I’ve never liked back to school shoe shopping. What’s in, what’s not. Am I going to be wearing the right thing or are people going to make fun of me?
I know it sounds absurd but I remember going from one school where DM’s as we called them were the real deal and then arriving at the next with a brand new pair, only to find that almost the whole school were wearing Kickers. I rang my mother who came to visit the next weekend with a brand new pair of the latest Kickers. She was my hero! It seems silly looking back and I really hope that my son, who goes to big school in September won’t have shoes on his mind!
I’m not a big fan of proper school shoes on the best of days but I’ve pulled together what I think are the best of the bunch, from my old school Dr Martens and and smart Penny Loafers to classic T Bars and patent leather brogues for the fashionistas! I hope there’s something for everyone.
Step2wo’s Royal 2 – Stylish Slip On
Dr Martens Colby Kids Shoe
Next’s Black Double Strap Shoes (for older boys)
Limestone, Black Leather Boys Riptape School Shoes
Papouelli’s Maud Popper Strap
Start Rite’s Clare, Brown Leather Girls Buckle Classics
Alex and Alexa’s Start-Rite Red Leather T Bar Shoes
Trotters Katie School Shoes
John Lewis Start-Rite’s Children’s Burford Patent Leather Shoes