Choosing School Shoes for Kids

January 27, 2016 at 3:19 PM

Children spend around eight hours a day in their school shoes. That's around 1600 hours throughout the school year! That's a lot of work for a pair of shoes.

Here is what we expect out of them:

Water resistance

They may have to survive a storm or two

Durability

Kids won't just be walking in them, they'll be kicking a ball, running around and jumping in puddles in them at lunch time

Breathability

Kid's feet sweat far more than adult feet, so wearing a closed-in shoe all year round will breed bacteria and fungus

Comfort

 Remember the 40 hours a week these shoes put in?

 

Check out our infographic below, which shows you what to look for in a school shoe...


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Before you head out to buy school shoes:

Go into a reputable shoe store (e.g. Shoe Science, Shoe Clinic, Athlete's Foot etc) where they can measure the feet for the correct length AND width.

Don't be afraid to give the shoes a proper test - touch, feel, push and pull. Then get your child to try on at least two different options.

Happy Shopping!



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