direct
- Kickers Disley Hi Junior Boots* just £32.99 from Sports Direct
- Kickers Infant Moakie Reflex Patent Leather Velcro Strap Shoes* £12.99 from M and M Direct
Asda School Shoes
We all know that Asda George sell very affordable School Uniform*, but what's their selection of School Shoes like? They have over 20 different styles for each Boys* and Girls*. School Footwear is covered by the Asda George 100 Day Satisfaction Guarantee*, so you can't go wrong.
- Boys Black School Leather Shoes* from £15.50
- Marvel Captain America Light-up Shoes* from £13
- School Black Scuff Resistant Lace Up Shoes* £9.50
- School Lace Up Trainers* from £12
- Girls Black School Patent Shoes* from £12
- Girls Black School Bow Trim Shoes* from £5
Next School Shoes
The good thing about Next, when it comes to School Shoes is that they offer Synthetic and Real Leather Shoes. Let's not forget that they also sell Branded Footwear too (including Clarks).There are over 100 different styles to choose from for both Boys* and Girls*, which must make them one of the best places on the High Street for choice.
- Black Mary Jane Cat Shoes* from £28
- Black Ballet Shoes* from £16
- Black Chunky Mary Janes* from £18
- Black Triple Strap Leather Shoes* from £19
- Black Formal Lace-Up Leather Shoes* from £28
Lelli Kelly School Shoes
When you hear your child ask for Lelli Kelly Shoes, you also hear the sound of money emptying from your purse. They aren't cheap that's for sure, but they are the Shoes to be seen with, in the Playground.
- Lelli Kelly Children's Angel Shoes* £49.90 from John Lewis
- Irene Patent School Shoes* £55 from Very
- Black Dasia Girls Youth Shoes* £58 delivered from Schuh
- Black Gabriella Girls Junior Shoes* £48 delivered from Schuh
Debenhams School Shoes
Debenhams are known for their quality own brands of School Footwear*, as well as selling brands like Clarks, Hush Puppies and Kickers. Their selection includes Light Up, Leather, Stay Fresh and more...
- Boys' black tab school shoes* from £16
- Debenhams - Boy's black leather wide fit lace up school shoes* from £28
- Debenhams - Boys' black scuff resistant leather light up school shoes* from £28
- Debenhams - Girls' black leather light up Mary Jane school shoes* from £28
- Debenhams - Boy's black leather lace up shoes* from £28
- Start-rite - Black leather 'Supersoft Honey Bee' girls shoes* was £39 now from £27
Tesco School Shoes
Tesco sell a selection of School Shoes in store, including Black Trainers, and School Shoes with Laces. As their F&F site* is going through a transition to the Grocery site*, there aren't any currently available online. If your local Tesco sells Clothing, then they should have some School Shoes on display - the bigger the store, the bigger the choice.
Start-Rite School Shoes
Like Clarks, Start-Rite* have a cult following, and a reputation for longstanding high quality. They also heavily encourage the right size of Shoe for your child and offer a host of width sizes to ensure the correct fit.
- Poppy Black Leather Girls Riptape School Shoes* £42.99
- Will Black Leather Boys Riptape School Shoes* £42.99
- Luke Black Leather Boys Riptape School Shoes* £42.99
- Cup Final II Black Leather Boys Riptape School Shoes* £39.99
- Pussycat Bow Black Leather Girls Riptape School Shoes* £39.99
Black School Trainers
If your children go through traditional Black School Shoes like nothing else, then it may be time to consider Black Trainers for School instead. Some Schools allow it, whilst other forbid anything other than a Black Leather Shoe to be worn.
- Nike Star Runner Child Boys Trainers* £24.99 from Sports Direct
- Airwalk Musket Junior Skate Shoes* now only £12.99 from Sports Direct
- adidas Originals Nizza Lo Children* £35 from JD Sports
- Runner Trainers* from £22 from Next
When is the best time to buy School Shoes?
Off Season is the cheapest time to get School Shoes, which is November until about February. Having said that, you run the risk of the Shoes not fitting correctly. You can pick up bargains if you shop wisely - look out for discount events and Clearance Sales throughout the whole calendar year.
Where can I buy School Shoes on Sale or on Clearance?
The Clarks Outlet* is a good place to start looking for discounted School Shoes. It's also worth keeping an eye on the Next Summer Sale*, Debenhams Blue Cross Event* and M and M Direct* for School Shoes at rock bottom prices.
- Start-rite - Boys' black leather 'Cup Final II' school shoes* was £48.99 now £34 from Debenhams
- Start-Rite Boys Sherman Leather Lace Up Shoes* only £19.99 from M and M Direct
- Kickers Junior Kick Neko Single Leather Lace Up Shoes* just £17.99 from M and M Direct
How to put on First School Shoes
First School Shoes need to be easy for little ones to take on and off. Laces are no problem if your child knows how to tie them, but if they don't then it can cause issues come "Gym Time" etc.
Velcro Fastenings or Riptape*, as it's also known as, can be a much more practical for those 4 or 5 year olds.
How to Tie Laces
Two of the most simplest ways to tie a Shoelace is...
The Bunny Ears Method
The Ian Knot